Economics & Trade

Shanghai clamps down on illegal capital flight

The Shanghai branch of China's foreign exchange regulator has tightened its oversight for conversio

Premier assures business leaders on market stability

China will avoid steps that upset its capital markets, Premier Li Keqiang told foreign business lea

China cheap consumer goods sales falling

Sales of daily necessities fell in China last year, a worrying sign for an economy relying on incre

Pfizer to build $350mn China biotech center

Pfizer will invest $350 million to build a biotech center in China, the latest in a series of moves

Brexit prompts Chinese luxury buying spree

By voting to leave the European Union, Britons have delivered a potential windfall to tourists eage

Chinese industrial profit decelerated in May

Chinese industrial profit growth decelerated in May – but still notched up a third consecutive mont

RMB weakest against dollar since 2010

Shanghai Stock Exchange overtaken by Shenzhen board

According to

China finance minister: Brexit will cast global economic shadow

China's policymakers and leading economists on Sunday voiced concerns about Britain's vote to leave

AIIB to expand to Africa, Latin America

Baosteel, Wuhan Steel announce restructuring plans

China's Baosteel Group and Wuhan Iron and Steel Group, two of the country's largest steelmakers, ar

The worst of weeks ... until the next one

Dear readers, there are times when one despairs and humor will not rise to the occasion.

Chinese banks defend debt management strategy

Chinese officials hit back at critics of the country’s mounting debt pile on Thursday, saying the c

Reuters: China unemployment fears may be overblown

Despite its sputtering economy - or perhaps because of it – China's labor market may be able to pro

McKinsey: China labor productivity 15-30% OECD average

McKinsey, the business consultancy, calculates that labor productivity in China is only 15-30% of t

Fosun pursues US IPO for acquired insurer

Bankruptcies rise as China tackles zombie firms

Chinese bankruptcies have surged this year as the government uses the legal system to deal with “zo

Economists: Stealth stimulus 10% of GDP

China is stepping up stimulus by stealth in its efforts to ensure hitting the leadership’s growth t

State Council warns officials on blocking private investment

In a meeting chaired by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, the State Council said local officials would be

One-quarter of 2015 industrial robot sales in China

China may allow foreign firms to issue mainland shares

The People’s Bank of China is considering allowing foreign companies to issue shares on the mainlan

Fund managers favor Asian tech over banks, industrials

Genuinely active emerging market fund managers are shunning Chinese banks and industrials amid conc

US Commerce Secretary: More work needed on China investment rules

China's latest proposed list of industries that would be off-limits to foreign investors shows more

China beats 2015 outbound M&A record

In less than six months of 2016, China's appetite for overseas acquisitions has already outgrown la

Frothy land bids return to top-tier cities

With housing prices in China’s larger cities again rising rapidly, frothy bids for land parcels are

China probes futures brokers amid market frenzy

The futures units of two Chinese brokerages are under investigation in the latest in a series of se

China's green bond market draws skepticism

Now that China has overtaken the U.S.

Taking stocks

There are those who say our focus on the Shanghai stock market index is overdone, dear readers, but

China's Postal Savings Bank gears up for $7bn IPO

Postal Savings Bank of China Corp.

$5.5bn Shanghai Disney park officially opens

Walt Disney Co has opened the gates to its first theme park in China, prompting a rush from thousan


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