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Business 30 Dec 2020 | 7:00 AM

Flexible policies to sustain recovery

BEIJING: China should ensure that it has enough policy room next year to maintain a sustainable economic recovery and ensure that short-term policies create the foundation for more balanced growth, a leading World Bank economist said yesterday.

Economy 29 Nov 2018 | 8:15 AM

S&P flags credit-boom risks in China amid trade war

TOKYO: Standard & Poor's on Thursday expressed concern that China's sovereign rating could face pressure if policymakers revert to rapid credit growth to shield the economy from the impact of a trade war with the United States.

Markets 31 May 2018 | 4:28 AM

China, Hong Kong stocks rally on forecast beating data

SHANGHAI: China and Hong Kong stocks rebounded on Thursday, as strong data eased concerns about an economic slowdown amid trade tensions, and as Italy worries cooled, while MSCI's inclusion of Chinese shares in its global indexes from Friday also boosted sentiment.

Banking 13 Apr 2018 | 12:00 AM

World Bank raises East Asia’s 2018 GDP outlook, but is wary of trade war

JAKARTA: The World Bank has raised its growth forecast for East Asia and the Pacific for 2018, but warned that a possible US-China trade war could harm growth in countries that are part of the Chinese goods supply chain.

Economy 21 Mar 2018 | 3:28 AM

Fitch affirms China's A+ rating, says commitment to debt stabilisation key

BEIJING: Fitch Ratings on Wednesday affirmed its A+ rating on China, and said tighter regulations have curbed financial risks without jeopardising growth targets, but warned that it remains to be seen if Beijing would stay committed to debt stabilisation.

Business 14 Mar 2018 | 12:00 AM

More power to PBoC

SHANGHAI: China is giving its central bank the power to write the rules for the financial sector, as part of a sweeping overhaul aimed at closing regulatory loopholes and curbing risk in the US$43 trillion banking and insurance industries.

Banking 28 Nov 2017 | 4:51 AM

Moody's: Many AsiaPac banking systems exposed to high private sector leverage

HONG KONG: Moody's Investors Services says that many banking systems in Asia Pacific (Apac) are still exposed to elevated levels of private sector leverage, although the build-up of such leverage has slowed.

Economy 16 Nov 2017 | 4:48 AM

Finance following growth

SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR: Economists of all persuasions recognise the critical role of finance in economic growth.

Economy 24 Jul 2017 | 6:18 AM

IMF maintains global growth forecasts; China, eurozone revised higher

KUALA LUMPUR: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) kept its growth forecasts for the world economy unchanged for this year and next, although it revised up growth expectations for the eurozone and China.