Business / Macro

China urbanization cost could top $106b a year

[2013-07-31 10:06]

The cost of settling China's rural workers into city life in the government's urbanization drive could be about 650 billion yuan a year.

Cross-straits trade up 34.8% in H1

[2013-07-30 17:33]

Trade between the Chinese mainland and Taiwan totaled $101.14 billion in the first half, up 34.8 percent from the same period last year.

Slowdown curtails tax income

[2013-07-30 08:11]

The government's tax income rose 7.9 percent year-on-year in the first half of the year, down from 9.8 percent in the same period last year.

China's consumer optimism hits high

[2013-07-24 07:17]

Consumer confidence in China has topped that in other major economies to equal a record high, signaling that consumption will support the economy.

Weak factory index sounds growth alarm

[2013-07-25 01:08]

Growth of China's manufacturing sector slowed to an 11-month low this month, in the latest sign of a steepening slowdown in the economy.

Turning point for labor

[2013-07-22 08:19]

Active, prudent steps needed to enhance skills of migrant workers.

Beijing GDP rises 7.7% in first half

[2013-07-18 17:38]

Beijing's GDP rose 7.7 percent year-on-year in the first half of 2013, up 0.5 percent over the same period last year, according to official data.

Slow but steady

[2013-07-16 09:18]

The GDP data for the first half of the year prove that China's growth is not as bad as some people previously feared.

China adds 7.25 million jobs in H1

[2013-07-16 13:25]

China's job market remained "generally stable" in the first half of the year despite the economic slowdown during the period.

China's fiscal revenue rises 7.5% in H1

[2013-07-15 15:19]

China's fiscal revenue grew 7.5 percent year on year to 6.86 trillion yuan ($1.12 trillion) in the first six months of the year.

China's H1 industrial output up 9.3%

[2013-07-15 10:30]

China's industrial output rose 9.3 percent year on year in the first half of 2013, according to the National Bureau of Statistics on Monday.

China's H1 retail sales accelerate to 12.7%

[2013-07-15 10:28]

China's retail sales grew 12.7 percent year on year in the first half of 2013, the National Bureau of Statistics announced Monday.

China's fixed-asset investment up 20.1% in H1

[2013-07-15 10:24]

China's urban fixed-asset investment grew 20.1 percent year on year to 18.13 trillion yuan in the first half of 2013.

China's inflation grows 2.7% in June

[2013-07-09 09:51]

China's consumer price index grew 2.7 percent year on year in June, up from 2.1 percent.

Growth slowing for services

[2013-07-04 02:52]

The expansion pace of China's non-manufacturing industries decelerated to a nine-month low in June, in line with the weakest factory activity in four months

German companies remain optimistic in China

[2013-07-02 06:18]

Despite China's economic slowdown, German companies operating in the nation expect increased profits and sales this year, according to a survey.

China's June manufacturing PMI falls to 50.1

[2013-07-01 09:49]

China's Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) for the manufacturing sector fell to 50.1 percent in June from 50.8% in May.

Chinese consumer spending weakens

[2013-06-25 07:41]

Chinese consumers are planning to spend less, and shoppers in smaller cities especially are showing an unexpected reluctance to splash the cash.

Foreign companies eye new 'opening-up'

[2013-06-24 03:00]

As China pledges to turn into an innovative economy as part of a transformation in its growth model, it is gearing up for the upper end of the global chain.

Price fall dims inflation

[2013-06-24 10:39]

Considered an economic "weathervane", the prices of bulk commodities in China have been on decline since the second half of 2012 and show no signs of a turnaround.