Economics & Trade

Latest batch of China IPOs could lock up RMB3tn next week

A total of 20 firms scheduled to make initial public offerings next week could reduce liquidity by

Banks still wary of small-business loans as PBOC speeds targeted measures

Interest-rate cuts from China's central bank have done little thus far to make credit more accessib

China coal exporter becomes third firm to default on offshore bond this year

Coal exporter Winsway Enterprises (1733.HKG) has become the third Chinese company to default on an

China leaning toward less socialist South American partners

China is diversifying its presence in South America to Peru and other countries with less socialist

China's new infrastructure bank may prove a regional boon if Beijing can put politics aside

Contentious contender

Belarus, China agree to potash provisions and $1bn in bank loans

A meeting between Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko and Chinese President Xi Jinping on Su

State council raises cigarette tax to 11%

China's cigarette tax has risen from 5% to 11% with incoming funds passed to wholesalers and then o

Global investors shift stock investments from India to China

International investors appear to be taking funds out of Indian stocks and plowing them into China,

Central bank cuts interest rates for second time this year

The People's Bank of China cut the country's one-year benchmark deposit rate by 25 basis points to

Xi, Putin to sign agreement facilitating Chinese lending for Russian firms

An agreement to be signed by Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Friday will see state-owned

New national security law calls for protection of economic interests

An expansive new draft law on national security targets all corners of society and calls for protec

US steel exec says his industry may need tariffs on China imports

Chief Executive of US Steel Corp.

Some cities move to boost demand for local bonds without permission

Authorities in at least five cities have begun accepting local-government bonds as collateral for c

High-frequency trader Virtu eyes China entry

High-frequency trading firm Virtu Financial (VIRT.NASDAQ) is seeking a partner in China and looking

Commerce ministry says foreign currency devaluation hurting exports

The Ministry of Commerce said Tuesday that devaluation of currencies by other countries had led to

Beijing approves more foreign investment in domestic bond market

Beijing has approved 32 foreign firms to invest in China's domestic bond market in a move that push

HSBC PMI indicates factory activity dropping counter to official reading

The HSBC/Markit Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) fell to 48.9 last month, a reading well below both

IMF close to declaring RMB fairly valued

The International Monetary Fund is nearing an official reevaluation of China's yuan as fairly value

April PMI suggests tepid factory growth steady from March

China's official manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) held steady at 50.1 in April follow

Phillipines nickel mines can't keep up with China demand

The Philippines will not be able to satisfy China's demand for nickel ore once the latter exhausts

Q1 profit growth at all of China's big four banks slows to less than 2%

First-quarter profits at China's four major state banks grew by less than 2%, down dramatically fro

PBoC said to mull letting wary banks swap new local-government bonds for loans

Chinese commercial banks' reticence to purchase local government debt in a new debt-for-bond swap p

State Council announces plans to cut tariffs on popular imports

The State Council announced it intended to reduce tariffs on popular imported goods to boost spendi

Chinese industrial firms' profits down 2.7% in first quarter

Profits earned by Chinese industrial firms fell 2.7% in the first quarter to RMB1.25 trillion (US$2

Obama presses case for Pacific trade deal as China looms

US President Barack Obama told

Beijing to pare down number of SOEs from 112 to 40

Beijing appears set to force conglomeration among state-owned enterprises, paring the total from 12

China and India send rescue workers to quake-struck Nepal

China and India both sent rescue teams to Nepal after a 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit the strategica

Shanghai FTZ yuan conversion scheme may expand to other zones

Beijing plans to extend a pilot scheme allowing the yuan to be traded with few restrictions in the

Two provinces postpone bond auctions as banks decline low-yield bonds

The provincial governments of Jiangsu and Anhui have postponed bond auctions after low yields faile

Survey finds depressed growth forecasts for China-listed firms in 2015

A survey of analyst estimates of 2015 net profit for 704 mainland-listed firms found expected growt


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