Economics & Trade

Authorities considering end to lending limit for Chinese banks

The Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress announced on Monday that it was review

Electricity use trends point to major gains in China's energy efficiency

Capping per capita

Local government bonds make comeback as cumulative stimulus mounts

Beijing is turning once again to off-balance-sheet financing through outfits including local govern

Central bank holds yuan's trading-band fix steady from Friday

The People's Bank of China set the midpoint for the yuan's trading band against the dollar at 6.396

Securities regulator promises ongoing support for troubled mainland market

The China Securities Regulatory Commission has pledged enduring support for the mainland's volatile

China's agriculture trade deficit down, but imported grain volumes on the rise

China's agricultural imports are in disarray despite year-on-year trade deficit in agricultural pro

Central bank raises yuan's float range after three days of depreciation

The People's Bank of China set the yuan's floating midpoint at 0.05% stronger Friday compared to it

China-US aviation negotiations crash and burn over access issues

Negotiations to raise caps on flights between China and the United States have fallen apart over th

Yuan falls to 4-year low in Wednesday trading

The yuan fell to 6.451 per US dollar in China Wednesday, its lowest level since August 2011, and th

China's new foreign exchange regime may bring volatility and value to its financial system

Currency cacophony

State Council announces guidelines to promote tourism

The State Council has posted 26 proposals to its website urging local governments to encourage tour

Yuan float's midpoint lowered 1.9% against US dollar

Beijing lowered the midpoint of the yuan's floating range against the US dollar by 1.9% on Tuesday,

NDRC says property market recovery "likely to be sustained" in H2

China's National Development and Reform Commission has stated that during the year's second half, "

Bad loans at China's commercial banks grew by 11% in Q2

Bad loans in China's commercial banking sector grew 11% in the second quarter to a total of RMB1.09

Central bank to introduce new RMB100 note to fight counterfeiting

The 100-yuan note will see its first upgrade since 2005 this November in an effort to fight rampant

China struggles with slack demand coming out of Q2

China's economy continues to face downward pressure coming out of the second quarter: Exports fell

Foxconn to spend $5bn on manufacturing operations in western India

Taiwan's Foxconn (2354.TPE) has signed a memorandum of understanding to spend US$5 billion on facto

China selloff of American debt puts little dent in US bond prices

China's paring of its holdings of United States debt by US$180 billion between March 2

Cost of salvaging China's stock market estimated at $144bn so far

China's state financial institutions have spent around US$144 billion to support the mainland's sto

China's bad loans grew to RMB1.8tn in H1

China's banks saw bad loans grow by RMB322.2 billion (US$51.89 billion) in the first half of 2015 t

Hong Kong-Shenzhen index to launch despite linkup lacking launch date

The Hang Seng Indexes Company and Shenzhen Securities Information Company will launch a new composi

Smuggled Vietnamese workers found on factory lines in southern China


Services sector gauge sees sharp uptick in growth for July

An independent gauge of China's services sector reached an 11-month high in July at 53.8, well abov

IMF says more liberalization needed to grant yuan reserve-currency status

The International Monetary Fund could be forced to postpone a decision on whether China's currency

Only six of almost 300 city governments disclosed debts in 2014

A report published by Tsinghua University found that only six of almost 300 city governments in Chi

State media announce new RMB300bn local infrastructure fund

State media have announced the impending issuance of a total RMB300 billion in bonds from the China

Private manufacturing gauge falls steeply in contrast with official figure

The Caixin China manufacturing purchasing managers index fell 2.4 points from the previous month to

China's banks pick up the slack as shadow banking stagnates in H1

Banks continued to serve as China's dominant channel for finance in the first half of 2015, bearing

WTO ruling finds China tariffs on US specialty steel breached trade rules

A World Trade Organization panel has ruled that China failed to comply with a previous ruling that

Mainland textile producers setting up shop in southern US

As textile production in China becomes increasingly unprofitable thanks to rising wages and other m


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