Chinese economic stimulus program http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/37631/all en European shares at multi-yr highs on stimulus hopes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130305/european-shares-at-multi-yr-highs-stimulus-hopes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, March 5 (Reuters) - Europe's top equity indexes bounced up to multi-year highs on Tuesday, buoyed by the breach of key technical levels, a crop of upbeat corporate outlooks and prospects of continued stimulus from global central banks.</p> <p>The European Central Bank, the Bank of England and the Bank of Japan are all expected to stick to ultra easy monetary policy at meetings this week, following on from reassurances by U.S. Federal Reserve officials that their stimulus programme is also here to stay, for now.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130305/european-shares-at-multi-yr-highs-stimulus-hopes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chinese economic stimulus program Politics Thomson Reuters Tue, 05 Mar 2013 17:15:56 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5774040 at http://www.globalpost.com BOK freezes key rate, poised to raise 2013 growth estimate http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130613/bok-freezes-key-rate-poised-raise-2013-growth-estimate-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Kim Soo-yeon</p> <p>SEOUL, June 13 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's central bank is likely to revise up its 2013 growth estimate as its latest rate cut in May combined with the government's fiscal stimulus will help prop up Asia's fourth-largest economy, its chief said Thursday.</p> <p>Bank of Korea (BOK) Gov. Kim Choong-soo said that the bank's full-year growth estimate of 2.6 percent is likely to be raised possibly by 0.2 percentage point.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2013. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130613/bok-freezes-key-rate-poised-raise-2013-growth-estimate-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bank of Korea Bank of Korea Chinese economic stimulus program Inflation Yonhap News Agency Thu, 13 Jun 2013 07:31:36 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 5857068 at http://www.globalpost.com Hong Kong shares close down 0.12% http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130718/hong-kong-shares-close-down-012 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Hong Kong shares ended 0.12 percent lower Thursday as profit-taking and concerns about China's slowing economy offset soothing comments from the US Federal Reserve chief about its stimulus programme.</p> <p>The benchmark Hang Seng Index eased 26.65 points to 21,345.22 on turnover of HK$45.78 billion (US$5.91 billion).</p> <p>Shanshui Cement shares logged their biggest one-day drop since late 2008 after warning late on Wednesday of a fall in first-half profit.</p> <p>Chinese shares closed down 1.05 percent on worries over the slowing domestic economy.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130718/hong-kong-shares-close-down-012" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business China Chinese economic stimulus program Economic history of the People's Republic of China AFP Thu, 18 Jul 2013 11:37:56 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5887074 at http://www.globalpost.com Asian shares higher on US stimulus hopes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130723/asian-shares-higher-us-stimulus-hopes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Asian markets rose on Tuesday as unexpectedly weak housing data from the United States increased the likelihood the Federal Reserve would keep its stimulus programme in place for some time.</p> <p>Hong Kong and Shanghai led the gains after China's premier hinted that the government had a lower limit below which it would not let economic growth fall.</p> <p>Tokyo rose 0.82 percent, or 120.47 points, to 14,778.51, Seoul added 1.27 percent, or 23.80 points, to close at 1,904.15 and Sydney advanced 0.30 percent, or 15.2 points, to 5,017.1.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130723/asian-shares-higher-us-stimulus-hopes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chinese economic stimulus program Economic history of the People's Republic of China Japanese yen Technology AFP Tue, 23 Jul 2013 13:09:29 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5890881 at http://www.globalpost.com European stocks climb on China stimulus hint http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130723/european-stocks-climb-china-stimulus-hint <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>European equities advanced on Tuesday after Asian powerhouse China hinted that it could adopt stimulus measures to prevent a sharp economic slowdown, dealers said.</p> <p>Markets were also boosted by unexpectedly weak housing data from the United States which increased the likelihood the Federal Reserve would keep its stimulus programme in place for some time, they added.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130723/european-stocks-climb-china-stimulus-hint" target="_blank">read more</a></p> China Chinese economic stimulus program Economic history of the People's Republic of China AFP Tue, 23 Jul 2013 14:06:59 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5891135 at http://www.globalpost.com European stocks climb on US earnings and China stimulus hope http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130723/european-stocks-climb-us-earnings-and-china-stimulus-hope <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>European equities advanced on Tuesday after a string of US companies posted better-than-expected profits and Asian powerhouse China hinted it could adopt stimulus measures to prevent a sharp economic slowdown, dealers said.</p> <p>Markets were also boosted by unexpectedly weak housing data from the United States which increased the likelihood the Federal Reserve would keep its stimulus programme in place for some time, they added.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130723/european-stocks-climb-us-earnings-and-china-stimulus-hope" target="_blank">read more</a></p> China Chinese economic stimulus program Economic history of the People's Republic of China AFP Tue, 23 Jul 2013 14:34:24 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5891262 at http://www.globalpost.com Hong Kong shares dip 0.31% http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130725/hong-kong-shares-dip-031 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Hong Kong shares slipped 0.31 percent Thursday following losses on Wall Street as dealers grow concerned about whether the US Federal Reserve will wind down its stimulus programme.</p> <p>The benchmark Hang Seng Index eased 67.97 points to 21,900.96 on turnover of HK$45.33 billion (US$5.85 billion).</p> <p>The profit-taking came despite Beijing on Wednesday unveiling measures labelled a "small" economic stimulus, including easing the tax burden of small firms, investment in railways and export incentives.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130725/hong-kong-shares-dip-031" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chinese economic stimulus program Hang Seng Index Constituent Stocks Industrial and Commercial Bank of China AFP Thu, 25 Jul 2013 11:03:53 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5893352 at http://www.globalpost.com Hong Kong shares close 0.54% lower http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130729/hong-kong-shares-close-054-lower-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Hong Kong shares ended down 0.54 percent on Monday, in line with a regional sell-off as traders await a policy meeting of the US Federal Reserve later in the week.</p> <p>The benchmark Hang Seng Index slipped 118.80 points to 21,850.15 on turnover of HK$42.17 billion (US$5.44 billion).</p> <p>Investors were also spooked by news at the weekend that China's national auditor will carry out an audit of all government debt.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130729/hong-kong-shares-close-054-lower-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Chinese economic stimulus program Hang Seng Index Constituent Stocks Industrial and Commercial Bank of China AFP Mon, 29 Jul 2013 13:37:15 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5896715 at http://www.globalpost.com Hong Kong stocks close 0.24% lower http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130819/hong-kong-stocks-close-024-lower-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Hong Kong shares ended 0.24 percent lower on Monday following losses on Wall Street last week, while investors bet the US Federal Reserve will soon start winding down its stimulus programme.</p> <p>The benchmark Hang Seng Index fell 54.11 points to 22,463.70 on turnover of HK$44.31 billion ($5.72 billion).</p> <p>Market players have been intensely speculating about when the United States will begin tapering its massive $85 billion a month bond-buying programme, which has flooded markets with cash. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130819/hong-kong-stocks-close-024-lower-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> China Chinese economic stimulus program Economic history of the People's Republic of China Technology AFP Mon, 19 Aug 2013 11:46:49 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5912837 at http://www.globalpost.com Hong Kong stocks close down 2.20% http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130820/hong-kong-stocks-close-down-220 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Hong Kong shares ended 2.20 percent lower on Tuesday, in line with a regional sell-off as investors grow concerned the US Federal Reserve will begin reeling in its stimulus programme soon.</p> <p>The benchmark Hang Seng Index fell 493.41 points to 21,970.29 on turnover of HK$63.66 billion ($8.21 billion).</p> <p>Chinese shares closed down 0.62 percent. The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index fell 13.01 points to 2,072.59 on turnover of 89.1 billion yuan ($14.5 billion).</p> <p>dan/sm</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Chinese economic stimulus program Hang Seng Index AFP Tue, 20 Aug 2013 08:47:34 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5913529 at http://www.globalpost.com Stocks fall, Fed minutes fail to provide clarity about winding up key stimulus http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130821/tsx-head-lower-commodities-decline-traders-look-clarity-fed <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>TORONTO - The Toronto stock market finished sharply lower as minutes of the U.S. Federal Reserve's latest meeting reinforced the view that the central bank will start winding up a key economic stimulus program later this year.</p> <p>But there was some disappointment that the minutes didn't provide much in the way of clarity about when the Fed may start winding up its US$85 billion of monthly bond purchases.</p> <p>The S</p> <p>The Canadian dollar finished down 0.78 of a cent at 95.48 cents US as the greenback strengthened.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130821/tsx-head-lower-commodities-decline-traders-look-clarity-fed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chinese economic stimulus program The Canadian Press Wed, 21 Aug 2013 13:15:53 +0000 The Canadian Press 5914433 at http://www.globalpost.com US stocks open flat http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130920/us-stocks-open-flat <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>US stocks Friday opened flat as traders looked to a flurry of top Federal Reserve officials' comments to help digest the Fed's move to delay tapering stimulus.</p> <p>Twenty minutes into trade, the Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped 8.72 points (0.06 percent) to 15,627.83.</p> <p>The broad-based S&amp;P 500 edged up a miniscule 0.06 (0.00 percent) to 1,722.40, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index tacked on 2.53 (0.07 percent) at 3,791.91.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130920/us-stocks-open-flat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chinese economic stimulus program AFP Fri, 20 Sep 2013 14:31:35 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5939861 at http://www.globalpost.com Mexican floods likely to deepen central bank concerns on growth http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130920/division-mexico-central-bank-clouds-bets-rate-cut <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Michael O'Boyle and Alexandra Alper</p> <p>MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's central bank was divided over its unexpected interest rate cut early this month to counter a slump in growth, but the damage from historic floods hitting the country could strengthen bets for another cut in October.</p> <p>Board members voted 3-2 to cut their benchmark rate by 25 basis points to 3.75 percent on September 6, the lowest level since the key rate was introduced in early 2008, according to minutes of their discussion released on Friday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130920/division-mexico-central-bank-clouds-bets-rate-cut" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Central bank Chinese economic stimulus program Mexico Thomson Reuters Fri, 20 Sep 2013 15:02:23 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5939910 at http://www.globalpost.com Asian shares rise as China growth picks up http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131018/asian-shares-rise-china-growth-picks <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Asian markets rose Friday after data showed China's economy picked up in July-September, while on Wall Street the S&amp;P 500 soared to a record close, fuelled by relief that Washington had averted a devastating default.</p> <p>With the US government up and running again after a 16-day budget stand-off and the threat of a default put off for now, attention moved to economic results and the future of the Federal Reserve's stimulus programme.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131018/asian-shares-rise-china-growth-picks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chinese economic stimulus program Dow Jones Industrial Average Japanese yen AFP Fri, 18 Oct 2013 04:34:41 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5964220 at http://www.globalpost.com Asian shares rise as China growth picks up http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131018/asian-shares-rise-china-growth-picks-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Asian markets mostly rose Friday after data showed China's economy picked up in July-September, following a record close on Wall Street fuelled by relief that Washington had averted a devastating default.</p> <p>With the US government up and running again after a 16-day budget stand-off and the threat of a default put off for now, attention moved to economic results and the future of the Federal Reserve's stimulus programme.</p> <p>Sydney gained 0.73 percent, or 38.4 points, to end at 5,321.5 -- its highest close in five years and Seoul rose 0.58 percent, or 11.79 points, to 2,052.40.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131018/asian-shares-rise-china-growth-picks-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chinese economic stimulus program Economy of the People's Republic of China Japanese yen Technology AFP Fri, 18 Oct 2013 07:52:09 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5964307 at http://www.globalpost.com