Economics & Trade

New statistics bureau chief named after former head detained

Ning Jizhe, vice chairman of China's National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), has been ch

China, US agree on new North Korea sanctions

China and the US have agreed on a UN resolution placing further sanctions on North Korea after seve

Caixin flash PMI halted due to statistics bureau objections, sources say

The sudden halt in September of the manufacturing flash Markit/Caixin purchasing managers index, an

Corporate debt in China rises to 160% of GDP

Corporate debt in China accounted for 160% of gross domestic product in 2015, up from 98% in 2008,

PBOC grants many foreign financial firms free access to China bond market

The People's Bank of China has announced that most types of overseas financial institutions will be

Slowing China, soft commodities deal Standard Chartered first annual loss in 27 years

Standard Chartered reported a net loss of US$2.36 billion for 2015 on Tuesday, marking the bank's f

Commerce minister asserts sunny outlook for consumption in China

Commerce Minister Gao Hucheng said on Tuesday that consumption in China would continue to grow at a

China's military may be building radar installations in South China Sea

Satellite images that appear to show China's military building high-frequency radar installations o

Despite foul air and economic slowdown, China’s capital is still in business

Beijing blues?

Beijing is still loath to let go of China's increasingly vital services sector

Commanding heights

Foreign exchange regulator loosens restrictions on foreign investment

China's State Administration of Foreign Exchange announced on Thursday that foreign investors regis

Beijing sets target growth range of 6.5-7% for 2016

The National Development and Reform Commission has set a target growth range of 6.5-7% for 2016, th

Cap said to be planned for insurance purchases in Hong Kong via UnionPay

Chinese consumers using UnionPay debit and credit cards to buy insurance products will have such pu

PBOC liquidity injections totaled over RMB1.5tn in January

The People's Bank of China injected RMB520.9 billion (US$79.2 billion) of liquidity into the Chines

January manufacturing PMI shows further contraction at China's factories

China's factories saw business activity fall in January, according to the official

Central bank steps up liquidity injections ahead of Lunar New Year

The People's Bank of China this week used two money-market operations to inject a net RMB590 billio

PBOC said to take further undisclosed measures to restrict capital outflows

The People's Bank of China is moving to further curb capital outflows by restricting the ability of

China's annual industrial profits fall for the first time since 2000

Industrial profits in China fell by 2.3% in 2015 following growth of 3.3% the previous year, markin

Director of China's National Bureau of Statistics probed for corruption

Wang Baoan, director of China's National Bureau of Statistics, is being probed by the party's disci

Hong Kong-China trade figures suggest exports covering capital flight

December saw a drastic mismatch between exports to Hong Kong as reported by the territory and the m

Leaked PBOC minutes show focus on yuan's exchange rate

Leaked minutes from a meeting held by the People's Bank of China show policymakers are chiefly conc

China's plummeting commodities demand hits major economies in Africa

Over-reliance on commodities exports to China is now pulling the rug out from under a number of Afr

Gauge shows private business activity, recruitment slowed in January

China's Sales Managers' Index, an independent gauge following all private sectors of the economy co

New policies point to continued migrant discrimination in China's largest cities

Shanghai's local government will attempt to limit the municipality's population to 25 million using

IMF's Lagarde says "clarity and certainty" needed on yuan's exchange rate

International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde said at a Saturday panel of the Wor

Swiss bank exec confirms PBOC suspension of funds channeling yuan abroad

Comments from Vincent Duhamel, Asia head of private Swiss bank Lombard Odier, appeared to confirm r

Chinese officials seek to allay concerns over currency, stock market in Davos

Chinese officials sought to address concerns about the country's currency and stock market on arriv

China's working-age population dropped by record number in 2015

China's working age (16-59) population dropped by a record 4.87 million in 2015, bringing its workf

Central bank says official digital currency possible for China

The People's Bank of China is looking into the creation of its own digital currency based on the fi

Official stats show capital outflows fell in Q4 from Q3

Figures released by the The State Administration of Foreign Exchange show net outflows of foreign e

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