Economics & Trade

Cheap RMB does not bring export boost

China's cheapening exchange rate is failing to life exports.

China to invest $140bn by 2020 to relocate poor

China will invest 946.3 billion yuan ($140 billion) by 2020 to relocate its poorest citizens from r

Germany pushes for EU-wide rules to halt Chinese takeovers

The German government is seeking to increase its powers to block takeovers of German companies by C

EU holds up ChemChina's $43bn Syngenta deal

European Union antitrust regulators on Friday opened an in-depth investigation into state-owned Chi

Bloomberg: Foreigners to put $48bn in China bonds next year

Foreign investors' purchases of Chinese bonds will probably surge more than fourfold in the coming

US senators call for action on Chinese aluminum

Eight US senators have asked the Obama administration to take action against China over what they s

New rules hit bad loans to 'zombie' firms

China has released a new policy that aims to accelerate the disposal of bad loans to businesses by

Apple's fiscal year China profits down by 18%

Apple's profits in China fell by almost a fifth in its latest financial year, a stark reversal afte

Chinese overseas investment faces resistance

The value of Chinese overseas acquisitions announced in the first nine months totaled about $191bn,

HNA's acquisitions flurry raises questions

HNA Group's $6.5bn bid for a 25% stake in the Hilton hotel chain has cemented its reputation as one

ChemChina to offer concessions to win Syngenta

State-owned Chinese chemicals group ChemChina is ready to offer more concessions to win European Un

Syngenta stock drops on ChemChina deal doubts

Syngenta shares fell more than 9% on Monday after the European Commission triggered doubts about Ch

Steel firms creatively 'cut' overcapacity

Efforts to trim excess capacity seem to have paid off as the steel industry appeared to have met mo

China Oceanwide to buy Genworth for $2.7bn

Genworth Financial, a dominant carrier in US long-term-care insurance, agreed to sell itself to a C

Seaside stories

Interesting developments, dear readers, around what is known in these parts as the South China Sea,

Philippines realigns with China in policy reversal

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte announced his "separation" from the United States on Thursday,

China announces 6.7% Q3 GDP growth

The Chinese economy expanded at an annual rate of 6.7% in the third quarter, in line with the gover

Economists question China's GDP figures

Fresh doubts emerged over the reliability of Chinese statistics on Wednesday after officials said t

WTO rules for China against US anti-dumping

China won the bulk of a World Trade Organization complaint against certain US methods of determinin

Chinese salaries fail to keep up with GDP growth

China has enjoyed phenomenal growth in the past few decades, but individual salaries have largely f

LeEco to sell smartphones, TVs in the US

Chinese technology and entertainment company LeEco staged a showy US debut Wednesday, but its prese

China Q3 growth steady, but property, debt risks

Fueled by government spending and a housing frenzy, China's economic growth likely steadied at 6.7%

China September bank lending over RMB 1tn

Chinese banks extended RMB1.22 trillion in new loans in September, a three-month high and well abov

China US Treasury holdings near four-year low

China's holdings of US Treasuries fell to the lowest level since November 2012, as the world's seco

Henry Paulson: China needs more economic reformers

China needs to get "more economic reformers" into key jobs as part of its upcoming leadership reshu

Tin producer in debt-for-equity swap

Money-losing Yunnan Tin Group, owned by the Yunnan provincial government, has signed an agreement w

Mulling Trump

The Trump train wreck dominated the week, dear readers, rather than China, with sex being at the he

China rethinks international policy lending

A surge in overseas lending has left Chinese policy banks highly exposed to countries at risk of de

China September exports fall 10% on year

China's September exports fell 10% from a year earlier, far worse than expected, while imports unex

NDRC to encourage local governments to repay debt

Caixin reports Beijing h

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