China has ruled out excessive stimulus to boost growth but will continue to focus on targeted macro policies. Photo: Xinhua
China trade
‘Surprise’ for China as exports beat forecast, but imports still lag behind
8 Aug 2022 - 9:39AM

China’s export growth continued its rising momentum to beat expectations in July, but imports remained weak, sending the total trade surplus to a record high.

China has ruled out excessive stimulus to boost growth but will continue to focus on targeted macro policies. Photo: Xinhua
‘Surprise’ for China as exports beat forecast, but imports still lag behind

China’s export growth continued its rising momentum to beat expectations in July, but imports remained weak, sending the total trade surplus to a record high.

8 Aug 2022 - 9:39AM
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6 Aug 2022 - 8:00AM
A large portion of trade and investment between mainland China and Taiwan is focused on the computer chip industry. Photo: TSMC
Explainer | Everything you need to know about trade between mainland China and Taiwan

Nancy Pelosi’s visit to the self-ruled island ramped up tensions across the Taiwan Strait, but the exchange of goods with mainland China remains critically important for both sides.

7 Aug 2022 - 8:00AM
China trade
Military threat aside, Taiwanese firms run risks if they shun mainland China

Taiwan’s economy is heavily dependent on mainland China, meaning even if many companies on the self-ruled island wanted to reduce reliance on their bigger neighbour, the cost would be steep, analysts say.

Taiwan’s economy is heavily dependent on mainland China, meaning even if many companies on the self-ruled island wanted to reduce reliance on their bigger neighbour, the cost would be steep, analysts say.

6 Aug 2022 - 8:00AM
Banking & finance
Compensation extended for Henan banking crisis victims, 2 more officials probed

Savers with deposits up to 250,000 yuan (US$37,000) at four rural banks in Henan province and one in Anhui will receive compensation on Monday as Chinese regulators continue their probe into the banking crisis.

Savers with deposits up to 250,000 yuan (US$37,000) at four rural banks in Henan province and one in Anhui will receive compensation on Monday as Chinese regulators continue their probe into the banking crisis.

5 Aug 2022 - 6:30PM
5 Aug 2022 - 6:15AM
China signals 3.5 per cent inflation tolerable in bid to stabilise economy
5 Aug 2022 - 9:54AM
South Korea’s unprecedented trade deficit with China not ‘systematic change’
5 Aug 2022 - 6:30PM
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5 Aug 2022 - 9:54AM
Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan
Explainer | Everything you need to know about trade between mainland China and Taiwan

Nancy Pelosi’s visit to the self-ruled island ramped up tensions across the Taiwan Strait, but the exchange of goods with mainland China remains critically important for both sides.

Nancy Pelosi’s visit to the self-ruled island ramped up tensions across the Taiwan Strait, but the exchange of goods with mainland China remains critically important for both sides.

7 Aug 2022 - 8:00AM
Chinese trade bans on Taiwan over Pelosi visit risk ‘deeper predicament’

Applying more aggressive sanctions on Taiwan could undermine China’s reputation as a stable international trading partner and alienate Taiwanese or American investors even more, business groups and experts say.

Applying more aggressive sanctions on Taiwan could undermine China’s reputation as a stable international trading partner and alienate Taiwanese or American investors even more, business groups and experts say.

5 Aug 2022 - 4:29PM
Costs to rise as Taiwan’s ships and planes divert around China’s PLA drills

Delays are possible for Taiwan shippers and airlines as they re-route to avoid dangerous encounters amid military exercises that China kicked off following Nancy Pelosi’s departure.

Delays are possible for Taiwan shippers and airlines as they re-route to avoid dangerous encounters amid military exercises that China kicked off following Nancy Pelosi’s departure.

5 Aug 2022 - 4:29PM
Customers look at clothing, some of which is produced in China, at a Costco store in Washington on July 6. Consumers are likely to shift spending back to services from goods and there are already signs of export growth decelerating in Asia. Photo: EPA-EFE
Macroscope | Asia’s exports under pressure as US, EU economies slow amid inflation

Both the US and Europe are likely to face a prolonged period of sluggish growth, creating a challenging environment for Asia. Economies more oriented towards domestic demand, such as China and India, may be in a better position to withstand the trade shock.

5 Aug 2022 - 11:30AM
Macroscope | Three reasons the global market rally is bound to end in tears

The sudden surge in global equity markets since the middle of June must be recognised for what it is – a classic bear market rally, with weak foundations. For a sustainable turnaround in sentiment, at least four conditions need to be met and it is uncertain that this will happen.

The sudden surge in global equity markets since the middle of June must be recognised for what it is – a classic bear market rally, with weak foundations. For a sustainable turnaround in sentiment, at least four conditions need to be met and it is uncertain that this will happen.

5 Aug 2022 - 4:33AM
Three reasons the global market rally is bound to end in tears
The View | Can China keep a lid on inflation as world struggles to stem price rises?

As China’s 5.5 per cent annual growth target drifts out of reach, the government is turning to investment to boost the economy. But with imported inflation already threatening to drive up consumer prices, Beijing is wise to avoid making matters worse with excessive stimulus spending.

As China’s 5.5 per cent annual growth target drifts out of reach, the government is turning to investment to boost the economy. But with imported inflation already threatening to drive up consumer prices, Beijing is wise to avoid making matters worse with excessive stimulus spending.

5 Aug 2022 - 2:30AM
Can China keep a lid on inflation as world struggles to stem price rises?

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