Economics & Trade

Ethiopia to open $4bn Chinese-built raiway

Construction of a Chinese-funded electric railway, linking Ethiopia's capital along its main tradin

WTO cuts global trade growth forecast

The World Trade Organization cut its forecast for global trade growth this year by more than a thir

China, ECB extend currency swap agreement

The European Central Bank and the People's Bank of China have agreed to extend a currency-swap arra

China August industrial profits in three-year jump

Profits of China's industrial corporations jumped the most in three years, adding to evidence of co

Alibaba expanding into India with Paytm partnership

India has become the new China for many international tech companies as they seek better growth opp

China warns on risky bank investments

China's banking commissioner has warned the country's city banks over the hidden credit risks relat

China launches $52.5 billion SOE restructuring fund

China has launched a 350 billion yuan ($52.5 billion) state enterprise restructuring fund to advanc

China's economy shows signs of strength

China's economy is showing fresh signs of strength, from increased business confidence to an expans

Yum approves China business spinoff

Yum Brands said its board approved the planned spinoff of its China unit, which remains on track to

ChemChina seeks EU approval for Syngenta takeover

China National Chemical Corp.

China property bubble risks growing

Risks of a property bubble are growing in mainland China's major cities, the

China uses policy banks in stealth stimulus

Financial juggernaut China Development Bank is spearheading a government-backed drive by the countr

Caixin: Mainland investment funds still off-limits to foreigners

For overseas financial companies looking to break into China's vast private investment funds market

China-Thailand high-speed rail project struggling

A contentious Chinese high-speed rail project in Thailand has emerged as an important test of both

Debt Frisson

The big question China so-called experts are all mulling these days, dear readers, seems to be debt

China, Canada announce free-trade talks

Canada and China have agreed to launch exploratory talks on a possible free-trade agreement, the le

China's private sector leads offshore investment

Mainland China was the world's second-biggest outbound direct investor last year, trailing only the

China designates RMB clearinghouse in NYC

China's central bank has designated an official RMB clearing and settlement bank for New York City,

Baosteel merger marks beginning of consolidation

China's plan to create the world's second-largest steelmaker faces an uphill battle because of its

China backslides on local government debt pledge

China is backsliding on a pledge to impose fiscal discipline on local governments by phasing out bo

Doubts cast on China coal, steel cutbacks

China's efforts to reduce overcapacity in the coal and steel sectors have recorded a slow start, ca

WSJ: China capital outflows unrelenting

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China seeks to boost venture capital with new rules

China's State Council has published fresh guidelines for government agencies aimed at boosting the

Chinese province orders RMB 450bn in loans

The banking regulator of the central Chinese province of Henan has told lenders to grant at least R

China sells $22bn in US Treasury bonds

China sold $22 billion in US Treasurys in July, and its holdings of US government debt fell to the

Chinese loan demand at historic low

The willingness of Chinese companies to borrow reached a 12-year low in the third quarter,

China's ports hit by global trade slowdown

While the bankruptcy of Hanjin, the South Korean shipping line, has focused attention on the woes o

UK approves Hinkley Point nuclear plant

The UK government on Thursday said it had approved the building of a controversial nuclear power st

China's economy shows signs of strengthening

Official figures released on Tuesday suggest that China economy is picking up steam, according to t

Chinese investment remains at 16-year low

Growth in China's fixed-asset investment (FAI) remained stuck at a 16-year low in the first eight m

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