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  1. State firms' earnings fall for 4th straight month

    Posted Nov 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Eric Ng eric.mpng@scmp.com Mainland state-owned firms posted their fourth straight month of earnings decline, as incomes fell 13 per cent last month from September, hit hard by Beijing's monetary tightening measures. Central and provincial government ...

  2. Outlay on fixed assets rises 24pc despite storms

    Posted Mar 15th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... economy seem more acute than a slowdown brought on by the United States credit crunch. For January and February, urban fixed-asset investment totalled 812.1 billion yuan (HK$891.7 billion), ... the mainland's inflation rate hit an 11-year high of 8.7 per cent last month. Moody's Economy.com economist Tang Sumei said fixed-asset investment growth slowed slightly in the period, reflecting ...

  3. Beijing and Berlin taking friendship to next level

    Posted Feb 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Trade Organisation. Beijing is also looking to Germany to take the first step to recognising China as a market economy. With the EU adopting its harshest sanctions yet against Iran, Merkel ... That is why China has cemented harmonious relations with Germany, Europe's largest economy, in recent years. When German Chancellor Dr Angela Merkel arrives in Beijing today for a two-day visit ...

  4. Comment - Blogs

    Second rush on diplomatic vehicle this month raises questions

    Posted Sep 20th 2012, 09:03am by John Kennedy

    ...  --  It Is Time to Really Complete Urbanization China Daily--  Xi slams Diaoyu 'purchase'  --  Iran urged to engage with talks with IAEA  --  Indonesia seeks Chinese investment and tech  --  Open economy spurs boom in coastal city Global Times--  China launches another two Beidou navigation satellites  --  Beijing mulls 72-hour visa-free entry for tourists Sina English--  ...

  5. Bid to boost spending as storm clouds gather over the economy

    Posted Jan 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ed Zhang As the global economy becomes more volatile, China has to rely more on its own consumers to sustain growth. Few economists in Beijing dispute that line of thinking, but questions ... Another 1.58 trillion yuan was contributed by Jiangsu province, the mainland's second largest economy, while retail sales in the municipality of Beijing totalled 690 billion yuan, ...

  6. Who said it?

    Posted May 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... During his meeting with President Hu, the Iran nuclear issue will be an important talking point Vice-Foreign Minister Cheng Guoping on the visit to Beijing of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (above) If Anything Happen To Me... I Wont Yah To Kno I Love An Care About Yah A statement posted on Facebook by Bryan 'NoRespect' Barnes, who is accused of killing two Chinese ...

  7. Economy faces testing times, official says

    Posted Oct 29th 2010, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... economy was at a critical stage of shifting from stimulus- and policy-driven growth to self-sustaining growth. However, Zhu, who is also the ministry's chief engineer, told a briefing ... the mainland economy faced a tougher and more complex external environment. The mainland's trade surplus shrank in September as exports and imports slowed sharply, official data showed yesterday, ...

  8. China must look beyond its Mideast commercial interests

    Posted Jan 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... squeeze strategy worked, few sparks were expected to fly. But with Iranian bluster battering Washington, and US President Barack Obama setting his foreign policy compass towards Iran and the Asia-Pacific, it's glaringly obvious that the Saudi-Iran power play sits at the heart of the US-China energy relationship in the Middle East. Unless China can show serious pull to moderate Iranian ...

  9. When China and the US trade barbs, the rest of the world is the worse for it

    Posted Nov 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Obama has disappointed his followers with his failure to kick-start the economy and bring down levels of unemployment. But all of his potential Republican opponents seem determined to polarise ... no favours by its support of the oppressive Bashar al-Assad regime in Syria, or by its sympathy for nuclear-hungry Iran and supply of nuclear parts to Pakistan. US politicians are also angry about ...

  10. State firms post strong rebound in earnings as the economy recovers

    Posted Feb 24th 2010, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... from stimulus measures, including tougher policies to rein in loan growth, Lu said Beijing would not wage 'an all-out war to cool the economy' this year. 'We estimate ... in the next two years since the country's economy is still on a fast track,' Yi said. Casting doubt on the state firms' prospects is Wei Jie, an economics professor at Tsinghua ...




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