Yesterday

In 2022, Expect China’s Economy to Worsen Further – Vision Times

A major factor–among many others–is China Evergrande’s debt crisis and mounting debt problems for the real estate sector on the whole. Read more on visiontimes.com



This week

Ozone Pollution Is Cutting China’s Crop Production, Study Says

Researchers say the air pollutant has decreased wheat and hybrid rice yields by about 30%. Read more on sixthtone.com


Slowdown in Chinese town highlights potential pitfalls of property reforms

Homeowners’ struggles demonstrate challenge of cooling sector without damaging wider economy Read more on ft.com


Xi Jinping defends crackdowns in ‘common prosperity’ drive at Davos

China’s president says reforms not about egalitarianism but to ‘make the pie bigger’ and divide it fairly Read more on ft.com


China’s GDP growth slows as Covid restrictions and property woes hit demand

Central bank cuts lending rate as economy expands 4% year on year in fourth quarter Read more on ft.com


From 6G to big data, China is looking to boost tech’s share of its economy

The ambition highlights China’s push to get ahead in new technology as it continues a rivalry with the U.S. in areas from semiconductors to AI. Read more on cnbc.com


China’s semiconductor production surged 33 per cent in 2021

Local and foreign-owned semiconductor factories in China produced 359.4 billion integrated circuits in 2021, up 33.3 per cent year on year, double the growth rate in the prior year. Read more on scmp.com


China tops forecasts with 8.1% growth in 2021 but headwinds loom

China’s economy rebounded in 2021 with its best growth in a decade, helped by robust exports, but there are signs that momentum is slowing on weakening consumption and a property downturn, pointing to the need for more policy support. Read more on reuters.com


China’s economy beats expectations with 4 percent growth in Q4

Chinese economy expands 8.1 percent for the whole of 2021 amid weakest Q4 growth in more than a year. Read more on aljazeera.com


China’s economy expanded 8.1% in 2021, but growth is slowing

China’s GDP grew at the slowest pace in one and half years in the fourth quarter, as a deepening property crisis, renewed Covid outbreaks, and the government’s insistence on strict control measures added to concerns on an already slowing economy. Read more on edition.cnn.com


China cuts rates on policy loans, analysts point to more easing ahead

China’s central bank on Monday unexpectedly cut the borrowing costs of its medium-term loans for the first time since April 2020, while some market analysts expect more policy easing this year to cushion an economic slowdown. Read more on reuters.com


Dollar finds footing as traders brace for hawkish Fed

The dollar clung to a late week bounce on Monday as investors braced for January’s U.S. Federal Reserve meeting and raised bets it will chart a year ahead containing several rate hikes, while China cut borrowing costs to support a stuttering economy. Read more on reuters.com


European markets head for higher open as investors digest Chinese growth data

European stocks are expected to open higher on Monday as global markets digest the latest growth data out of China. Read more on cnbc.com


China’s zero-Covid policy could deal another blow to global supply chains, Moody’s says

The challenges has been “with us for about a year now,” said Katrina Ell is a senior economist for Asia-Pacific at Moody’s Analytics. Read more on cnbc.com



Last week

Chinese Land Sales Falls Significantly, Deepening Local Government Debt Stress

Chinese government land sales fell significantly through 2021, reversing a six-year streak of gains, as a cash crunch gripped the country’s most indebted developers and worsening local governments’ debt stress. Read more on ntd.com