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China’s April Inflation Accelerates, Lending Surges

China’s inflation accelerated, new lending topped economists’ estimates and property prices rose by a record, highlighting the threat of overheating in the fastest- growing major economy.

Chinese expert: China crash prediction 'illogical'

China's economy will slow and possibly "crash" within a year as declines in stock and commodity prices signal the nation's property bubble is set to burst, predicted Marc Faber, a Hong Kong based investment adviser. Dr Faber's forecast is illogica...


China May ‘Crash’ in Next 9 to 12 Months, Faber Says

Shiyin Chen and Haslinda Amin BusinessWeek 04.05.2010
China May ‘Crash’ in Next 9 to 12 Months, Faber Says

Investor Marc Faber said China’s economy will slow and possibly “crash” within a year as declines in stock and commodity prices signal the nation’s property bubble is set to burst.

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China Construction Bank has unveiled plans for Asia's biggest ever rights issue — an $11 billion lunge for cash undertaken as the bank's capital adequacy ratio slips below the required level.


China Exhibits ‘Danger Signals,’ Marc Faber Says

Chia-Peck Wong and Liza Lin BusinessWeek 21.04.2010
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China’s “excessive” credit expansion and surging real estate prices are “danger signals” that growth is peaking, investor Marc Faber said.

China Yuan Move May Stymie Hong Kong Fight to Avoid Bubble

China’s steps to cool record property price gains and allow the yuan to appreciate may stymie Hong Kong’s efforts to contain surging home values in a city with its own currency pegged to the U.S. dollar.


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China opened its annual parliamentary season yesterday with a call from the Communist leadership to keep up economic growth, maintain social stability and tackle a yawning urban- rural income gap.

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Mainland energy giant PetroChina has signed a deal to buy 41 billion American dollars worth of Australian liquefied natural gas over the next 20 years.


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Annual growth in China's gross domestic product (GDP) slowed in the first quarter of 2009 to 6.1%, the National Bureau of Statistics has announced.

China bank lending may slow, but not dramatically

V. Phani Kumar MarketWatch 16.04.2009
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HONG KONG (MarketWatch) -- Chinese banks will likely moderate their lending activity in the remaining months of 2009 after making a burst of loans in the first quarter, but the slowdown won't be so dramatic as to halt the mainland's economic recov...


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Carrier aims to expand its fleet with highly efficient, low cost A320 Family aircraft China’s Chongqing Airlines has taken delivery of the first of three Airbus A319s it has agreed to lease from ILFC, at a delivery ceremony in Hamburg, Germany.

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China’s southern province of Hainan plans to build 5 million tons of emergency crude oil stockpiles as the nation steps up efforts to provide a buffer against disruptions in supply, said a local government official.


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China’s demand for stainless steel may rise as much as 8 percent this year as government stimulus spending spurs consumption in the world’s largest metals consumer, said an economist with Taiyuan Iron & Steel Group.

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China’s wheat production is forecast to decline this year as the worst drought in decades in the past winter damaged some of the crop, the China National Grain and Oils Information Center said in an e-mailed report today.


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China’s shipyards may be faced with cash shortages of about $30 billion over the next three to four years, China Daily reported, citing Li Li, a deputy general manager at Export-Import Bank of China’s ship finance department.

China cushions drop in Taiwan exports

Raphael Minder and Robin Kwong FT 08.04.2009
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Taiwan on Tuesday posted a seventh consecutive month of falling exports, but at a slower rate of decline thanks to stronger demand from China.


China Oil Demand Growth Would Slow on High Prices, Westpac Says

Angela Macdonald-Smith Bloomberg 07.04.2009
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Oil demand growth in China, the world’s second-biggest energy user, would be slowed by high prices as consumers respond to rising costs, said a senior economist at Australia’s biggest lender by market value.

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China will push its lumbering state-run publishers to become bigger and more business-like and give a firmer foothold to smaller private publishing ventures, according to a policy document issued by state media today.


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Buying a place to live in China's cities has long been beyond the pocket of most ordinary Chinese thanks to a massive boom in property prices, but now affording a final resting place is out of reach.

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China's economy is showing signs of recovering, the nation's statistics chief said as government data indicated manufacturing activity expanded in March for the first time in six months.



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