Nuclear security on the table for cross-Straits talks

2011-10-20 08:04:34

TIANJIN - Two organizations representing Taiwan and the mainland are expected to sign a cross-Straits nuclear power security cooperation agreement at the new round of talks on Thursday.

Themed restaurants attract many curious customers

2011-10-20 08:04:34

KUNMING / WUHAN - When Han Peng walked into the Astsidjmoy Maid Restaurant in Kunming, Southwest China's Yunnan province, he needed a moment to take in the scene.

China stocks fall to 31-month low -- Oct 20

2011-10-20 16:10:03

Chinese stocks fell to the lowest levels since March 2009 on Thursday, as mounting concerns over a slowing economy and a standstill of the European bailout talks continued to weigh on investors.

China still important IPO market: NASDAQ

2011-10-20 13:23:04

China's market is "huge" for future growth, and the piled-up applicants for the IPO are still in hope after the global markets for IPO are open again, a senior executive at NASDAQ OMX said.

Nomura set to make Chinese acquisition

2011-10-20 07:53:31

TOKYO - Nomura Holdings Inc, Japan's largest investment bank, is set to buy a Chinese unit of GE Capital, the financial services unit of General Electric Co.

Equities post decline as investment slows

2011-10-20 07:53:31

SHANGHAI - Stocks on the Chinese mainland fell for a second day after foreign direct investment grew at the slowest pace in three months, boosting speculation that Europe's debt crisis and tighter monetary policies are stalling global economic growth.

Foreign banks remain optimistic over expansion in China

2011-10-20 07:51:27

BEIJING - Foreign banks in China are still fighting hard to define their role in the Chinese market and expand their operations 10 years after China joined the World Trade Organization, said analysts.

Vice-premier warns against politicizing Sino-US economic issues

2011-10-20 14:24:48

Chinese Vice-Premier Wang Qishan urged for US awareness of the harm of politicizing bilateral economic issues, saying such moves will definitely impair the fundamental interests of the two peoples.

Beijing covers more with public rental housing program

2011-10-20 14:23:12

The municipal government of Beijing unveiled a regulation allowing more people to apply for public rental housing in the latest effort to provide affordable housing.

RMB to become one of global reserve currencies: Expert

2011-10-20 11:28:42

The US dollar's status in the world remains unrivaled in the short term, said a US expert. 

Indonesian traders see China, ASEAN prime trade partners

2011-10-20 11:25:37

Indonesian exporters and importers regarded China and ASEAN countries as their prime business partners within the next six months, a report released by Hong Kong Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC) said.

Local govt debts controllable: Regulator

2011-10-20 10:38:50

A senior Chinese official said that the debt risks facing local governments are controllable despite concerns of default on the $1.7 trillion of debts registered as of the end of last year.