Industrial outlook improves as more funding comes on stream

The mainland's industrial output rose in August and is expected to continue rising this year as Beijing pumps more money in to boost the flagging economy, according to official data.

Thursday, 9 September, 1999, 12:00am

China's GDP drops to 7pc

The mainland experienced its slowest growth rate in seven years during the first half of the year, underlining the difficulty Beijing would have in achieving its target of 8 per cent for the year.

The economy grew by 7 per cent in the first six months as the impact of the regional crisis and unusually bad weather conditions took their toll.

18 Jul 1998 - 12:00am

Economic controls fail

THE year-long programme of economic rectification has failed to promote any fundamental changes in state enterprises and the investment system, two bottlenecks of the economy.

27 Aug 1994 - 12:00am

Key indicator shows economy's instability

STATISTICS released by the Government yesterday showed that the country's economy remained critical and unstable despite efforts by the authorities to keep prices down to a healthy level.

According to figures released by the State Statistical Bureau (SSB), the national consumer price index - China's key indicator of inflation - soared 21.7 per cent in April over 1993.

20 May 1994 - 12:00am

Spiralling output risks overheating

CHINA's economy is growing hotter again as the latest government statistics indicate a dramatic surge in industrial output last month, according to official reports.

The State Statistics Bureau (SSB) said China's industry had swiftly rebounded, with a growth of 29.8 per cent in December, up by about 11 percentage points from the previous month.

10 Jan 1994 - 12:00am