Date
21 October 2018

World

  • Massive PE fund outflows seen in 2014, industry experts say

    Nov 13, 2013 6:32pm
    Private equity firms will continue to experience fund outflows as China’s initial public offering (IPO) pipeline remains closed, industry experts said Wednesday. Traded sales are another way to exit the market, they said. “There will be...
  • October textile exports up 6% on year, CNS says

    Nov 13, 2013 2:16pm
    China’s textile and apparel exports were US$24.09 billion during October, up 6 percent year on year, China News Service reported Tuesday, citing the China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Textile and Apparel. Textile...
  • World Bank chief hails China’s reform plan, Xinhua says

    Nov 13, 2013 12:00pm
    World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said the message from the Communist Party of China (CPC) central committee plenum has been “extremely positive” and very encouraging, Xinhua news agency reported. “The language coming out of the party...
  • Dalian exchange renews oil meeting deal, statement says

    Nov 13, 2013 11:34am
    The Dalian Commodity Exchange has renewed its agreement with Bursa Malaysia Derivatives to host the China International Oils and Oilseeds Conference for the next three years, the exchange said in a statement posted Wednesday. The two exchanges launched...
  • Japan’s ex-PM Koizumi defends visits to war shrine, Kyodo says

    Nov 13, 2013 11:13am
    Japan’s former prime minister Junichiro Koizumi said in a speech Tuesday that it is reasonable for a nation’s head to worship the former leaders who died during wars, Kyodo news agency reported. He noted that China...
  • China wins UN human rights council seat, report says

    Nov 13, 2013 9:53am
    China won a set Tuesday on the UN Human Rights Council, along with Russia, Saudi Arabia, Vietnam, Cuba and Algeria, prompting criticism from independent human rights groups who pointed to the nations’ poor record on that front,...
  • State security plan to boost Xi’s powers, WSJ says

    Nov 13, 2013 9:43am
    The Communist Party plans to establish a state security committee that has the potential to cement President Xi Jinping’s hold on the military, domestic security and foreign policy, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. The plan for...
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    The Big Picture: STRUCTURAL REFORM

    Nov 13, 2013 8:31am
    The Communist Party of China (CPC) has approved a plan to deepen economic structural reform, state media reported after the party’s 18th Central Committee concluded a four-day plenum on Tuesday. By 2020, there should be substantial progress...
  • China may copy FTZ model to open up border areas, report says

    Nov 13, 2013 7:53am
    China is likely to copy the free trade zone (FTZ) model to speed up economic opening-up in border areas, the China Securities Journal reported Wednesday, citing Li Jian, a researcher with an agency under the commerce...
  • China to step up reform of cultural industry, paper says

    Nov 13, 2013 6:53am
    China will accelerate the reform the country’s cultural sector, China Securities Journal reported Wednesday, citing a statement released after the third plenary session of the 18th Communist Party central committee that ended Tuesday. The party plenum...
  • China's leaders have to manage the country's shrinking pool of workers and the challenges to urbanization. Photo: Bloomberg

    POLICY WATCH: Racing against a demographic tide

    - Nov 13, 2013 6:29am
    One is a demographic tide that it must race against and the other is a wave it wants to ride to greater prosperity. At the Communist Party’s direction-setting meeting in Beijing from Nov. 9, China’s leaders...
  • Govt set to change one-child policy soon, report says

    Nov 13, 2013 6:26am
    The government is set to announce changes to the one-child policy that would allow families to have a second child if either parent has no siblings, news website Caixin.com reported Tuesday, citing an unnamed official. The...
  • Economic structural reform major party focus, plenum says

    Nov 12, 2013 7:19pm
    The Communist Party of China has approved a plan to deepen structural reform with the economy at its core, the official Xinhua news agency reported after a four-day plenary session of the central committee which ended...
  • CPC plenum approves deeper structural reform, Xinhua says

    Nov 12, 2013 6:13pm
    The Communist Party of China Central Committee has approved a plan to deepen structural reform, the official Xinhua news agency reported, citing sketchy information from a four-day plenary session which ended Tuesday. The plenum also heard...
  • Chinese firms eye South Asia for outbound deals, E&Y says

    Nov 12, 2013 5:35pm
    Chinese companies are ramping up investment in South Asia, encouraged by an improving global economy and a strengthening renminbi, accounting firm Ernst & Young (E&Y) said. “The top three outbound investment destinations for Chinese companies are...
  • UK’s Cameron to visit China in early December, Reuters says

    Nov 12, 2013 11:39am
    British Prime Minister David Cameron will lead a trade delegation to China in early December, his first such visit since he angered Beijing by meeting with the Dalai Lama last year, Reuters reported on Monday. The trip...
  • Chinese enrollments in US colleges up 21.4%, paper says

    Nov 12, 2013 11:24am
    China continues to send more students to universities and colleges in the United States than any other nation, China Daily said on Tuesday, citing the latest report of the Institute of International Education. For the 2012/13 academic...
  • China, Japan FMs shake hands at ASEM, Kyodo says

    Nov 12, 2013 10:31am
    Foreign Minister Wang Yi and his Japanese counterpart Fumio Kishida shook hands and had a brief exchange Monday at the Asia–Europe Meeting on the outskirts of New Delhi, Kyodo news agency reported Monday. It was the...
  • Govt seen lowering 2014 GDP growth target to 7%, Yicai says

    Nov 12, 2013 10:10am
    China may lower its gross domestic product (GDP) growth target for next year to 7.0 percent, given the growing need to adjust the nation’s economic structure and control the risks, China International Capital Corp. Ltd. chief economist...
  • China to fine-tune family planning policy, paper says

    Nov 12, 2013 9:35am
    China will fine-tune the nation’s 30-year-old family planning policy, China Daily reported Tuesday, citing a spokesman for the National Health and Family Planning Commission. But any step taken must serve to maintain a low birth rate while...

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