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CDT Money: Likonomics and China’s Push for Reform

China watchers spent the week digesting the latest official quarterly GDP data released by the National Bureau of Statistics, which showed year-over-year growth slowing to 7.5% in the second quarter. Measured by international...

CDT Money: Time to Call the Bottom?

A breeze of cautious optimism wafted into the Chinese economy this week despite a seventh consecutive quarter of slowing GDP growth, as better-than-expected September data signaled that the world’s second largest economy...

CDT Money: Stimulus 2.0?

After the Chinese government stepped up public statements in support of a stimulus to aid its sputtering economy, analysts and investors are now left to speculate what form a potential fiscal package may take. State media,...

CDT Money: Stimulus Talk Gaining Steam

Another week, another sign of strain within China’s economy as the central government steps up its public statements in support of a possible stimulus. Europe’s woes continue to weigh on China’s factory...

CDT Money: Earnings Season Marred by Cloud of Fraud

A preliminary measure of manufacturing activity painted a stabilizing picture of the Chinese factory sector this week, though concerns persist over potential export weakness as a trip by Wen Jiabao brought Europe back to the...

CDT Money: More Signs of a Slowdown

Despite suggestions last week that the yuan exchange rate had reached equilibrium and hints of possible liberalization in its trading range, officials at the People’s Bank of China set the yuan’s U.S. dollar...

CDT Money: Uneasy Status Quo?

In a week dominated by the political drama surrounding the dismissal of embattled Chongqing party secretary Bo Xilai, speculation continued over possible monetary easing despite mixed messages from officials as they seek to...

CDT Money: Property Showdown?

Analysts and investors spent the early part of the week digesting the announcement of a 50 basis point cut in China’s reserve requirement ratio, a move expected to release up to 350-400 billion yuan into China’s...

CDT Money: China Cuts Reserve Requirement

China’s central bank announced a reduction in the amount of cash banks must hold as reserves on Saturday, capping a week that brought more signs of a slowing Chinese economy. The reserve requirement ratio for banks will...

CDT Money: Trade Contraction Fuels Concerns

With China continuing to weigh a possible financial lifeline to Europe, the week’s economic news began with a warning from the IMF that prolonged trouble in the eurozone could halve China’s GDP growth in 2012. The...

CDT Money: Indicators: Slowdown?

Editor’s Note: This is the first installment of a new column, CDT Money, a once-a-week roundup of business and economic news from China. We’ll be giving an overview of business and economic trends from the...

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