Economics & Trade

Foreign investment rise in China

Foreign direct investment in China climbed 10.7% in January from the same period last year as multinat

UK finance minister heads to China to talk commerce, currencies

British finance minister Gordon Brown starts his three-day visit to China Monday to discuss trade issu

ZTE may partner with Siemens

Leading Chinese telecom equipment maker ZTE is being considered by German electronics giant Siemens to

China eclipses US as world's leading consumer

China has surpassed the US as the world's top consumer in every basic food, energy and industrial comm

Money supply growth moderating

China's money supply showed slowing growth in January, rising 14% year-over-year to RMB26bn, compared

China's January foreign trade grows 33%

China's foreign trade totaled more than US$95bn in January, growing 33% over the same period last year

Deficit may show first decline in eight years

Finance Minister Jin Renqing will present China's 2005 budget in March, state media reported.

Mainland trade agreement lifts HK exports

Hong Kong's trade pact with the mainland boosted the territory's export market in 2004, although many

WTO to examine CEPA

The World Trade Organization Committee on Regional Trade Agreements will review the Mainland and Hong

Kidnap risk for new rich

China's Ministry for Public Security warned of a growing risk of kidnapping for ransom of members of t

London opens Shanghai, Beijing trade offices

London is to open its first trade offices abroad both of them in China.

China's exports up 42% in Jan.

China export growth picked up pace in January, rising 42% year on year, against 33% growth in December

China's foreign investment jumps 27%

Direct overseas investment by Chinese companies jumped 27% in 2004, year-on-year, to US$3.6bn, the Min

Sumitomo signs China life insurance deal

Japan's Sumitomo Life Insurance announced it would pay Yen 3.7bn (US$35.5m) for a 29% stake in a life

US deficit with China 'unsustainable'

The US trade deficit with China is ballooning at a "clearly unsustainable" level, a senior US Commerce

World Bank: Signs good for China cooling

The World Bank's latest report on China said it saw significant signs of a cooling in the economy, but

Holiday raises economic questions

China's Lunar New Year holidays got underway with millions hitting the roads, railways and airways, bu

China Unicom rejects network sale

China Unicom, the country's second-largest mobile phone operator, dismissed a proposal to sell one of

Profits stall at Lenovo

Computer giant Lenovo blamed slowing demand in the Chinese PC market and stiffening competition for a

SOEs lay off fewer in '04

China's state-owned enterprises laid off an estimated 1.53m workers in 2004, down from about 2.6m laid

Don't stop coming now

Indonesian Ambassador Aa Kustia urged Chinese to keep the archipelago on their travel agendas,

Bitesize NPLs going down nicely

For those willing to dig around, there are deals to be had for small bad loans. Prospects may finally be looking up for weighty deals too.

Tsunami strikes, Beijing moves

December's tsunami brought a terrible toll, but also a revealing glimpse of a changed China.

Remaking Western China

When Vincent Lo sizes up a development opportunity, he takes a very long-range view.

Japan descendant

Japanese need to get with the program, as China has

Credit co-ops to liberalize

China is to gradually liberalize the country's thousands of credit cooperatives, but the central bank

Boeing, Airbus announce China sales

Boeing and Airbus both announced their first China sales for their next generation of airliners, the 7

China (with HK added in) is Japan's top trader

China, including Hong Kong, displaced the United States as Japan's biggest trade partner in 2004, Japa

China Southern reported set for 380 order

China Daily reported that China Southern Airlines would sign an order this week for five Airbus 380 su

China Telecom, facing falling growth, on acquisition trail

Following China Netcom's announcement that it was acquiring a US$1bn 20% stake in Hong Kong telecom PC

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