Chinese Economy

Ditch Takeout And Dive Into These Chinese New Year Recipes Instead | Posted 01.27.2017 | Canada Living

Kung Hei Fat Choi! The Chinese New Year is the most important holiday in Chinese culture, celebrated with traditional decorations, family reunions, fireworks and, of course, delicious feasts.

What Distinguishes Vancouver From Other North American Markets

Sonny Wong | Posted 03.31.2017 | Canada British Columbia
Sonny Wong

Forget weather, housing prices, lifestyle, green initiatives and other external factors and complaints. Yes, they are all variables but when it comes to consumer spending, there's one big variable driving the market almost to the exclusion of anything else: China and the Chinese.

Is China's Market Turmoil Creating A Rise in Canadian Real Estate Prices?

Ludovic Siouffi | Posted 02.02.2017 | Canada Business
Ludovic Siouffi

Every day I hear about a real estate bubble on the edge of bursting, with home sale prices exponentially rising well above assessment values. I don't think it's a surprise to anyone that foreign investment from Chinese investors over the past few years, and even decades, has been a major contributor to our real estate boom.

Chinese Stock Market Halted As Markets Plunge

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 01.06.2016 | Canada Business

This is the second time in a week markets have been halted.

U.S., Chinese Factories Are Tanking, And World Is Getting Nervous

CP | Christopher S. Rugaber And Paul Wiseman, The Associated Press | Posted 01.04.2016 | Canada Business

WASHINGTON — Fears escalated Monday that the global economy could struggle more than expected this year — a prospect that contributed to a plunge ...

Canada Among Countries Most Exposed To Chinese Slowdown

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.07.2016 | Canada Business

TORONTO — A new report says Canada is one of five countries most exposed to China's slowing growth. Geneva-based asset manager Unigestion says Cana...

China's Economy Slowest Since Financial Crisis

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 10.19.2016 | Canada Business

BEIJING — China's economic growth decelerated in the latest quarter to a six-year low of 6.9 per cent despite repeated interest rate cuts and other ...

One Big Sign That China's Economy Is Tanking

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 10.13.2016 | Canada Business

BEIJING — China's September imports fell by an unexpectedly wide margin of 20.4 per cent from a year ago in a new sign of weakness in the world's se...

This Is What TD Bank Says Is The Largest Risk To Canada's Economy

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 09.21.2015 | Canada Business

The largest risk to Canada’s economy isn't the slowdown in the oil industry, or the spectre of a housing bubble — it’s the world outside Canada ...

TSX Recovers (Somewhat) From Tuesday's Steep Drop

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.02.2015 | Canada Business

The Toronto Stock Exchange posted a solid, double-digit gain Wednesday, but it wasn't nearly enough to make up for the sharp drop of the previous session.

TSX Dives On News Of Canadian Recession, Chinese Slump

CP | Peter Henderson, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.01.2015 | Canada Business

TORONTO — The Toronto Stock Exchange fell by triple digits on Tuesday as markets around the world dipped and new data confirmed Canada fell into rec...

Currency War Rages As Developing Economies Sputter

CP | Paul Wiseman And Joshua Goodman, The Associated Press | Posted 08.22.2015 | Canada Business

WASHINGTON - The damage spans the globe. Thailand's baht. Kazakhstan's tenge. South Africa's rand. Peru's nuevo sol. In emerging markets worldwi...

Greece ‘A Sideshow To China Meltdown'

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 07.08.2015 | Canada Business

As the Greek debt drama plays itself out one 60-euro withdrawal at a time, some economic observers are saying the world is paying attention to the wro...

China's Stock Market Is Crashing

CP | Ken Sweet, The Associated Press | Posted 06.26.2015 | Canada Business

NEW YORK — After a sizzling rally that more than doubled the value of China's main stock market over the past year, investors are now heading for th...

How Canada Becoming an RMB Hub Helps Our Companies

Peter Hall | Posted 05.19.2015 | Canada Business
Peter Hall

On Monday the renminbi (RMB -- Chinese currency) will step into Canada with the inauguration of the only RMB hub in the Americas. We know in Canada it will be greeted with fanfare, but what is less certain is whether or not Canadian exporters and international investors will take action once the celebration ends. Should they?

Watch Out - China Has the Money and Now the Muscle Too

Colin Kenny | Posted 10.29.2014 | Canada Politics
Colin Kenny

China has quietly developed the world's first land-based missile system -- Dong Feng 21Ds -- capable of sinking aircraft carriers from a long way off: to wit, more than 1,500 kilometers, or a bit more than the distance between Winnipeg and Vancouver. That's a long way out into the East and South China Seas.

Why The World Should Watch Hong Kong And China

Mark Milke | Posted 09.27.2014 | Canada Politics
Mark Milke

With the recent Russian-inspired tragedies in eastern Ukraine and the war between Israel and Hamas in Gaza, much of the world is understandably focused on those regions. But another continent, Asia, is worth watching, particularly Chinese government action vis-à-vis Hong Kong.

Are We Wrong About China's Economy?

Peter Hall | Posted 08.25.2014 | Canada Business
Peter Hall

China is again faced with the pre-crisis problems that were all the rage. First, how does it, and the rest of the world, cope with the demands of the 40 million odd new entrants to its middle class every year? And what if these really become a Western-style consumer class? Third, how does China sustainably manage its growth?

Surprise of the Year: Hope Restored?

Peter Hall | Posted 02.18.2014 | Canada
Peter Hall

Pessimism is a hallmark of the post-crisis period, and it was with us for so long, we almost didn't notice. Confidence -- its polar opposite -- is one of those necessities that we take for granted. That is, until they are taken away. Without confidence, at best we cower in the shadows, coming out to carry on basic activities, and scurrying back for shelter. At worst, it causes the collapse of financial systems and the distribution of goods and services -- in a word, chaos. But this year, we regained something: hope.

What Killed China's Renewable Energy Industry?

Patricia Adams | Posted 02.11.2014 | Canada Business
Patricia Adams

China's aggressive push to "green" its economy and become the world leader in renewable energy is admired by many commentators in the West. Those admirers need to look again; after years of over-development in the face of decreasing demand, China's renewable energy market is on life support, barely kept alive by government subsidies.

Are the BRICS' Economies Slowing Permanently?

Peter Hall | Posted 11.18.2013 | Canada Business
Peter Hall

How the mighty are falling. Resilience was a word used liberally to boast of the BRICS countries' staying power in the post-crisis period. Many even ascribed global-growth-engine status to these rising powerhouses. But 2013 has been a second tough year for the August group, even as OECD nations are steadily returning to growth.

TSX Plunges

CP | Malcolm Morrison, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.24.2013 | Canada Business

TORONTO - The Toronto stock market piled on more losses Monday as traders continued to sell off risky assets like equities and commodities amid signs ...

China Sits Comfortably Behind the Steering Wheel

Andrew Pyle | Posted 09.12.2012 | Canada Business
Andrew Pyle

We had some not so friendly news hit the wires this week regarding China. The world's largest consumer of things from the ground and largest sibling in the Asian region recorded slower-than-expected GDP growth for the second quarter: 7.6 per cent. This is the sixth straight quarter in which growth has decelerated and represents a half a per cent decline from the growth seen in Q1.

China Hits The Panic Button

CP | Joe McDonald, The Associated Press | Posted 08.07.2012 | Canada Business

BEIJING, China - China cut its benchmark lending rate Thursday for the first time in nearly four years, adding to efforts to reverse a sharp economic ...

Made in China? More like Destroyed by China

Diane Francis | Posted 07.02.2012 | Canada
Diane Francis

Not only should China be banned from construction or bidding, but Investment Canada should ban Chinese companies from buying resource companies, or related assets. They low-ball to get contracts, then use shoddy materials, and have no respect for the rule of the law in Canada.