• Thu
  • Oct 2, 2014
  • Updated: 3:24am

Chinese Economy

China's economy steadily improving, says survey

It said its latest Flash MNI China Business Sentiment Indicator pointed to strong growth in February, with rises in new orders and production, helping the indicator rise to 61.79, compared with a final reading of 551.56 for January.

Thursday, 21 February, 2013, 10:31pm

Asian markets mixed, China factory data underwhelms

Asian markets were mixed on Friday, with Tokyo supported by further weakness in the yen, while Hong Kong and Shanghai dipped after official data showed Chinese manufacturing saw a moderate slowdown.

Tokyo were up 0.35 per cent by the break and Sydney climbed 0.65 per cent while Hong Kong shed 0.56 per cent, Shanghai slipped 0.34 per cent and Seoul eased 0.74 per cent.

1 Feb 2013 - 11:24am

Qianhai - a small zone with a big role

Qianhai, in Shenzhen, may be the smallest of the dozen experimental zones on the mainland - which include Nansha in Guangzhou and Hengqin in Zhuhai - but its role is arguably the most significant.

29 Jan 2013 - 4:56am

Beijing to keep tabs on local fundraising

Beijing will release regional financing figures from this year to better monitor fundraising activities as lower-level governments unveil ambitious plans to increase investment.

29 Jan 2013 - 3:17am

Banks get green light for 2b yuan in cross-border loans for Qianhai

China had announced it would let firms in Qianhai, a US$45 billion special economic zone in Shenzhen, take out yuan loans from banks just across the border in Hong Kong, with tenors and interest rates to be set independently, also a major step towards liberalising the country’s interest rate mechanisms.

29 Jan 2013 - 3:40am 5 comments

Mainland forex regulator warns of big swings in capital flows

The mainland should be prepared for big swings in speculative capital flows amid global economic uncertainties, the country's foreign exchange regulator said yesterday.

26 Jan 2013 - 2:43am

China factory output rises to 2-year high

Mainland manufacturing activity grew this month at the fastest pace in two years, a private survey has indicated.

25 Jan 2013 - 3:29am

China business sentiment picks up in January

Chinese business conditions improved in January, with new orders rising, in further evidence of companies re-stocking ahead of anticipated higher demand early this year.

18 Jan 2013 - 3:44pm

China's economy may be starting to recover

China’s economy may have grown close to 8 per cent last year, with economists estimating the momentum at the end of year will likely continue into 2013.

17 Jan 2013 - 11:19pm

China expects trade to grow at similar pace to GDP

China said on Wednesday that it expects foreign trade to grow at a similar pace to the economy this year, indicating a feeble pickup from last year.

16 Jan 2013 - 2:51pm

New study lifts veil on China's most affluent

What does China’s typical “one per cent” look like? According to a recent university study, they live in an eastern Chinese city, have a college degree, run their own business, and make around HK$2 million a year or more.

16 Jan 2013 - 10:18am

The east is red; Why more Chinese companies are moving west

One of the best ways for Chinese marketing executives to raise their companies’ profile is to ride on the coat-tails of a foreign brand. One example that springs to mind is Shandong sporting goods company Qiaodan, which ended up in a lawsuit with Michael Jordan, accused of stealing the basketball legend’s name.

16 May 2013 - 11:04am

Why Chinese companies are creating foreign jobs

Each year China produces over 6 million university graduates while Chinese companies are expanding overseas. New free trade zones all over Africa and the Middle East are courting the foreign investment with tax incentives and low operating costs, reminiscent of China’s open door policy in the 1980s.

18 Jan 2013 - 1:44pm

China economy to overtake US by 2019: state research

China will overtake the United States economically within six years, an official research institute predicts, and go on to become the world’s most important country in three decades more, state media said Wednesday.

9 Jan 2013 - 6:43pm

Global year-end sales sluggish

Year-end sales globally were roughly the same as last year, with the mainland and other emerging markets doing better than the US, Europe and Japan.

Such sales have become a valuable pointer to retail business patterns in the year ahead, according to Daniel Poon, principal economist of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC).

29 Dec 2012 - 4:58am