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  1. beyondbrics

    March 3, 2014

    China’s GDP growth target to reveal policy intentions

    So rarely does China’s official GDP growth target bear more than a passing resemblance to subsequent reality (see chart),...

  2. February 27, 2014

    Wall Street shrugs aside Ukraine concerns

    Thursday 21:10 GMT. Escalating tensions in Ukraine kept risk appetite reined in, even as growth bulls took heart from some...

  1. beyondbrics

    October 23, 2013

    China property: hot, hiss or pop?

    Working out what is going on in China’s property market is a tricky exercise. Take data from the National Bureau of...

  2. FT Alphaville

    September 10, 2013

    China is growing faster, again, in the same old ways

    Chinese macro data have been on a good run recently. Today’s release of August industrial production was particularly...

  3. May 21, 2013

    Retail task force attacks delay in revaluing business rates

    The chairman of the Distressed Retail Property Taskforce has attacked a decision to delay a revaluation of business rates,...

  4. FT Alphaville

    April 3, 2013

    WMPs and China's shadow banking whack-a-mole game

    The China Banking Regulatory Commission last week issued several strict-sounding new rules applying to the issuance of...

  5. beyondbrics

    March 19, 2013

    [chart] China FDI: bouncing back?

    If you want to measure investor confidence in a country, foreign direct investment isn’t a bad guide. In which case, numbers...

  6. beyondbrics

    December 10, 2012

    China trade: slower, slowing, not slowest

    China’s trade figures released on Monday aren’t much to cheer about. In contrast to improved retail sales and investment...

  7. FT Alphaville

    December 3, 2012

    Caveating and caveating China's upturn

    November marked the first time in over a year that both the official China manufacturing PMIs and the HSBC/Markit Economics...

  8. FT Alphaville

    November 26, 2012

    China's ubiquitous ghost cities

    One of the tentative signs of improvement in China’s economy in the past few months has been the apparent reduction in...

  9. October 29, 2012

    High street taskforce attacks delay

    The chairman of a new taskforce designed to tackle the blight of run-down high streets has criticised the communities...

  10. FT Alphaville

    October 26, 2012

    A China property development recovery... or not?

    Capital Economics is pouring cold water on the notion of a recovery in the Chinese property construction sector, despite...

  11. FT Alphaville

    September 12, 2012

    Now you see positive signs in the the China loan data, now you don't

    China’s data for August did seem to have some good indicators that stimulus was beginning to wind its way into the economy...

  12. FT Alphaville

    July 26, 2012

    How things change, China FX manipulation edition

    Mitt Romney, aspiring US president-to-be, has notoriously declared that if he ever takes office he will immediately name...

  13. May 24, 2012

    China’s factory output slows

    Manufacturing activity in China softened in May, according to data released on Thursday, but Beijing’s new policies to...

  14. March 21, 2012

    Gender pay gap larger than expected

    The gap between men and women’s pay in the UK is larger than previously thought, the Office for National Statistics admitted...

  15. beyondbrics

    March 7, 2012

    China’s budget tricks: hidden deficit

    Dream on, Athens. When Beijing presented its 2012 budget this week, the main concern from investors was that the government...

  16. February 5, 2012

    New Asian dividend culture lures investors

    Cash-rich Asian business have long been a byword for profligacy and waste. All too often stories have emerged of companies...

  17. December 1, 2011

    Speculators return in wake of Enron

    The reverberations were felt up and down the streets of downtown Houston when Enron collapsed 10 years ago, shattering...

  18. FT Alphaville

    November 30, 2011

    Stance shift sees China ease monetary policy

    Beijing has kicked off a new round of monetary loosening after more than two years of progressively tighter policies by...

  19. November 30, 2011

    Stance shift sees China ease monetary policy

    Beijing has kicked off a new round of monetary loosening after more than two years of progressively tighter policies by...

  20. November 9, 2011

    Chinese inflation falls sharply in October

    Inflation in China fell sharply in October to 5.5 per cent year-on-year, the lowest in five months, clearing the path for...

  21. FT Alphaville

    November 7, 2011

    Pink picks

    Comment, analysis, and other offerings from Monday’s FT, Wolfgang Münchau: Summitry again proves its own irrelevance I would...

  22. November 6, 2011

    MF Global gives the Fed a lesson in how to pick its friends

    The collapse of MF Global last week proves the Federal Reserve Bank of New York needs a lesson in how to pick its friends....

  23. October 20, 2011

    Seoul shares slide as foreign selling intensifies

    Seoul stocks endured a late sell-off that left the Kospi Composite one of the Asia-Pacific region’s worst performing indexes...

  24. October 13, 2011

    Ancient yellow asset has investors outside the west

    From Mr K. Felix Mjumbe. Sir, It was interesting to learn from the master lecturer, Mark Williams, that a golden bubble has...

  25. October 12, 2011

    Chinese brokers welcome Huijin bank move

    Chinese stocks had their best day for a year as investors finally took heart from the prospect of government support for the...

  26. October 6, 2011

    Gold’s demise has been greatly exaggerated

    From Mr Pierre Lassonde. Sir, Mark Williams is not the first, nor will he be the last, to predict gold’s demise (“Gold bugs...

  27. October 5, 2011

    Shifting forces make up gold price

    From Mr Timothy Green. Sir, Mark Williams (“Gold bugs beware – the bubble is finally bursting”, October 4) misunderstands...

  28. FT Alphaville

    October 4, 2011

    Pink picks

    Comment, analysis and other offerings from Tuesday’s FT, Gideon Rachman: China or the US? Make your choice The defining...

  29. October 3, 2011

    Gold bugs beware – the bubble will burst

    Gold is losing its glimmer. Last month, gold prices dropped more than $300 an ounce – the largest short-term fall in more...

  30. September 9, 2011

    Asia stocks fall on cloudy growth outlook

    Asian stocks fell for the first week in three as investors turned increasingly cautious over the outlook for global economic...

  31. beyondbrics

    September 9, 2011

    Chinese inflation: turning the corner

    Has Chinese inflation peaked given the publication on Friday of figures showing the rate of increase in consumer prices ...

  32. August 23, 2011

    China manufacturing data boost developers

    Asian stocks recovered from their lowest levels for a year after surging to their best daily performance for more than five...

  33. August 4, 2011

    Texas declares new ‘energy emergency’

    Texas has declared an “energy emergency”’ for the fifth time this year as soaring temperatures stretch power supplies,...

  34. FT Alphaville

    July 6, 2011

    China hikes interest rates by 25bps

    So here it is — the fifth Chinese rate hike since October last year. As Reuters reported on Wednesday: BEIJING, July 6...

  35. FT Alphaville

    April 15, 2011

    China's new, wider, financing measure

    Back in February, the People’s Bank of China’s Sheng Songcheng was busy arguing that “society-wide financing” could act as a...

  36. March 29, 2011

    Shell sells refinery to Essar

    Royal Dutch Shell has reached a final agreement to sell the UK’s second biggest oil refinery, along with associated...

  37. March 9, 2011

    Libyan troubles lift tanker demand

    Oil-consuming countries’ shift to using oil from the Gulf, West Africa and other regions to replace lost Libyan production...

  38. March 9, 2011

    Texans learn harsh reality of cutbacks

    The Texan flag flies high over the state’s schools, but the pride it instils in those in charge of the education system is...

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