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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

German bunds fall after ZEW economic sentiment index beats expectations in February

The German bunds fell Tuesday after the countrys ZEW economic sentiment index for the month of February beat market expectations; however, the downside was limited as investors await the manufacturing PMI for the similar...

Comic-explainer: How does Islamic finance work?

Interest fuels the financial world. The money sitting in your bank account accrues it, and the credit cards in your wallet charge it. If you ever want money quick, youre going to being paying a decent amount of interest...

New Zealand bonds close mixed as investors await GlobalDairyTrade price auction, Q4 retail sales

New Zealand government bonds closed mixed Tuesday as investors wait to watch the countrys GlobalDairyTrade (GDT) price auction, scheduled to be held later today and the retail sales for the fourth quarter of 2017, due on...

New Zealand bonds close mixed as investors await GlobalDairyTrade price auction, Q4 retail sales

New Zealand government bonds closed mixed Tuesday as investors wait to watch the countrys GlobalDairyTrade (GDT) price auction, scheduled to be held later today and the retail sales for the fourth quarter of 2017, due on...

New Zealand bonds close mixed as investors await GlobalDairyTrade price auction, Q4 retail sales

New Zealand government bonds closed mixed Tuesday as investors wait to watch the countrys GlobalDairyTrade (GDT) price auction, scheduled to be held later today and the retail sales for the fourth quarter of 2017, due on...

Politics

Hunger in the lucky country – charities step in where government fails

The non-profit organisation Foodbank released its report Fighting Hunger in Australia this month. Like earlier research it reported that around 15% of Australians experienced food insecurity an extraordinary figure...

For black celebrities like Oprah, it's impossible to be apolitical

Oprah Winfreys rousing Golden Globe speech has many speculating whether the media mogul will become a presidential candidate in 2020, with some pundits questioning the merits of another celebrity president. But to...

Politicians are inflating the evidence used to justify tax increases

Chris Doucouliagos, Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Deakin Business School and Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation, Deakin University Many government policies are flawed because...

GOP tax plan doubles down on policies that are crushing the middle class

The U.S. middle class has always had a special mystique. It is the heart of the American dream. A decent income and home, doing better than ones parents, and retiring in comfort are all hallmarks of a middle-class...

What does Ramaphosa's victory mean for South Africa's economy?

A great deal is expected from Cyril Ramaphosa who was elected as the president of South Africas governing party, the African National Congress (ANC). This positions him to become the countrys president in 2019. Sibonelo...

Science

UBI Helps People Be More Productive And Work More, Study Claims

The topic of universal basic income (UBI) has been a hot-button issue among economists, financial experts, legislators, and tech industry giants for years. Some say that it will increase productivity while others claim the...

Startup Raises $250M To Use Placenta To Extend Life And Cure Cancer

Companies have been trying to unlock the secrets to regenerative medicine for years and one startup just raised $250 million by intending to use human placenta to do so. The company believes that using the disposable...

Ozone Layer Update; Not Recovering As Expected For Unknown Reasons

In the late 90s, the issue regarding the hole in the ozone layer was big in the public consciousness, but it quickly faded in light of a new gigantic threat in the form of climate change. In recent years, scientists have...

Early Britons Had Dark Skin And Curly Hair, Research Claims

Most people have gotten used to the idea that the British Isles have always been populated with light-skinned, straight-haired humans that are predominantly found in todays UK. However, research indicates that this was...

Scientists Wants To Use Poison As Male Birth Control

The pharmaceutical industry or indeed the drug market has historically used a variety of organic substances and resources to create medicine for various applications. Several poisonous plants, for example, have been turned...

Technology

Valve Slams The Ban Hammer On Developer Over Fake Reviews

Fake reviews have been around for a long time, but companies have been largely successful at stamping them out to the point that they are no longer an epidemic. A recent example of how online entities now deal with fake...

Tesla's 'virtual power plant' might be second-best to real people power

The South Australian government and Tesla recently announced a large-scale solar and storage scheme that will distribute solar panels and batteries free of charge to 50,000 households. This would form what has been...

SpaceX Internet Is One Step Closer To Reality, Satellite Launch Backed By FCC Chair

Elon Musks private space agency, SpaceX has been considering launching satellites into space with the main goal of delivering high-speed broadband internet connection. This ambition is now one step closer to becoming a...

Facebook Sinks To New Lows, Uses Two-Factor Authentication To Spam Users

The two-factor authentication system is meant to provide users with extra security to protect themselves from threats like getting hacked or getting spammed. Facebook, like many other tech companies these days, employs...

Facebook Slammed For Offering VPN That Does The Opposite Of What VPNs Do

Virtual private networks (VPN) are supposed to help users get away from the usual data-tracking schemes that both tech companies and governments have been cooking up. They basically cover the users tracks, thus allowing...
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