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Chinese Economy

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.

Wednesday, 16 January, 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

Non-China deals rise to 18pc of Hong Kong yuan trades

Yuan trades between counterparties based outside China rose to 18 per cent of the deals in the currency settled in Hong Kong.

14 Dec 2012 - 5:33pm

China’s services industries expand more slowly: HSBC

China’s services industries expanded at a slower pace in November, damping hopes for a faster rebound in the economy after a seven-quarter slowdown.

5 Dec 2012 - 12:01pm

Four 'battlefields' hold the key to China’s future economic success

After three decades of rapid growth, China’s economy faces three major problems: it is “unbalanced”, “uncoordinated”, and “unsustainable”.

25 Oct 2012 - 3:58pm 1 comment

How China is changing finer things in life

The rising importance of China in luxury and fashion has taken a new twist. While a recent Bain & Co report found that China is the fastest-growing luxury market in the world, and the Boston Consulting Group showed that China is jockeying to become the largest luxury and fashion market by 2015, recent economic forecasts underscore a slowing Chinese economy.

22 Jan 2013 - 2:49pm

Lack of reform will hobble mainland growth, says economist

The mainland was unlikely to see strong growth in the future without structural reforms, said Tao Dong, an economist at Credit Suisse.

29 Sep 2012 - 3:14am