Economics & Trade

Fixed asset investment up

China's year-on-year fixed-asset investment growth of 26.5% in April was greater than expected and exc

China key to Lenovo business

Despite its recent acquisition of IBM's PC business, Lenovo said it would still look to China to drive

US curbs more Chinese apparel

The US Commerce Department said more categories of Chinese apparel imports including trousers, shirts

Nippon Life to expand sales network

Nippon Life Insurance Co, Japan's largest by assets, aims to more than double its sales force in China

China urges Japan to begin FTA talks

Calling Japan an "important economic partner," visiting Chinese Vice Premier Wu Yi on Wednesday asked

EU to consult China on textile imports

European Union (EU) Trade Commissioner Peter Mandelson said the EU would formally consult China on its

April CPI up 1.8%

China's April consumer-price index rose 1.8% from a year earlier, its slowest pace this year, well bel

China committed to global economy: Hu

Chinese President Hu Jintao said China would further reform and open its markets to the world and help

Developing Shandong's IT market

Intel, Haier and Netcom have agreed to jointly develop IT markets in the rural areas of Shandong provi

China's exports outpace imports

Helped by 34% year-on-year gains in machinery and electronics exports, China recorded a trade surplus

China, US in trade spat

China condemned the move by the US to limit the increases of three categories of surging Chinese appar

Eastern airlines to buy parents' assets

China Eastern Airlines Corp Ltd (CEA) has agreed to buy from its parent, China Eastern Airlines Group,

China EU seek to resolve textile trade

European Union Trade Commissioner Peter Mandelson said China still has time to avoid textile import re

Microsoft forms JV, acquires Chinese assets

Microsoft Corp struck a 50-50 venture with Shanghai Alliance Investment Ltd to launch MSN China before

Google licensed for China office

The Associated Press reported Google Inc has obtained a license to operate a representative office in

US considers curbing Chinese apparel imports

Within the next 60 days, Washington is due to announce a decision on seven petitions filed by US texti

Public recruitment at SOEs

Breaking with the usual practice of appointing general managers, two of China's largest central state-

EU: No trade war with China

The European Union's top trade negotiator, Peter Mandelson, dismissed the possibility of a trade war w

ASEAN trade posts record

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is on course to become China's fourth largest trade

HK a launchpad for mainland firms

Citing access to capital, a robust sales network and an educated labor force, a majority of private ma

Working to soften export spike

At a Paris press conference, Chinese Trade Minister Bo Xilai assured his French and European hosts tha

SMIC cuts deal with Singapore packager

Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp (SMIC) said it will establish a US$100m joint venture w

Generali outpaces AIG

Bloomberg reported that Italy's Assicurazioni Generali has displaced American International Group (AIG

New Airbus center

On the heels of China confirming a big A380 order, Airbus Industrie said it would set up a new Beijing

The river revealed

Seeing China's infinite shades of gray

A voice in the wilderness?

China's yuan-dollar peg and the case for not fixing what's not broke


China has emerged as the factory of the world,

Rocky road

The wobbly state of China's auto industry got a bit of a steadying hand in March - a month that provided a better end to the quarter than what might have turned out.

Fixed assets

Control-think quickly overruled market-think as the People's Bank of China cautioned credit controls could be ramped up if inflation picked up on the back of soaring investment in fixed asset.

No frills, except one

Private airlines have arrived in China, sort of.


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