- China CPI may Decline in Feb. – Reports
China’s consumer price index will decline slightly from January’s 4.9 percent while chances for hikes in reserve requirements and rates still exist.
- The Chinese Mirror
The debate raging 10 years ago about China’s rapid growth – whether it represents a danger or an opportunity – has now settled into broad agreement that wider regional development would be impossible without it.
- Why Europe Needs Automatic Haircuts
The eurozone urgently needs a crisis mechanism with automatic haircuts for cases of impending insolvency. That way, limited interest-rate spreads could do the work of its missing exchange-rate mechanism.
- Need Versus Greed
If greed dominates, the engine of economic growth will deplete our resources, push the poor aside, and drive us into a deep social, political, and economic crisis.
- HSBC China Feb. PMI 51.7, Official 52.2
The HSBC China Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index, a gauge of nationwide manufacturing activity, fell to a seven-month low in February at 54.5.
- Economist Lu Zhengwei Sees a Further Rate Hike in Q2
There are no signs of easing in current tightening measures, and a further rate hike is likely to be seen in the second quarter this year, along with a probable deposit rate adjustment in March, said Lu Zhengwei.
- Time for China to Restart Reforms: Qin Xiao
Chinese economy has entered a new historical era, making it a necessity to restart reforming processes, as the so-called “demographic dividend” disappears over the next 30 years...