The mainland's consumer price index climbed 2.5 per cent year on year last month, on par with the rise in December, which was the slowest increase since June.Saturday, 15 February, 2014, 4:16am 3 comments
China’s economic growth slowed in the final three months of last year to 7.7 per cent, the weakest quarter since 2009, but still way too fast to allow for the restructuring that the country urgently needs.25 Jan 2014 - 3:21am 6 comments
Chinese inflation hit a seven-month high of 3.1 per cent in September, data showed on Monday, with analysts warning further upward pressure on prices would restrict the government’s options to boost the economy.14 Oct 2013 - 3:53pm
Central bank governor Zhou Xiaochuan yesterday raised an alert about rising inflation and formally declared a shift to a tighter monetary policy this year. The government may also roll out new measures to control the property market, he told a news conference on the sidelines of the National People's Congress.14 Mar 2013 - 8:57am
The consumer price index (CPI) rose 3.2 per cent last month from a year ago, pushed up by higher food prices during the Lunar New Year festival, the National Bureau of Statistics said yesterday. Consumer prices in February were 1.1 per cent higher than January.10 Mar 2013 - 8:56am
Thousands of protesters will take to the streets in Tokyo and elsewhere tomorrow to protest against government plans to restart reactors taken offline after the Fukushima nuclear tragedy.9 Mar 2013 - 2:31am
The yuan strengthened to less than 6.22 against the US dollar yesterday for the first time in 19 years, as bullish sentiment was boosted by mainland inflation and trade data.12 Jan 2013 - 4:02am
Inflation on the mainland rose last month for the second consecutive month amid the coldest winter in nearly three decades, although economists believe prices will remain under control in the near term.12 Jan 2013 - 4:21am
Foreign direct investment flowing into the mainland will remain steady rather than fall sharply next year as the economy continues to recover, the Ministry of Commerce says.19 Dec 2012 - 2:37am
Forecasts on prospects for the mainland economy are becoming more optimistic on the eve of a top-level meeting.
The Central Economic Working Conference, expected to be held this weekend, comes amid strong feeling among economists and government researchers that growth in the world's second-biggest economy is on the rebound.14 Dec 2012 - 3:00am
The new central leadership yesterday hinted that economic stability and continuity would be its priority, dashing hopes for a big-bang stimulus for the time being.5 Dec 2012 - 3:12am
Beijing's statistics chief says people will be "more confident" about the nation's fourth-quarter economic growth with the release of October data today.
Ma Jiantang, speaking before the 18th party congress, did not elaborate, but Yi Gang, deputy governor of the People's Bank of China, said the fourth-quarter performance would be "relatively good".9 Nov 2012 - 3:59am
To buy or not to buy? This is a question home-buyers often ask themselves - particularly so on the mainland, where abrupt policy changes make timing crucial for investment success.8 Nov 2012 - 2:22am
A growing number of mainland Chinese worry about corruption, inequality and food safety, a survey said, weeks before China unveils its next generation of leaders.17 Oct 2012 - 2:24pm 4 comments