China

China Prepares Sale of $2 Billion in U.S.-Dollar Bonds – Fox Business – 13/09/2017

China is laying the groundwork for its first sale of U.S.-dollar sovereign bonds in more than a decade, a move toward expanding its ties with global investors as its economy improves.

Source:  Fox Business, 13/09/2017

Northern China smog cuts life expectancy by 3 years versus south: study – Reuters – 11/09/2017

Air pollution caused by coal-fired winter heating has slashed life expectancy in northern China by more than three years compared with the south, according to a new study, underlining the urgency of Beijing’s efforts to tackle smog.

Source:  Reuters, 11/09/2017

China’s Currency Rebounds as Economic Optimism Returns – New York Times – 11/09/2017

For those who worry about the state of the world economy, China has long been a major reason to lose sleep. Its financial system labors under a mountain of loans, while weaker growth has prompted many Chinese people and companies to move their money overseas in recent years.

Source:  New York Times, 11/09/2017

China’s overall debt risk is controllable, says official – Atimes – 07/09/2017

The rising debt level in China is being attributed to high-leveraged, non-financial corporate firms, especially state-owned enterprises

Source:  Atimes, 07/09/2017

World is not becoming China-centric – The Economic Times – 07/09/2017

The belief that China is emerging as a new global hegemon and the world is hurtling towards Chinese unipolarity is misplaced as it lacks the wherewithal of the US which remains a pre-eminent power, says former foreign secretary Shyam Saran.

Source:  The Economic Times, 07/09/2017

China issues new guidelines to limit overseas investment – World Finance – 21/08/2017

Overseas investments in the entertainment, hotel and property industries will be discouraged by the Chinese Government, in favour of proposals that fit the country’s macroeconomic strategy

Source:  World Finance, 21/08/2017

China’s New Capital Controls Expected To Slow Real Estate, But Improve Country’s Economic Health – Forbes – 28/08/2017

China’s new rules on overseas mergers and acquisitions, released on August 18, lay out three categories of investment: banned, restricted, and encouraged. These guidelines will have a lasting effect on direct investment abroad. How will it affect overseas investment in the real estate sector and China’s own economic health?

Source:  Forbes, 2017/08/28

Hungary sells renminbi debt in China – FT – 26/07/2017

Hungary has become the latest eastern European country to sell debt on the Chinese mainland, raising Rmb1bn in a three-year bond, as the government in Budapest seeks to expand its investor base and strengthen ties with Beijing.

Source:  FT, 2017/07/26

China second-quarter GDP growth likely to cool as Beijing targets property, debt risks – Reuters – 17/07/2017

China is expected to report on Monday that its economy grew 6.8 percent in April-June from a year earlier, cooling from the previous quarter's robust 6.9 percent pace as policymakers seek to rein in property and debt risks.

Source:  Reuters, 2017/07/17

World’s most coal plant projects are in four Asian countries – The Nation – 13/07/2017

China, India, Indonesia and Vietnam have the world’s four biggest coal-fired power plants in pipeline. Together, they represent 82 per cent of the 718 units globally under construction.

Source:  The Nation, 2017/07/13