Business / Macro

FDI sees 1st decrease in 3 years amid slowdown

[2013-01-17 07:17]

Foreign direct investment fell by almost 4 percent in 2012, the first annual decrease in three years, although central provinces attracted increasing investment.

China's labor force drops for first time in 2012

[2013-01-18 13:57]

China's working age population in 2012, the labor force aged from 15 to 59, reduced by 3.45 million from a year earlier to 937.27 million.

China's urbanization rate reaches 52.57%

[2013-01-18 11:16]

China's urban population has accounted for 52.57 percent of total population by the end of 2012, up 1.3 percentage points from a year earlier.

Urban per capita income grows in 2012

[2013-01-18 10:49]

The per capita disposable income of China's urban residents increased 9.6 percent after being adjusted for inflation in 2012.

China's industrial output up 10% in 2012

[2013-01-18 10:35]

China's industrial value-added output rose 10 percent year-on-year in 2012, down 3.9 percentage points from the growth rate a year earlier.

China retail sales growth accelerates

[2013-01-18 10:34]

China's retail sales grew 15.2 percent year-on-year in December 2012, accelerating from 14.9 percent in November.

China's fixed-asset investment up 20.6% in 2012

[2013-01-18 10:26]

China's fixed asset investment rose 20.6 percent year-on-year to 36.48 trillion yuan ($5.81 trillion) in 2012, the National Bureau of Statistics said Friday.

Index shows wealth gap at alarming level

[2013-01-19 09:27]

The Gini coefficient, an index that monitors the gap between the rich and poor has reached what experts consider an alarming level in China.

GDP grows 7.8% to top $8t

[2013-01-18 23:54]

China's GDP for the first time passed $8 trillion, after the world's second-largest economy struggled to speed up growth in the fourth quarter.

Chinese workplace deaths down 4.7% in 2012

[2013-01-18 21:04]

Workplace accidents and deaths have dropped for five consecutive years, a government official said Friday.

Chinese SOEs' profits drop 5.8% in 2012

[2013-01-18 20:15]

China's state-owned enterprises saw profits of 2.20 trillion yuan ($348.56 billion) in 2012, down 5.8 percent year-on-year.

Slowdown bites into China's 2012 fiscal revenues

[2013-01-23 10:25]

China's fiscal revenue growth slowed sharply in 2012 due to an economic downshift and tax breaks, the Ministry of Finance said Tuesday.

China's fiscal revenues rise 12.8% in 2012

[2013-01-22 17:24]

China's fiscal revenues grew 12.8 percent year-on-year to 11.7 trillion yuan ($1.9 trillion) in 2012, according to the Ministry of Finance.

Industrial profit growth slows to 5.3% in 2012

[2013-01-27 10:10]

Profit growth at major Chinese industrial firms slows sharply to 5.3 percent in 2012, compared with the 25.4-percent rise registered in 2011, official data showed Sunday.

Local GDP figures suggest strong Q4

[2013-01-26 09:39]

Provinces across China delivered stronger economic growth in the final quarter of 2012, according to the latest GDP figures from local governments.

China creates 12.66m new jobs in 2012

[2013-01-25 11:19]

Some 12.66 million new jobs were created in China last year. The urban registered unemployment rate stood at 4.1 percent at the year-end.

Over 6% of imported goods unqualified

[2013-01-28 20:23]

More than 6 percent of imported goods inspected by China's quality authorities failed to meet standards last year.

Smog affected more than 800m people: report

[2013-01-31 21:37]

The Chinese Academy of Sciences estimated that the recent smog across China has affected more than 800 million people, China Central Television reported on Thursday.

China consumer confidence rebounds in Q4: Nielsen

[2013-01-30 16:33]

China consumer confidence rebounded in the fourth quarter after stabilizing in the previous two quarters, as the country's economy improved.

China has 10m private enterprises

[2013-02-02 10:52]

China's economy is benefiting from more than 10 million private enterprises that are now established in the country.