Louis Kuijs - World Bank Group


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For most of the past few decades, the bulk of Chinese infrastructure investment has served the overall economy reasonably well. If you compare China with most other developing countries, they would love to be in China's shoes in terms of having all that infrastructure.feedback
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Louis Kuijs has been quoted 23 times. The two most recent articles where Louis Kuijs has been quoted are World offers cautionary tale for Trump’s infrastructure plan and China policymakers bullish on economy, cite strong first-quarter GDP, stable yuan. Most recently, Louis Kuijs was quoted as having said, “Private investors need to have a decent rate of return. They cannot wait 40 years, and they are simply not able to take into account the additional tax revenues for the government.”.
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Nov 08 2016

Goods exports improved somewhat in October after the major setback in September, but not enough to prevent a further loss of momentum and underscoring that the recent trend toward somewhat stronger global demand growth remains fragile.feedback

Oct 19 2016

In China, these numbers don't tend to bounce around a lot. They tend to be remarkably smooth.feedback

Oct 19 2016

Many economists find that unfortunate. If you have organic growth in your economy of around 5.5 percent in a context of a pretty subdued global economy, if you continue to insist of 6.5 percent growth, that means you have to rely on rapid credit growth and other macro-economic stimulus to achieve it.feedback

Apr 15 2016

In our view the uptick in construction is premature and we are skeptical whether it can be sustained. While inventories of unsold housing have eased somewhat they are still too high and need to come down more.feedback

Apr 15 2016

The current housing construction pick-up supported overall GDP growth in Q1 and should do so in Q2. However, we think it is likely that the property construction cycle will ease again and that the government will need to continue to rely on other drivers, including infrastructure investment, to meet its ambitious growth target of 6.5 to 7 percent for 2016.feedback

Jan 19 2016

I think that at least the biggest fears about the real economy, fears that came to the surface during the stock market rout...I think those biggest fears were overblown.feedback

Jan 18 2016

The growth picture remains two-sided. The real estate construction slump and weak exports continued to weigh on activity. Meanwhile, though, consumption continued to expand robustly, supported by solid wage growth. The robust growth in the consumption and services nexus is key for policymakers. They need it to avoid labor market stress.feedback

Jan 13 2016

Beijing's moves on stocks and currency "are indicative of tension between the leadership's desire for market-oriented reform and the apparent fundamental objective of control. How this tension will be resolved in the coming years will be central to China's economic development and thus will have major global ramifications.feedback

Jan 08 2016

A level of the currency that would make sense for the U.S. doesn't make sense for China.feedback

Jan 08 2016

Unfortunately, this sends signals that at least in area of the stock market, policymakers are making big mistakes and are going back and forth and have kind of lost the game on policy.feedback

Apr 16 2014

The resilience of the relatively labour-intensive services sector has helped the labour market hold up reasonably well in the first quarter, even though it cooled.feedback

Mar 17 2010 - IMF

With this momentum that the economy is getting into in 2010, we feel comfortable upgrading our forecast and we now project about 9.5 percent growth – GDP growth – for this year.feedback

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