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July 28, 2015

BEIJING - China's A-shares dropped sharply yesterday by 8.5% to close at 3,903 – but ANZ Bank says the market movement is not surprising. “The sharp fall has been propelled by a rapid deleveraging process triggered by tightening of margin financing pledged mainly by securities brokers and to some extent informal credits created through unregulated trading platforms,” ANZ says.

July 27, 2015

HONG KONG – The most important of new policies announced by the State Council of China to stimulate exports and support growth is the decision to expand the RMB floating band. After three expansions since exchange rate reform in 2005, this will further promote financial liberalisation and RMB internationalisation, BBVA Bank says in a research note.

July 23, 2015

SEOUL – South Korea’s GDP slowed to 2.2% y/y in Q2, compared with 2.5% in the first quarter. This is the slowest growth rate since Q1 2013. Sequentially, Korea’s GDP grew 0.3% q/q sa, marginally lower than the Bank of Korea’s  estimate of 0.4% earlier this month, and below 0.8% reported for Q1, suggesting that growth momentum has slowed significantly.

July 23, 2015

SINGAPORE - The Chinese Government's measures to stem heavy losses in China’s stock market have set back its stated aim of increasing the role of markets in the economy, ratings agency Standard & Poor's warns in a report released today. "We believe the Central Government has shown a reduced regard for long-term implications when addressing immediate risks," says S&P credit analyst, Kim Eng Tan.


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AugustAustralia-China Business Week Sydney - August 5-6 2015

August 5, 2015

Now in the 8th year, Australia China Business Week returns to Sydney on August 5-6 at the InterContinental Hotel.  Tailored towards China-active or early stage SMEs and mid-sized companies wanting to develop and refine their China strategy, the two-day event offers an effective business platform for professionals and investors from Australia and China to connect, network and participate in business matching. Visit