China expects to meet 2017 GDP target of 6.5%

So says China’s NDRC head at the Communist Party Congress 21 Oct – striving for GDP over 6.5% this year – will stick to steel capacity cut mission this year Optimistic tones out of China given recent upbeat data. Economists believe China’s actual growth should easily beat the target. The economy grew 6.8% Q3 and 6.9% in…

Japan elections: PM Abe big win

An update on the election in Japan – in a nutshell a big majority for Shinzo Abe Public broadcaster NHK report Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party along with its coalition partner (Komeito) look on track for a big majority, at this stage likely above 310 seat threshold in the 465-seat House. Copyright 2015