Economics & Trade

Surprise reserve ratio cut from PBoC prompts stocks to jump

Stocks in China surged after authorities cut the reserve-requirement ratios for lenders for the fir

Tencent plans to issue US dollar bond

Tencent Holdings will issue a US dollar bond to be coordinated by Deutsche Bank, Barclays and Goldm

Cash transfers to local governments put under new restrictions

Sixty percent of cash transfers from China's central government to regional authorities will now be

Hong Kong regulator says preparations underway for Shenzhen linkup

Hong Kong's Secretary for Financial Services and Treasury Chan Ka-keung told lawmakers Monday that

Manufacturing sector shrinks, services growth slows in January

China's Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) index fell to 49.8 in January, below the 50-point mark tha

State Council calls for expansion of Shanghai free trade zone policies

The State Council has announced a list of policies from Shanghai's free-trade zone that it says sho

Capital outflows push down renminbi despite trade surplus growth

The yuan has fallen 0.7% to roughly RMB6.25 per US dollar in 2015 following a drop of 2.4% last yea

China becomes top global destination for foreign direct investment

Foreign direct investment in mainland China totaled US$127.6 billion in 2014, surpassing even inves

Local governments' borrowing binge contributes to mounting debt

Heavy borrowing by local governments in China has resisted central authorities' attempts to clamp d

State Council promises support for firms expanding overseas

China's State Council pledged more support for domestic firms' overseas expansion on Wednesday, par

China's corn stockpiles climb as policy pushes prices higher

A corn stockpiling policy begun in 2008 to raise rural income in China has raised domestic corn pri

Apple's Q1 sales in greater China rise 70% to $16.1 billion

Apple's (AAPL.NASDAQ) offering of large-screen smartphones appears to have paid off as revenue for

US, China reach deal on imports of American apples

American and Chinese officials have reached a deal allowing for the import and sale on the mainland

2014: The year China's film industry got more industrial

Revenue boom

Mainland firms face cash crunch as regulators squeeze shadow financing

Insolvencies among mainland Chinese companies are expected to rise with many extending terms of pay

Chinese infrastructure company sues local governments over debt payments

China Pacific Construction Group founder Yan Jiehe announced Monday that his company was suing six

China's animation industry tries to find its feet

One frame at a time

Shanghai abandons growth target in 2015

Shanghai Mayor Yang Xiong announced on Sunday that the municipality would abolish its annual econom

Central bank injects $8bn into China's money markets

The People's Bank of China offered commercial banks RMB50 billion (US$8 billion) in short-term fina

Singapore Exchange in talks to trade options on China equity index

The Singapore Exchange plans to introduce trading of options on the FTSE China A50 Index and expect

$242bn Moscow-Beijing high speed railway planned

Authorities in China and Russia are planning a RMB1.5 trillion (US$242 billion) Moscow-Beijing high

Proposed rules may ease ban on foreign investment in China's Internet giants

China's Ministry of Commerce has released draft rules for regulation of the complex corporate struc

Renminbi used for almost a quarter of cross-border transactions in 2014

The Chinese yuan was used for almost 25% of the country's cross-border transactions in 2014, totali

Vetting of foreign IT products to begin this year, regulator says

Director of the Cyberspace Administration of China Peng Bo announced on Wednesday that a new system

China's 2014 GDP growth the slowest in decades

Official figures released Tuesday showed China's economic growth decelerated to 7.4% in 2014 as the

Shanghai stocks down 7.7% after worst one-day tumble in six years

The Shanghai Composite Index fell 7.7% Monday marking the worst trading day in six years after regu

China capital flows gauge falls as state television reports net outflow

Yuan positions on the balance sheet of the People's Bank of China fell RMB129.9 billion (US$20.7 bi

China's derivatives markets inch toward maturity

Hedged bets

China Telecom says "preliminary study" underway after report on possible broadband bid in Mexico

A China Telecom spokesperson said the company was doing a preliminary study on investment in Mexico

Official metrics show shadow banking resurgent as credit growth rises

China's shadow banking sector has seen a resurgence after a dip in official measurements of the ind


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