Both China and India have attracted global attention for rapid growth, but their growth patterns are very different (Rajan 2006, Pack 2008, Bosworth and Maertens 2010). China took the conventional route of manufacturing-led growth and is recognised as a global leader in manufactured exports. India followed the unconventional route of service-led growth and has acquired a global reputation for service exports. Are China and India converging?
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If China’s Property Bubble Bursts The cooling of China’s real estate sector is good for the economy. But the government is right to be worried about the social consequences of the bubble bursting. By Eve Cary for The Diplomat December 08, 2011 Facebook0
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Oct. 4 (Bloomberg) -- China’s rise to global prominence has long preoccupied the leaders of the developed world. They should be more concerned about what happens if the country’s growth falters. With its combination of cheap labor, easy money, undervalued currency, heavy investment in manufacturing and focus on exports, the nation of 1.3 billion has built an impressive economic engine. China’s Fall, Not Its Rise, Is the Real Global Threat: View
It's becoming clear that China won't bail out Europe, simply because it sees no political will and has no desire to buy more Western debt. Same will apply to US as things get worse. What China will buy is access to stuff it truly wants: resources and management talent. So, as the cited FT story makes clear, China is ready to invest in Brazil's new offshore hydrocarbon discoveries. And as the Center for America-China Partnership made clear in our grand strategy agreement, China is interested in buying into US companies. But no, it's not interested in throwing hard-earned money after bad. China will spend where it can own
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China's slows but still grows, thanks to regional "gravity" Economist talking up a new book by Arvind Subramanian, who often writes for the FT. It's called "Eclipse." Why China looms large in the future global economy, according to Subramanian: demography, convergence, and "gravity." Convergence is a take on the healing of the "great divergence" that began around 1800: West grows 1200% over two next centuries while the rest lost 50% (much due to colonialization).
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China may be famous as the workshop of the world, but one Hong Kong lingerie- maker has found Thailand a more alluring destination, as companies shift production to cheaper countries. Top Form International, which supplies companies such as Walmart from its south China factories, has been forced to face a new reality in China as workers demand higher wages. Sitting in his Hong Kong office across the border from Guangdong province, Michael Austin, Top Form’s chief financial officer, says the company is seeing wage increases of 20 per cent every year. “China’s policy is double wages in five years. We expect it to be shorter than that.” China’s rivals gain as factory wages soar
Yesterday, China’s National Bureau of Statistics issued the official economic figures for the 3rd Quarter of 2011. The headline number, year-on-year GDP growth, came in at 9.1%, down steadily from 9.5% in the 2nd Quarter and 9.7% in the 1st. That morning, I went on Bloomberg TV to offer my perspective on what these numbers may mean. You can watch my interview here. China’s Slowdown
Bloomberg: China’s Slowdown Yesterday, China’s National Bureau of Statistics issued the official economic figures for the 3rd Quarter of 2011. The headline number, year-on-year GDP growth, came in at 9.1%, down steadily from 9.5% in the 2nd Quarter and 9.7% in the 1st. That morning, I went on Bloomberg TV to offer my perspective on what these numbers may mean. You can watch my interview here. The fact that China’s GDP growth is slowing is not, in itself, a problem — in fact, the Chinese government has been trying to engineer a slowdown for almost an entire year now, in order to bring rising inflation under control.
Sixty percent of China's rich want to leave the country In-depth analysis on Credit Writedowns Pro. You are here: Economy » Sixty percent of China’s rich want to leave the country About 60 percent of the rich Chinese people, each of whom has a net asset of at least 60 million yuan ($9.44 million), said they intended to migrate from China, a report has found.About 14 percent of them have either already migrated from China or have applied for migration.
Swimming Naked in China With the Chinese government tightening credit, the massive leakage from the formal banking sector into the ‘shadow system’ ultimately risks sinking the country’s financial system. For quite some time, analysts of China have been puzzled by a strange phenomenon: the country’s public and financial institutions are decidedly subpar by any international standard, but its economic growth rate is anything but. This puzzle can only be explained by two conclusions: either China has been fudging its growth data, or Chinese institutions aren’t as bad as outsiders commonly think. There is, however, a third possibility. During the peak of the credit bubble in the United States, bankers on Wall Street had a popular saying: “When the tide is high, nobody knows you are swimming naked.” What this aphorism means is that apparent economic prosperity can cover up many dubious if not outright shady practices that eventually lead to financial calamities.
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LONDON (Reuters) - August's dramatic financial shock, which is now both feeding off and risks fueling another economic downturn, may well introduce a third phase of the four-year-old global credit crisis -- the infection of the ultimate creditors. The crisis, triggered by mortgage and housing bubbles in many western economies, first hobbled the banks and is now undermining the governments who where forced to bail them out. The United States has lost its risk-free credit rating from one agency and the euro zone is in a seemingly endless struggle with either sovereign insolvency or liquidity crises across its members. With faith in western powers' ability or willingness to resolve those debt problems ebbing rapidly, the next twist in the saga shifts to the surplus countries who've bankrolled them. Analysis: Is China left holding the credit baby?
Michael Pettis: China's Economy Is Headed for a Slowdown As China fitfully tries to rebalance its economy, a small but rising number of Chinese economists are beginning to predict sharply lower annual growth rates of 6% to 7% over the next few years. But the arithmetic of adjustment suggests growth is likely to be even lower, perhaps half that level. China's growth over the past couple of decades was based on large increases in government-directed investment. As a consequence, it had to run...
HEARD ON THE STREET: China's Wave of Overcapacity Is China's titanic economy finally running into the iceberg of overcapacity? Problems at China Cosco Holdings Co. Ltd. suggest trouble ahead.
Are We Prepared for a Multipolar World Economy? - Justin Yifu Lin and Mansoor Dailami - Project Syndicate Exit from comment view mode. Click to hide this space WASHINGTON, DC – At a time when the global economy is suffering from a crisis of confidence, structural imbalances, and subdued growth prospects, looking ahead ten years to predict the course of development requires careful modeling and something beyond sagacity. What is needed is a multifaceted approach that combines a sense of history with careful analysis of current forces such as the shift in the balance of global growth toward the emerging world.
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