Economics & Trade

Quick Take: ADB still has more muscle than the AIIB


Infographic series: China's underappreciated indicators

China by the numbers

Concerns that China's slowdown will hurt the global economy are unfounded

Q&A: China and global growth

China’s economy still facing a downward path

Number crunching

How can China sell off its government-owned companies?

SOE reform

New Shanghai FTZ rules not exactly what you were waiting for

Free trade zone

How WH Group made a pig’s breakfast of its IPO

Chinese listings

PBOC must continue to push credit to farmers

Rural finance


The data coming through indicates generally that the pickup in the economy is continuing and

EU set to approve Syngenta deal

EU antitrust regulators are set to clear ChemChina's $43 billion bid for Syngenta next week, people

Chinese entrepreneurs' confidence up

Chinese entrepreneurs' confidence in the domestic economy edged up in the first quarter on a strong

Sinopec buys first major refinery in Africa

China's Sinopec will pay almost $1 billion for a 75% stake in Chevron's South African assets and it

China drafting outbound investment rules

China may publish rules this year on outbound investment by Chinese firms that would spell out the

Scrutiny of Chinese M&A voided billions in deals

Chinese acquirers are seeing a large number of cross-border deals blocked at home and abroad as a s

China prepares to counter possible trade sanctions

China's government has been seeking advice from its think-tanks and policy advisers on how to count

Global call to tackle Chinese aluminum over-production

An international coalition of aluminium trade associations has called for a global forum to be crea

China sets record for US lobster imports

The expanding market for lobsters in China is continuing to grow, with the country setting a new re

PBOC raises interest rates following US Fed hike

The People's Bank of China raised open market operations (OMO) and medium-term lending (MLF) rates

China, Saudi Arabia sign $65bn in deals

Saudi Arabia's King Salman oversaw the signing of deals worth as much as $65 billion on the first d

Russia, China cooperate to bypass US dollar

Russia's central bank opened its first overseas office in Beijing on Thursday, marking a small step

China valuations inflated by state funding

State-backed shadow funds in China are helping drive corporate valuations in the region into "noseb

China international patent applications surging

Chinese patenting applications surged 45% in 2016, according to the World Intellectual Property Org

Trump trade rep pick vows China crackdown

Donald Trump's pick as US trade representative has vowed to find new ways to crack down on unfair t

Chinese investments in UK show strong growth

Chinese holdings in the UK have seen revenues soar in the past two years, deflecting concerns that


The flow of craziness out of Washington continues, and it seems amazing that the combination

Wanfeng auto eyes acquisitions amid trade tensions

Rising trade tensions are pushing Chinese car-wheel maker Wanfeng Auto Holding Group to seek furthe

Country Gardens halts flagship sales amid capital flight woes

Chinese developer Country Garden Holdings has closed all sales centers in mainland China for its fl

China producer price growth hits eight-year high

China's producer price growth rose to the fastest pace in more than eight years last month, while c

China posts first monthly trade deficit in three years

China unexpectedly posted its first trade gap in three years in February as a construction boom pus

China softens on central government-led coal cuts

China's top planning agency has backed away from the production curbs that caused a huge squeeze in


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