Economics & Trade

Industrial output slows again

Industrial output continued to slow in November, according to government data showing growth 0.9% belo

Trade tops US$1trn mark

China's foreign trade passed the US$1trn mark by the end of November, official statistics showed.

EU not ready to lift China arms ban

The European Union said it was not yet ready to lift its 15-year arms embargo on China, imposed in the

China, Gulf states to start FTA talks

China and the six-member Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) are to begin talks in January on setting up a

China, Italy sign piracy MOU

Italian and Chinese representatives signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on protecting intellect

Virgin eyes US$300m China phone JV

Virgin boss Sir Richard Branson announced the group had earmarked US$300m for a cellular phone joint v

Wen, Schroeder sign accords aiming to double trade

With Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder in attendance in Great Hall of

IBM reported in PC unit sale to Lenovo

On Friday and over the weekend, IBM was reported in talks with leading China personal computer maker L

Indian expert sees meltdown without reforms

India and China likely face financial meltdown if "political compulsions" don't give in to urgent fisc

Philips boosts China R&D staff

Dutch Electronics giant Philips announced plans to nearly double its research and development staffing

Private skies

Okay Airways gets OK to fly

More ore

SOEs invest US$1.38bn in Australian mine

Rate rise causes a stir

Interest hike puts attention on yuan

Clearing the air

Pollution and polluters in the firing line

Trading places

As readers of this column will know,

Risky business

Regulators did more than just fiddle with the benchmark rate

Tough juggling act

China's economic mandarins have three balls in the air at the moment - interest rates, currency and credit.

Acid rain 'out of control'

China's economic growth is outpacing environmental protection efforts and drenching the country in "ou

Hyundai makes first mainland shipbuilding shift

With all signs indicating China is set to displace South Korea as the world's top shipbuilding power,

China, ASEAN sign FTA pact

China and the 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) signed a landmark free

Unicom in talks to buy Macao telco

China Unicom, China's second largest mobile carrier, has opened talks with Macao's biggest telecoms op

PBOC deputy calls US trade imbalance unsustainable

Central bank Deputy Governor Li Ruogu told the Financial Times the US trade deficit was unsustainable

Hu signs US$500m Cuba nickel deal

Continuing his state visit to Cuba, President Hu Jintao signed a deal to invest US$500m in Cuba's nick

Hu takes trade tour to Cuba

Praising the "heroic Cuban people" President Hu Jintao arrived on an official two-day visit to Cuba, k

Mobile subscribers top 320m

The number of Chinese mobile phone subscribers topped 320m in October, a growth of 55.081m in the firs

China, Zimbabwe trade links grow

Zimbabwe's national airline is to begin twice-weekly flights to Beijing, the latest step in increasing

Mergers projected to account for half of FDI

Mergers and acquisitions will increase by 10 times and account for half of China-bound foreign investm

China bumps up wheat order

Australia's wheat board, AWB Ltd, signed a contract with China National Cereals, Oils and Foodstuffs C

Probe into Inner Mongolia plane crash

Investigators began work to determine the cause of an airplane crash in Inner Mongolia Sunday that lef

China, NZ to begin FTA talks

China and New Zealand are to begin negotiations on a free trade agreement (FTA).

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