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China’s Growing Debt Problem Isn’t Quite What It Seems

China’s debt pile is huge and – more worryingly – growing fast. And credit isn’t delivering the same kind of economic boost it once did. But most debt is in local hands in a largely closed financial system, giving China’s leaders some breathing space to ...

Daily Headline - global.abi.org - 08/23/2016 - 22:50 - 0 comments

China's Best Bank Called 'Mirage' of Shadow Lending

fastest growth of 156 Chinese financial institutions and the lowest level of bad loans, a mere 0 ...

Daily Headline - global.abi.org - 08/22/2016 - 19:40 - 0 comments

China Is Grappling With Hidden Unemployment

Cracks are starting to show in China’s labor market as struggling industrial firms leave millions of workers in flux, Bloomberg News reported. While official jobless numbers haven’t budged, the underemployment rate has jumped to more than 5 percent from ...

Daily Headline - global.abi.org - 08/22/2016 - 06:15 - 0 comments

China’s Budget Deficit: Augmented Reality

If a country’s fiscal deficit hit 10% of GDP five years running, you might reasonably conclude that its public finances were parlous, The Economist reported. So it is understandable that China has bristled at suggestions that it is veering into such ...

Daily Headline - global.abi.org - 08/18/2016 - 22:36 - 0 comments

China July Home Prices Showing Signs Of Fatigue

China home prices rose 0.8 percent in July nationwide, but stalled or fell in more cities than in June, adding to concerns that one of the economy's key growth drivers is losing steam but offering ... (Subscription required.) (China) China home prices rose 0.8 percent in July nationwide, but stalled ...

Daily Headline - global.abi.org - 08/17/2016 - 23:59 - 0 comments

Chinese Bonds Advance Among Concern For Slowing Economy

Chinese government bonds are headed for a fourth weekly advance, with the benchmark 10-year yield dropping to a seven-year low, on concern the nation’s economy is slowing and as corporate failures increase. The 20 and 30-year sovereign yields declined to ...

Daily Headline - global.abi.org - 08/14/2016 - 17:02 - 0 comments

IMF Warns China of Reliance on Credit, Other Imbalances

China needs to reduce its reliance on credit-fueled investment, and deal with rising corporate debt and other imbalances while those problems are still manageable, the International Monetary Fund urged Friday in its annual review of the world’s second-la ...

Daily Headline - global.abi.org - 08/14/2016 - 17:03 - 0 comments

In China, Economic Data Highlights Growing Divide Between Regions

New economic data for China broken down by region shines a light on how uneven growth is around the country and how the nation’s statistics are still suspect, The Wall Street Journal reported. The figures that have trickled out in recent days, measur ...

Daily Headline - global.abi.org - 08/10/2016 - 21:42 - 0 comments

Disappointing China July Imports Suggest Cooling Domestic Demand

China's exports and imports fell more than expected in July in a rocky start to the third quarter, pointing to further weakness in global demand in the aftermath of Britain's decision to leave the European Union, The International New York Ti ...

Daily Headline - global.abi.org - 08/08/2016 - 22:32 - 0 comments

China Sees Second Shipbuilder Default This Year as Economy Slows

A Chinese shipbuilder failed to make a bond payment due Monday, becoming the second such company to default in the onshore market this year. Wuhan Guoyu Logistics Industry Group Co., which is based in the central province of Hubei, didn’t transfer funds ...

Daily Headline - global.abi.org - 08/08/2016 - 22:32 - 0 comments

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