Economics & Trade

Xi Jinping to meet delegates at signing for Beijing-backed infrastructure bank

President Xi Jinping will meet on Monday with delegation heads from the founding members of the

Authorities seize 100,000 tons of smuggled meat, some up to 40 years old

100,000 tons of smuggled frozen chicken wings, beef and pork with packing dates reaching as far bac

China seeks to turn its potential wind and solar power into a reality

Renewables' remarkable rise

Independent surveys suggest possible mild rebound for China's economy

The HSBC-published preliminary purchasing managers index surveying factory activity in China showed

Mainland commodities internationalize apace without Hong Kong's help

Hopes that Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing could follow up its Shanghai stock connect success wi

Nominal GDP suggests sharper slowdown for China's economy

The end of steady inflation a few years ago has resulted in China's nominal gross domestic product

China’s pension system still pits the country's old against its young

Gambling with retirement

Local government bond issuance echoes state bank bailouts of 1990s

Beijing granting provinces permission to issue at least RMB2.6 trillion (US$419 billion) in bonds t

Prosecutors seek money laundering suit against Bank of China in Italy

Florentian prosecutors have formally requested the trial of Bank of China's Milan branch along with

China could miss natural gas target if prices not cut, research head says

China could miss its target for natural gas to account for more than 10% of the country's energy mi

Beijing plans to store yet more grain as demand still far short of supply

China's central government is planning to build another 50 million tons of granary capacity to hous

China sees $20bn net inflow of foreign capital for year through May

China saw a net US$20 billion in capital inflows for the year through May,

85% of Australian goods to enter China tariff-free under new trade pact

Australia and China have signed a free trade pact allowing 85% of Australian goods to enter the lat

Chinese buyers top list of international US home purchases

For the first time Chinese citizens have become the top foreign buyers of US homes in both total sa

Bank of China to participate in auctions setting global gold prices

State-owned Bank of China will become the first mainland bank to participate in the twice-a-day auc

Aluminum prices' fall sets stage for drop in China's "semi" exports

Traders are preparing for a dip in China exports of semi-finished aluminum products, or semis, foll

PBoC lists yuan internationalization measures to court IMF reserve currency status

The People's Bank of China has listed potential steps it could take to encourage the International

Hong Kong firms allowed to trade directly on London Stock Exchange

The Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission has granted the London Stock Exchange a license to

Central bank may attempt to redirect money flows to real economy

The People's Bank of China is exploring ways to lower high long-term borrowing costs by pushing dow

China likely to pledge billions of dollars to EU infrastructure fund

Beijing will likely pledge billions of dollars to Europe's new infrastructure fund at an upcoming s

UnionPay preps for expansion in Central Asia

State-backed payment service firm UnionPay is preparing to install thousands of point-of-sales mach

China's new bank loans, money supply growth accelerate

China's outstanding bank loans grew by 14%, or RMB900.8 billion (US$145.15 billion) in May as the c

China cotton imports expected to fall 45% this year

Declining imports from China are combining with unexpectedly large cotton crops around the world to

24 Chinese firms facing $12bn in debt payments due by end of 2015

A total of 24 Chinese companies have a total of US$12 billion in bond payments due by the year's en

Central bank lowers GDP growth forecast, slashes export, import growth estimates

Government economists at China's central bank have cut their annual growth forecast for the country

Debt-swap quota for local governments doubled to RMB1tn

Financial regulators have confirmed the doubling of an RMB1 trillion (US$161 billion) quota to loca

China to have veto power at AIIB

China will have veto power over major decisions at the Beijing-backed Asian Infrastructure Investme

China inflation softens in May, factories' pricing power continues slide

China's consumer price index showed inflation slowing to 1.2% in May due to a sharp drop in food co

MSCI defers adding Chinese stocks to its indices

International index provider MSCI has announced that mainland-listed A-shares will not yet be added

China's debt sustainability nearing limit as leverage tops 280% of GDP

China is approaching its limit of debt sustainability as total leverage of the country's economy no


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