Business / Industry Watch

Slower rise in China's crude steel output

[2014-08-26 09:40]

Output in China's steel industry has continued to rise but the pace has slowed as the government struggles to reduce capacity in the sector.

Shenyang's exports hit $4.6b in 7 months

[2014-08-25 16:43]

Shenyang Customs said on Sunday that the total export value of Shenyang, capital of Liaoning province, reached 28.34 billion yuan in the first seven months of 2014.

China produces slightly less early rice in 2014

[2014-08-22 13:46]

China produced 34.01 million tons of early rice in 2014, a decrease of 125,000 tons, or 0.4 percent, from a year earlier, the National Bureau of Statistics said Friday in a statement.

Home prices drop in more Chinese cities

[2014-08-18 10:51]

China's property sector showed new signs of cooling in July, with more Chinese cities reporting month-on-month drops in prices and fewer cities reporting gains, official data showed on Monday.

Trade surplus skyrockets to hit monthly record

[2014-08-09 07:40]

China's trade surplus surged to a monthly record high in July as export growth unexpectedly accelerated and imports fell.

Triple dip for housing prices in July

[2014-08-02 08:11]

Easing of many cities' purchase curbs fails to halt ongoing decline in market. Among the 100 cities being observed, 76 recorded price declines and 24 had increases.

China's building materials sector continues to slow

[2014-07-29 14:58]

China's building materials sector remained sluggish as the property market showed no signs of warming.

China produces more cigarettes

[2014-07-29 10:14]

Chinese cigarette producers made more cigarettes even with fewer tobacco farms in the first half of 2014.

China H1 information consumption surges 20%

[2014-07-24 17:47]

Consumption of information products and services in China surged 20 percent in the first half of 2014 compared to the same period in 2013.

China's H1 gold consumption down 20%

[2014-07-24 14:53]

China's gold consumption declined by nearly 20 percent in the first half of 2014, ending the robust growth of last year.

China's online population rises to 632m

[2014-07-21 17:31]

China's netizen population, the world's largest, grew to 632 million by the end of June.

Home prices continue to fall in more cities

[2014-07-18 10:37]

China's home prices continued a downward trend in more cities in June, pointing to a sluggish property market that is complicating the broader economy as growth falters.

SOEs revenue soar in H1

[2014-07-17 17:11]

Revenue of State-owned enterprises reached 23.31 trillion yuan ($3.76 trillion) in the first half, with year-on-year growth of 5.9 percent.

China's H1 property investment growth slows

[2014-07-16 14:02]

The growth of China's real estate investment slowed in the first half of the year.

New yuan loans beat estimates by 20%

[2014-07-16 07:09]

China's central bank will use monetary policy tools flexibly to maintain proper liquidity and achieve reasonable growth in total social financing, a central bank official said on Tuesday.

Radio, film and TV industries generate $60b in 2013

[2014-07-10 10:45]

China's radio, film and television industries reported revenues totaling 373.5 billion yuan (about $60.1 billion) in 2013.

China's bicycle output down in May

[2014-07-12 13:58]

China produced fewer bicycles in May than a year ago as a growing number of Chinese prefer to own cars.

China logistics activity picks up as economy firms

[2014-07-07 16:13]

China's logistics activity picked up in June as the economy showed more signs of stabilizing.

Intl, regional routes boost China's aviation in May

[2014-07-04 11:29]

China's flight passenger volume surged 9.8 percent in May from the previous year.

Top four banks' new loans, deposits increase in June on greater liquidity

[2014-07-04 08:43]

New loans and deposits jumped in June at China's four biggest lenders, indicating improved liquidity in the second half of the year.