Business / Industry Watch

China's property climate index drops in April

[2014-05-13 14:27]

China's property sector has showed further signs of cooling after years of red-hot growth, according to official data released on Tuesday.

Fair shadowed by weak exports

[2014-04-15 07:37]

Orders placed at China's largest international trade fair, running until May 5, will likely stabilize in view of recent sharp export declines.

Cement prices rise in China

[2014-04-12 15:04]

China's cement prices have risen for three consecutive weeks thanks to government spending on infrastructure and renovations, according to the China Cement Association website.

China's agricultural foreign trade growth slows

[2014-04-12 14:36]

Chinese agriculture's dependence on foreign trade will keep declining, with total import and export growth for agricultural products predicted to be lower than 5 percent in 2014.

China's bankcard consumer confidence rebounds

[2014-04-12 14:33]

Chinese consumer confidence rebounded month on month in March as economic activities are back on track after the Spring Festival, according to an index released on Friday.

Property price growth slows further in March

[2014-04-18 14:54]

The growth in property prices in China's major cities slowed further in March, with fewer cities posting a month-on-month increase, the National Bureau of Statistics said on Friday.

Local governments reliance on land sales deepens

[2014-04-18 14:51]

Chinese local governments' land sale revenue surged by 40.3 percent in the first quarter from a year earlier, while fiscal revenue only grew 9.3 percent in the same period.

China's home price growth decelerates

[2014-04-18 10:07]

Home prices in major Chinese cities grew at a slower pace in March, with fewer cities reporting month-on-month price gains, the National Bureau of Statistics announced on Friday.

China allocates $19b affordable housing subsidy

[2014-04-07 13:50]

China's central government plans to spend 115.8 billion yuan ($18.8 billion) on affordable housing this year, according to a report in Sunday's 21st Century Business Herald.

Beijing's March second-hand home sales at 6-year low

[2014-04-07 13:17]

Some 8,943 second-hand homes were sold in Beijing last month, the lowest number for any March since 2009, according to new data from property agent Centaline.

China's natural gas consumption up in Feb

[2014-03-31 09:30]

China used 14.9 billion cubic meters of natural gas in February, up 10.1% year on year, according to a report from the National Development and Reform Commission.

China developers invest $7.6b overseas

[2014-03-27 19:49]

Chinese property developers invested $7.6 billion in the overseas market in 2013, a sharp increase of 124 percent from the year before, according to an industrial report.

China logistics sector slows in Jan-Feb

[2014-03-26 11:11]

China's logistics industry grew at a slower rate in the first two months of this year amid signs of an economic slowdown, new data showed on Tuesday.

Imported iron ore stockpiles rise for 6th week

[2014-03-26 10:47]

Stockpiles of imported iron ore at 25 major Chinese ports last week rose for a sixth consecutive week due to flagging demand, new data showed Tuesday.

China's demand for Persian tapestry hits $3 billion

[2014-03-25 22:06]

China may become one of Iran's biggest markets for Persian carpets and tapestries, with estimated current demand of roughly $3 billion, said Mohammad Alikhani, head of the Iran National Carpet Center, at an exhibition in Shanghai on Tuesday.

Property prices stabilize in March

[2014-04-01 14:25]

Property prices in China's major cities have been stabilizing, with the month-on-month growth rate in 100 sample cities shrinking three months in a row.

30m more homes to have fiber optic connection

[2014-03-24 09:06]

Move will bring the users benefiting from the country's Fiber-To-The-Home program to nearly 200 million by the end of this year.

Chinese SOEs profit growth slows Jan-Feb

[2014-03-21 15:23]

Chinese State-owned enterprises (SOEs) saw their combined profits grow at a slower pace in the first two months of 2014 amid signs of a slowing economy, new data showed on Friday.

Dealers in the doldrums amid price war

[2014-03-24 07:35]

With inventories rising amid an intense price war, auto dealers in China are having a tough time making a profit.

China adds 3.2m cars in first two months

[2014-03-20 09:31]

The number of automobiles on China's roads increased by more than 3.2 million in the first two months of 2014, the Ministry of Public Security revealed on Wednesday.