BUSINESSWEEK ONLINE : JULY 5, 1999 ISSUE
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INTERNATIONAL -- ASIAN BUSINESS

Why Beijing Wants People to Borrow


-- Boost flagging consumer spending to improve chances of achieving 7% annual growth

-- Help manufacturers sell bloated inventories from autos to electric appliances

-- Encourage banks to diversify from lending to state enterprises and assess risk better


DATA: BUSINESS WEEK


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