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Boao Forum for Asia 2009

BFA: "Price Fluctuations and Emerging Market Strategies"

A forum featuring "Price Fluctuations and Emerging Market Strategies" was held during the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) Annual Conference 2009 in Boao, south China's Hainan Province, April 19, 2009. Full story

BACKGROUND

Chronology of Boao Forum for Asia

The Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) Annual Conference 2009 with the theme "Asia: Managing Beyond Crisis" is to be held from April 17 to 19 in Boao.

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Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference ends in China

2009-04-19 13:10:18 GMT Xinhua English BOAO, Hainan, April 19 (Xinhua) -- The Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) Annual Conference 2009 concluded Sunday in the scenic Boao town in south China's island province of Hainan.

China creates 2.68M urban jobs in Q1

2009-04-19 08:10:10 GMT China Daily Figures of the first quarter of this year show that 2.68 million jobs were created in China's urban areas, Premier Wen Jiabao said Saturday.

China: Key currency countries need watching

2009-04-19 07:51:17 GMT China Daily Premier Wen Jiabao said on Saturday that the economic polices of countries which issue global reserve currencies require closer supervision as part of building a diversified international monetary system.

East Asia playing bigger role in global economy, Bush says

2009-04-18 14:47:54 GMT Xinhua English BOAO, Hainan, April 18 (Xinhua) -- Former U.S. President George. W. Bush said Saturday that East Asia is playing a bigger role in global economy, and the world economic center has moved from Atlantic to Asia Pacific.

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China to set up $10 bln fund to boost investment cooperation with ASEAN

2009-04-18 03:50:29 GMT Xinhua English BOAO, Hainan, April 18 (Xinhua) -- China has decided to set up a 10 billion U.S. dollar "China-ASEAN Fund on Investment Cooperation" to support infrastructural development in the region, Premier Wen Jiabao said Saturday.

China creates 2.68 mln jobs for urban people in 1st quarter

2009-04-18 03:37:54 GMT Xinhua English BOAO, Hainan, April 18 (Xinhua) -- Figures of the first quarter of this year show that 2.68 million jobs were created in China's urban areas, Premier Wen Jiabao said Saturday.

Premier: China's stimulus package plan paying off

2009-04-18 03:32:58 GMT Xinhua English BOAO, Hainan, April 18 (Xinhua) -- China's economic stimulus package plan is already paying off, and positive changes have taken place in the economy, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said Saturday.

Official: China to restart new stock issuance after reform

2009-04-18 00:42:09 GMT Xinhua English BOAO, Hainan, April 17 (Xinhua) -- Yao Gang, vice chairman of the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC), said Friday that new stock issuance will restart for sure, but it should take place after relevant reform has been completed.

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Chinese premier meets former U.S., Japanese leaders

2009-04-18 15:04:14 GMT Xinhua English BOAO, Hainan, April 18 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao met with former U.S. President George W. Bush and former Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda here Saturday in south China's Hainan Province.

Chinese premier meets Vietnamese PM

2009-04-17 16:26:28 GMT Xinhua English SANYA, April 17 (Xinhua)-- Chinese Primer Wen Jiabao on Friday met with Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on the sidelines of the Boao Forum for Asia annual meeting in south China's Hainan Province.

Chinese premier raises four-point proposal for China-Kazakhstan cooperation

2009-04-17 15:51:21 GMT Xinhua English SANYA, April 17 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao met here Friday with Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev and discussed the measures to withstand the impact of the global financial crisis.

China, Mongolia pledge to deepen bilateral relations

2009-04-17 15:49:14 GMT Xinhua English SANYA, April 17 (Xinhua)-- China and Mongolia will make joint efforts to deepen bilateral relations, the two countries expressed here on Friday on the sidelines of the 2009 meeting of the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA).

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Russian media highlight Chinese premier's Boao speech on economy

2009-04-20 12:51:41 GMT Xinhua English MOSCOW, April 20 (Xinhua) -- China's economic stimulus measures and their positive results mentioned by its premier in a Saturday speech have caught the attention of Russian media and received positive responses from them.

Ramos: Wen's 5-point proposal outlines road map for economy recovery

2009-04-19 02:32:01 GMT Xinhua English BOAO, HAINAN, April 18 (Xinhuanet) -- Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao's speech outlines a strategic vision of road map for the economy recovery, said Fidel. V. Ramos, the former president of the Philippines´╝îon Saturday afternoon.

How far is China away from the crisis?

2009-04-18 09:14:48 GMT Xinhua English BOAO, Hainan, April 18 (Xinhua) -- Much has been talked about signs of recovery in Chinese economy, but little is certain about long-awaited rebound.

Long: China to move toward healthy, rapid economic development

2009-04-18 02:08:18 GMT Xinhua English BOAO, HAINAN, April 17 (Xinhuanet) -- China will curb the downward trend of its economy within a short term, and then start moving toward comparatively healthy and rapid economic development again, said Long Yongtu, secretary-general of the Boao Forum for Asia, on Friday.

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Delegates attend forum about "Managing in Periods of Volatility" in Boao

2009-04-19 16:05:42 GMT Xinhua English Delegates attended the forum about "Managing in Periods of Volatility" during the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) Annual Conference 2009 in Boao, south China's Hainan Province, April 19, 2009.

Staff members, volunteers provide pleasant services in Boao Forum

2009-04-19 16:01:48 GMT Xinhua English Staff members and volunteers provided pleasant services for over 1,600 participants during the three-day Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference 2009 which concluded in Boao, a scenic town in south China's Hainan Province, on Sunday.

BFA: "Price Fluctuations and Emerging Market Strategies"

2009-04-19 07:00:12 GMT Xinhua English A forum featuring "Price Fluctuations and Emerging Market Strategies" was held during the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) Annual Conference 2009 in Boao, south China's Hainan Province, April 19, 2009.

Foreign leaders address opening plenary of Boao Forum

2009-04-18 11:10:17 GMT Xinhua English The BFA Annual Conference 2009 opened here on Saturday with the theme of "Asia: Managing Beyond Crisis."

Current Financial Situation & Rescue Efforts

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China lenders continue to see falling non-performing loans

2009-04-14 13:40:38 GMT Xinhua English BEIJING, April 14 (Xinhua) -- Commercial banks in China continued to see declines in both non-performing loans (NPLs) and their ratio in total outstanding loans in the first quarter, said China's banking regulator Tuesday.

Industrial park mirrors sign of growth recovery

2009-04-14 11:36:51 GMT Xinhua English SUZHOU, April 14 (Xinhua) -- In the Suzhou Industrial Park (SIP), job fairs every week show signs of a boom in personnel demand as companies in the park seek recruitment for business.

Fewer companies to attend Guangdong Fair amid global crisis

2009-04-14 11:19:17 GMT Xinhua English GUANGZHOU, April 14 (Xinhua) -- The global crisis has cut the number of companies attending the 105th China Import and Export Fair, also Guangdong Fair, the organizers said here Tuesday.

Pacific Securities rakes in $16.4 mln net profit in 1Q

2009-04-12 03:17:06 GMT Xinhua English BEIJING, April 12 (Xinhua) -- Pacific Securities announced Saturday that its net profit in the first quarter topped 112 million yuan (16.4 million U.S. dollars) due to the first-quarter upbeat stock market performance.