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Cuba approves law aimed at attracting foreign investment

New law offers steep tax cuts and promising a climate of investment security

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The end of our illusions about Russia

The West wants an economic partner. The Kremlin wants a sphere of uncontested influence

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China news round-up: Bo Xilai’s trial begins in Jinan

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Thursday’s summary of top stories in Chinese and foreign news on Chinese politics, society, the economy and foreign affairs. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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US companies see delay on Asean single market

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Two leading American business groups said US firms operating in Asean countries are sceptical the regional bloc can meet a 2015 deadline to establish a single market. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Control of China’s local government debt begins with an open book

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Among the ills afflicting the Chinese economy, a few are particularly deadly: the ballooning local government debt is one of them. No one knows for sure how massive it is, or how risky. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Jiangsu province calls US$126b bank debt manageable

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Government debt in China’s eastern Jiangsu province is under control and at a manageable and “appropriate” level for its economy, a Chinese newspaper on Tuesday quoted a senior local official as saying. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Australian election campaigners clash on spending

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd on Tuesday increased pressure on the conservative opposition to reveal its policy costings, as the economy was judged the number one issue in next month’s election. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Economic Expansion Slows Down in Japan

Economic growth in the second quarter fell short of the previous three months’ figure and of analysts’ expectations, possibly threatening plans for shrinking the nation’s soaring debt.

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Beijing feels office space crunch as vacancies shrink

<!– google_ad_section_start –> According to Jones Lang LaSalle, overall vacancies for grade-A office dropped from nearly 30 per cent just after the 2008 Olympics to single digits in mid-2011 and, recently, below 5 per cent, due to strong demand and low stocks of suitable offices. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Australian PM Rudd calls September poll against resurgent conservatives

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd called a September 7 general election on Sunday, barely six weeks after he toppled former leader Julia Gillard in a party-room vote, ending a turbulent three years in power for the minority Labor government. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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China moves to eliminate financial scam advertisements

<!– google_ad_section_start –> China kicked off a nationwide campaign on Thursday to do away with advertisements for financial scams promising big returns at no risk, highlighting concern over the potential for trouble as financial know-how lags behind rising personal wealth. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Kerry holds key Pakistan talks

<!– google_ad_section_start –> US Secretary of State John Kerry began talks with Pakistan’s new government on Thursday, likely to be dominated by the fight against Islamist militants as US troops withdraw from Afghanistan. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Xi Jinping calls for financial risks to be curbed

<!– google_ad_section_start –> President Xi Jinping called on Tuesday for authorities to curb financial risks as concerns mount in China about rising debts owed by companies and local governments. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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China leaders play safe on reforms as economic growth sags

<!– google_ad_section_start –> For all the strong rhetoric, China’s latest policy actions suggest a shift in focus on the economy to mix relatively pain-free reforms that burnish Beijing’s credentials for change with measures to prop up sagging growth. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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China orders nationwide government debt audit

<!– google_ad_section_start –> China’s National Audit Office will conduct an audit of all government debt at the request of China’s State Council or cabinet, it said in a statement on Sunday, underlining concern over rising debt levels in the world’s second biggest economy. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Premier Hun Sen set to extend rule as Cambodia goes to the polls

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Cambodia’s strongman premier Hun Sen looked set to extend his 28-year rule on Sunday in elections marred by allegations of widespread irregularities and the exclusion of the opposition chief. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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AP names Edelsten to top China editorial position

<!– google_ad_section_start –> BEIJING (AP) — The Associated Press has named veteran Asia-based journalist and video producer Miles Edelsten to the new position of news director for Greater China. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Asian stocks mostly gain after Japan election

<!– google_ad_section_start –> BEIJING (AP) — Chinese stocks fell but other Asian markets edged up Monday after Japan’s ruling party won a majority in parliament’s upper house and a mandate to push ahead economic reforms. Oil stayed above $108 a barrel amid signs of an improving U.S. economy. Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 gained 0.1 percent to 14,609.02 following Sunday’s election. The outcome — a victory for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, whose “Abenomics” program aimed at sparking an economic revival — was widely expected and already had been factored into trading strategies. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Hong Kong RMB deposits seen surging on Qianhai reforms

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Financial reforms in Shenzhen’s Qianhai special economic zone could spur a surge in yuan deposits in Hong Kong, pushing them to 30 per cent of the city’s deposit base from the current 10 per cent, HSBC Hong Kong chief executive Anita Fung said yesterday. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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