Economics & Trade

KMT premier steps down as party trounced in Taiwan elections

Taiwan's ruling Kuomintang (KMT) party lost seats across the island in local elections Saturday, in

Shanghai rally biggest since 2012, but tech stocks left out

The Shanghai stock market had its best month in two years in November, with its Composite Index ris

The booming business of the Buddhist "life release" ceremony

Dangerous Dharma

State researchers say China wasted $6.8tn in investment since 2009

China has wasted US$6.8 trillion in investment since 2009,

Hong Kong’s yuan usage surges in 2014

Hong Kong’s usage of the yuan in trades is up 73% from a year earlier in the first 10 months this y

Central bank may plan to start deposit insurance in January

The People's Bank of China told regional heads to prepare for the start of a deposit insurance syst

PBoC holding off on more rate cuts until Q4 data is out, official says

The central bank of China will not consider further rate cuts or easing until fourth-quarter econom

Investor IPO reserves put Shanghai exchange in a bind

The Shanghai stock exchange is being held hostage by investors keeping cash in reserve to use for t

Chinese companies cancel or delay $1.2 billion in bond sales

Chinese companies have either delayed or canceled US$1.2 billion (RMB7.55 billion) in bond sales si

Tibetan hydropower project starts operating upstream on Brahmaputra

The Zangmu Hydropower Station's first generating plant began operations in Tibet on Sunday,

Leadership considering another interest rate cut, sources say

China's leaders and central bank are ready to loosen lending restrictions and cut interest rates a

Guarantors in China prove less dependable as growth slows

The role of guarantors for loans to other companies in China has become increasingly fraught as the

Shadow banking shrinks as regulations, default fears grow

Government efforts to tamp down on China's less-regulated shadow banking sector appear to be workin

Preliminary PMI shows manufacturing activity flat in November

Chinese factory activity neither grew nor shrank this month, 

China reveals strategic oil reserve size and locations

China's National Bureau of Statistics made the size of the country's estimated strategic oil reserv

China secures $12 billion railway deal with Nigeria

China Railway Construction Corp (1186.HKG) signed a US$12 billion deal with Nigeria yesterday to bu

Investor participation in stock connect continues to fall

Investor participation in the Hong Kong-Shanghai Stock Connect continued to wane on the third day o

Slowed growth, rising wages squeeze China's private enterprises

Government policies encouraging rapid wage growth to boost consumption are clashing with attempts t

Drug busts net 24,000 suspects as meth flows continue

China's Narcotics Control Bureau claims it has nabbed 24,000 suspects in the course of a high-profi

Orders from both sides of Hong Kong-Shanghai linkup fall

Day-two orders from both sides of the Hong Kong-Shanghai Stock Connect came up short after a relati

Australia and China sign major free trade agreement

Australia and China struck a deal Monday establishing a substantial free trade agreement that opens

China's October lending weak despite capital injection

China's banks issued only RMB548.3 billion in new loans in October, down from 857.2 billion the mon

Hong Kong-Shanghai market linkup launches

Foreign investment in mainland Chinese companies had already hit the daily quota of US$2.1 billion

Flood of jewelry exports points to inflated invoices, analysts say

Mainland customs data showed US$15.7 billion of exported precious metals and jewelry in the past tw

Li Keqiang sweetens the pot for ASEAN with US$20bn in loans

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang promised members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) a

U.S. and China reach agreement on tech tariff reductions

China and the United States announced a deal to expand the Information Technology Agreement, which

Hong Kong-Shanghai market linkup launch date: November 17

The Hong Kong-Shanghai Stock Connect trading scheme will launch November 17,

ICBC to become North America's first yuan-clearing bank

Industrial & Commercial Bank of China (601398.SHA) will become a clearing bank for RMB transact

Xi downplays risks, promotes trade agreement at APEC

President Xi Jinping said to an APEC CEO summit Sunday regarding the possibility of China's growth

HK chief exec: Shanghai stock connect date coming in "near future"

Hong Kong's Chief executive Leung Chun-ying said authorities "will announce a formal launch date in

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