Business / Industries

Agile investigation seen adding to risks for builders

[2014-10-21 07:16]

The detainment of Agile Property Holdings Ltd's founder that dragged down the builder's bonds is fueling concern that more developer debt is vulnerable.

Game on for a healthy sports industry

[2014-10-21 04:02]

China issued a national plan for the development of its fast-growing sports industry, encouraging more listings in the field and attract foreign investment.

Economist: Property oversupply to be digested at most within 2 years

[2014-10-21 03:49]

China’s all-important property sector is expected to return to normal in two years, said a leading economist, although many forecast the market will remain under downward pressure.

China likely to ease sales tax on existing homes

[2014-10-20 16:00]

Chinese authorities are likely to relax the sales tax on existing homes, the Beijing-based China Securities Journal reported on Monday in a front-page story.

Going gets tough for cement companies

[2014-10-20 07:29]

Chinese cement producers in Ethiopia say they are experiencing toughening market conditions as demand falls and competition in the market grows.

Spreading the right word to the world

[2014-10-20 07:48]

With China's growing status in the global economy and closer cooperation with countries in Southeast Asia, the number of people learning Chinese in the region is on the rise.

Concerns rise as GMO debate shifts from field to dinner table

[2014-10-20 03:03]

China, the world's most-populous country and the biggest consumer of rice, soybeans and wheat, has begun a campaign to push genetically modified organisms as it seeks to expand food supplies.

EU opts not to investigate on China’s telecom imports

[2014-10-19 00:19]

Brussels has decided not to launch an anti-subsidies investigation into Chinese telecommunications equipment makers Huawei Technologies Co. and ZTE Corp.

Companies, authorities move to tap rural e-commerce

[2014-10-18 11:28]

The burgeoning popularity of online shopping in rural China is driving e-commerce companies to the countryside and fueling local businesses.

Report reveals strong annual Shanghai shipping figures

[2014-10-18 10:36]

A new report on Shanghai's shipping sector has revealed an encouraging set of annual operating figures and also highlighted various issues.

Iron ore imports poised for 15% growth

[2014-10-18 09:33]

China's iron ore imports are set to rise to around 900 million metric tons this year.

Retail fuel rates reduced after global crude falls

[2014-10-18 09:06]

China's top economic planning agency said that it will lower domestic fuel prices by about 300 yuan ($49) a metric ton effective Saturday, the sixth cut in four months.

China maintains minimum wheat purchase price

[2014-10-17 17:00]

China's minimum purchase price for wheat will stand at 2,360 yuan ($384.32) per ton for 2015, unchanged from the previous year, the country's top economic planner said on its website Thursday.

Hedge funds wait for green signal to ride 'through train'

[2014-10-17 15:41]

Hedge funds may drive initial demand of investing A shares through the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect, said market professionals.

Platform to be trendsetter

[2014-10-17 13:38]

Online career networking company LinkedIn Corp will be the much-needed catalyst that will speed up the development of China's professional social networking market.

China's Jilin province seeks agro cooperation with Zambia

[2014-10-17 10:49]

Deputy Governor of Jilin Province Sui Zhongcheng on Thursday held talks with senior Zambian government officials aimed at establishing cooperation in the agriculture sector.

Zimbabwe works to woo Chinese tourists to boost tourism revenue

[2014-10-17 10:12]

Zimbabwean tourism officials have pledged to redouble their efforts in marketing itself in China in order to attract big-spending Chinese tourists to sustain the country's tourism sector.

China's weak power use points to subdued economic activity

[2014-10-17 10:05]

China's electricity consumption, an important indicator of economic activity, remained lukewarm in September in another sign of subdued strength in the world's second-largest economy.

Three cities in China offer best retail returns

[2014-10-16 17:29]

Shanghai, Beijing and Hangzhou currently offer the brightest prospects for retail real estate investors, a research from commercial property management and investment consultancy CBRE showed on Thursday.

Beijing's office rent to stabilize in the coming year

[2014-10-16 17:29]

Office rents in Beijing are expected to stand at current levels until the market welcomes another supply peak between 2015 and 2018.

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