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Chinese Premier rejects economic stimulus option as latest data shows more weakness | South China Morning Post

The Chinese government has no plans to resort to a “massive stimulus” similar to that of 2008 as a way to manage its slowing economy amid the trade war with the United States, Premier Li Keqiang said on Tuesday.

Instead, Beijing will focus its policies on “energising the market, in particular market entities” and creating “fair and equal regulations” to maintain momentum in the world’s second biggest economy, Li said in a speech before attending the annual summit of the Association for Southeast Asian Nations in Singapore.
china  economy  macro 
2 hours ago by jayyy
China Censorship Moves From Politics To Economics

Topics such as consumers cutting back on spending, local governments struggling with debt repayments, lay-offs by bankrupt private companies and inefficiency at state-owned companies are increasingly off-limits, according to media staff.
china  economy  media  LH 
10 hours ago by jayyy
Artificial Interest Rate Adjustments Do Not Make Sense | Seeking Alpha
Abstract There is a glaring flaw in using artificial interest rate adjustments to regulate demand: the GDP maximising rate of interest is presumably the free ma
interest  rates  economics  economy 
14 hours ago by pkrnjevic
China Real Estate May Face ‘Year of Recession’ - Caixin Global

The fundamentals of China’s real estate market will face “a year of recession” in 2019, China International Capital Corp. (CICC) said Monday in a research report. Sales, investments and new construction starts will decline significantly next year, according to researchers at the largest state-backed investment bank in China. In response, the government should alter policies that were put in place to cool the market, the researchers said.
LH  china  realestate  economy 
19 hours ago by jayyy
The Experience Economy – Stratechery by Ben Thompson
The phrase “The Experience Economy”, like the worst sort of corporate speak, sounds less like a viable business plan than it does a discarded slogan for Las Vegas. Still, that was the explanation for SAP’s $8 billion acquisition for Qualtrics just days before the latter was set to IPO.
Archive  experience  design  economy  strategy 
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John McDonnell is right to double down on Tory tax cuts | Larry Elliott | Business | The Guardian
Shadow chancellor may seem to have moved right, but he has avoided Hammond’s trap
poltics  economy 
2 days ago by tonys
Reinventing After-Sales Service In A Subscription Economy World
"91% of manufacturers are investing in predictive analytics in the next 12 months, and 50% consider Artificial Intelligence (AI) a major planned investment for 2019 to support their subscription-based business models.
New subscription business models and smart, connected products are freeing manufacturers up from competing for one-time transaction revenues to recurring revenues based on subscriptions.
By 2020, manufacturers are predicting 67% of their product portfolios will be smart, connected products according to an excellent study by Capgemini."
business  featured  posts  technology  software  trends  &  concepts  digital  disruption  internet  of  things  iot  louis  columbus'  blog  manufacturing  services  revenue  subscription  economy 
2 days ago by jonerp
Here's The Proof That U.S. Stocks Are Experiencing A Massive Bubble | Seeking Alpha
The U.S. stock market capitalization-to-GDP ratio (the total value of the U.S. stock market divided by the GDP) also shows that the stock market has gotten far ahead of the underlying economy, just as it did in the prior two bubbles. Unfortunately, it’s even worse this time around. This ratio is often nicknamed “Warren Buffett’s favorite indicator” because he described it as “probably the best single measure of where valuations stand at any given moment.
finance  bubble  economy 
3 days ago by imaginaryfriend

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