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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

Coronavirus: the blow to the Chinese economy could be felt for years

Feb 18, 2020 01:23 am UTC| Insights & Views Economy

Investors are still being fairly complacent about the novel coronavirus. After the number of new daily cases suddenly shot up to more than 15,000 on February 12 following more than a week of decline, there were some...

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,...

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Economy

FxWirePro: Spotlight On CBT Amid Sluggish Turkish Growth – Bid 3M USD/TRY Skews Ans Hedge

Turkeys central bank pulled forward a scheduled MPC meeting by two days and implemented a 100bps emergency rate cut yesterday. The CB reduced the 1-week repo rate from 10.75% to 9.75% and lowered RRR on all FX deposits by...

FxWirePro: BoC’s Rate Cuts on Cyclical Effects of Covid-19 - USD/CAD Risk-Off Call Ratio Spread

Over the weekend, the Bank of Canada cut its key interest rate by another 50 bp, after it had lowered its key interest rate from 1.75% to 1.25% at its regular meeting. The BoC also said that it was ready to take further...

Coronavirus and Spanish flu: economic lessons to learn from the last truly global pandemic

As news of the global spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) emerged, global financial markets reacted pessimistically and behaved in ways not seen since the 2008 financial crisis. But fully understanding the potential...

Cash handout of $750 for 6.5 million pensioners and others receiving government payments

A payment of $750 will be made from the end of this month to about 6.5 million people as part of the governments $17.6 billion stimulus package aimed at keeping Australia out of a recession caused by the impact of the...

Tokyo Olympics: how coronavirus is affecting preparations

The World Health Organizations decision to officially recognise the coronavirus outbreak as a global pandemic means organisers are facing difficult decisions on whether to go ahead with major sporting events. There were...

Politics

Barack Obama playfully accuses Prince George of breaking protocol during 2016 visit

In 2016, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama paid a visit to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. A report at that time reveals how the former president playfully recalled how Prince George broke protocol...

US President Donald Trump eyes trade with China in the midst of COVID-19 pandemic

President Donald Trump has recently criticized the Chinese government for their response and failure to contain the coronavirus, which has claimed thousands of lives all over the world. However, this time around, a report...

Melania Trump criticized by netizens following her advice to parents working remotely

Due to the global pandemic that is the coronavirus or COVID19, many are forced to work remotely and into self-isolation, self-quarantine, until further notice. As First Lady Melania Trump shared her advice on what parents...

US President Donald Trump says Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are to pay for their own security

The news of Prince Harry and Meghan Markles departure from royal life shocked the world, and their every move since stepping down from their regal duties continues to be monitored. Upon the news of the couple staying in...

Science

Dr. Anthony Fauci predicts over 100,000 coronavirus fatalities in US

As the world is currently struggling to contain the pandemic that is the coronavirus, it appears that the situation would only get worse before it could get better. According to Infectious Diseases director Dr. Anthony...

Asteroids: NASA releases a detailed map of asteroid Bennu's surface

One of the asteroids that NASA is keeping tabs on is referred to as Bennu, and the agency is currently on a mission to collect samples from the space rock. At the same time, NASA has put together photos taken of the...

NASA Astronaut Jessica Meir shares photo of Earth at night

In the midst of all the fear and panic surrounding the coronavirus pandemic all over the world, many are also in search of some good news. Recently, NASA astronaut Jessica Meir shared a photo of the Earth being illuminated...

Coronavirus update: Possible scenarios on how the pandemic will come to an end

The coronavirus or COVID19 may currently be disrupting everyday lives, but there is a time where it will end. With that in mind, it bears wondering just how will the pandemic come to a halt. With hundreds and thousands...

Technology

Google Pixel 5 might feature Snapdragon 765G and it’s for a good reason

Top-of-the-line Android devices have one thing in common, they are usually launched with the top-tier CPU from Qualcomms Snapdragon 8 series. However, there are rumors that Google might be opting for a drastic change by...

Tesla employees found positive for coronavirus

A couple of Tesla employees have reportedly tested positive for coronavirus as the company joins the private sectors efforts to help provide the lack of medical equipment to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Tesla CEO Elon...

AirPods 3 wish list: 3 things to expect and 1 unlikely feature

One of Apples biggest successes in 2019 was the announcement of AirPods Pro, but it might be too pricey for some consumers. There may still be a significant demand for a new truly wireless earbuds from Apple with a less...

iOS 14 code allegedly leaked a no-notch iPhone 12 design

The iOS 14 update is only a few months away from being unveiled, so it is not surprising that alleged leak codes have started to make headlines. Recently, a report claimed that an iOS 14 code was containing a supposed...
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