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  • Sep 18, 2014
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National Bureau of Statistics

Figures point to growth faltering in China

The mainland's trade, inflation and lending data for last month all showed a downward trend and trailed estimates, in more signs that weaker global and domestic demand will test the new leadership's resolve to forgo short-term stimulus for slower, more-sustainable growth.

Monday, 10 June, 2013, 4:19am 1 comment

China manufacturing stronger than expected in May

China’s official PMI rose to 50.8 in May from 50.6 in April, data showed on Saturday, beating market expectations and raising optimism that the world’s second-largest economy may be stabilising.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

China to trial tweak in gathering of fixed-asset investment data

The mainland's statistics bureau will test changes to the way it calculates investment in roads, factories and property, as part of efforts to improve the reliability of data.

1 Jun 2013 - 4:19am

Asian markets fall on weak China data, North Korea fears

Asian markets slipped on Monday after a disappointing batch of Chinese growth figures, while traders keep a wary eye on the Korean peninsula, where military tensions are high.

A pick-up in the yen dragged on Japan’s Nikkei after the US warned Tokyo to avoid competitive devaluation as the unit faces heavy selling pressure on the back of huge central bank stimulus measures.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

GDP gap in China the size of Guangdong economy

Concerns of statistical fraud have arisen once again after a 5.8 trillion yuan difference was found between China’s national gross domestic product and that of its 31 provinces and administrative regions.

5 Feb 2013 - 5:36pm

Beijing to release own Gini inequality index

Beijing will release its own version of a closely watched international inequality index, state media reported on Sunday, becoming the first Chinese city to announce such a plan.

The official Xinhua news agency, citing a spokesman for the National Bureau of Statistics Beijing survey branch, said the city would release a Gini coefficient for last year.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Industrial profits down 1.7 per cent

Profit at mainland industrial firms dropped 1.7 per cent year-on-year last month but the decline was less than the previous two months amid Beijing's efforts to shore up the economy with looser monetary policy.

28 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Home sales jump as economy slackens

The mainland's residential housing sales jumped last month as homebuyers shrugged off property curbs amid expectations that a slowing economy would force the government to ease some of the restrictions.

14 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

GDP growth falls on weak demand

The mainland's economic growth dipped below 8 per cent in the second quarter, the weakest quarterly performance in three years, adding more pressure on the government to stimulate demand.

14 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Manufacturing drives recovery on mainland

The mainland's official purchasing managers' index (PMI) recorded its fifth consecutive rise last month to its highest in 13 months, in fresh evidence that the nation is recovering from the current economic downturn, caused by credit tightening and slowing export growth.

2 May 2012 - 12:00am