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Chinese Economy

Economic war with Japan won't serve China's interests

In recent years, whenever China's relations with another country took a turn for the worse, calls for a boycott of that country's products would ring out. So it has been with the Diaoyu Islands dispute.

Thursday, 27 September, 2012, 9:26am

Mainland share market falls to lowest level in 3-1/2 years

Mainland stocks fell to their lowest close in three-and-a-half years yesterday, as skittish investors lost confidence in the economy and the market.

21 Sep 2012 - 2:54am

China's manufacturing activity shrinks for 11th consecutive month

Manufacturing activity on the mainland shrank for the 11th consecutive month this month, a survey showed yesterday. The fall was but less steep than last month, when the contraction was the sharpest in nine months,

21 Sep 2012 - 2:53am

Tougher economic times halve mainland banks' profit growth

Profit growth at the top 10 listed mainland banks halved in the first six months compared with a year earlier, highlighting tougher operating conditions as lending profitability and fee income shrank in a weaker economy.

21 Sep 2012 - 2:46am

Commodities prices reaching the end of a bumper run

The biggest advances in commodities this year may be over because of mounting concern that policymakers are not doing enough to bolster economic growth at a time when producers are expanding supply.

21 Sep 2012 - 2:46am

The real extent of China's economic hard landing

The cynical explanation for the rash of anti-Japanese demonstrations that spread across China this week is that Beijing encouraged the protests, or at least allowed them to go ahead, in order to take people's minds off what is going on at home.

23 Sep 2012 - 8:03am 5 comments

Mainland provinces plan building spree to counter economic slowdown

Hubei, Henan, Jiangsu, Gansu and Anhui provinces will spend 400 billion yuan (HK$491.3 billion) on infrastructure projects in the next few years, mostly on roads.

21 Sep 2012 - 4:35am

More setbacks likely for rebound in China's trade growth

The Ministry of Commerce warned yesterday that external demand might cool further in the months ahead, making it more difficult for Beijing to meet its goal of expanding imports and exports by 10 per cent this year.

20 Sep 2012 - 2:02am

Brighter days ahead for China's economy

The Chinese economy is in decline, the stock market remains in a downturn, the property market faces strict macro controls, and the purchasing managers' index for August has fallen to a new nine-month low, all of which is causing widespread concern. Many people at home and abroad have started to worry about China's economic prospects.

17 Sep 2012 - 2:35am 5 comments

Wen Jiabao vows to tap fiscal surplus, stability fund

Premier Wen Jiabao pledged for the first time to tap into the government's fiscal surplus as well as a fiscal stability fund of more than 100 billion yuan (HK$122b) as needed to stem an economic downturn.

12 Sep 2012 - 9:35am