Archive for the 'Environment' Category

Briefly…Top Ten Tweets (From Interest Rates, City Clusters & Skype, To Innovation, Protectionism & Corruption)

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

In case you were enjoying a holiday from the news, as well as work, here is our pick for your review: 1. Inflation: PMI 53.9 RT @newschina: China output moderates, factory inflation slows | Reuters: (See also: RMB RT @live_china: Yuan Rises to Strongest Since 1993 as China Cuts Import Costs – Bloomberg […]

Briefly…Top Ten Tweets (From Investment, Inflation & Taxes, To IPOs, Ethics & Technology Transfer)

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

Welcome to our weekly news review – with a selection of tweets from our ChinaBlogTweets twitter stream. 1. Economy RT @newschina China’s urban fixed-asset investment up 24.9% in first 11 months:…realestate and rail construction… (see also: RT @newschina: Chinese fiscal deficit likely to decrease in 2011 – People’s Daily Online: 2. 5-Year Plan: […]

PRI’s “The World” On China’s Coal Habit

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

Coal may be cheap, but the associated costs in terms of the environment, and to human life, are high (we recently did some research into mine safety, and it was a sobering, depressing piece of work). We are therefore keen to recommend this PRI series, “China’s coal habit”, to you, as a reminder of what […]

Briefly…Top Ten Tweets (From CPI, 5YP & Taxes, To ODI, Bonds & Scandals)

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

Our weekly news review (from the pick of our ChinaBlogTweets Twitter feed) follows, and includes an inflationary update (a sensitive topic, and one to watch), another Five-Year Plan announcement (for the environmental protection sector), and the added (likely) bonus of carbon taxes! We also note some of China’s fastest growing provinces (Inner Mongolia, Shaanxi, Hunan, […]

Briefly…Top Ten Tweets (From Inflation Baskets, Investments

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

China news, unlike a Chinese river, never runs dry. This week’s review of last week’s (tweeted) news touches on the increasingly sensitive issue of (possibly under-reported) inflation, the figures behind the fears (is the CPI basket fit for purpose), and looks at some possible policy responses. Also covered is investment, both inward FDI (up 7.9% […]

Briefly…Top Ten Tweets (From GDP Growth, IMF Elevation & Hu’s Power, To Taxes, Inspections & A Corporate Cat-Fight)

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

Our regular review of last week’s news follows below. As well as a bullish (10%) growth upgrade from the World Bank, alongside a projected 25% increase in trade this year, China has climbed to fill the number 3 position at the IMF. Other business and economic news includes exports success for Airbus and the French, […]

Briefly…Top Ten Tweets (From Competitiveness, Protectionism & Equal Treatment To Demographics, Localisation & Guanxi)

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

This week’s review of last week’s news races through our top picks (sadly, time is short!). We are also posting a couple of other news clusters, so do check them out too if you have an interest in the likes of Alibaba (spats) and Foxconn (founder)… 1. Economy: CPI 3.5%; RMB up too RT @WSJAsiaBiz: […]

Briefly…Top Ten Tweets (From Shadow Income, Consumer Confidence & Labour Costs, To New Energy, State Competition & Certification)

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

Welcome to our weekly pick of the news from our ChinaBlogTweets Twitter feed. This week’s post is a lighter, holiday version (next week too). Full service (and commentary will follow again thereafter). 1. Useful set of 2010 stats: China Economy by Numbers – July (China Daily) (see also: RT @chinaeconreview: China posts $28.73b trade […]

Briefly…Top Ten Tweets (From Rankings, Relocations & Consumption To FDI, Exports & Gifts)

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

Last week’s news included the a warning that while policy-induced slowing of the economy continues (not a bad thing), some risks remain. In Caixin, Yi Gang, a deputy governor of the People’s Bank of China (and leader of SAFE) said that “the probability [of a double dip] is small. Nevertheless, he said that the growth […]

Briefly…Top Ten Tweets (From Goldilocks, Growth & Economic Crimes, To Oil Spills, Espionage & SMEs)

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

The economic debate on growth and inflation continues to rage, and was put nicely in the FT – drawing on an old Standard Chartered report it wondered whether the economy could be served up at just the right temperature, or whether the bears (exemplified by Andy Xie) would be right about inflation risks. For the […]