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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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