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China's imported iron ore stockpiles rise

[2014-11-05 10:09]

Stockpiles of imported iron ore at 33 major Chinese ports surged 1.44 percent as of Nov 3 compared to a week earlier due to weak demand, new data showed Tuesday.

Home sales in Hangzhou surge to new high

[2014-11-04 11:10]

October's housing sales in the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou surged to a five-year high in terms of units following a spate of measures to boost the market.

China FDI inflows rise 1.9% in Sept

[2014-10-16 13:34]

Foreign direct investment (FDI) into the Chinese mainland rose 1.9 percent in September from a year earlier, standing at $9.01 billion, the Ministry of Commerce (MOC) said on Thursday.

China’s trade data exceeds expectations

[2014-10-13 17:01]

The stronger-than-expected rebound in September indicates improved external demand and stabilization of the sharp growth deceleration.

China's exports jump 15.3% in September

[2014-10-13 10:44]

China's exports saw the fastest growth in 19 months in September, expanding by 15.3 percent from a year ago to $213.7 billion, customs data shows.

China's service sector activity retreats in Sept

[2014-10-08 14:43]

China's service sector activity slowed down in September from a peak in August, data company Markit said Wednesday.

China services sector growth weakens slightly in Sept

[2014-10-08 13:54]

The services purchasing managers' index (PMI) compiled by HSBC/Markit pulled back to 53.5 in September from a 17-month high of 54.1 in August.

China's September economic activity to increase

[2014-10-04 15:47]

September data will show an improvement in China's real economic activity, albeit a modest one, Wang Tao, chief China economist with UBS, has forecast.

China final HSBC PMI steady in Sept but risks remain

[2014-09-30 10:53]

Activity in China's vast factory sector showed signs of steadying in September as export orders climbed, a private survey showed on Tuesday.

China Sept factory activity edges up on stronger orders

[2014-09-23 15:28]

Activity in China's manufacturing sector unexpectedly picked up in September even as factory employment slumped to a five and a half year low, a survey showed on Tuesday.

China's property investment cools in August

[2014-09-13 17:39]

The growth of China's property sector investment continued to slow in August, according to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on Saturday.

China Jan-Aug fixed asset investment rises 16.5%

[2014-09-13 16:05]

China's urban fixed asset investment grew 16.5 percent year on year to 30.6 trillion yuan (5 trillion U.S. dollars) in the first eight months of 2014.

China's retail sales up 11.9% in August

[2014-09-13 15:35]

China's retail sales grew 11.9 percent year on year to 2.11 trillion yuan ($343.3 billion) in August, the National Bureau of Statistics said on Saturday.

China's industrial production slows in August

[2014-09-13 15:34]

China's value-added industrial output expanded 6.9 percent year on year in August, down from the 9-percent growth in July, the National Bureau of Statistics said on Saturday.

China Railway profits rise in infrastructure boom

[2014-09-01 08:25]

China Railway Group Limited, one of the country's leading infrastructure builders, has posted a net profit increase of 16.42 percent from the same period last year in the first half of 2014.

China's top aluminum producer incurs huge loss in H1

[2014-08-29 10:25]

The Aluminum Corporation of China Ltd (Chalco), the country's largest smelter of the industrial metal, posted a first-half net loss of 4.123 billion yuan ($669 million).

Chinese real estate business damp in Jan-July

[2014-08-28 09:04]

Growth of tax revenue from China's real estate sector slowed in the past seven months and so did government revenue from land transactions, said a State Council report on Wednesday.

China's lottery sales rise 24% in first 7 months

[2014-08-27 09:56]

A rush by Chinese to gamble on the FIFA Brazil World Cup led to a doubling of lottery sales for two months in a row.

Trade volume of China's wholesale markets grows in 2013

[2014-09-06 15:10]

Combined trade volume of major wholesale markets in China increased 6.7 percent year on year to 9.9 trillion yuan ($1.6 trillion) in 2013, new data has showed.

PMI shows emphasis shifting

[2014-09-04 07:35]

Figures from the service sector's performance last month have provided further evidence that the economy is rebalancing along the lines that national planners intend, analysts said.