Doomsday scenarios of a hard-landing in China may have transfixed market watchers, but the IMF remains relatively sanguine on the economic outlook.» Read More
Lutfey Siddiqi, global head of EM FX, Rates & Credit at UBS, attributes the fall in the Australian dollar on Monday to China's rate cut, which doesn't constitute an "an act of panic" by Beijing.
Wendy Liu, head of China Equity Research at Nomura, expects China's growth to bottom in the second quarter and see a pick-up in the subsequent quarter, putting full-year growth at 6.8 percent.
Chetan Ahya, chief Asia economist at Morgan Stanley, says the People's Bank of China needs to cut interest rates further because real interest rates remain "pretty high."
A weakening housing sector and exports coming under pressure are dimming China's growth prospects, says Richard Iley, chief economist for Asia at BNP Paribas.
Tai Hui, chief Asia market strategist at JP Morgan, says falling inflation and expectations for "uninspiring growth" over the past 2 months triggered the interest rate cut in China.
Hans Goetti, head of Investment Asia at Banque Internationale a Luxembourg, says the central bank's rate cut makes sense amid a slowing housing sector and data showing China in deflation.
Alaistair Chan, economist at Moody's Analytics, says China needs more rate cuts to prop up growth, likely in the form of another 50-basis-point cut in the reserve requirement ratio.
If China's leaders set a growth target of 7 percent at the upcoming National People¿s Congress, expect a lot more easing, says Sam Le Cornu, senior portfolio manager, Asia Listed Equities at Macquarie Funds Group.
With Beijing nervous about growth, expect more rate cuts over the next 6 months, which will boost stock markets, says Chris Konstantinos, director of International Portfolio Management at Riverfront Investment Group.
Richard Martin, Managing Director of IMA Asia, explains why Asian markets are lower after China's central bank cut reserve requirements for banks for the first time in two years.
Tim Seymour, CIO at Triogem Asset Management, explains why he doesn't expect much results from China's RRR cut.
Glenn Maguire, chief economist, Asia Pacific at ANZ, says the window for a rate cut in Asia is closing hence if central banks do not cut interest rates by June, they are likely to be on hold for the rest of 2015.
Sunac plans to buy a 49.3 percent stake in troubled Chinese developer Kaisa, which recently missed bond coupon payments, Caixin magazine reported.
With China's economic growth hitting a 24 year low, Peter Thal Larsen, Asia editor at Reuters Breakingviews says that the next question for China is "how much of a slowdown are we looking at?" and how much does the authority need to interfere.
With China's economic growth hitting a 24-year low, Stewart Richardson, partner at RMG Wealth Management, says the IMF is right in saying that growth will slow, but it's a "managed process."
The PBOC will increase its relending quota by $8.1 billion this year, stepping up efforts to spur loans to the agriculture and small business segments.
Alaistair Chan, Economist of Moody's Analytics, says monetary policy in China tends to have a 9-12 month lag, so last year's rate cut will only show its impact in the second half of 2015.
After a more than seven-year mire, China stocks may finally be on the cusp of a long-term bull run, shrugging off an economic slowdown, analysts said.
China's factory activity sputtered in December, underlining challenges facing the country's manufacturers amid rising costs and softening demand.
In a fresh sign China's economy is slowing, the final China HSBC PMI for December indicated manufacturing contracted for the first time in seven months.