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  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home1/finfacts/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 879.
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  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home1/finfacts/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 879.
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  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home1/finfacts/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 879.
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Asia

Asia

(August 2013) The Chinese government is engaged in a challenging strategy of slowing investment spending and raising sustainable consumer spending while avoiding a serious economic slowdown. GDP grew at an annualised 7.5% rate in the second quarter of 2013, down from a 10% growth trend recorded from 1980 to 2010.
(July 2013) China needs some luck to hit its official target of 7.5% growth in 2013, down from double-digit rates in the 2000s. Growth in remaining BRICs - - India (around 5%), Brazil and Russia (about 2.5%) is half what it was at the height of the boom. Collectively, emerging markets may match last year’s pace of 5%. This would be the slowest emerging-economy expansion in a decade, barring 2009 when the rich world slumped.
(July 2013) Continued tepid demand from the major industrial economies coupled with slower growth in China together with falling fixed capital formation, weak industrial activity, and plodding progress on reform in India are posing a challenge for growth momentum in developing Asia.
(July 2013) China's growth slowed to 7.5% year-on-year in the second quarter, down from 7.7% in the first. That puts the economy on track to hit the government’s 7.5% target for the year, a result that would still be down from 7.8% in 2012, and the lowest growth since 1990.
(July 2013) Years of reckless growth have finally taken their toll, sapping the region’s energy and raising the risk of a stumble. The current slowdown in Asia will not be offset by a recovering US economy.
(July 2013) With a combined population of more than 350m people, Asia’s frontier economies are located in the world’s most dynamic region and have the potential to continue along a strong growth path and become part of the new generation of emerging markets.
(July 2013) Many Chinese SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises) took a direct hit from the credit crunch/ bank liquidity squeeze in June, which disrupted their cash flow and boosted the cost of financing. Meanwhile, fake export sales to places such as Hong Kong are reported to have been used to bypass the controls of the People's Bank of China (PBoC), the central bank.
(July 2013) ASEAN, a bloc of 10 nations with an aggregate economic size of US$2.3tn, is planning big changes. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations, was established in 1967 and it comprises 10 countries -- Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam - - with a population of over 600m, roughly half that of China’s or India’s and around 9% of the world’s total. Already today, ASEAN is the 3rd pillar of growth in Asia in addition to China and India, with average GDP growth over the past 15 years at around 6% per annum. The region’s prospects will be much enhanced by an ambitious integration effort which seeks to achieve a single market and production base. The ASEAN Economic Community (AEC)'s planned launch at the end of 2015 has the potential to be a game changer for Southeast Asia.
(June 2013) China Daily, the Chinese newspaper, reports that trade union authorities are mediating a dispute in which a US company co-owner is being held hostage by his workers in a plant in Beijing. The company planned to cut 30 form 100 jobs, as a plastics division was uncompetitive and was due to be moved to India.
(June 2013) In many countries including Ireland and Australia, the importance of producing more maths and science graduates is often stressed. However, it is claimed that in Australia, while people with genuine passion for science should study it, jobs in science fields are relatively hard to find, and government promotion of science degrees is sending a misleading signal to the student market.