China's economy grows 7.4% in Q3

China's economy expanded 7.4 percent year-on-year in the third quarter of 2012, slowing from 7.6 percent in the second quarter and 8.1 percent in the first.

Fiscal revenues rise 11.9% in Sept

China's fiscal revenues grew 11.9 percent year-on-year to 825.8 billion yuan ($131.08 billion) in September, the Ministry of Finance said Thursday.

China's fixed-asset investment up 20.5%

China's fixed asset investment rose 20.5 percent year-on-year to 25.69 trillion yuan ($4.08 trillion) in the first nine months of 2012.

Industrial value-added output up 10%

China's industrial value-added output grew 10 percent year on year in the first nine months of this year, 0.5 percentage point lower than growth in the first half.

Retail sales up 14.1% in Jan-Sept

China's retail sales grew 14.1 percent year-on-year to 14.94 trillion yuan ($2.37 trillion) in the first three quarters of this year.

China's September PPI slumps 3.6%

China's producer price index, which measures inflation at the wholesale level, dropped 3.6 percent year on year in September, compared with a 3.5 percent decline in August.

China's inflation rises 1.9% in Sept

China's consumer price index, the main gauge of inflation, grew 1.9 percent year-on-year in September, the National Bureau of Statistics announced on Monday.

China's trade improves, strong rebound unlikely

China's exports rose 9.9 percent year-on-year to $186.35 billion in September, imports up 2.4 percent from a year earlier to hit $158.68 billion.

China's Sept new loans hit 623b yuan

China's new yuan-denominated lending in September stood at 623.2 billion yuan ($98.45 billion), an increase of 153.9 billion yuan from a year earlier.

Major Figures


Sept Aug
Price Indexes
CPI  1.9%


PPI  -3.6%


Growth Indexes
GDP  7.4%(Q3)





Retail  14.2%


Fixed-asset investment   20.5%


Industrial output  9.2%


Trade Indexes
Export  $186b $178b
Import  $159b $151b
Surplus  $27.7b $26.7b
Financial Indexes
New loans $98.45b


M2  14.8%


FDI  $8.43b


Other Indexes
Fiscal revenue  $131b


Home sales (floor space)  


Power consumption  +2.9%


Regulating shadow banking

China's shadow banking sector has become a potential source of systemic financial risk over the next few years.

Does China need to buy more gold?

"Gold might be a barometer of failed economic policies. Investing in barometers is not the answer; responsible economic policies are."


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