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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

Australia ANZ-Roy Morgan weekly consumer confidence falls sharply on pessimism over future financial, economic conditions

Australias ANZ-Roy Morgan weekly consumer confidence fell a sharp 3.5 percent last week, its third straight weekly fall. Confidence declined across all sub-indices, with particularly sharp falls in views towards future...

New Zealand bonds close lower on expectations of ease in global trade tensions ahead of GlobalDairyTrade price auctionnew z

The New Zealand bonds closed lower Tuesday as investors are expecting an ease in the global political and trade war fears ahead of the countrys GlobalDairyTrade (GDT) price auction and retail sales for the second quarter...

JGBs remain narrowly mixed in muted trading ahead of July national core CPI, FOMC meeting minutes

Japanese government bonds remained narrowly mixed Tuesday amid a muted trading session that witnessed data of little economic significance. Investors will now remain focussed on the countrys national consumer price...

Australian bonds fall across the curve as U.S.-China trade talks lift investors’ risk appetite

Australian bonds fell across the curve during early Asian session Tuesday as investors risk appetite recovered following the U.S.-China trade talks, lifting the 10-year yield from this years low seen yesterday. The...

Cryptocurrency Brief: Bitcoin tests $6,500 mark, Chinese regulators arrest 3 in $87 mln digital theft, Ethereum’s Lubin views bearishness as no hurdle to growth – Monday, August 20th, 2018

BTC/USD: Bitcoin prices, once again disappointed market participants is testing the $6,500 mark during European session Monday after Chinese regulators have arrested three individuals found accused and guilty for $87...

Politics

Abbott and Turnbull shape up for another round of an old battle

The Coalition party room on Tuesday is set for a high stakes, quite personal battle between Tony Abbott and Malcolm Turnbull over the National Energy Guarantee, with former and current prime ministers shaping up on...

Immigration activists fighting to abolish ICE have a bigger vision

Theres a phrase being thrown around a lot these days: Abolish ICE. Its a hashtag, its used in political speeches and demonstrations, and it appears all over Facebook. What does it mean and where did it come from? ICE...

A socialist's primary win doesn't herald a workers revolution in the US

Anyone anticipating a golden dawn of Marxist-Leninist communism soon in the United States might have to wait a while longer perhaps forever. The surprise victory of socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez over longtime...

Kabila's decision to step aside won't change the DRC's power dynamics

The ruling party in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), The Peoples Party for Reconciliation and Democracy, made an announcement recently that took everybody by surprise that Joseph Kabila will not be its...

'Conservative turn' will continue in Indonesian presidential election next year

The recent announcement of President Joko Jokowi Widodos running mate in his re-election bid suggests the continued strong influence of conservative groups over politics in the worlds largest Muslim population. A...

Science

The world of plastics, in numbers

From its early beginnings during and after World War II, the commercial industry for polymers long chain synthetic molecules of which plastics are a common misnomer has grown rapidly. In 2015, over 320 million tons of...

How biobanks can help improve the integrity of scientific research

Biobanks are repositories which receive, store, process and disseminate specimens. These include DNA derived from humans and animals; bacterial strains; and environmental samples like plants and soil. Biobanks also provide...

Jupiter's magnetic fields may stop its wind bands from going deep into the gas giant

One of the most striking features of Jupiter a gaseous giant with no solid surface is the coloured bands that encircle the planet. These bands are so large and distinct that they can be seen from here on Earth using a...

Chemistry kits can help teachers ignite the spark of science

When it comes to physical sciences, South Africas pupils lag far behind their peers in other countries. The World Economic Forum ranked South Africa at 128 of 137 countries in math and science education in its most recent...

How ancient cultures explained comets and meteors

Comets and meteors have fascinated the human race since they were first spotted in the night sky. But without science and space exploration to aid understanding of what these chunks of rock and ice are, ancient cultures...

Technology

Google Pixel 3 Release Date, Features: Potential Pixel 3 XL Seen Anew Being Used in Public Transport

Just about a week since the first incident, it looks like an early model of the Google Pixel 3 XL has been spotted again in public. The said device was seen being used by someone taking the subway. The photo, like the...

OnePlus 6T Release Date, Features: Upcoming Handset Variant May Have a Confirmed Release Date

According to CNET, the OnePus 6T is currently rumored to be released in October. This mirrors the fall release of the higher-end model that usually launches before the summer that OnePlus has followed since the OnePlus 2...

'GTA' 6 Rumors, Release Date: GTA Franchise Rumored to Come Back to Vice City

GTA 6 has yet to be announced as an official game in production by Rockstar Games but fan anticipation is so great that people are talking about the yet-to-exist sequel even before Rockstar has released its most recent...

‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ Release Date, Features: Rockstar Games Launches ‘Collector’s Box’ with Exclusive Items, Except the Game Itself

As the launch of Red Dead Redemption 2 draws near, more and more purchase options and items are being announced by Rockstar Games. The latest is the Collectors Box with an array of exclusive physical items, except for the...

‘The Sims 5’ Release Date, Features: Title Up for 2019 Announcement, 2020 Release?; Fans Hope to Explore Open World with Cars

Electronic Arts (EA) and Maxis are yet to confirm the existence of The Sims 5. But many fans are already speculating that the fifth main title installment could be announced in 2019 and will be released in 2020. In...
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