New hike in reserves for banks

2011-04-18 09:01:10

The fourth increase this year aims to mop up excessive liquidity and control inflation.

China's March CPI up 5.4%

2011-04-15 10:17:04

China's consumer price index (CPI), a main gauge of inflation, rose 5.4 percent in March from a year ago, down 0.2 percent from February, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said on Friday.

Life insurance to keep growing in China

2011-04-14 17:39:16

Many Chinese people live underinsured or without insurance. That means China's life insurance sector will continue to grow, Peter A Smyth, regional managing director of MetLife Asia Pacific, told

Green financial products still in infancy

2011-04-12 16:43:55

The idea of "going green" is becoming a prominent strategy in the world of business. But green financial products are still rare, especially in China.

First quarterly deficit in seven years

2011-04-11 09:07:14

China reported its first quarterly trade deficit in seven years, but analysts said it will not be repeated in the coming months as tighter monetary policies, introduced to combat inflation, slow import growth.

China's economic growth is to be slow but steady

2011-04-07 13:43:16

The growth of China's economy is set to moderate during the next two years as the expansion of investment and exports decelerates but there is "very little risk of a hard landing", the Asian Development Bank (ADB) said on Wednesday.

SAFE expects int'l payment surplus in 2011

2011-04-02 11:20:11

China is set to maintain an international payment surplus in 2011, the State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE) said on its website on April 1.

Africa welcomes China's growing economic clout

2011-03-29 14:12:39

All African countries view China's increasing economic power as a force for good, a poll showed on Sunday. "All African countries view China's increasing economic power positively," the survey report said.

Imports help feed hunger for grain

2011-03-25 10:09:17

China ramped up its grain imports last year and its large reserves mean the country will not suffer from a severe shortage in 2011, according to a senior agricultural official.

China vows to boost trademark protection

2011-03-22 13:52:49

China's top industry and commerce administrator has pledged that every effort will be made to protect trademarks registered by overseas firms amid a growing number of applications. 

Rush to buy salt ends with a pinch of reason

2011-03-21 10:20:07

The panic buying of salt in China triggered by fears about radiation exposure following the nuclear leak in Japan had eased by Sunday after the government reassured people the country was not in danger and explained that salt would not help protect them anyway.

Fewer sign up for Beijing's govt jobs

2011-03-16 13:51:36

Applicants who qualified for Beijing's civil service examination fell sharply this year due to stricter requirements on candidates' working experience.