Suqian in Jiangsu province and Luoyang in Henan were previously considered the best examples of market-oriented reform of public hospitals in China.
Hospitals were urged to make “in-depth exploration and bold trials” to “strive for breakthroughs”.
Faced with insufficient public funds and widespread losses in a public hospital system that depended on drug rebates for income, the local government pushed 14 public hospitals to transform into private, employee-owned, nonprofit hospitals.
President Donald Trump, renewing his attack on the Federal Reserve, claimed the stock market would be “5000 to 10,000” points higher had it not been for the actions of the U.S. central bank.
Trump picked Powell as Fed chairman, replacing Janet Yellen, but later indicated that he regretted the decision, and in late 2018 discussed the feasibility of firing him before appearing to decide against it.
The benchmark S&P 500 Index closed Friday at 2,907.41, less than one percent below its record high close from September.
Markets were mixed as global growth concerns outweigh positive earnings, writes Ian Slattery.
Markets were mixed overall for the week as lower IMF growth projections weighed on international investors, whilst US investors were buoyed somewhat by earnings and the lowest weekly jobs claims figure in 60 years.
Gold and Copper prices finished the week at $1,290 per troy ounce and $6,464 respectively.