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Third world countries are not so third now, in last decade, emerging markets, led by China gained into prominence as a driver of global economy, contributing more than half of world's GDP and China in second place. In today's modern financial world, China can't just be ignored, however due to opaque nature of Chinese data and their secrecy, sighting true insight on the country remains a challenge. In this series, we at EconoTimes, take up the challenge to present our readers true, market moving insights.

China Crisis Series

Standard & Poor's cuts China’s rating to A+ citing higher financial and economic risks

Sep 21, 2017 10:22 am UTC| Commentary

One of the top global rating agencies, Standard Poor has downgraded Chinas sovereign rating by one notch from AA- to A+ citing higher financial and economic risks. With this action, SPs rating on China came at par with...

China Crisis Series

Moody's: China's shadow banking sector impacted by increasingly tight systemic liquidity

May 08, 2017 01:15 am UTC| Research & Analysis Economy

Moodys Investors Service says that liquidity in Chinas financial system is increasingly tightening, as stricter regulatory measures seek to constrain the growth of leverage in the country. At the same time, the...

China Crisis Series

Pity China's 'bare branches': unmarried men stuck between tradition and capitalism

Jan 27, 2017 11:03 am UTC| Insights & Views Life

Chinese New Year, or the Spring Festival, is a highlight in Chinese society. But for many young people, the joy of vacation and family reunion is mixed with questions from parents and relatives about their achievements in...

China Crisis Series

Beijing to step up property controls to cool residential property market: Xinhua

Dec 26, 2016 14:54 pm UTC| Commentary Economy Real Estate

Speculation has pushed home prices in Beijing too high, and rising social tensions pose enormous challenges to the capitals stability, Xinhua reported, citing the Beijing Municipal Committee. Beijing looks to develop a...

China Crisis Series

Financial wizardry alone won't stave off a Chinese debt crisis

Dec 05, 2016 04:54 am UTC| Insights & Views Economy

Chinas debt is beyond worrying. Its credit-to-GDP gap, a measure employed by the Bank of International Settlements (BIS) as a way to gauge debt levels, stands at 30%. This is the highest of any country going back to 1995...

China Crisis Series

Chart of the Day Series

Chart of the Day: China bleeds treasuries

Dec 02, 2016 19:49 pm UTC| Commentary Economy

This chart from bond vigilantes shows, how the treasury holdings by Peoples Bank of China has declined to a four-year low amid increasing yields in the United States. Given the increasing interest rates in China,...

China Crisis Series

Renminbi Series

Renminbi Series: Next phase in China crisis about to begin

Nov 30, 2016 08:42 am UTC| Commentary Economy

The biggest threat to theglobal economy is China, thesituation where could worsen with the return of inflation in the United States and other parts of the world. According to Morgan Stanley, the debt level in China rose to...

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Economy

New Zealand’s Q3 annual current account deficit widens to 3.6 pct of GDP, hovers near historical average

New Zealands Q3 balance of payments data was much as expected. Seasonal factors drove a quarterly deficit, but seasonally adjusted a narrowing goods and income deficit was offset by a smaller services surplus. The annual...

Bank Indonesia likely to remain on hold; instead focus on addressing liquidity situation, says OCBC Bank

Bank Indonesia (BI) is expected to remain on hold at its monetary policy meeting, scheduled to be held on December 20 and instead focus on addressing the liquidity situation, according to the latest research report from...

JGBs trade mixed after November trade balance worsens beyond expectations; BoJ’s policy meeting closely eyed

The Japanese government bonds traded mixed on Wednesday after investors were disappointed by the worse-than-expected trade balance data for the month of November, released early today. Investors will now focus on the Bank...

Australian bond yields scarred as risk appetite worsens; weak employment report to boost safe-haven demand

Australian government bonds were scarred by a fall in investors risk appetite as concerns over a slowdown in global economic growth groped market sentiments, pushing participants towards safe-haven buying. Further to...

U.S. Treasuries climb on investors’ anxiety over global economic distress; Fed’s policy sentiments closely watched

The U.S. Treasuries climbed during late afternoon session Tuesday as investors sought safe-haven investments amid growing worries over a global economic slowdown as equities turned red towards the end of this year ahead of...

Politics

Melania Trump 2018: FLOTUS Allegedly Worried Donald Trump’s Health Is Badly Affected by Stress

As the First Lady of the United States, Melania Trump is expected to worry about many things concerning the initiatives and advocacies that her office supports. However, a recent report claims that she is also preoccupied...

WhatsApp skewed Brazilian election, proving social media's danger to democracy

Misinformation via social media was probably the main winner in Brazils October 2018 election, playing a troubling role in boosting far-right Congressman Jair Bolsonaro to presidency. Bolsonaro did not win 55 percent of...

Neoliberalism has led to a crisis in care – and we urgently need to solve it

Infant mortality is on the rise in the UK, while life expectancy for both men and women has stalled and is even dropping in some areas. In 2017, the number of homeless families and individuals placed in temporary...

Ramaphosa is missing an economic policy. What needs to be in it

As the entrails of the era under South Africas former president Jacob Zuma continue to be exposed each day before a commission set up to investigate corruption, so the country witnesses the consolidation of the political...

Law and order is no get-out-of-jail card for floundering politicians

With confidence in politicians at an all-time low, it would be easy to assume criminal law-making is only ever about law and order bidding and winning elections. For example, when it emerged that Hassan Khalif Shire Ali...

Science

Proteins reveal intricate details about life under the microscope

People have always been fascinated by life. We dream about revealing all its mysteries and are even searching other planets trying to find some forms of life there. Philosophies around the world have tried to define and...

How researchers assess whether medications work

This article is in the series This is research, where we ask academics to share and discuss open access articles that reveal important aspects of science. Todays piece explains how clinical trials assess drug...

These 'useless' quirks of evolution are actually evidence for the theory

Evolution is a fascinating field but can be rife with misunderstanding. One misconception is that evolution has some innate sense of direction or purpose. In reality, evolution is a mindless, plan-free phenomenon, driven...

Curious Kids: How does the Moon, being so far away, affect the tides on Earth?

This is an article from Curious Kids, a series for children. You can send your question to [email protected] You might also like the podcast Imagine This, a co-production between ABC KIDS listen and The...

Time travel is possible – but only if you have an object with infinite mass

The concept of time travel has always captured the imagination of physicists and laypersons alike. But is it really possible? Of course it is. Were doing it right now, arent we? We are all traveling into the future one...

Technology

Torrent Latest News & Update: Researcher Says Online Piracy Has Some Positive Effects on Motion Picture Industry

As governments across the world crack down on torrent sites to put an end to online piracy once and for all, an interesting study has emerged from the struggle. Called Quantifying the Heterogeneous Effects of Piracy on the...

‘Kingdom Hearts 3’ Release Date, Spoilers, Latest News & Updates: Alleged Theft Leads to Leaking of Gameplay Plot

Leaked images, plot, and all sorts of information have, unfortunately, become a common thing in the gaming industry. The latest victim is the upcoming title Kingdom Hearts 3 that still has more than a month left before its...

'GTA 6' Release Date, Latest News & Update: Possible Cities Where Sixth Installment Can Take Place

GTA 6 is still in development at the moment and it seems Rockstar Games are mapping out where exactly they want the narrative to take place. Right now, the studio hasnt announced anything about the title and that has been...

‘Final Fantasy VII: Remake’ Release Date, Latest News & Update: Reimagining to Come Out in December 2019?

Final Fantasy VII: Remake is speculated to hit the shelves sometime between 2020 and 2022. However, fans who have been religiously waiting for the title have been shocked that the game could very well come out as early as...

How Twitter got blindsided by India’s still-toxic caste system

Twitter chief Jack Dorseys first visit to India had been going so well. He got to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi (an avid Tweeter with 44.5 million followers), King of Bollywood Shah Rukh Khan (36.8 million followers),...
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