Economics & Trade

The parity puzzle

The US will match China on the cost of manufacturing by 2015. Companies in both countries must adapt, write Ivo Naumann and Steve Maurer

EU-US trade agreement worries China

China has signaled concern over a planned EU-US free trade agreement, fearing the transatlantic pac

Chinese exports top expectations

China's exports grew faster than expected in April, rising 14.7% year-on-year compared to 10% growt

Chinese regulators move to curb inflated trade figures

China's State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE) will now blacklist companies that can't exp

Chain of demand

How can investors benefit from China’s rising military spending?

Orders climb at Canton fair

The Canton Fair in Guangdong province finished with stronger than expected orders last week, althou

China manufacturing growth weakens in April

China’s official Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI), a barometer of manufacturing activity, fell in A

The trillion-renminbi question

China’s leaders are laying the groundwork to enact difficult reforms

State asset regulator targets 10% growth rate

China’s State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission announced a 10% growth target

Australia to invest in Chinese government debt

Australia's central bank said on Wednesday it plans to invest 5% of its foreign reserves in Chinese

Vanguard of the new economy

Economic prognosticators should watch Shanghai’s development over this decade to predict the future of China, writes Kerry Brown

China markets fall on weak manufacturing gauge

Chinese markets sank Tuesday after a gauge of the country's manufacturing sector fell,

Official: Right time to open China's capital account

A Chinese central bank official said the country will further liberalize its capital account, allow

China signs first European FTA with Iceland

China entered its first free trade agreement with a European country Monday as it signed a pact wit

Weak China growth triggers drop in commodities, stocks

An unexpected slowdown in China's first-quarter growth sent stocks and commodities downward on Mond

A failure to meet expectations

Disappointing first-quarter GDP figures point to a Chinese growth model growing ever less sustainable

China's Q1 GDP disappoints at 7.7%

China's GDP growth slowed to 7.7% in the first three months of the year, declining from 7.9% in the

France plans currency swap line

France is looking to create a currency swap line with China in Paris in a bid to rival London as a

Chinese official apologizes for bad data

A China customs official released a statement Thursday expressing "deep apologies" for citing uncon

Northern exposure

A top Finnish minister cautions that China’s role in the eurozone crisis is overplayed

Life of the Party

“China’s Superbank,” a new book by two Bloomberg reporters, provides an uncommon glimpse into the world’s most powerful bank

China delivers aid package to Cambodia

China has committed to giving Cambodia US$548 million (RMB3.3 billion) in aid for infrastructure im

The food thing

Rising core inflation lurks behind headline consumer price figures in China and the region, writes Frederic Neumann

Chinese exports miss forecasts

Chinese exports rose 10% in March compared with a year earlier, down from 21.8% growth in February

Aluminum maker Alcoa reports strong results

Alcoa Inc (AA.NYSE) reported a 59% increase in first-quarter profits and said it expects global dem

Xi: Era of fast growth in China is over

Chinese President Xi Jinping declared that the era of high growth in China is over, noting that the

Good riddance

Chinese companies looked back on a tough 2012 during this spring’s earning season. CER considers winners and losers

China inflation eases in March

China's consumer price index (CPI) grew 2.1% in March from a year earlier, easing from the previous

Hangzhou, Nanjing cull birds as H7N9 cases rise

The eastern Chinese cities of Hangzhou and Nanjing slaughtered poultry and halted trading at poultr

Uncharted territory

The fallout from the cyber dispute is likely to be more damaging to Beijing than to the US

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