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China Tries to Ease Drop in Real Estate Prices

China will increasingly manage its troubled property sector locally, as the nation seeks to avoid causing either an abrupt slowdown that undermines the economy or another surge in prices, according to government economists involved in policy discussions, ...

Daily Headline - global.abi.org - 05/21/2014 - 21:43 - 0 comments

Property Sector Slowdown Adds To China Fears

China’s economy is sputtering as evidence mounts that a nationwide property bubble is on the point of bursting, the Financial Times reported. Virtually every indicator for economic growth in China turned down in April as the all-important real estate ...

Daily Headline - global.abi.org - 05/13/2014 - 21:58 - 0 comments

China’s New Credit Declines

China’s broadest measure of new credit fell last month as authorities extended their campaign to tame financial dangers even as construction and manufacturing data point to risks that the economy’s slowdown will worsen, Bloomberg News reported. Aggregate ...

Daily Headline - global.abi.org - 05/12/2014 - 21:42 - 0 comments

Xi Says China Must Adapt to ‘New Normal’ of Slower Growth

Chinese President Xi Jinping said the nation needs to adapt to a “new normal” in the pace of economic growth and remain “cool-minded” amid a slowdown that analysts forecast will lead to the weakest expansion since 1990. China’s growth fundamentals haven’ ...

Daily Headline - global.abi.org - 05/11/2014 - 23:21 - 0 comments

China Central Bank Vows to Step Up Monitoring of Loan Default Risks

China's central bank said it would strengthen monitoring of default risk from loans to the property sector, local-government financing companies and industries struggling with overcapacity, The Wall Street Journal reported. In its first-quarter ...

Daily Headline - global.abi.org - 05/06/2014 - 21:51 - 0 comments

China Wakes Up To Growing Pension Problem

Workers at Yue Yuen Industrial, which makes running shoes for Nike and Adidas at a big factory complex in Gaobu, said it underpaid their pensions for years, the Financial Times reported. After 11 days of protest, the Dongguan municipal government han ...

Daily Headline - global.abi.org - 05/05/2014 - 22:52 - 0 comments

China’s Property Bubble Has Already Popped, Report Says

China’s great real-estate bust has begun, says Nomura. A combination of a huge oversupply of housing and a shortage of developer financing is producing a housing market downturn that could drive China’s GDP to less than 6% this year, The Wall Street Jo ...

Daily Headline - global.abi.org - 05/05/2014 - 22:53 - 0 comments

Smaller China Banks Step Up Shadow Lending Activity

Smaller Chinese banks have ramped up their shadow lending activity, adding to the financial risks that threaten to trip up the world’s second-biggest economy. The 2013 results of unlisted banks, published over the past week, reveal that city-based lender ...

Daily Headline - global.abi.org - 05/04/2014 - 21:45 - 0 comments

A Partial Primer to China’s Biggest Shadow: Entrusted Loans

Loans between companies is the fastest-growing category of shadow banking in China, but with next to no data on where such loans are going, their effect on the economy is a black box, The Wall Street Journal China Real Time blog reported. But two aca ...

Daily Headline - global.abi.org - 05/01/2014 - 21:56 - 0 comments

China’s Crisis Is Coming – The Only Question Is How Big It Will Be

A financial crisis in China has become inevitable. If it happens soon, its effects can be contained. But, if policy makers use further doses of stimulus to postpone the day of reckoning, a severe collapse will become unavoidable within a few years, the ...

Resource Article - global.abi.org - 04/28/2014 - 23:18 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

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