China's Feb inflation rebounds to 10-month high

China's consumer price index, a main gauge of inflation, grew 3.2 percent year on year in February, the highest level in ten months.

China's foreign trade recovers further

China's foreign trade showed stronger signs of recovery buoyed by the upbeat demands from the United States and the emerging markets.

China's Feb PPI down 1.6%

China's producer price index, which measures inflation at the wholesale level, fell 1.6 percent year-on-year in February.

China's retail sales up 12.3% during Jan-Feb

China's retail sales grew 12.3 percent year-on-year to 3.78 trillion yuan ($602.1 billion) in the first two months of the year.

China's fixed-asset investment up 21.2% in Jan-Feb

China's fixed asset investment rose 21.2 percent year-on-year in the first two months, down 0.3 percentage point from the same period last year.

China's industrial output up 9.9% in Jan-Feb

China's industrial value-added output rose 9.9 percent year-on-year in the first two months, down 1.5 percentage points from the same period last year.

China's manufacturing PMI drops in Feb

China's Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) for the manufacturing sector fell for a second month to 50.1 percent in February from 50.4 percent in January.

Major Figures


Feb Jan
Price Indexes






Growth Indexes






Retail  12.3%


Fixed-asset investment   21.2%


Industrial output  9.9%


Trade Indexes
Export  $139b


Import  $124b


Surplus  $15.2b


Financial Indexes
New loans  


FDI    $9.27b
Other Indexes
Fiscal revenue  


Home sales (floor space)    
Power consumption    


Mining for growth

Transparency will help Chinese companies make more gains in Africa, as the continent's mining investment environment still faces many barriers.

Inflation and liquidity

The vow by senior central bank officials to focus on controlling inflation this year offers much-needed reassurance for the public that concerted efforts will be made to subdue price rises in the face of the domestic and global boom in liquidity.


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