In that respect, Chinese policymakers are walking on a tightrope between stimulating the economy to avoid a hard landing
and transforming the economy to avoid creating more empty roads and ghost cities," QNB added.
Despite a slowdown in the rate of growth, the possibility of a hard landing
appears to be slim, considering the strong growth of China's service industry, continued expansion of investment in infrastructure, and the strength of the Chinese government and central bank to counter future developments," the report said.
Although [a] hard landing
and tightening of credit following a crash in the housing market and defaults by real estate developers have a relatively low probability, such a scenario could mean significant erosion in domestic demand and China could experience an economic slow down," said Nariman Behravesh, chief economist of IHS.
19 February 2014 - Growing fears of a hard landing
for China's economy have further marginalized emerging market equities according to new survey results from US financial services firm Bnak of America Merrill Lynch (NYSE: BAC).
Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft made a hard landing
in Nevada on Monday, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported in its online edition.
Approached for comments, the ISAF media office said: "We can confirm a coalition aircraft conducted a hard landing
in northern Afghanistan today.
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Such an outcome should put to rest any remaining doubt about China escaping a hard landing
and sailing smoothly through the troubled global waters," Dariusz Kowalczyk of Credit Agricole CIB in Hong Kong said in an email.
The Austrian landed safely, but his capsule suffered a hard landing
and required emergency repairs.
Summary: Concern is growing that China's economy could be headed for a hard landing
The agency then underscored "the risk of a hard landing
in major emerging market economies, including China, India and Brazil," followed by "an oil-price supply-side shock resulting from resurfacing geopolitical risks.
A PETROL station owner and an Iraqi adventurer trying to fly from Oregon to Montana in tandem lawn chairs suspended from party balloons made a hard landing
after having to abort their flight due to thunderstorms.