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China slowdown biggest threat to global economy: IMF chief economist

China slowdown biggest threat to global economy: IMF chief economist

China's economy is slowing down much more than the official figures show and a calamitous "hard landing" of the world's second largest economy is the greatest threat to global economy, former IMF chief economist Ken Rogoff has said.

China industrial output up 6.3% on-year in August: Govt

China's industrial output growth accelerated in August, government statistics showed Tuesday (Sep 13) , exceeding expectations in an encouraging sign for the world's second-largest economy.

China producer prices fall at slowest in 4 years

China producer prices fall at slowest in 4 years

China`s producer prices fell at their slowest rate for more than four years in August, the government said Friday, another sign of stabilisation in the world`s second-largest economy.

China imports break two-year losing streak in August

China imports break two-year losing streak in August

China`s imports rose 1.5 percent year-on-year in August, figures showed Thursday, the first increase in nearly two years, in a positive sign for the world`s second-largest economy.

China service sector activity jumps to 11-month high

China service sector activity jumps to 11-month high

Activity in China`s services sector rose to an 11-month high in June, a private survey showed on Tuesday, diverging from struggling manufacturing in a trend that if sustainable would indicate Beijing is making progress in rebalancing the economy.

China's central bank pumps money into market

China's central bank pumps money into market

 China`s central bank on Monday pumped more money into the market to provide liquidity.

China economic outlook "uncertain" as vulnerabilities loom: IMF

China economic outlook "uncertain" as vulnerabilities loom: IMF

China`s economic outlook is uncertain with corporate debt and an opaque financial sector contributing to looming vulnerabilities, an International Monetary Fund Official said Tuesday.

Industrial cooperation can directly benefit India, China

Industrial cooperation can directly benefit India, China

Greater industrial cooperation can help reduce distrust between Indians and Chinese, directly benefit their growth and usher in a new climax of globalisation, a state-run Chinese daily said today.

G7 focus on global growth as meeting kicks off in Japan

G7 focus on global growth as meeting kicks off in Japan

Finance ministers and central bankers from the G7 kicked off meetings in Japan today that could highlight a divide among the club of rich nations over currency policy and how to rev up global growth.

China's thermal power overcapacity likely to worsen: Fitch

China's thermal power overcapacity likely to worsen: Fitch

 Excess capacity in China's thermal power generation is likely to worsen until next year due to falling coal costs and favourable on-grid tariff rates, according to global ratings agency Fitch.

China's production, investment, retail sales all disappoint in April

China's production, investment, retail sales all disappoint in April

China`s investment, factory output and retail sales all grew more slowly than expected in April, adding to doubts about whether the world`s second-largest economy is stabilising.

China's economy to grow 6.7% in Q2 - think-tank

China's economy to grow 6.7% in Q2 - think-tank

China`s economy is likely to grow 6.7 percent in the second quarter, fuelled by rising investment in infrastructure and a recovery in the property market, state news agency Xinhua said on Monday, citing an official think-tank. 

Top China paper warns of crisis risk over debt

Top China paper warns of crisis risk over debt

China must turn off the taps of credit-driven growth to avoid a financial system crisis in the face of rising bad loans and other risks, the Communist Party's official mouthpiece newspaper said on Monday

China, Japan growth to slow sharply in 2016, IMF warns

China, Japan growth to slow sharply in 2016, IMF warns

China and Japan's economies are expected to slow sharply over the next two years but Asian growth will remain strong as domestic demand takes up the slack from weak global trade, the IMF said on Tuesday.

China's manufacturing activity expands at slower pace

China's manufacturing activity expands at slower pace

 China's manufacturing activity expanded slower than expected in April, raising more doubts about the recent recovery in the world's second-largest economy grappling with the worst slowdown in 25 years.

China economy slows down to 6.7% amid signs of stabilisation

China economy slows down to 6.7% amid signs of stabilisation

China today said its economy continued to slow down in the first quarter this year, declining to 6.7 percent but in line with government targets amid claims by officials that several key indicators showed signs of stabilisation in the world's second largest economy.

China exports rise for first time in 9 months

China exports rise for first time in 9 months

Chinese exports surged in March, the first gain in nine months and the latest positive data out of the world's number two economy, but analysts warned Wednesday's headline figure masked ongoing weakness in overseas demand.

IMF raises China outlook to 6.5% but warns of 'spillover'

IMF raises China outlook to 6.5% but warns of 'spillover'

With the outlook for global growth darkening, a sharper downturn in China "could lead to a more generalised slowdown" in emerging markets and advanced economies, the IMF said in its April 2016 World Economic Outlook. 

China says tax reform will boost economy, structural changes

China says tax reform will boost economy, structural changes

China's value-added tax reforms will help support the economy and speed up structural adjustments, Vice Finance Minister Shi Yaobin said on Tuesday, playing down concerns such reforms could fan property speculation. 

China manufacturing expands for first time in 9 months

China manufacturing expands for first time in 9 months

The official Purchasing Managers` Index (PMI), which tracks activity in factories and workshops, rebounded to 50.2 last month, figures from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) showed.