Economics & Trade

Banks asked to test longer onshore yuan trading hours, sources say

The China Foreign Exchange Trading System is having lenders test-run longer hours for onshore yuan

Party leaders approve economic blueprint for 2016

Party officials have approved an economic blueprint for the year ahead that calls for reducing indu

Central bank ends yuan fix's ten-session weakening streak

The People's Bank of China broke a ten-session weakening streak Monday, setting the daily midpoint

Angola signs decade-long oil deal with China

Angola's state energy company Sonangol has signed a 10-year agreement with China's Sinochem Group,

Op-ed: China's cross-border e-commerce boom is a boon for small retailers abroad

Balance of trade

PBOC researchers forecast 6.8% GDP growth in 2016

The research bureau of the People's Bank of China has forecast national economic growth of 6.8% for

US State Department clears $1.83bn weapons sale to Taiwan

The US State Department notified Congress Wednesday it had approved the sale of US$1.83 billion in

China's industrial output, retail sales, fixed-asset investment rise in November

China's industrial production grew 6.2% in November from a year earlier, accelerating from 5.6% in

PBOC signals shift to currency basket for valuing the yuan

The People's Bank of China signaled late on Friday it would measure the yuan's value against a bask

ADB approves $300mn loan to help reduce Hebei coal consumption

The Asian Development Bank has approved a loan for US$300 million to help reduce coal use in Beijin

China's first oil futures contract for foreigners to be quota-free

Beijing will not impose any limits on international investment in China's first crude futures contr

Beijing's pollution "red alert" no match for region's coal-fired factories

Cities across smog-ridden northern China went about business more or less as usual on Wednesday, un

November consumer inflation up as producer prices fall for 45th month

China's consumer price index rose 1.5% year-on-year in November, indicating an uptick in inflation

China Minmetals to acquire China Metallurgical Group

China's largest metals trader, state-owned China Minmetals Corp, has agreed to purchase state-owned

China's exports, imports and trade surplus fall in November

China's November imports and exports respectively fell 8.7% and 6.8% in US dollar terms

Yuan devaluation expectations drive PBOC to sell off foreign reserves

Expectations that the yuan will devalue further have boosted demand for the US dollar, forcing Chin

NDRC to ease corporate debt controls as bond issuance soars

The National Development and Reform Commission said AAA-rated notes or securities whose issuers hav

China to lend $1.2bn to restore coal-fired power plant in Zimbabwe

China will lend US$1.2 billion to help rehabilitate Zimbabwe's aging coal-fired Hwange power plant,

PMIs for manufacturing, services diverge in November

China's official manufacturing purchasing managers index fell to 49.6 in November, falling further

Q&A: Jost Wübbeke on the economic challenges to China's hazy climate change goals

Seeing past the smog

IMF to add yuan to SDR reserve currency basket

The International Monetary Fund has admitted the yuan to the Special Drawing Rights basket of reser

Xi calls for more funding from developed nations to fight climate change

Chinese President Xi Jinping called on developed countries to pitch in more money to help developin

Nicaraguan canal plans delayed as magnate backer's fortunes decimated

HK Nicaragua Canal Development Investment Group, the firm slated to build a controversial US$50 bil

UK requests observer status in arbitration of South China Sea dispute

The United Kingdom has requested "neutral observer" status at the hearing of a case brought b

Unreleased data show bad loans rose by RMB500bn in Q1-3

China's banks saw the value of non-performing loans rise by RMB500 billion (US$78.27 billion) in th

State Grid makes bid for major Australian electricity network

A consortium led by China's State Grid is among four in a pitched battle over Australian transmissi

China pledges over $10bn in infrastructure loans to Southeast Asia

China will offer US$10 billion in infrastructure loans to Southeast Asian countries and another RMB

PBOC lowers rates charged by short-term lending facility

The People's Bank of China on Thursday lowered the rates charged by a short-term lending facility t

IMF reforms could shrink yuan's debut share of reserve currency basket

The International Monetary Fund may reconfigure how its reserve currency basket is weighted, result

Police bust underground banking ring tied to Hong Kong shell companies

Police in Zhejiang province have detained around 100 suspects from eight gangs in the course of a u

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