Why China's private sector needs a 'high degree of attention'

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Why China's private sector needs a 'high degree of attention'

Xia Xiaokang and Bruno Chen, who both run private-sector companies, are the sort of businessmen that Chinese leaders are increasingly concerned about as economic growth slows.

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China’s economy grinds down a gear as heavy industry drags

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China’s economy grinds down a gear as heavy industry drags

China’s economy resumed its grind toward slower growth in April, weighed down by overcapacity industries such as steel and coal.

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US flight delayed after economist's equations alarm passenger

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US flight delayed after economist's equations alarm passenger

It could be a case of racial profiling -- or doing math in the wrong place at the wrong time.

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Indonesia growth fails to pick up in setback to Jokowi reforms

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Indonesia growth fails to pick up in setback to Jokowi reforms

Indonesia’s economy grew less than analysts expected in the first quarter, a setback to President Joko Widodo’s efforts to rejuvenate growth and implement reforms in Southeast Asia’s largest nation.

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Australian confirms his identity as bitcoin creator: BBC

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Australian confirms his identity as bitcoin creator: BBC

SYDNEY, May 2 - Australian tech entrepreneur Craig Wright told the BBC on Monday he was the creator of controversial digital currency bitcoin, ending years of speculation about a person who until now has gone by the name of Satoshi Nakamoto.

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Burgeoning offshore deposits no cause for alarm

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Burgeoning offshore deposits no cause for alarm

The other investment account in Vietnam’s balance of payment (BOP) that was bolstered up to a whooping $7.3 billion in the third quarter last year was not something unusual or alarming. Eugenia Victorino, ANZ Banking Group’s economist for the ASEAN and Pacific region, explains the phenomenon to VIR’s Trang Nguyen.

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ECB dismisses German criticism, says policies working

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ECB dismisses German criticism, says policies working

The European Central Bank on Thursday dismissed German criticism of its monetary policy, insisting its benefits would take time to unfold, while bank chief Mario Draghi also said Britain's membership in the EU was "mutually beneficial."

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Victoria Kwakwa appointed WB Vice President for East Asia and Pacific Region

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Victoria Kwakwa appointed WB Vice President for East Asia and Pacific Region

World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim has appointed Victoria Kwakwa as the new Regional Vice President for East Asia and Pacific, effective on April 15.

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Quarter of state budget earmarked for debt repayments

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Quarter of state budget earmarked for debt repayments

Vietnam is forecast to use up a quarter of the state budget for debt repayments in 2016 and this rate may reach a record high between 2022 and 2025, said a local economist.

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Who will lose out when Vietnam's government increases borrowing?

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Who will lose out when Vietnam's government increases borrowing?

Financing has always been one of the biggest issues for businesses in Vietnam, but economists now warn that it can be even much harder for the private sector to secure bank loans in the months ahead because of a major cash-thirsty competitor: the government.

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World Bank expert talks down fears over rising public debt

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World Bank expert talks down fears over rising public debt

Vietnam's public debt may quickly exceed the ceiling set at 65% of GDP, which will result in the national economy's budget risks, warned a World Bank economist.

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An inconvenient truth about free trade

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An inconvenient truth about free trade

It’s easy to scoff at the anti-free-trade rhetoric emanating from the U.S. presidential campaign trail. Donald Trump keeps yelling about China, Mexico, and Japan. Bernie Sanders won’t stop shouting about greedy multinational corporations. Hillary Clinton, Ted Cruz, and John Kasich are awkwardly leaning in the same direction. If you’re a typical pro-trade business executive, you’re tempted to ask: Were these people throwing Frisbees on the quad during Econ 101? A recent article in the National Review expressed disdain by blaming...

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China overcapacity darkens Asia's 2016 growth prospects: ADB

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China overcapacity darkens Asia's 2016 growth prospects: ADB

Huge industrial overcapacity in China will drag on both the country's and the region's growth this year, the Asian Development Bank said Wednesday, cutting its forecast for the world's second-largest economy.

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Consider debt cut through debt-to-equity swaps

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Consider debt cut through debt-to-equity swaps

Bad debts in Vietnam have continued to add up without any effective solution to cope with them. VinaCapital chief economist Alan Pham talks with VIR’s Trang Nguyen about why he thinks it is a good idea to adopt debt-to-equity swaps to reduce the number of non-performing loans piling up at the Vietnam Asset Management Company.

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Vietnam inflation up sharply in first quarter

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Vietnam inflation up sharply in first quarter

Vietnam's inflation rate rose sharply in the first quarter of 2016 according to official figures released Thursday, a turnaround for the communist country which saw inflation dwindle to zero last year.

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