Chinese economy

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IMF warns China over cost of Covid lockdowns
Hardline approach to pandemic risks damaging global economy, says Kristalina Georgieva

Phillip Inman

21, Jan, 2022 @6:20 PM

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Chinese developer Shimao plans fire sale after downgrade and missed payment
Fears over contagion mount as a company once considered financially sound is running out of cash to pay its debts

Martin Farrer

11, Jan, 2022 @6:24 AM

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Evergrande: ‘Everyone bet on inexorably rising Chinese property prices’
Developers owe $19.8bn in dollar-denominated offshore debt in the first three months of the year as issues that blighted Evergrande spread

Martin Farrer

31, Dec, 2021 @2:18 PM

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Didi Global reports widening losses as Beijing restrictions bite
Ride-hailing firm’s operating losses hit $6.3bn as Chinese regulators pursue customer-data inquiry

Guardian staff and agency

30, Dec, 2021 @8:47 AM

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From economic miracle to mirage – will China’s GDP ever overtake the US?
Analysis: issues of governance, rising debt, Covid and property market turmoil will delay Beijing’s quest to become the global economy’s No 1

George Magnus

28, Dec, 2021 @3:08 PM

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Five economic flashpoints to beware in 2022
From a new Covid variant to rampant inflation, the global economy faces some daunting risks in the new year

Larry Elliott

28, Dec, 2021 @2:52 PM

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Global financial markets brace for a bumpy ride in 2022
Soaring inflation, rising interest rates and further supply chain disruption will fuel volatility, economists say

Graeme Wearden

27, Dec, 2021 @8:00 AM

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China housing market slumps again as another developer runs into trouble
House prices, sales and construction all fell in November as Shimao Group shares plunge and Beijing assesses what to do with Evergrande

Martin Farrer

15, Dec, 2021 @6:54 AM

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China Evergrande shares hit record low as it edges closer to default
With $82.5m repayment due, property developer appears to be heading for restructuring

Martin Farrer

06, Dec, 2021 @12:09 PM

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EU launches €300bn fund to challenge China’s influence
Global gateway infrastructure strategy aims to counter belt and road initiative impact in Asia, Africa and Europe

Jennifer Rankin

01, Dec, 2021 @4:45 PM

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Third of Chinese developers could face debt problems as Evergrande contagion grows – report
Even if the embattled property giant manages to avoid default again, many other firms are heading the same way, warns S&P

Martin Farrer

28, Oct, 2021 @2:46 AM

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Hong Kong doubles down on Covid restrictions to fall into line with mainland China
Carrie Lam appears willing to sacrifice city’s reputation as an international business centre to please Beijing’s push for zero Covid

Helen Davidson in Taipei

28, Oct, 2021 @1:12 AM

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