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....The growth rate, which compares expansion with the same three months in the previous year, was slightly higher than many economists had forecast. State-led infrastructure spending and demand for new property helped drive the world's second-largest economy. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....Xinhua said authorities will begin checking the sites on Thursday. The world's second-largest economy is widely expected to show slowing growth as the impact of earlier stimulus measures wear off. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....What worries many trade experts is that the Trump administration might be ready to bypass WTO rules and impose new barriers to imports regardless of the organisation's rules. It would be a very serious, possibly fatal blow for the credibility of the agency if the world's largest economy were not to take it and its rules seriously. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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China's first quarter growth beats expectations at 6.9% image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 17th of April 2017 02:36:03 AM
....The growth rate, which compares expansion with the same three months in the previous year, was slightly higher than many economists had forecast. State-led infrastructure spending and demand for new property helped drive the world's second-largest economy. ...
Trade agenda image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 13th of April 2017 11:17:15 PM
....What worries many trade experts is that the Trump administration might be ready to bypass WTO rules and impose new barriers to imports regardless of the organisation's rules. It would be a very serious, possibly fatal blow for the credibility of the agency if the world's largest economy were not to take it and its rules seriously. ...
Beijing bans property ads promising high returns and good feng shui image
....Xinhua said authorities will begin checking the sites on Thursday. The world's second-largest economy is widely expected to show slowing growth as the impact of earlier stimulus measures wear off. ...
G20 finance ministers drop anti-protectionist pledge image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 18th of March 2017 03:22:36 PM
....German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schauble said the meeting had reached an impasse when it came to the issue, and added that his counterparts could not "force partners" - read the United States - "to go along with wording with which they don't agree". Mr Schauble insisted that there had been "a lot of goodwill" at the meeting, but whether that goodwill extends to the future trade relationship with the world's largest economy is now very much in doubt. ...
US interest rate rise almost certain after bumper jobs growth image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 06:15:58 PM
. The US Federal Reserve is poised to raise interest rates next week for only the third time since the financial crisis after the latest job numbers for the world’s largest economy beat expectations. ...
China cuts growth target to 6.5% this year - Premier Li Keqiang image
....The scrapping of China's national mobile telephone roaming charges was as close as the speech got to raising a cheer. The Chinese premier described the world's second-largest economy as a butterfly struggling to emerge from a chrysalis. ...
Inflation returns to Japan for the first time in more than a year image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 3rd of March 2017 04:43:07 AM
....2% compared with January last year showed why economic growth and inflation have lagged the more ambitious goals set out by policymakers. As rising protectionism in the United States poses risks for the world’s third-largest economy, as well as the rest of export-reliant Asia, there is a danger companies will shy away from boosting wages seen as crucial for durable growth. ...
The Bank of England fears it may not spot the next crisis. Here’s where to look image
....China wants to devalue the yuan to get out of this fix, but with Donald Trump poised to brand the country a currency manipulator, that avenue may be cut off. Without the safety valve of a lower currency, China could slow again and the world’s second-largest economy could take everyone else with it. ...
Germany overtakes UK as fastest-growing G7 economy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of February 2017 03:21:32 PM
....Germany overtook the UK as the fastest growing among the G7 states during 2016. Europe’s largest economy expanded at the fastest rate in five years, showing growth of 1. ...
'UK could be fastest-growing G7 economy if it gets trade deals right' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of February 2017 06:30:07 AM
....“We assume broadly growth-friendly (but not perfect) policies and no major civilisation-threatening global catastrophes (eg nuclear war, asteroid collisions) over the period to 2050,” the report said. In PPP terms, China is already the world’s largest economy and will continue to be so in 2050, by a significant margin, the report said. ...
Saudi Arabia signals end of tax-free living as oil revenues slump image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 31st of January 2017 01:51:14 AM
....Residents of the energy-rich region had long enjoyed a tax-free and heavily subsidised existence but the collapse in crude prices since 2014 sparked cutbacks and a search for new revenue. Saudi Arabia is the world’s biggest oil exporter and the largest economy in the Arab region. ...
Luxury retailers hope Chinese new year tourists will leave them crowing image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 28th of January 2017 08:00:49 AM
.... There is much buzz around the footwear department, and shoppers are checking out ponyskin handbags at £649 – down from £1,295 – and trench coats discounted to around £900 from nearly £1,300. As the year of the monkey gives way to the year of the rooster on Saturday, Britain’s retail industry is hoping for more visitors from the world’s second-largest economy. ...
Hard times for luxury Swiss watches as sales drop 10% image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 26th of January 2017 06:48:05 PM
....6bn) to SFr19. 4bn as the Chinese bought far fewer luxury watches, which have been used to grease the wheels of politics and commerce in the world’s second-largest economy. ...
Chinese growth slips to slowest pace for 26 years image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 20th of January 2017 05:33:46 AM
....China’s economy slowed further last year to expand at its weakest pace for quarter of a century, with warnings that it risks losing further momentum in 2017 as Donald Trump’s presidency creates new challenges for the trading superpower. The world’s second-largest economy grew 6. ...
China voices economic fears about Donald Trump presidency image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 13th of January 2017 06:19:18 PM
....Brian Davidson, US economist at Fathom Consulting, emphasised the potential costs to businesses in China and to American consumers if Trump’s deal-making with the vast Asian economy turned sour. “We think Mr Trump is set to renegotiate the US trade relationship with China and the stakes are high: US exporters could lose access to the world’s second largest economy; and US consumers might be deprived of the hundreds of billions of dollars’ worth of goods that they buy from China each year,” he said. ...
Donald Trump has 'great meeting' with Alibaba boss Jack Ma image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 9th of January 2017 10:07:43 PM
.... . The New York real estate mogul has said that 45% import taxes could be placed on Chinese goods and would come in response to currency manipulation and illegal subsidies by the world's second largest economy. ...
My new year forecast: Trumpian uncertainty, and lots of it image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 9th of January 2017 11:59:13 AM
.... But he can’t. Still, as the world’s largest economy leads the way into uncharted political waters in 2017 and beyond, it would be foolhardy for a mere mortal to attempt a forecast, other than to state the obvious: the waters will almost certainly be choppy, and many – if not most – pundit ships will sink along the way. ...
Chinese manufacturing sector expands for fifth consecutive month image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 1st of January 2017 03:12:29 PM
.... A year ago the index was at 49. 7, and the start of 2016 saw global markets spooked by worries of a severe slowdown in the world’s second largest economy, but since then it has been slowly recovering. ...
US economic growth revised even higher image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of December 2016 02:06:48 PM
....The US economy grew even faster than thought in the July-to-September period, latest official figures indicate. The world's largest economy grew at an annualised rate of 3. ...
Italy to bail out Monte dei Paschi di Siena bank with €20bn rescue fund image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of December 2016 07:14:28 PM
....He said that the impact on savers “if there was an intervention, would absolutely be minimised or non-existent”. The implications of a government bailout stretch beyond Italy, the eurozone’s third largest economy which is already running a debt to GDP ratio of more than 130%. ...
India's small businesses facing 'apocalypse' amid biggest financial experiment in history image
....7 billion new notes, with less than one-third the value of what was removed. The sixth-largest economy in the world is running on 60% less currency than before. ...
Asia economic growth forecast cut by ADB image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of December 2016 07:28:20 AM
....6% this year. The bank has forecast that growth in the world's second largest economy will fall slightly to 6. ...
Italy plans Monte dei Paschi di Siena rescue if private bailout fails image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 12th of December 2016 05:29:57 PM
....The problems facing Italy’s banks are reflected in forecasts for the country’s economic growth. The ratings agency Standard & Poor’s forecast for growth in the eurozone’s third largest economy will fall below 1% over the next two years. ...
Could Trump's chest-thumping over China trigger a trade war? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 10th of December 2016 10:00:11 AM
.... Sometimes the president-elect spits it out like poison, sometimes he exclaims the word as if greeting a favoured child. Whatever his real attitude, those that study the world’s second-largest economy believe US-China relations are in for a rocky time when Trump reaches the White House – and the global consequences could be dire. ...
Euro falls to 20-month low after Italy government's referendum defeat image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 5th of December 2016 05:36:36 AM
....36%. Renzi’s resignation represents a fresh blow to the European Union, which is struggling to overcome a raft of crises, and was eager for Renzi to continue his reform push in the euro zone’s heavily indebted third-largest economy. ...
Mark Carney: European economies face hit if cut off from City of London image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of November 2016 11:41:08 AM
....Carney said he did not expect the slowdown in global growth to be as severe as the near-2% contraction in global growth which was included in this year’s health check on the UK’s banks. He added: “There is this possibility that the slowdown in the growth in world trade, which we have seen over the past few years, accelerates because of discrete policy initiatives potentially from the world’s largest economy. ...
US economic growth revised up for third quarter image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 29th of November 2016 03:22:50 PM
....Strong consumer spending helped the US economy to grow faster than previously estimated in the third quarter. The world's largest economy grew at an annualised rate of 3. ...
China's property frenzy and surging debt raises red flag for economy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 27th of November 2016 06:52:01 AM
. Chinese household debt has risen at an “alarming” pace as property values have soared, analysts have said, raising the risk that a real estate downturn could wreak havoc on the world’s second largest economy. ...
Trump to withdraw from Trans-Pacific Partnership on first day in office image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 22nd of November 2016 07:26:22 AM
....While some Chinese may be happy at what they see as a political failure for the US, ultimately “China disapproves of this, China is anxious about the retreat of globalization”, Da said. Trump’s wider trade rhetoric could damage US-China relations, with his promotion of “economic nationalism” at the centre of his frequent attacks on the world’s second largest economy, Da added. ...
Premier League agrees major deal for Chinese TV rights image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 17th of November 2016 11:10:19 PM
....Manchester City, West Bromwich Albion and Aston Villa are among the English clubs to have received investment from China over the last year. Audiences for Premier League football are also growing strongly in China, with English clubs seeing the world's second largest economy as a major growth market. ...
Mark Carney: political attacks on central banks are a deflection exercise image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 15th of November 2016 03:37:39 PM
....Banks and insurers were already making contingency plans in case Britain loses a lot of its access to the EU’s single market, he said, and if a hard Brexit is likely, “a number of those firms would take decisions [to leave], that’s the best guidance I can give”. In a signal that relocation plans are being drawn up, Germany’s finance ministry said it has been fielding an increasing number of requests for information since the summer from financial institutions in Britain considering a move to the EU’s largest economy. ...
Japan economy: Exports help faster-than-expected growth image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 14th of November 2016 01:00:24 AM
.... . The latest official data showed the world's third-largest economy expanded by 0. ...
US jobs growth of 161,000 adds to rate rise chance image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 4th of November 2016 12:38:09 PM
....Data released last month showed that the US economy grew at the fastest pace in two years in the three months to the end of September. The world's largest economy grew at an annual rate of 2. ...
US economic growth rate fastest for two years image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 28th of October 2016 01:05:17 PM
....The US economy grew at the fastest pace in two years in the third quarter, initial figures have indicated. The world's largest economy grew at an annual rate of 2. ...
Falling behind? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of October 2016 11:09:46 PM
.... . Figures as diverse as Jeremy Corbyn, the Labour leader, and Lord Livingston, the former Conservative trade minister, have said the UK has slipped down the rankings and is now the sixth-largest economy in the world. ...
China's economy grows steadily at annual rate of 6.7% image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of October 2016 03:02:15 AM
....Karishma Vaswani: Pigeon lofts and tulip fever. China is the world's second-largest economy and the second-biggest importer of both goods and commercial services. ...
'UK economy is fundamentally strong' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of October 2016 04:00:17 PM
....The UK economy remains "fundamentally strong" despite concerns about the impact of Brexit, Prime Minister Theresa May has said. In an interview with BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg at the Conservative conference in Birmingham, Mrs May said Brexit talks would "not be plain sailing" but the UK was the fifth largest economy in the world. ...
China's economic down is my biggest fear, says Rogoff image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 26th of September 2016 12:04:31 AM
. Ken Rogoff, former chief economist at the International Monetary Fund, says the world's second largest economy is slowing much faster than official figures suggest. ...
China spends more in the world than the world spends in China image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 23rd of September 2016 09:51:37 AM
....4bn government data showed. The world's second largest economy has seen slowing growth over the past years, with Beijing pushing for a reform to transform China from an export-led economy to a consumer-led economy. ...
Bank of Japan alters policy to spur growth image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of September 2016 06:32:16 AM
.... . There was an expectation that Japanese interest rates would fall even further below zero to boost spending in the world's third largest economy, which has been plagued with low growth for the past two decades. ...
China business confidence rises again image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 18th of September 2016 08:39:21 AM
....China's factory output and retail sales grew faster than expected in August, on the back of a strong housing market and government infrastructure spending. The world's second largest economy has lost some of its momentum during this year, as it has entered a period of readjustment. ...
Japanese unemployment rate hits two-decade low image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 30th of August 2016 08:20:58 AM
.... . Japan's government has been struggling for years to find a way to boost growth in the world's third-largest economy. ...
Bank holiday boost: Pound jumps to three-week high image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 24th of August 2016 03:22:00 PM
....Sterling took a heavy hit after the Bank of England cut interest rates and increased its money-printing programme earlier this month. Now markets are predominantly focused on American monetary policymakers and whether the world's largest economy will raise interest rates this year. ...
Japan's economic growth weaker than forecast image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 15th of August 2016 12:13:28 AM
China's economic slowdown deepens image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 12th of August 2016 05:54:53 AM
. Fresh economic data from China has added to a raft of indicators suggesting the world's second largest economy remains in the doldrums. ...
Sharp shares rise as China approves Foxconn takeover image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 12th of August 2016 01:39:38 AM
....25. The gains in China came in spite of fresh data adding to a raft of indicators suggesting the world's second largest economy remains in the doldrums. ...
South Africa regains Africa's 'biggest economy' title from Nigeria image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 11th of August 2016 01:25:25 PM
. South Africa has regained the title of Africa's largest economy, two years after Nigeria rebased its economy to claim the spot, according to IMF data. ...
China's cinema boom loses its lustre as sales slump image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 11th of August 2016 01:42:53 AM
....4% growth in the first three months. The world's second-largest economy is trying to reduce reliance on manufacturing and exports and expand consumption and the services sector. ...
Japan's cabinet approves stimulus package image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 2nd of August 2016 10:13:30 AM
....Japan's cabinet has approved an economic stimulus package worth more than 28 trillion yen ($275bn; £207bn). It is the latest attempt by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to kick-start the world's third-largest economy and boost growth. ...
Uber sells Chinese business to Didi Chuxing image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 1st of August 2016 07:13:07 AM
.... And it may not all be bad news. If the departure from the Chinese market means a sizeable stake in the biggest ride-sharing player in the world's second largest economy, which currently has a potential customer base of some 750 million people, and that's only going to grow - then that's not too shabby. ...
US GDP growth misses forecasts despite spending surge image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 29th of July 2016 01:35:31 PM
....The US economy grew at a much slower pace than expected in the second quarter and GDP was revised down in the first three months of the year. The world's largest economy grew at an annual rate of 1. ...
Eurozone GDP growth halves as French economy stalls image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 29th of July 2016 10:26:19 AM
....6% growth in the first quarter. France, the eurozone's second-largest economy, saw no growth after expanding by 0. ...
Yen jumps against dollar as Japan keeps rates on hold image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 29th of July 2016 01:05:29 AM
.... . These are the latest signals that domestic consumption remains weak in the world's third-largest economy. ...
UK explores multi-billion pound free trade deal with China image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 24th of July 2016 05:00:39 PM
....Mr Hammond has now revealed that Britain is also keen. It will be the first time the UK has embarked on such a major project with the second largest economy in the world. ...
Japan stocks rise on $186bn stimulus bets image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 21st of July 2016 02:00:54 AM
....Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is looking to compile a package of at least 20 trillion yen ($186bn; £141bn) according to the Kyodo News agency. The world's third-largest economy is still trying to emerge from deflation. ...
GE agrees deal with China's Huawei to improve productivity image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 20th of July 2016 07:18:01 AM
...."Yes the economy is growing at a slower growth rate. (but) it's the the world's second-largest economy so there's plenty of opportunity," said GE vice chairman John Rice, speaking in Shanghai. ...
Italy economy: IMF says country has 'two lost decades' of growth image
....By the mid-2020s, it says the economies of other eurozone members will be 20-25% larger than levels seen in 2008. The Fund's comments came as it cut its growth forecasts for the eurozone's third largest economy. ...
Troubled times image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 9th of July 2016 11:50:45 PM
Brexit concern and US jobs data deterred US rate rise image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 6th of July 2016 07:31:10 PM
.... . China's economy also raised some concern, as growth in the world's second largest economy slowed in the second quarter. ...
Hold your nerve, financial advisers tell small investors image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 24th of June 2016 08:14:16 AM
....But advisers calling for calm point out that more than 70% of FTSE 100 earnings are international in nature, and so are little affected by any weakness in the UK domestic economy stemming from the vote. Michelle McGrade, chief investment officer of TD Direct Investing, said: “Today we must focus on the fundamentals and remember that the UK is the fifth largest economy in the world and fighting fit. ...
What would British business be like after Brexit? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 18th of June 2016 03:00:14 PM
.... He would offset damage to industries protected by high tariffs with some short-term subsidy and by scrapping regulations in areas such as working hours, gender equality and climate change. Johnson and Gove have also argued that tariffs to access the EU’s single market would be low following negotiations because member states would not want to lose access to the UK, the world’s fifth-largest economy. ...
No single market access for UK after Brexit, Wolfgang Schäuble says image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of June 2016 10:01:19 AM
....Leading figures in the campaign to leave the EU, including Michael Gove, the UK justice secretary, want to officially withdraw from the single market to stop freedom of movement, but Matthew Elliott, its chief executive, said in response to Schäuble: “The eurozone economies are dependent on trade with the UK. We are the fifth largest economy in the world, while many of them are in a desperate state due to the failing single currency. ...
World's wealthiest people just got 5.2% wealthier image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of June 2016 04:01:37 PM
....07m. Sustained economic growth has created a new class of wealthy individuals in the world’s second largest economy, including Jack Ma, founder of e-commerce business Alibaba, and the country’s richest man, the property tycoon Wang Jianlin. ...
Mohammed bin Salman: the prince trying to wean Saudi Arabia off oil image
.... And every report features the intriguing character of Mohammed bin Salman, the deputy crown prince and rising star of an increasingly unpredictable kingdom. Bin Salman, an imposing man of 30, oversees a team of advisers and ministers who are working on the grandiosely named Vision 2030 – designed to prepare pampered Saudis for a life after oil by diversifying, privatising and modernising the largest economy in the Arab world. ...
Refugees hold key to German economic growth, IMF says image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 9th of May 2016 03:26:30 PM
....Related: Germany unveils integration law for refugees. The country should also make the most of low borrowing costs to bolster spending on infrastructure, the IMF said in its annual assessment of Europe’s largest economy, known as an article IV report. ...
Chinese economy: exports fall by 2% and imports by 11% in April image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 8th of May 2016 05:51:18 AM
. China’s exports slumped nearly 2% in April compared with the same month last year, as imports fell almost 11%, officials said on Sunday, the latest sign of weakness in the world’s second largest economy. ...
Chinese economy: exports fall by 2% and imports by 11% in April image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 8th of May 2016 05:51:18 AM
. China’s exports slumped nearly 2% in April compared with the same month last year, as imports fell almost 11%, officials said on Sunday, the latest sign of weakness in the world’s second largest economy. ...
Alistair Darling: leaving EU could put £250bn of UK export trade at risk image
.... “Britain Stronger in Europe can’t even be consistent or honest in their campaign to do down the British economy. Their underlying belief appears to be that Britain – the world’s fifth largest economy and a nation with a great history of trading across the globe – would be an economic backwater if it wasn’t for Brussels taking control of our trade deals. ...
China's factories grow less than expected, raising recovery doubts image
. China’s manufacturing sector expanded less than expected in April, raising doubts about the sustainability of a recent pick-up in the world’s second-largest economy. ...
Bank of Japan shocks markets by voting against more stimulus image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 28th of April 2016 03:37:07 AM
....”. The world’s third-largest economy has largely defied several years of Bank of Japan and government remedies aimed at boosting prices as well as broader activity. ...
Saudi Arabia approves ambitious plan to move economy beyond oil image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 25th of April 2016 05:06:39 PM
....Aramco is estimated to be the world’s most valuable company, while the wealth fund would be the largest of its kind. Overall the plans aim to make the Arab world’s largest economy depend on investments rather than energy to fill government coffers in the years to come. ...

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