Business / Industry Watch

Passenger car sector outlook brightens

[2013-07-06 02:59]

China's passenger vehicle sales maintained stable double-digit growth in the first half, raising industry hopes of improvement in the remainder of the year.

US auto sales up in 1st half

[2013-07-04 16:31]

General Motors and Ford Motor posted stronger-than-expected first half sales on Tuesday, while Chrysler Group's results met analysts' high expectations.

Driven by auto shows, sales rally to continue through June

[2013-06-24 07:41]

May's double-digit growth in auto sales was largely driven by the release of hundreds of new models at Auto Shanghai, the largest domestic event in the industry this year, insiders say.

Year-to-date sales strong despite May slowdown

[2013-06-24 07:41]

After unexpectedly strong growth in the first four months of 2013, light vehicle sales in May finally slowed down as we predicted.

Month of double-digit vehicle sales growth

[2013-06-17 07:37]

China's passenger vehicle sales in May maintained double-digit growth over a year earlier partly due to continued momentum from the Shanghai Auto Show.

US May auto sales seen shaking off disappointing April

[2013-05-31 15:58]

The US auto industry is expected to report sales growth of more than 6 percent in May, shaking off disappointing results in the previous month.

Passenger vehicle exports enjoy fast start

[2013-05-28 06:52]

Passenger vehicle exports, by both domestic and foreign companies, surged in the first four months of the year, according to the latest statistics.

Vehicles prices fell from March

[2013-05-20 17:01]

NDRC's study of 36 big and mid-sized cities found that prices of locally made vehicles decreased 0.18 percent from March, and 0.1 percent Y-O-Y

China's vehicle exports grow in first 4 months

[2013-05-13 11:29]

China exported 316,000 vehicles in the first four months, according to a release by the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers on May 9.

April passenger vehicle sales rise 16.6%

[2013-05-10 07:26]

Passenger vehicle sales enjoyed double-digit year-on-year growth in April, with the Shanghai International Auto Show and the toll-free Labor Day holiday boosting figures.

Online viewers bolster satellite TV ratings

[2013-07-16 07:14]

A new type of satellite TV station rating, which incorporates the influence of those stations on online programs, was recently released by Ze Media.

Internet giants enter online pay market

[2013-07-11 07:31]

Chinese Internet giants Baidu and Sina received third party payment licenses from the People's Bank of China, to conduct related online payment services within the country.

Rate-reporting rule on horizon

[2013-07-12 00:10]

Authorities are mulling new measures to give the shipping industry a shot in the arm and prevent foreign industrial giants from creating unfair competition.

Reforming Rail Freight

[2013-07-08 10:03]

The Freight Train No 82410 was a special one because it was the first container train of the Beijing Railway Bureau to depart following the reforms of the rail freight industry.

Cruise industry on a tide of change

[2013-07-05 15:59]

The cruise industry is facing a wave of development, experiencing a boom with many cities constructing wharves to accommodate cruise ships.

Recovery on horizon for rare earth sector

[2013-07-03 01:30]

Rare earth demand and prices are expected to grow slowly, after hitting two-year lows, according to an official at China's industry association.

Outsourcing summit shows off vitality of the sector

[2013-07-03 08:03]

The ChinaSourcing Summit that opens on Wednesday in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province has drawn about 200 buyers seeking service providers, roughly three fours of them from abroad.

Worried parents drive imported milk sales

[2013-07-03 02:29]

According to the China Dairy Industry Association, in the first four months of this year, China imported dairy products amounting to 596,200 tons, up 24.6 percent year-on-year.

Conference sector continues to suffer

[2013-06-25 07:42]

China's hospitality businesses have suffered from a sharp drop in revenues, with conference-related activity most seriously affected.

China's home price rise continues to slow

[2013-06-18 10:18]

New home prices continued to see slower rises in Chinese cities last month, signaling recent tightening measures were showing effects.