Business / Industry Watch

Real estate price growth loses steam

[2014-02-25 00:02]

Growth in home prices continued to slow in January, adding to signs of a cooling property sector, official data showed on Monday.

China's power use growth to slow in 2014

[2014-02-24 19:35]

China's power consumption growth is expected to slow this year, according to the China Electricity Council (CEC) on Monday.

Wine sales fall but dealers' outlook still rosy

[2014-02-22 09:34]

Wine consumption in China, after almost one decade of robust annual growth at around 25 percent, fell for the first time in 2013.

China's copyright registrations hit record high

[2014-02-20 17:43]

Annual copyright registrations in China exceeded 1 million in 2013 and hit a record high, the National Copyright Administration of China (NCAC) said.

More Chinese cities see home prices decline

[2014-02-24 10:24]

Home prices dropped month-on-month in more Chinese cities in January, adding to signs pointing to a gradually cooling property sector.

Machinery makers 'need to retool'

[2014-02-18 07:16]

China's machinery sector has too much capacity, but companies can cope with this situation by upgrading their products and expanding overseas, a senior industry official said on Monday.

120 M&A deals completed in January

[2014-02-13 17:10]

One hundred and twenty deals were completed in the Chinese merger and acquisition market in January, for a total value of $8.4 billion, a decrease of 67.9 percent from December.

China's January auto sales at record high

[2014-02-13 16:29]

China's auto sales logged a new monthly record in January in a sign of robust demands in the world's biggest auto market, new data showed Thursday.

Vehicle sales accelerate to record

[2014-02-13 08:27]

Last month,a total of 1,881,835 vehicles were sold in China, an upswing of 10.1 percent year-on-year, and 3.7 percent higher than December's sales figures.

Austerity push takes a bite out of holiday sales at restaurants

[2014-02-11 07:17]

Restaurants recorded their weakest growth for the Spring Festival in six years as an austerity campaign hit sales, the China Cuisine Association said on Monday.

Rising demand pushes China's natural gas imports

[2014-01-29 09:30]

Total consumption of natural gas last year rose 13.9 percent with total consumption hitting 167.6 billion cubic meters, according to a report by CNPC Economic and Technology Research Institute.

China's logistics industry growth slows in Jan

[2014-02-08 11:03]

China's logistics sector grew at a slower pace in January compared with a month earlier, according to the China Federation of Logistics and Purchasing.

Retail sales surge during Spring Festival

[2014-02-07 09:54]

China's retail sales for the week-long Spring Festival holiday ending Thursday rose 13.3 percent from the corresponding period last year despite falling luxury goods sales.

Manufacturing PMI drops to 50.5

[2014-02-02 09:23]

January continued December's decline and indicated the lowest factory activity since August.

M&A deals reach record high in 2013

[2014-01-30 07:36]

The value of deals announced in the Chinese mergers and acquisition market reached a record high in 2013.

Discounts yield rebound for foreign car sales

[2014-01-30 02:43]

Vehicle imports grew 7.3 percent to 1.17 million last year, with a strong rebound in the fourth quarter helping make up for a decline in the first half, China Automobile Trading Co Ltd said.

Profits of China's central SOEs slightly up

[2014-01-23 10:51]

China's State-owned enterprises (SOEs) administered by the country's State-asset regulator saw profits slightly up in 2013.

China's copyright registrations soar in 2013

[2014-01-23 09:43]

More than 845,000 publications were registered in China for copyright protection in 2013, up about 23 percent year-on-year.

SOEs revenues up, profits growth down in 2013

[2014-01-22 15:58]

China's State-owned nonfinancial companies reported annual gross revenue growth of 10.1 percent in 2013, while their profit increase dropped 5.9 percent, according to the Ministry of Finance.

China, EU talking investment

[2014-01-22 07:17]

China and the European Union on Tuesday started the first round of negotiations to forge an investment pact as both sides expect to open a new decade of ties between the two economies.