* China’s manufacturing growth slows
* China plans bond overhaul to fund $6 trillion urbanization
* CEE: green shoots of recovery?
* China moves ahead with North Korea trade zone despite nuclear test
* Brazil container traffic slows
* Hungary’s new central banker: it’s Matolcsy
* Asian PMIs: more bad than good
* Brazil in refinery talks with Sinopec
* EU to investigate Chinese solar-panel glass
* Rumours over Chávez rife in Venezuela
* Huawei dismisses claims over Beijing ties
China’s manufacturing growth slows
China’s manufacturing sector grew more slowly in February, according to a survey that suggests the country’s recovery could be slackening.
China plans bond overhaul to fund $6 trillion urbanization – sources
China plans major bond market reform to raise the money the ruling Communist Party needs for a 40 trillion yuan ($6.4 trillion) urbanization program to buoy economic growth and close a chasm between the country’s urban rich and rural poor.
CEE: green shoots of recovery?
That bumping sound you hear may be the echo of Poland’s economy hitting bottom with new data showing the the economy grew by just 1.1 per cent in the final quarter of the year.
China moves ahead with North Korea trade zone despite nuclear test
China appears to be pressing ahead with plans to invest in a North Korean free trade zone in a sign that its recent nuclear test has not soured its economic ties with its only major ally.
Brazil container traffic slows
Brazilian container traffic dipped unexpectedly in the final months of last year, raising concerns about the strength of an expected recovery in Latin America’s biggest economy in 2013.
Hungary’s new central banker: it’s Matolcsy for “stability and predictability”
Asian PMIs: more bad than good
Time to take the temperature of Asian manufacturing – has the recovery of the last few months been sustained?
Brazil in refinery talks with Sinopec
Brazil’s government is in talks with Sinopec, the Chinese state-owned energy company, to develop refineries in the Latin American country as the authorities look to ease pressure on Petrobras.
EU to investigate Chinese solar-panel glass
The EU has opened an anti-dumping investigation into Chinese-manufactured glass for solar panels, broadening a trade fight with Beijing over renewable energy.
Rumours over Chávez rife in Venezuela
Increasing numbers of Venezuelans believe that President Hugo Chávez is dead, despite the government’s insistence that he is recovering from cancer.
Huawei dismisses claims over Beijing ties
Huawei has denied that the telecoms group has taken subsidies from the Chinese state as Guo Ping, chief executive and longstanding confidant of founder Ren Zhengfei, stressed the company’s independence in his first interview with foreign media.
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