Economics & Trade

China services PMI sees faster growth in December

The HSBC/Markit Services Purchasing Managers' Index estimating the growth of China's services secto

Export-Import Bank of China grants Ecuador $5.3bn credit line as crude falls

China's Export-Import bank has granted Ecuador a credit line of US$5.3 billion, US$1.5 billion of w

China to end contentious rare earth export quotas

Beijing is set to end the use of quotas to regulate the export of rare earth minerals,

Deadline passes for local governments to classify liabilities for review

The deadline passed Monday for local government bond issuers in China to classify liabilities for i

Venezuela's Maduro to meet with Xi for talks on financing, energy

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro embarked on a trip to China late Monday to hold talks with Chin

NDRC unshackles prices for a new slew of commodities and services

China's National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) has freed the prices of 24 commodities an

Beijing plans doubling of patent applications, with focus on agriculture

Authorities have announced plans to double the number of patent applications in China to 14 per 10,

PBoC promises policy tweaks after HSBC PMI index contraction

The People's Bank of China pledged in a statement to "flexibly use multiple monetary tools, maintai

Macau gaming sector suffers first annual decline

Macau's gambling revenue fell 2.6% in 2015,

Singapore feels drag as China growth weakens

Singapore's GDP rose an annualized 1.6% in the final three months of the year as slowing growth in

Banks' daily yuan trading caps to go weekly in 2015

Daily caps on mainland banks' foreign exchange positions will become weekly limits,

Stock linkup sees foreign investors turn net sellers for the first time

Foreign investors became net sellers of Shanghai-traded "A-shares" for the first time since the Hon

PBoC to widen deposit definition to boost banks' lending capacity

China's central bank will broaden the scope of deposits next year to boost banks' lending capacity

Copper prices remain low with investors skeptical of China demand

Copper prices ended Friday at US$2.8355 a pound, their lowest level in 4 1/2 years, as investors re

Off-exchange derivatives market opens backdoor to Shanghai exchange

Technical and regulatory hurdles are proving no match for Hong Kong's off-exchange derivatives mark

Growth targets likely out of reach as commerce ministry retracts estimates

China looks set to miss the economic targets laid out in its most recent five-year plan as policyma

Global iron glut continues as China demand holds steady

A global glut in iron ore is set to continue for perhaps another four years despite a slump in pric

PBoC will relax loan-to-deposit ratio to bolster banks' lending power, sources say

People's Bank of China officials told representatives from banks and financial firms that the centr

China sees 5.6% increase in labor disputes for Q1-3, study shows

Labor protests on the mainland ballooned in 2014 in both scale and frequency,

China generates 13 million new jobs despite slowdown, labor ministry says

China has created over 13 million new jobs in 2014 despite slowed economic growth, 

Ground broken on joint megaproject to build Nicaraguan canal

Chinese billionaire Wang Jing and Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega broke ground Tuesday on a cana

How Russia's currency depreciation could impact the Chinese market

Ruble trouble

Xi calls on Macau to end dependence on gambling industry

President Xi Jinping urged Macau to move away from its reliance on the gambling industry, which has

Foreign minister says China willing to help Russia if necessary

China is willing to help Russia if necessitated by the latter's currency issues, 

Q&A: Nobel Laureate Robert Engle on systemic risk and financial volatility in China

ARCH-economist

Long rise in Chinese oil orders from Iraq to end, sources say

Chinese oil firms will keep the amount of crude oil bought from Iraq steady for the first time in a

Pearl River Delta manufacturers brace for impact from Russia's rouble

Pearl River Delta factories are bracing for a possible hit from the rapid devaluation of Russia's c

PBoC said to roll over part of September lending facility

The People’s Bank of China yesterday rolled over a portion of a three-month lending facility from S

Agriculture ministry OKs modified corn strain for import from US

China's Ministry of Agriculture has approved the import of a genetically modified strain of corn fr

Beijing planning shift to homegrown tech, sources say

Beijing may be planning a purge of foreign technology from its banks, state-owned enterprises, mili

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