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  • Why China's 7% growth target is 'too high'   Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 11:12 PM ET
    Why China's 7% growth target is 'too high'

    Paul Gruenwald, chief economist, Asia Pacific at Standard and Poor's Ratings, says China may struggle to reach its 2015 growth target as the problem of oversupply persists.

  • Need to restore competiveness of US economy: Paulson   Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 7:10 AM ET
    Need to restore competiveness of US economy: Paulson

    Although still a bright spot in the global economy, Paulson Institute chairman and former Treasury Secretary Henry "Hank" Paulson says the U.S. is not growing fast enough and outlines income disparity as a serious problem. Paulson also favors Jeb Bush in the 2016 presidential bid.

  • What matters to markets Wednesday Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Early morning earnings reports from major financial companies and a few economic reports could set the tone for Wednesday's markets.

  • Bounce back in Chinese growth impossible?   Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 6:52 AM ET
    Bounce back in Chinese growth impossible?

    Discussing growth fears for China, with John Rutledge, Safanad, and Leland Miller, China Beige Book Intl.

  • Dealing with a new China: Paulson   Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 6:52 AM ET
    Dealing with a new China: Paulson

    Paulson Institute chairman and former Treasury Secretary Henry "Hank" Paulson says it is in the United States' strong interest to have a constructive relationship with China.

  • Paulson: Focused on source of China growth   Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 6:30 AM ET
    Paulson: Focused on source of China growth

    China's economy is growing at the slowest pace since the crisis. Paulson Institute chairman and former Treasury Secretary Henry "Hank" Paulson, outlines the source of growth.

  • Blast of financial earnings, oil and economics Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 6:02 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Early morning earnings reports from major financial companies and a few economic reports could set the tone for Wednesday's markets.

  • BEIJING, April 15- China grew at its slowest pace in six years at the start of 2015 and weakness in key sectors suggested the world's second-largest economy was still losing momentum, intensifying Beijing's struggle to find the right policy mix to shore up activity. Gross domestic product grew an annual 7.0 percent in the first quarter, slowing from 7.3 percent...

  • China shares fall after GDP data, Hong Kong market steady Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 12:46 AM ET

    *Hong Kong stocks supported by signs of fresh money inflows. SHANGHAI, April 15- Chinese stocks retreated by midday on Wednesday led by a correction in expensive small-cap stocks, after China reported economic growth slowed to a six-year low. But shares in Hong Kong held firm on signs Chinese mutual fund managers were raising billions of dollars in their quest...

  • Analyzing China's data deluge   Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 12:35 AM ET
    Analyzing China's data deluge

    Louis Kuijs, chief economist, Greater China at RBS, compares China's first-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) with the industrial production figure for March.

  • *Q1 growth slowed to 7.0 pct y/y from Q4's 7.3 pct. BEIJING, April 15- China grew at its slowest pace in six years at the start of 2015 and weakness in key sectors suggested the world's second-largest economy was still losing momentum, intensifying Beijing's struggle to find the right policy mix to shore up activity. Gross domestic product grew an annual 7.0 percent...

  • Shanghai Composite stung by China GDP data   Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 12:08 AM ET
    Shanghai Composite stung by China GDP data

    Manpreet Gill, senior investment strategist at Standard Chartered, explains why hopes for further monetary easing have failed to support Chinese markets on Tuesday.

  • SHANGHAI, April 15- China's yuan firmed against the dollar on Wednesday after the central bank fixed its daily guidance rate higher, helping offset any negative impact from data showing growth in the world's second-largest economy slowed to a six-year low in the first quarter, traders said. The People's Bank of China set the midpoint rate at 6.134 per dollar...

  • HONG KONG, April 15- Growth in China's real estate investment in the first quarter slowed to the lowest rate since 2009 as developers prioritized clearing inventory amid a housing glut, while the rate of fall in property sales narrowed. Growth in China's gross domestic product, of which real estate comprises about 15 percent, slowed to a six-year low of 7.0...

  • BEIJING, April 15- China's economy grew 7.0 percent in the first quarter, as expected but still its slowest rate in six years, reinforcing bets that policymakers will take more steps to bolster growth. Economists polled by Reuters had expected China's gross domestic product to rise 7.0 percent in January-March compared with a year ago. YAO XUEKANG, ANALYST,...

  • Australian dollar eases on soft China GDP   Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 | 10:45 PM ET
    Australian dollar eases on soft China GDP

    Dominic Schnider , head, Commodity & APAC Forex at UBS Wealth Management, explains why weakness in the Chinese economy hurts currencies like the Australian dollar.

  • China GDP is 'just about right': Strategist   Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 | 10:31 PM ET
    China's GDP is 'just about right': Strategist

    Keith Fitz-Gerald, chief investment strategist at MoneyMorning.com, says the slowing growth figure is a natural progression. In addition, China still has plenty of pent-up demand and potential consumer expansion.

  • BEIJING, April 15- China's economy grew 7.0 percent in the first quarter, as expected but still its slowest rate in six years, reinforcing bets that policymakers will take more steps to bolster growth. Economists polled by Reuters had expected China's gross domestic product to rise 7.0 percent in January-March compared with a year ago. NIE WEN, ANALYST, HWABAO...

  • China Q1 GDP heightened easing need: Pros   Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 | 10:11 PM ET
    China Q1 GDP heightened easing need: Pros

    Chi Lo, senior economist, Greater China at BNP Paribas Investment Partners and Liu Li-Gang, chief economist, Greater China at ANZ, say China's first-quarter GDP raised Beijing's conviction for more easing.

  • BEIJING, April 15- China's economy grew 7.0 percent in the first quarter, as expected but still its slowest rate in six years, reinforcing bets that policymakers will take more steps to bolster growth. Economists polled by Reuters had expected China's gross domestic product to rise 7.0 percent in January-March compared with a year ago. In the last quarter of...