Economics & Trade

The Olympic bonanza

Contracts will soon be awarded for projects related to the 2008 Beijing Olympics and foreign consulting and construction companies are keen to get a piece of the action.

Caution on future export growth

The vice-minister of foreign trade, Zhou Keren, said at the end of May that uncertainties in the world

Exports surge again in May

China's exports rose by 18.4 per cent yearon- year in May to reach US$24.64bn, while imports climbed b

First media printing joint venture

US-based R. R.

Yangtze port meets heavy financial bill

An ambitious plan to build a huge new container port on the Yangtze delta will need an extra US$150m t

Hatsu in push for direct links

Hatsu Marine, set up in the UK in January by Taiwan's giant shipping line Evergreen, has expanded its

China Shipping dumps Gioia Tauro

From July, China Shipping Container Line (CSCL) is to drop Gioia Tauro as its Mediterranean hub port o

Container operators extend coverage

China's two major container operators, China Shipping Container Lines (CSCL) and China Ocean Shipping

Money supply growth on target

China's broad money supply (M2) at the end of May was 14 per cent higher than at the same time last ye

Electronics sector buoys industrial output

The value of China's industrial output rose in May by 12.9 per cent year-on-year, the highest growth r

Prices fall again in May

The consumer price index, China's benchmark of inflation, fell by 1.1 per cent yearon- year in May, Ch

Shake-out for SOEs

The implications of China's accession to the WTO are explored in a new Unctad report. In this extract, state-owned enterprises in sectors such as automobiles are shown to be especially vulnerable to big job losses.

At your service

Business centres, now a well established concept in China, are a costeffective solution for multinational companies that require temporary office space. Some, however, are starting to look to the longer term.

Dealing with dilemmas

Investing in China involves confronting a wide range of ethical problems. Instead of following the herd and behaving unethically, managers should choose a strategy for each situation, writes Dr. Kai-Alexander Schlevogt.

FTZs offer trade solution

China's distribution sector is liberalising following the country's accession to the WTO, but free trade zones will continue to offer foreign investors an attractive trading structure until the sector really opens up in 2004.

The end of the party

The injection of mobile businesses in eight inland provinces into China Mobile's listed subsidiary is likely to expose foreign investors to a wilder form of price competition than they are used to in the coastal provinces.

After the break up

The dismantling of China Telecom last month ended five months of paralysis in the telecoms market, but it also raised fundamental questions such as how will fixed-line operators make profits in a rapidly changing and increasingly competitive sector.

Shake-out for SOEs

The implications of China's accession to the WTO are explored in a new Unctad report.

Prospects in the post-WTO era

Upon China's accession to the WTO, import rights were granted to all domestic enterprises over a perio

Legal framework

FTZs offer trade solution

China's distribution sector is liberalising following the country's accession to the WTO, but free tra

Slowdown in capital flight

Capital flight from China, the errors and omissions in its balance of payments, fell to US$4.856bn in

Current account surplus falls

surplus.

Trade surplus set to shrink

China's exports in the first four months of this year totalled US$91.385bn, 12 per cent more than in t

China is fourth largest trading nation

The strong increase in China's trade during 2001 against the background of a global economic downturn

Pension fund officials delay market entry

Officials of China's national pension fund said that a decision on investing in the stock market would

Shenzhen opens doors early

Shenzhen plans to allow foreign investors access to about 20 categories of trade one or two years earl

Blip in contracted FDI

Actual foreign direct investment in China in the first four months of this year totalled US$14.136bn,

Slowdown in money supply growth Growth

in the broad measure of money supply, M2, slowed to 14.1 per cent at the end of April, down from the 1

Slump in consumer price index

The consumer price index, China's benchmark of inflation, fell by 1.3 per cent yearon- year in April,

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