Business / Macro

China's Jan-Feb retail sales up 11.8%

[2014-03-13 14:21]

China's retail sales grew 11.8 percent year on year to 4.23 trillion yuan ($690 billion) in the first two months of the year.

China's urban fixed-asset investment growth slows

[2014-03-13 14:14]

The growth rate of China's urban fixed-asset investment slowed to 17.9 percent in the first two month of 2014, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) announced on Thursday.

China sees trade deficit in Feb

[2014-03-08 11:55]

Country's total trade dropped by 4.8 percent year on year to $251.18 billion, with exports falling 18.1 percent and imports up 10.1 percent.

China to grant urban residency to 100 million

[2014-03-05 20:44]

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang announced a bold plan on Wednesday to turn more rural people into city dwellers and improve their quality of life.

China's GDP to top $10 trillion by 2014

[2014-03-06 00:34]

Based on China's newly announced economic growth target, the country's GDP is projected to top $10 trillion by 2014. But experts say that China should stress key reforms to improve quality of growth, rather than emphasizing GDP alone.

China's February PPI continues decline

[2014-03-09 10:19]

China' s producer price index (PPI) contracted 2 percent year on year in February, following a 1.6-percent decline in January, data from the National Bureau of Statistics showed on Sunday.

China's inflation up 2% in February

[2014-03-09 10:17]

Country’s consumer price index, a main gauge of inflation, increased 2% year on year in February, down from 2.5% in January, the National Bureau of Statistics unveiled on Sunday.

Feb manufacturing PMI drops to 50.2

[2014-03-01 17:13]

China's manufacturing growth slowed in February for the third month running, with the Spring Festival holiday impacting figures, official data showed on Saturday.

China has 12m private firms

[2014-03-01 10:36]

China has more than 12 million private companies in the country, which are helping boost economy, the All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce (ACFIC) said Friday.

Chinese stocks close higher Monday

[2014-03-03 17:58]

Chinese shares closed higher on Monday with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index up 0.92 percent, or 18.93 points, to finish at 2,075.24.

China's non-manufacturing PMI rebounds

[2014-03-03 09:52]

The purchasing managers' index (PMI) for China's non-manufacturing sector rebounded in February after dropping for three consecutive months, new data showed Monday.

China's reported antitrust cases up 8%

[2014-02-27 19:20]

China's Ministry of Commerce (MOC) received 224 antitrust cases in 2013, up 8 percent from a year ago, a ministry official said on Thursday.

VAT reform exemptions huge in 2013

[2014-02-28 16:05]

A pilot tax reduction plan replacing turnover tax with value added tax (VAT) exempted 140.2 billion yuan ($23 billion) in 2013.

China's market entities increase, economic outlook brightens

[2014-02-28 09:53]

Some 11.32 million entities were registered in 2013, with their aggregate capital standing at 10.99 trillion yuan ($1.8 trillion).

CPI to rise 2.3 percent in Feb: Report

[2014-02-27 13:27]

Consumer price index, the main gauge of inflation, is projected to rise 2.3 percent in February, down 0.2 percentage points from that of last month.

China reports pension funds surplus

[2014-02-26 16:57]

The Chinese government said the country's pension funds account balance is in surplus, a sharp contrast to reports of a possible pension crisis.

China has more returnees in 2013

[2014-02-22 20:20]

About 413,900 Chinese went to study abroad in 2013, and 353,500 returned, up 3.58 percent and 29.53 percent respectively, the Ministry of Education confirmed on Saturday.

China posts service trade deficit in Jan

[2014-02-26 10:54]

China's foreign trade in services had a deficit of 81.4 billion yuan ($13.3 billion) in January.

PMI seven-month low confounds economists

[2014-02-20 17:40]

Both mainland and Hong Kong stock markets fell quickly following the release of the number and both closed lower on the day.

Manufacturing operational activities to contract further

[2014-02-20 15:27]

Manufacturing sector in China is expected to contract further for the second consecutive month in February, the HSBC said on Thursday.