Date
19 August 2019

World

  • Bond auction result reflects mixed conditions, WSJ says

    Nov 22, 2013 6:46am
    A sixth auction of sovereign offshore yuan-denominated bonds in five years yielded mixed results Thursday on expectations of a currency appreciation and tighter monetary conditions in China, the Wall Street Journal reported. Most of the interest in...
  • Sinograin no longer sole supervisor of grain reserve, paper says

    Nov 21, 2013 4:03pm
    The State Administration of Grain and Agricultural Bank of China are required by the National Development and Reform Commission to monitor China’s grain reserves along with China Grain Reserves Corp. (Sinograin), the 21st Century Business Herald...
  • ICBC chief sees China bad loans rise inevitable, FT says

    Nov 21, 2013 3:42pm
    Jiang Jianqing, chairman of Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), has warned that bad loans in the country will inevitably rise and weaker lenders will be wiped out as Beijing relaxes its grip on the economy,...
  • Locke denies air pollution made him quit, paper says

    Nov 21, 2013 3:23pm
    Gary Locke, the first Chinese American ambassador to Beijing, has denied his resignation was prompted by air pollution, the Los Angeles Times reported Thursday. Locke said on Wednesday that he will leave the post early next...
  • VAT reform yields 94 bln yuan tax savings Jan-Oct, Xinhua says

    Nov 21, 2013 3:03pm
    China’s ongoing value-added tax (VAT) reform has saved a total of 93.97 billion yuan (US$15.31 billion) for businesses in the first ten months of this year, Xinhua news agency reported Thursday, citing data from the State...
  • China November HSBC flash PMI eases, Sina says

    Nov 21, 2013 2:32pm
    Growth in China’s manufacturing activity eased in November, Sina.com reported Thursday, citing the HSBC China Flash Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index. The preliminary gauge of the nation’s factory activity fell to 50.4 in the month from 50.9...
  • China loosens military control over airspace, SCMP says

    Nov 21, 2013 2:04pm
    China has relaxed the military’s control over airspace, with commercial flights no longer required to secure approval from the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) for flight plans starting December, the South China Morning Post reported on Thursday....
  • Cabinet sees concrete reform results by 2020, paper says

    Nov 21, 2013 11:41am
    The State Council expects concrete results by 2020 from reforms announced by the Communist Party at its recent plenum, Shanghai Securities News reported Thursday, citing Yang Weimin, deputy director of the cabinet’s information office. There are 60...
  • Govt to delay retirement age, reform annuity system, paper says

    Nov 21, 2013 11:23am
    China plans to push back the retirement age in a progressive manner and centralize the management of annuity schemes, China Times reported on Thursday, citing sources from the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security. Studies showed...
  • Japan trade deficit with China hits a record in Oct, Kyodo says

    Nov 21, 2013 10:24am
    Japan’s trade deficit with China in October was at 506.4 billion yen (US$5.06 billion), a record for the month, Kyodo news agency reported Wednesday, citing data released by Japan’s finance ministry. The deficit with China accounted...
  • Taiwan sees record investment from China this year, CNA says

    Nov 21, 2013 10:07am
    Mainland China investment in Taiwan this year is expected to be more than US$350 million, setting a new record, Taiwan’s Central News Agency reported Wednesday, citing Chang Ming-bin, executive secretary of the Investment Commission under the...
  • China sees small growth in global crop output, Xinhua says

    Nov 21, 2013 9:30am
    Global crop production this year will see slight increases in key crops with a more notable rise for wheat, Xinhua news agency quoted Chinese researchers as saying in a report. Prepared by a team led by Wu...
  • ARATS chief to visit Taiwan, CNA says

    Nov 21, 2013 9:20am
    Chen Deming {陳德銘}, chairman of the mainland’s Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits, will lead an economic and trade delegation to Taiwan on Nov. 26, Central News Agency reported Wednesday, citing the island’s Straits Exchange...
  • China, S Korea to speed up FTA negotiations, Yonhap says

    Nov 21, 2013 9:08am
    Representatives from China and South Korea agreed on Wednesday to push forward negotiations on a bilateral free trade agreement, Yonhap news agency reported the same day, citing South Korea’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Participants in an...
  • Intellectual Property In China

    The Big Picture: PIRACY BLACKLIST

    Nov 21, 2013 8:19am
    China will launch a blacklist system to expose the cases and the entities and individuals that violate the nation’s intellectual property protection law, the State Council said in a statement Wednesday after a weekly meeting chaired...
  • Over 800 firms registered at Shanghai FTZ, Xinhua says

    Nov 21, 2013 8:19am
    The Shanghai Free Trade Zone is said to have processed over 50,000 corporate and personal enquiries so far, while the number of registered enterprises at the zone has gone up to over 800, Xinhua news agency...
  • More exporters exempt from exit inspection, watchdog says

    Nov 21, 2013 7:22am
    Chinese authorities have exempted another 391 exporters from the exit inspection and quarantine at the nation’s ports, according to a statement from the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine late Wednesday. The firms were...
  • US Consul General Clifford Hart and Deloitte’s Zheng Lili are upbeat about Chinese investment in the world’s largest economy. Photo: Jeff Pao

    US welcome carpet rolled out for HK, mainland firms, ConGen says

    - Nov 21, 2013 6:59am
    The United States welcomes Hong Kong and mainland Chinese enterprises to invest in the world’s largest economy, which enjoys relatively low asset prices and declining energy cost, the US Consul General to Hong Kong and Macau said....
  • China aims to bring more competition to state firms

    POLICY WATCH: State firms to retain dominant role

    - Nov 21, 2013 6:51am
    Beijing has outlined plans to step up competition for the nation’s state-owned enterprises (SOEs) and enhance their efficiency through market-oriented reforms, but still made it clear that the firms will continue to play a dominant role...
  • Govt consolidates property registries, SCMP says

    Nov 21, 2013 6:34am
    China has consolidated its disparate property registries under a single agency as part of a broader effort to control the property market and fight corruption, the South China  Morning Post reported Thursday. In a meeting chaired by...

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