Economics & Trade

Brighter days but how much clearer?


The pundits ponder the “New Normal”


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

IMF predicts faster China growth, rising debt

The International Monetary Fund increased its estimate for China's average annual growth rate throu

China's M2 at record-low expansion in July

China's broader money supply expanded at a record-low pace in July while credit growth continued to

OBOR acquisitions surge despite M&A crackdown

Mergers and acquisitions by Chinese companies in countries that are part of the Belt and Road initi

Trump launches China trade probe

US President Donald Trump called China's policies toward US companies operating in the country "unl

China defends "countercyclical" RMB formula

China's central bank defended its new yuan-fixing formula, saying the added "countercyclical" facto

Trump to launch first major China trade action

Donald Trump is set to launch his first major trade action targeted at China on Monday by ordering

China inflation cools, price pressures ease

Increases in China's prices at factory gates stabilized in July while consumer price gains eased, o

China's import, export growth slows

China's unexpectedly robust economy is still getting a boost from trade, with exports and imports g

Beijing's fight against capital flight succeeding

China's capital flow turned positive in the first half of 2017, a reversal from unprecedented outfl

Chinese firms' profit 'squeezed to extreme'

Chinese business owners say their profit margins have been "squeezed to the extreme" by rising rent

China boosts oversight of overseas SOE deals

China has issued regulations to strengthen scrutiny over overseas investment by state-owned enterpr

Trump officials discuss China trade action

The Trump administration is considering its first big trade action against Beijing, with officials

China New Economy Index at 3-month high

The Mastercard Caixin BBD China New Economy Index, which aims to track the size and change in China

China may drop GDP target after Congress

The Chinese government likely will drop its annual gross domestic product target after the Communis

China pledges support to new ally Gambia

China will offer its new African ally Gambia support in infrastructure, agriculture, tourism and ot

China July manufacturing and services growth slows

Growth in China's manufacturing and services sectors softened in July as activity at smaller factor

China, India border dispute threatens OBOR

The protracted border row between China and India could threaten Beijing's ambitious trade and infr

China's SOEs win concessions in restructuring effort

China's government has agreed to give state-owned enterprises (SOEs) a range of concessions on taxe

Baidu, Paypal form payments partnership

PayPal has formed a partnership with Chinese tech giant Baidu in a drive to compete in the world's

Guangzhou SOE in $6.7bn partnership with LG

LG's planned Guangzhou display-panel factory will be 30% owned by joint-venture partner Guangzhou-K

China's SOE overhaul approaches milestone

China is close to completing a long-targeted overhaul of operations at its state-owned enterprises,


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