Economics & Trade

Shanghai FTZ to aid Chinese offshore investment

With many Chinese foreign acquisitions coming under scrutiny due to bureaucratic obstacles to overs

Markets dip, worries rise on latest PMI info

Most Asian markets dipped and the Australian dollar fell following the latest HSBC/Markit Flash Chi

State-owned airlines endure turbulent year

Chinese state-owned airlines have had a turbulent year and are bracing for unimpressive first-half

UPS, Fedex cleared to deliver to more Chinese cities

United Parcel Service (UPS.NYSE) and FedEx (FDX.NYSE) have finally received licenses in China to ex

Chinese graduates prefer to work for SOEs and that could be bad for the economy

Youth employment

China prohibits some US pork imports using feed additives

China has barred pork imports from six US processing plants and six cold storage facilities effecti

China eases monetary policy, but credit losing its punch

China loosened monetary policy last quarter at the fastest rate in nearly two years as new credit w

Consumer inflation rises 2.3% in July

Consumer inflation in China rose 2.3% year-on-year in July but the producer price index fell 0.9%,

WTO upholds rare earths ruling against China

The World Trade Organization upheld its ruling that China had violated international trade rules by

Environmental policy evolves, but wildlife still lack protection

Green China

China, Taiwan to resume free-trade agreement talks

Representatives from mainland China and Taiwan have agreed to resume formal negotiations, which hav

China services PMI falls to six-month low in July

China's non-manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index fell from 55.0 in June to a six-month low of 54

PBOC to avoid broad monetary easing

The People's Bank of China announced that it will not pursue broad monetary easing policies in orde

China's GDP belies a troubled economy

Chinese economic indicators are cause for concern despite second-quarter growth in line with the go

Regional economies see GDP uptick in Q2

Twenty of 25 provinces and provincial-level cities reporting economic data experienced growth in th

China's Q2 GDP expands at 7.5%

China's GDP rose 7.5% in the April-June period from a year earlier, the first acceleration in growt

Provinces take stimulus measures into their own hands

China's local governments are enacting their own stimulus measures as the central government limits

Trade surplus increased 16.4% in June

China's monthly trade surplus increased 16.4% in June to US$31.6 billion, while imports and export

Growth stabilized in Q2: Li

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Monday that economic growth had increased in the second quarter

Airbus to sell 123 helicopters to China

China on Monday signed a deal with Airbus Group's helicopter division to purchase 123 helicopters d

China’s statistics are not as manipulated as you’d think

Q&A: Economic data

South Korea agrees yuan-won trading link

South Korea and China will introduce direct trading  between the won and the yuan in Seoul and prom

Cautious optimism as factory activity hits multi-month high

Chinese factory activity reached a several-month high in June, reinforcing signs that “mini-stimulu

China-Switzerland FTA comes into effect

A free trade agreement between China and Switzerland that slashes import duties on 92% of industria

US-listed Chinese firms seen hurt by slowing economy

The most actively traded Chinese companies in the US are expected to report the smallest profits in

Australia sees China trade deal likely by November

Australian Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb said on Tuesday that Australia and China are o

Audit uncovers oversights in SOE management

Poor oversight on investment and improper feasibility studies contributes to billions of yuan in lo

Weak credit survey shows China economy slowing

China's economic development slowed further this quarter as capital spending showed weakness and fe

China can meet 7.5% GDP target: Premier

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang is confident that China will meet its annual growth target of 7.5% for 2

PBOC announces measures to help exporters

The People's Bank of China has promised a broad range of policy measures aimed at supporting the co

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