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February 8: China market roundup

China's January car sales hit record high

China's January passenger car sales increased by 49%, hitting a record high and surpassing analysts

Not on my roost

Chinese officials dig in their heels on expanding the property tax

Running on empty

IMF economist Papa N’Diaye discusses the massive demographic shift to come in China

A kink in the spring

Investors should ignore data distorted by China’s Spring Festival

HSBC, Ping An share sale approved

China's insurance regulator approved British bank HSBC's (HBC.NYSE, HSBA.LON, 0005.HKG) US$9.4 bill

Cashing out on Macau and metals

February 1: China market roundup

Chinalco shares down 6.3% on HK debut

Shares in metals manufacturer Chinalco Mining Corp International (3668.HKG) fell 6.3% under the ini

Lenovo profit rises 34%

Chinese PC manufacturer Lenovo Group (0992.HKG, LHL.FRA, LHL1.FRA) reported a 34% increase in third

Taiwan, mainland reduce investment barriers

Residents of Taiwan will be allowed a combined quota of US$16.1 billion to invest in mainland marke

Shanghai plans free trade zone

Shanghai will begin constructing the mainland's first free-trade zone this year, a step that advanc

China industrial profit rises 17.3% in December

The profits of Chinese industrial firms increased 17.3% in December from a year earlier to US$143.7

Investors fear SEC probe into Focus buyout

Chinese advertising firm Focus Media Holding's (FMCN.NASDAQ, 8112.HKG, F10.FRA) shares fell to a fo

China's manufacturing shows signs of expansion

HSBC's preliminary China purchasing manager's index showed an increase in January, a sign that the

China's insurers suffered sluggish business in 2012

China's insurance regulator said growth in premiums collected by the nation's insurers fell sharply

Low-cost phones outsell pricy Apple devices

Demand for low-cost smartphones in China continues to highlight the difficulties faced by US mobile

Huawei's profits robust while ZTE flounders

China's two largest telecommunications equipment producers will report markedly different 2012 fina

China's shrinking labor force may slow rebound

Declining numbers in China's labor force could limit the country's economic rebound,

China expo plan irks Mexicans

China's plan to open a 1,370 acre, permanent expo site displaying Chinese-made products near Cancun

US cotton prices rise on weak sales of Chinese stockpiles

US cotton prices hit a 12-week high, as demand from Chinese mills increased in light of the poor fi

China adds to US Treasuries holdings

Chinese bought up US Treasuries in November, pushing its holdings to a one-year high,

Investors betting on yuan appreciation

Investors are wagering that a rebound in China's growth will lead the government to further allow t

China denies inaccurate export data

China's customs agency responded to allegations that official export data are inaccurate, after pro

China's December inflation accelerates

China's consumer price index increased 2.5% year-on-year in December, growing at a faster pace than

China opens mobile services to non-state firms

China will launch a two-year trial for private firms to provide mobile services to users, ending th

EU anti-dumping tariffs could be imposed in May

German solar-panel manufacturer Solarworld (SWV.FRA) expects the European Union to impose anti-dump

Service growth signals year-end rebound in China

China's services industry grew at its strongest pace in four months in December, adding to signs th

China's industrial profits soared in November

China's industrial profits increased for two consecutive months through November, adding to signs t

Consumers lead China economic recovery

China's consumers are driving a patchy economic recovery that is leading to increased retailer conf

Focus Media inks China's largest leveraged buyout

Focus Media (FMCN.NASDAQ, 8112.HKG, F10.FRA) agreed to be acquired by a group of investors led by U

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