BEIJING (AP) — China’s inflation edged down in November, giving Beijing more room to stimulate the economy if needed. Data showed consumer prices rose 3.0 percent, down from October’s 3.2 percent. Price increases were driven by a 22.3 percent rise in the cost of fresh vegetables and a 5.9 percent gain for food prices overall....
Latest regulations continue PM Li’s ‘big market, small government’ attitude, reports Asia Sentinel’s Steve Wang The stock market reforms that China’s Securities Regulatory Commission posted last Saturday represent a near revolution for its financial markets and are the latest manifestation of Prime Minister Li Keqiang’s determination to continue the transformation to a market-based economy in...
HONG KONG (AP) — Chinese manufacturing barely expanded in November, growing at about the same rate as the previous month, two surveys showed in further evidence that the world’s No. 2 economy is undergoing a sluggish recovery. HSBC’s purchasing managers’ index released Monday slipped to 50.8 from 50.9 in October, on a 100-point scale on...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Five years after a global financial crisis erupted, the world’s biggest economies still need to be propped up. They’re growing and hiring a little faster and creating more jobs, but only with extraordinary aid from central banks or government spending. And economists say major countries may need help for years more. From...
“Reform” is the catchword in the post-financial crisis world. The US needs it, Japan needs it, India needs it, and Europe definitely needs it. In fact, if you believe the IMF, just about everybody needs it. After a few years during which it seemed it had escaped the grim fate of crisis-hit countries, China, too,...
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