Economics & Trade

Leaders from Japan, South Korea, China agree to promote greater trade

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, South Korean President Park Geun-yue and Chinese Premier Li Keqi

Party introduces two-child policy in attempt to reinvigorate graying population

The Chinese Communist Party has announced it will allow all married couples to have two children af

Deutsche Boerse to launch China joint venture for interbank market products

Deutsche Boerse AG and China Foreign Exchange Trade System (CFET) have announced a joint venture th

Hauge court claims jurisdiction in Beijing-Manila South China Sea dispute

A tribunal in the Hague rejected on Thursday Beijing's assertion that disputes in the South China S

IMF Asia head says yuan's adoption could intensify China spillovers

Changyong Rhee, director of the International Monetary Fund's Asia and Pacific Department, said tha

Onshore China bond ETFs outpacing equities

Exchange traded funds for onshore Chinese bonds are outpacing their far more volatile counterparts

Top Chinese container manufacturer sees Q3 profit drop 65%

Third quarter profit at China International Marine Containers fell 65% to RMB206 million (US$32.39

Industrial profits' descent eases in September after record fall

Suffering among China's old drivers of growth leveled off in September as industrial companies' pro

Survey finds Chinese consumers still relatively upbeat about economy

71% of of 1,200 Chinese consumers from nine mainland cities surveyed expect their wages to increase

Scrapped deposit rate cap leaves China observers without benchmark rate

The People's Bank of China will continue setting benchmark saving and lending rates for an unspecif

Premier Li Keqiang de-emphasizes hard 7% annual growth target

Premier Li Keqiang has played down the importance of hitting Beijing's stated annual growth goal of

IMF said to signal likely inclusion for yuan in its reserve currency fund

Representatives at the International Monetary Fund have given Beijing strong signals in meetings th

Yunnan economic zone to cost $31.4bn as planners push regional integration

Early estimates for the Mengla Economic Zone along the border of Yunnan province and Laos place the

Central bank cuts interest rates, reserve requirement, lifts deposit rate ceiling

The People's Bank of China cut the one-year benchmark bank lending and deposit rates by 25 basis po

Party leaders to discuss ending capital controls by 2020

The leadership of the Chinese Communist Party will discuss a proposal to end currency controls on t

UK, China sign almost $61bn in business deals

The government of British Prime Minister David Cameron announced it had secured nearly GBP40 billio

London Metal Exchange strikes deal to give China more input on prices

Seven Chinese banks and brokers, including Bank of China and Industrial and Commercial Bank of Chin

Mongolia considers austerity as China commodity demand plummets

Mongolia's finance minister is pushing for passage of austerity measures in the face of a budget sh

Bank of China launches RMB bond index and currency center in London

Bank of China launched an RMB Bond Trading Index simultaneously in Shanghai, Singapore and London a

State banks use derivatives to quietly support the yuan

China's central bank and Chinese lenders increased their holdings in onshore yuan forwards to US$67

US Treasury softens currency stance as China capital outflows pass $500bn

China's capital outflows surpassed US$500 billion in the year's first eight months, peaking at arou

Questions raised over track record of China nuclear firm eyeing UK plant

China General Nuclear Corp, one of two mainland firms expected to invest in the UK's Hinkley Point

China's headline GDP drops to 6.9% in Q3

China's official growth in the year's third quarter decelerated to 6.9%, down from 7% in the second

China's actual foreign exchange reserves still subject to debate

Confusion over how China tallies its foreign exchange reserves has raised further concerns as the P

Britain's allies cry kowtow as Osborne welcomes Xi to London

Traditional allies of Britain are expressing concerns over Finance Minister George Osborne's increa

Q3 residential land price gains accelerate, but housing glut may be bigger still

Residential homes' average price per square meter in 105 Chinese cities rose 3.5% to RMB5,421 (US$8

Food prices' ascent slows in September, pulling down consumer inflation

China's consumer price index fell 1.6% in September, easing slightly from 2% in September as food i

Beijing said to choose London for first offshore sovereign debt market

Beijing plans to issue yuan-denominated government debt in London as part of an effort to internati

September import, export data keep China trade outlook muddled

China's exports fell only 3.7% in September year-on-year, as imports by value fell more than 20% fo

Jilin provincial government steps in to save Asia's largest corn processor

Global Bio-Chem, the third-largest corn refiner in the world and Asia's biggest, has been taken ove

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