Working Group News

2008-12-23 > All chapters

Local govts may be allowed to issue bonds

Top policymakers are considering giving a green light to local governments for bond issuance, a move some have described as a way to finance the nation's $586 billion stimulus package.

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2008-12-22 > All chapters

China cuts interest rates to bolster economy

China's central bank has rolled out the fifth interest rate cut in four months - in its latest attempt to shore up investment and boost the economy.

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2008-12-20 > All chapters

China to hunt foreign investors who leave debts

China, hit by a slowdown in manufacturing from the global downturn, will pursue foreign investors who flee the country to escape failed business investments and debt, the Xinhua news agency said on Saturday.

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2008-12-19 > All chapters

New China M&A loan rule worries foreign dealmakers

Foreign dealmakers are worried that Beijing's recent move to encourage Chinese banks to lend money to boost domestic mergers and takeovers will make winning deal mandates in China even harder next year.

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2008-12-19 > All chapters

Now China is growing slower, can it grow cleaner?

China's dramatic economic slowdown is paying an environmental dividend, slashing emissions levels from the world's biggest greenhouse gas emitter as its highest-carbon industries begin to contract.

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2008-12-17 > All chapters

China's output growth slumps

The growth of China's industrial output fell to a fresh low in November, providing further proof that the country's economy has been hit more severely by the global economic crisis than anticipated.

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2008-12-16 > All chapters

China investment in assets slows in Nov.

China's domestic investment in assets grew by 26.8 percent in the first 11 months of the year over a year earlier, cooling as companies crimped spending on real estate and factories.

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2008-12-16 > All chapters

WTO confirms China's breach of trade law in car parts case

The WTO has today circulated the Appellate Body report in the case brought by the EU, US and Canada against China's taxes on imported car parts.

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2008-12-15 > All chapters

China's 3G Connection

The call telecom equipment suppliers had long waited for has come through. China said last week it would issue third generation licences by early next year. This will spark a $44bn spending bonanza as operators in the world's largest mobile market tool up with new technology.

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2008-12-15 > All chapters

Money supply to be raised to boost liquidity

China's top policymakers have announced a series of measures to boost the supply of money and stabilize the capital market to arrest the slowing down of the economy.

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