Economics & Trade

Mainland-HK invoices further diverge, suggesting fake invoices

For every US$1 of imports Hong Kong registered in September China recorded US$1.56, resulting in a

Xi Jinping calls for spread of Shanghai FTZ "seeds" across China

President Xi Jinping urged the party's leading group for overall reform to expand the Shanghai free

PBoC member predicts 7.2% growth for fourth quarter

Song Guoqing, an academic member of the People's Bank of China monetary advisory committee, has sta

Slow growth may lead to government-led yuan devaluation

The continued appreciation of the yuan is likely to lead to an engineered "mini devaluation" to spu

Japanese investment in China down on declining yen, rising labor costs

Japanese companies operating in China are suffering from the combination of a declining yen and inc

China manufacturing up, but growth slow overall

China's flash HSBC/Markit manufacturing PMI grew to a three month high of 50.4 in the latest report

China foreign exchange reserves down as US ends quantitative easing

China's foreign exchange reserves have dropped 2.6% since the end of June, from US$3.99 trillion to

US pressure keeps major economies from joining China's new bank

China's launch Friday of the Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), a US$50 billion institutio

Weak GDP growth in Q3 increases concerns about annual target

China's gross domestic product grew 7.3% in the third quarter year-over-year, the slowest rate sinc

Chinese presence in Ebola-struck West Africa falls sharply

The number of Chinese living in countries affected by Ebola has dropped sharply and some Chinese co

$497m water treatment project goes to Veolia Environnement

Europe’s largest water company, Veolia Environnement SA (VE.NYSE), received industrial water treatm

Costco working with Alibaba to enter Chinese market

American retailer Costco Wholesale (COST.NASDAQ) is partnering with Alibaba (BABA.NYSE) for its exp

Research firm predicts sharp drop in GDP growth over next decade

A new report forecasts China's growth as slowing to 3.9% by 2020-2025,

Foreign direct investment in China declines for third month

Foreign direct investment (FDI) for September rose year-over-year, even as the flow of foreign inve

Hong Kong economy appears largely unaffected by protests

The effects of protests for universal suffrage on Hong Kong’s economy so far are predicted to be mi

CPI figures show inflation growth slowed in September

China's consumer-price index (CPI) grew only 1.6% in September year-on-year, its slowest pace since

US Treasury Department notes yuan's rise, calls for more

The US Treasury Department said China has shown "some renewed willingness" to let the yuan rise,

China, Italy sign $10 billion in business deals

China and Italy signed business agreements worth US$10 billion (EUR8 billion) on Tuesday, with Ital

EU trade chief says telecoms dispute with China resolved

EU Trade Chief Karel De Gucht stated on Tuesday that an agreement regarding the long-running disput

Jump in exports to Hong Kong prompts over-invoicing worries

A 34% surge in exports to Hong Kong compared with levels a year ago has revived worries among analy

Volkswagen signs 25-year deal with China FAW

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China’s September exports exceed expectations

China’s September exports grew 15.3% from a year earlier, beating the Bloomberg News survey estimat

PBOC confident of continued growth

Ma Jun, Chief Economist of the People’s Bank of China, stated on Saturday that despite indicators o

September HSBC PMI shows services sector somewhat weak

New business cooled last month to slightly weaken growth in China's services sector, 

RMB to EUR direct trading begins

China begins direct trading between the yuan and euro today, lowering transaction costs in order to

China ends arms sales to South Sudan

The Chinese government halted the sale of weapons by China North Industries Group to South Sudan af

Spain and China set to sign RMB23.32 bn in business deals

Spanish and Chinese companies will sign 14 business deals worth a total of RMB23.32 billion (EUR3 b

Leadership may be mulling new PBOC bank chief

Top leaders are discussing the replacement of Zhou Xiaochuan, China's central bank chief and global

China steel mills seek buyers abroad for oversupply

China had exported 52.4 million tons of steel as of the end of August, up 36% from a year earlier a

China Beige Book finds large-scale stimulus unlikely

The latest China Beige Book, a quarterly report modeled after the US Federal Reserve's Beige Book b

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