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Friday December 09 2016
China Inflation Rate Rises to 7-Month High in November  
Consumer prices in China rose 2.3 percent year-on-year in November of 2016, compared to a 2.1 percent rise in October while market expected a 2.2 percent gain. It was the highest inflation rate since April, as the politically sensitive food prices increased by 4.0 percent while non-food cost rose at a slower 1.8 percent. Cost of consumer goods gained 2.1 percent and those of services advanced 2.4 percent.
Thursday December 08 2016
China Trade Surplus Narrows in November  
China reported a USD 44.61 billion trade surplus in November of 2016, compared to a USD 53.97 billion surplus a year earlier. Figure came below market consensus of a USD 46.3 billion surplus, as exports rose much less than imports.
Wednesday November 09 2016
China Inflation Rate at 6-Month High of 2.1% in October  
Consumer prices in China rose 2.1 percent year-on-year in October of 2016, compared to a 1.9 percent rise in September and in line with market expectations. It was the highest inflation rate since April, as the politically sensitive food prices increased by 3.7 percent while non-food cost rose at a slower 1.7 percent. Cost of consumer goods gained 1.9 percent and those of services advanced 2.5 percent.
Tuesday November 08 2016
China Trade Surplus Narrows in October  
China reported a USD 49.06 billion trade surplus in October of 2016, compared to a USD 61.26 billion surplus a year earlier. The figure came below market consensus of a USD 51.7 billion surplus, as exports fell much more than imports.
Wednesday October 19 2016
China Quarterly GDP Growth Eases Slightly to 1.8% in Q3  
The Chinese economy advanced by 1.8 percent quarter-on-quarter in the third quarter of 2016, compared to an upwardly revised 1.9 percent growth in the previous three months and in line with market estimates.
Wednesday October 19 2016
China GDP Growth Matches Estimates in Q3  
The Chinese economy expanded an annual 6.7 percent in the September quarter of 2016, the same pace as in the previous two quarters.The figure was in line with market expectations, supported by an increase in government spending, fixed asset investment and retail sales while industrial output eased.
Friday October 14 2016
China Inflation Rate at 3-Month High of 1.9% in September  
Consumer prices in China rose 1.9 percent year-on-year in September of 2016, compared to a 1.3 percent rise in August while market expected a 1.6 percent increase. It was the highest inflation rate since June as the politically sensitive food prices increased by 3.2 percent while non-food cost rose at a slower 1.6 percent. Cost of consumer goods gained 1.7 percent and those of services advanced 2.4 percent.
Thursday October 13 2016
China Trade Surplus Smallest in 6 Months  
China reported a USD 41.99 billion trade surplus in September of 2016, compared to a USD 59.60 billion surplus a year earlier and missing market estimates of a USD 53.0 billion surplus. It was the smallest trade surplus since March as exports fell much more than imports.
Friday September 09 2016
China Inflation Rate at 10-Month Low of 1.3%  
Consumer prices in China rose 1.3 percent year-on-year in August of 2016, slowing from a 1.8 percent rise in July while markets expected a 1.7 percent rise. It was the lowest inflation rate since October 2015 as the politically sensitive food prices increased by 1.3 percent while non-food cost rose at a faster 1.4 percent. Cost of consumer goods gained 0.9 percent and those of services advanced 2.1 percent.
Thursday September 08 2016
China Trade Surplus Narrows in August  
China reported a USD 52.05 billion trade surplus in August of 2016, compared to a USD 59.68 billion surplus a year earlier and below market estimates, as exports fell less than expected while imports rose for the first time in 22 months.
Tuesday August 09 2016
China Inflation Rate at 6-Month Low in July  
Consumer prices in China rose 1.8 percent year-on-year in July of 2016, compared to a 1.9 percent rise in June and in line with market consensus. It was the lowest inflation rate since January as the politically sensitive food prices increased by 3.3 percent while non-food cost rose at a slower 1.4 percent. Cost of consumer goods gained 1.4 percent and those of services advanced 2.3 percent.
Monday August 08 2016
China Trade Surplus Largest in 6 Months in July  
China reported a USD 52.31 billion trade surplus in July of 2016, compared to a USD 41.87 billion surplus a year earlier and beating market estimates. It was the largest trade surplus since January as exports fell much less than imports.
Friday July 15 2016
Chinese Quarterly GDP Growth Strongest in 3 Quarters  
The Chinese economy expanded 1.8 percent quarter-on-quarter in the second quarter of 2016, accelerating from an upwardly revised 1.2 percent growth in the previous quarter and beating market expectations of a 1.6 percent expansion. It was the strongest expansion since the September quarter of 2015.
Friday July 15 2016
China GDP Growth Beats Estimates in Q2  
The Chinese economy advanced an annual 6.7 percent in the second quarter of 2016, the same pace as in the previous quarter. The figure was slightly above market expectations, driven by a faster increase in industrial output, retail sales and new yuan loans while fixed-asset investment eased.
Wednesday July 13 2016
China Trade Surplus Widens, Exports and Imports Slide in June  
Chinese trade surplus increased slightly by 6.4 percent year-on-year to USD 48.1 billion in June of 2016. The figure came above market expectations of an USD 46.6 billion surplus although exports fell the most in four months and imports contracted much more than expected.
Sunday July 10 2016
China Inflation Rate at 5-Month Low of 1.9%  
Consumer prices in China went up 1.9 percent year-on-year in June of 2016, slowing from a 2 percent rise in May. Although inflation was slightly above market expectations of 1.8 percent, it remained well below government’s 3 percent target for 2016.
Thursday June 09 2016
China Inflation Rate at 4-Month Low in May  
Consumer prices in China rose 2.0 percent year-on-year in May of 2016, slowing from a 2.3 percent rise in the previous three months and below market consensus. The politically sensitive food prices increased by 5.9 percent while non-food cost rose at a slower 1.1 percent. Cost of consumer goods gained 2.0 percent and those of services advanced 2.1 percent.
Wednesday June 08 2016
China Trade Surplus Narrows in May  
China trade surplus stood at USD49.98 billion in May of 2016, down from USD58.87 billion reported a year earlier and below market estimates, as exports fell worse than expected while imports dropped much less than in a month earlier.
Tuesday May 10 2016
China Inflation Rate Steady at 2.3% in April  
Consumer prices in China rose 2.3 percent year-on-year in April of 2016, the same pace as in the previous two months and below market consensus of a 2.4 percent increase. The politically sensitive food prices increased by 7.4 percent while non-food cost rose at a slower 1.1 percent. Cost of consumer goods gained 2.5 percent and those of services advanced 2.0 percent.
Sunday May 08 2016
China Trade Surplus Largest in 3 Months  
China trade surplus increased to USD45.56 billion in April of 2016 from USD34.13 billion reported a year earlier and beating market estimates. It is the largest trade surplus since February as exports and imports fell more than expected.
Monday April 18 2016
China Quarterly GDP Growth Hits Record Low in Q1  
The Chinese economy expanded 1.1 percent quarter-on-quarter in the first quarter of 2016, slowing from a downwardly revised 1.5 percent growth in the previous quarter, data from the National Bureau of Statistics showed. It is the weakest figure since the data collection began in 2010 and missing market consensus of a 1.5 percent growth.
Friday April 15 2016
China GDP Growth Slows to 6.7% in Q1  
The Chinese economy advanced an annual 6.7 percent in the first quarter of 2016, compared to a 6.8 percent expansion in the previous period and in line with market expectations. While it is the weakest growth since the first quarter of 2009, fixed-asset investment, industrial output, retail sales and new yuan loans all increased more than estimated in March, suggesting the economy is accelerating.
Wednesday April 13 2016
China Trade Surplus Less Than Expected  
China trade surplus came in at USD29.86 billion in March of 2016, up significantly from a USD3.08 billion surplus reported a year earlier but slightly below market consensus. Exports rose for the first time since June 2015 while imports fell less than estimated.
Monday April 11 2016
China Inflation Rate Steady at 2.3% in March  
Consumer prices in China rose 2.3 percent year-on-year in March of 2016, the same pace as in February and below market consensus of a 2.5 percent increase. The politically sensitive food prices increased by 7.6 percent while non-food cost rose at a slower 1.0 percent. Cost of consumer goods gained 2.5 percent and those of services advanced 1.9 percent.
Thursday March 10 2016
China Inflation Rate at 20-Month High  
Consumer prices in China unexpectedly rose 2.3 percent year-on-year in February of 2016, following a 1.8 percent rise in January and above market consensus of a 1.9 percent increase. It is the highest inflation rate since July 2014, as politically sensitive food prices surged 7.3 percent over the Lunar New Year holiday and cold weather while non-food cost rose at a slower 1.0 percent. Cost of consumer goods gained 2.6 percent and those of services advanced 1.8 percent.
Tuesday March 08 2016
China Trade Surplus Smallest in Nearly A Year  
China trade surplus fell to USD32.59 billion in February of 2016 from USD60.61 billion reported a year earlier and missing market consensus. It is the smallest trade surplus since March 2015, as exports and imports declined sharply during the Lunar New Year long holiday.
Thursday February 18 2016
PBoC Moves to Daily Open Market Operations  
The People Bank of China will conduct open market operations on a daily basis, aiming to improve the effectiveness of the operations, policymakers announced on February 18th 2016.
Thursday February 18 2016
China Inflation Rate at 5-Month High  
China's annual inflation rate came in at 1.8 percent in January of 2016, up from 1.6 percent in the previous month and reaching the highest since August last year but below market expectations. The politically sensitive food prices increased 4.1 percent while non-food cost rose at a slower 1.2 percent. Cost of consumer goods gained 1.5 percent and those of services advanced 2.2 percent. On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose 0.5 percent, the same pace as in the previous month and in line with expectations.
Monday February 15 2016
China Trade Surplus Hits Fresh Record High in January  
China trade surplus stood at USD63.29 billion in January of 2016, widening from USD 60.03 billion reported a year earlier and beating market consensus. It is the largest trade surplus on record, as exports and imports fell far worse than expected.
Tuesday February 02 2016
PBoC Injects USD 15.2 Billion into Economy  
China’s central bank injected CNY 100 billion (USD 15.2 billion) into the financial system via reverse repos on February 2nd 2016. The central bank increased the frequency of open market operations between January 29 and February 19 to maintain liquidity before and during the Lunar New Year holidays.
Tuesday January 19 2016
Chinese Quarterly GDP Growth Slows in Q4  
The Chinese economy advanced 1.6 percent quarter-on-quarter in the last three months of 2015, slowing from a 1.8 percent expansion in the previous period and lower than market expectations of a 1.7 percent increase.
Tuesday January 19 2016
China 2015 GDP Growth Weakest in 25 Years  
Chinese economy expanded by 6.9 percent in 2015, lower than 7.3 percent in 2014 and the weakest since 1990. The figure was in line with market expectations as strength in services and consumption offset weaker manufacturing and exports.
Wednesday January 13 2016
China Trade Surplus Widens in December  
China trade surplus increased to USD60.09 billion in December of 2015 from USD49.61 billion reported a year earlier and beating market consensus, as exports and imports fell much less than expected.
Saturday January 09 2016
China Inflation Rate in Line with Expectations  
China's annual inflation rate was recorded at 1.6 percent in December of 2015, as compared to a 1.5 percent rise in the previous month and matching market consensus. The politically sensitive food prices increased by 2.7 percent while non-food cost rose at a slower 1.1 percent. Cost of consumer goods gained 1.5 percent and those of services advanced 2.1 percent.
Tuesday January 05 2016
PBoC Injects USD 19.9 Billion into Economy  
China’s central bank injected CNY 130 billion (USD 19.9 billion) into the financial system via seven-day reverse repos at an interest rate of 2.25 percent on January 5th 2016. It is the biggest cash injection since September aiming to calm markets.
Wednesday December 09 2015
China Inflation Rate Edges Up in November  
China's annual inflation rate was recorded at 1.5 percent in November of 2015, up from 1.3 percent in the previous month and above market consensus. The politically sensitive food prices increased by 2.3 percent while non-food cost rose at a slower 1.1 percent.
Tuesday December 08 2015
China Trade Surplus Slightly Narrows in November  
China trade surplus was at USD54.10 billion in November of 2015 from a USD54.47 billion surplus reported a year earlier and below market consensus, as imports fell more than exports.
Tuesday November 10 2015
China Inflation Rate Eases Further in October  
China's annual inflation rate was recorded at 1.3 percent in October of 2015, down from 1.6 percent in the previous month and below market forecasts. The politically sensitive food prices increased by 1.9 percent while non-food cost rose at a slower 0.9 percent.
Sunday November 08 2015
China Trade Surplus Hits Fresh Record High in October  
China trade surplus was at USD61.64 billion in October of 2015, significantly up from USD45.40 billion reported a year earlier but below market consensus. It is the largest trade surplus in the record, as imports fell much more than exports.
Friday October 23 2015
China Cuts Key Rate by 0.25%  
The People's Bank of China cut its benchmark one-year lending rate by 25bps to 4.35 percent on October 23rd, 2015, aiming to bolster the economy. Policymakers also decided to lower reserve requirements for banks.
Monday October 19 2015
China Economy Grows 1.8% QoQ in Q3  
The Chinese GDP expanded a quarter-on-quarter seasonally adjusted 1.8 percent in the third quarter of 2015, the same pace as an upwardly revised expansion reported in the June quarter and slightly above market consensus.
Monday October 19 2015
China GDP Growth Weakest Since 2009  
The Chinese economy grew an annual 6.9 percent in the third quarter of 2015, slightly down from 7.0 percent in the previous quarter and the weakest since first quarter of 2009. The reading came above market expectations as strength in services and consumption offset weaker manufacturing and exports.
Wednesday October 14 2015
China Inflation Rate Below Expectations in September  
China's annual inflation rate was recorded at 1.6 percent in September of 2015, down from 2.0 percent in the previous month and below market forecasts. The politically sensitive food prices increased by 2.7 percent while non-food cost rose at a slower 1.0 percent.
Tuesday October 13 2015
China Trade Surplus Widens in September  
China trade surplus increased to USD60.34 billion in September of 2015 from USD30.96 billion reported a year earlier and beating market consensus, as imports fell much more than exports.
Thursday September 10 2015
China Inflation Rate at 12-Month High  
China's annual inflation rate was recorded at 2.0 percent in August of 2015, up from 1.6 percent in the previous month and above market forecasts. The politically sensitive food prices increased by 3.7 percent while non-food cost rose at a slower 1.1 percent.
Tuesday September 08 2015
China Trade Surplus Widens in August  
China trade surplus increased to USD60.24 billion in August of 2015 from USD49.83 billion reported a year earlier and beating market consensus. It is the largest surplus since February this year, as imports fell more than exports.
Monday September 07 2015
China Revised Down 2014 GDP Growth to 7.3%  
China revised down its GDP growth to 7.3 percent for full 2014, 0.1 percentage point lower than the previously released figure of 7.4 percent as services sector expanded less than initially projected.
Friday August 28 2015
PBoC Injects Further USD 9.4 Billion into Economy  
China’s central bank injected an additional CNY 60 billion (USD 9.4 billion) into the interbank money market via short-term liquidity operations (SLOs) on August 28th 2015.
Wednesday August 26 2015
PBoC Injects USD 22 Billion via SLOs  
China’s central bank injected CNY 140 billion (USD 21.8 billion) into the interbank money market, another measure aiming to manage cash supply and ease extreme volatility in stock markets.
Tuesday August 25 2015
China Cuts Rates  
The People's Bank of China cut its benchmark one-year lending rate by 25bps to 4.6 percent on August 25th, 2015. Policymakers also decided to lower reserve requirements for banks.
Tuesday August 11 2015
China Moves to Devalue Yuan  
China central bank unexpectedly decided to devalue the yuan on Tuesday, August 11 of 2015, allowing the currency to its lowest point in nearly three years.
Sunday August 09 2015
China Inflation Rate Up 1.6% in July  
China's annual inflation rate was recorded at 1.6 percent in July of 2015, up from 1.4 percent increase in the previous month and slightly above market consensus. The politically sensitive food prices increased by 2.7 percent while non-food cost rose at a slower 1.1 percent.
Saturday August 08 2015
China Trade Surplus Narrows in July  
China trade surplus decreased to USD 43.03 billion in July of 2015 from USD 47.30 billion reported a year earlier and below market consensus, as both exports and imports fell.
Wednesday July 15 2015
China GDP Expands 1.7% QoQ in Q2  
The Chinese economy grew a quarter-on-quarter seasonally adjusted 1.7 percent in the second quarter of 2015, accelerating from an upwardly revised 1.4 percent expansion from January to March and matching market consensus.
Wednesday July 15 2015
China GDP Growth Steady in Q2  
The Chinese economy grew an annual 7.0 percent in the second quarter of 2015, the same pace as in the previous three-month period and slightly beating market consensus. An increase in manufacturing and a rebound in exports were able to offset cooling property market and steady investment.
Monday July 13 2015
China Trade Surplus Widens in June  
China trade surplus increased to USD 46.54 billion in June of 2015 from USD 31.8 billion reported a year earlier but below market forecasts, as exports unexpectedly grew while imports declined at a slower pace.
Thursday July 09 2015
China Inflation Rate Accelerates in June  
China's annual inflation rate was recorded at 1.4 percent in June of 2015, up from 1.2 percent increase in the previous month and beating market consensus. The politically sensitive food prices increased by 1.9 percent while non-food cost rose at a slower 1.2 percent.
Saturday June 27 2015
China Cuts Benchmark Interest Rate to 4.85%  
The Peoples' Bank of China has cut benchmark interest rates to a record low of 4.85 percent effective June 28th and lowered the amount of reserves certain banks are required to hold following Friday's stock market slump.
Tuesday June 09 2015
China Inflation Rate Eases in May  
China's annual inflation rate was recorded at 1.2 percent in May of 2015, slowing from 1.5 percent increase in the previous month and slightly below market consensus. The politically sensitive food prices increased by 1.6 percent while non-food cost rose at a slower 1.0 percent.
Monday June 08 2015
China Trade Surplus Widens More than Expected  
China trade surplus increased to USD 59.49 billion in May of 2015 from USD 35.92 billion reported a year earlier. This is the third-biggest monthly surplus on record as imports declined more than exports.
Sunday May 10 2015
China Cuts Interest Rate to 5.1%  
The People's Bank of China cut its benchmark lending rates by 25 basis points to 5.1 percent on May 10th. It is the third reduction since November prompted by low growth, declining property prices.
Saturday May 09 2015
China Inflation Rate Rises to 1.5% in April  
China's annual inflation rate was recorded at 1.5 percent in April of 2015, edging up from 1.4 percent increase in the previous month and slightly below market consensus. The politically sensitive food prices increased by 2.7 percent while non-food cost rose at a slower 0.9 percent.
Friday May 08 2015
China Trade Surplus Rises More Than Expected  
China trade surplus widened to USD 34.13 billion in April of 2015 from USD 18.43 billion reported a year earlier, as exports unexpectedly declined and imports fell further.
Monday April 20 2015
China Cuts Reserve Ratio by 1%  
The People’s Bank of China lowered the reserve requirement ratio for all commercial banks by 100 bps to 18.5 percent, aiming to boost credit and growth.
Wednesday April 15 2015
China Quarterly GDP Growth Hits Record Low  
The Chinese economy grew a quarter-on-quarter seasonally adjusted 1.3 percent in the first three months of 2015, slowing from a 1.5 percent increase from October to December. It is the lowest growth figure since records began in 2010.
Wednesday April 15 2015
China GDP Growth at 6-Year Low  
The Chinese economy expanded 7.0 percent in the first quarter of 2015, down from a 7.3 percent increase in the previous three-month period. It is the lowest growth rate since the March quarter of 2009, due to a slowdown in manufacturing and property investment.
Monday April 13 2015
China Trade Surplus Narrows on Falling Exports  
China reported a USD 3.08 billion trade surplus in March of 2015, down from a USD 7.70 billion surplus a year earlier and well below market expectations. While exports fell the most in a year, imports posted the biggest drop since May of 2009.
Friday April 10 2015
China Inflation Rate Steady in March  
China's annual inflation rate was recorded at 1.4 percent in March of 2015, the same as in the previous month and above market expectations. The politically sensitive food prices increased 2.3 percent while non-food cost rose at a slower 0.9 percent.
Tuesday March 10 2015
China Inflation Rate Up to 1.4%  
China's annual inflation rate accelerated to 1.4 percent in February of 2015 from a five-year low 0.8 percent in the previous month and faster than market expectations. The politically sensitive food prices increased 2.4 percent while non-food cost rose at a slower 0.9 percent.
Sunday March 08 2015
China's Trade Surplus at New Record High in February  
China reported a USD 60.6 billion trade surplus in February of 2015 compared with a USD 22.9 billion deficit a year earlier as exports surged while imports dropped.
Saturday February 28 2015
China Cuts Benchmark Interest Rate to 5.35%  
The People’s Bank of China cut the one-year lending rate by 25 basis points to 5.35 percent on February 28th amid rising deflationary pressure, low growth and declining property prices.
Tuesday February 10 2015
China Inflation Rate Eases to 5-Year Low  
China's annual inflation rate slowed to 0.8 percent in January, significantly down from 1.5 percent in the previous month and touching the lowest level since November of 2009. The politically sensitive food prices increased 1.1 percent while non-food cost rose at a slower 0.6 percent.
Sunday February 08 2015
China Posts Highest Trade Surplus on Record in January  
China reported a USD 60 billion trade surplus in January of 2015 compared with a USD 31.86 billion surplus a year earlier as imports fell at a faster pace than exports.
Wednesday February 04 2015
China Cuts Reserve Ratio by 0.5%  
The People’s Bank of China lowered the reserve requirement ratio for all commercial banks by 50 bps to 19.5 percent on February 4th, aiming to boost credit and growth.
Tuesday January 20 2015
China Quarterly GDP Growth Slows in Q4  
The Chinese economy expanded 1.5 percent quarter-on-quarter seasonally adjusted in the last three months of 2014, slowing from a 1.9 percent growth reported from June to September.
Tuesday January 20 2015
Chinese Economy Expands 7.3% in Q4  
China's GDP grew 7.3 percent year-on-year in the fourth quarter of 2014, the same as in the previous period and slightly better than expected. Like in Q3, cooling property market, weakening investment and unstable exports weighted on the growth.
Tuesday January 13 2015
China Reports USD 49.6 B Trade Surplus in December  
China reported a USD 49.6 billion trade surplus in December of 2014, up from a USD 25.6 billion surplus a year earlier. It is the third highest surplus on record, as exports beat market expectations and surged 9.7 percent year-on-year.
Friday January 09 2015
China Inflation Rate Rises to 1.5% in December  
China's annual consumer inflation edged up to 1.5 percent in December from 1.4 percent in the previous month. The politically sensitive food prices accelerated to 2.9 percent while non-food cost rose at a slower 0.8 percent.
Wednesday December 10 2014
China Inflation Rate Eases to Nearly 5-Year Low in November  
China's annual inflation rate slowed to 1.4 percent in November, down from 1.6 percent increase in the previous month and touching the lowest level since January 2010. The politically sensitive food prices accelerated to 2.3 percent while non-food cost rose at a slower 1.0 percent.
Monday December 08 2014
China Trade Surplus Jumps to Record High in November  
China trade surplus widened to USD 54.5 billion in November of 2014 from a USD 33.80 billion a year earlier, touching a new record high, as exports grew by 4.7 percent while imports unexpectedly declined by 6.7 percent.
Friday November 21 2014
China Cuts Interest Rates  
The People´s Bank of China decided to cut its benchmark one-year lending rate by 40 bps to 5.6 percent on November 21st. It is the first rate cut in more than two years as the economy slows.
Monday November 10 2014
China's Inflation Rate Steady in October  
China's annual inflation rate was recorded at 1.6 percent in October, unchanged from the previous month. The politically sensitive food prices accelerated to 2.5 percent while non-food cost rose at a slower 1.2 percent.
Saturday November 08 2014
China Trade Surplus Widens 46.5%  
Chinese trade surplus increased to USD 45.4 billion in October of 2014 from a USD 31 billion surplus a year earlier. Exports rose more than expected driven by sales to the United States and Asia while imports slowed.
Tuesday October 21 2014
China GDP Growth at Five-Year Low  
In the third quarter of 2014, China's gross domestic product expanded 7.3 percent year-on-year, slumping to a five-year low. The slowdown was driven by lower property investment, dwindling credit growth and weakening industrial production.
Tuesday October 21 2014
China Quarterly GDP Growth at 1.9% in Q3  
The Chinese GDP expanded a quarter-on-quarter seasonally adjusted 1.9 percent in the third quarter of 2014, slowing from a 2 percent expansion in the previous three months, but above market expectations.
Wednesday October 15 2014
China Inflation Slows Further in September  
China annual inflation rate eased to 1.6 percent in September of 2014, down further from 2.0 percent in the previous month and below market forecasts. The politically sensitive food prices increased 2.3 percent year-on-year, lower than a 3.0 percent rise in August while non-food prices grew 1.3 percent, softening from a 1.5 percent increase a month ago.
Monday October 13 2014
China Trade Surplus Widens in September  
China trade surplus increased to USD 31.0 billion in September of 2014 from USD 15.2 billion a year earlier, as exports grew more than expected while imports rebounded.
Wednesday September 17 2014
PBoC Injects USD 81 Billion into Major 5 Banks  
China’s central bank is said to be injecting CNY 500 billion (USD 81 billion) into the banking system, aiming to support credit and growth.
Thursday September 11 2014
China Inflation Rate Eases in August  
China annual inflation rate eased to 2.0 percent in August of 2014, down from 2.3 percent in the previous month and below market forecasts. The politically sensitive food prices increased 3.0 percent year-on-year, lower than a 3.6 percent rise in July while non-food prices grew 1.5 percent, softening from a 1.7 percent increase a month ago.
Monday September 08 2014
China Trade Surplus Hits New Record High in August  
China trade surplus widened to USD 49.83 billion in August of 2014 from USD 28.5 billion a year earlier, beating market forecasts. The surplus hit a record high for the second straight month in August, as exports grew robustly while imports fell.
Saturday August 09 2014
China Inflation Rate Remains Stable in July  
China annual inflation rate rose 2.3 percent in July, the same as in the previous month. The politically sensitive food prices eased to 3.6 percent, from 3.7 percent in June, while non-food prices grew 1.6 percent after gaining 1.7 percent a month ago.
Friday August 08 2014
China Trade Surplus Hits Record High  
China trade surplus increased to USD 47.3 billion in July of 2014 from USD 31.6 billion in the previous month, beating market forecasts, as exports jumped while imports fell.
Wednesday July 16 2014
Chinese GDP Advances 2% QoQ in Q2  
The Chinese economy advanced 2 percent quarter-on-quarter in the three months to June 2014, up from a revised 1.5 percent increase in the previous period.
Wednesday July 16 2014
China's Economy Expands 7.5% in Q2  
China's GDP grew 7.5 percent from April to June from a year earlier, slightly more than expectations and up from 7.4 percent in the first quarter boosted by a series of stimulus measures announced by the government in April.
Thursday July 10 2014
China Trade Surplus Narrows in June  
Chinese trade surplus decreased to USD 31.6 billion in June of 2014 from USD 35.9 billion in May. While imports rebounded from last month's fall, exports rose less than expected.
Wednesday July 09 2014
China Inflation Rate Slows in June  
Chinese annual inflation rate eased to 2.3 percent in June, down from 2.5 percent in May. The politically sensitive food prices increased 3.7 percent, lower than a 4.1 percent rise in the previous month, while non-food prices went up 1.7 percent.
Tuesday June 10 2014
China Inflation Rate Rises to 2.5% in May  
China's consumer prices rose 2.5 percent over a year earlier in May, up from April's 1.8 percent increase. This was the highest figure in the last four months. The politically sensitive food prices increased 4.1 percent from the previous month's 2.3 percent.
Sunday June 08 2014
China Trade Surplus At 5-Year High  
Chinese trade surplus nearly doubled to USD 35.9 billion in May of 2014 from USD 18.5 billion in the previous month. While exports posted strong growth, imports declined 1.6 percent year-on-year.
Friday May 09 2014
China's Inflation Rate Hits 18-Month Low  
China's consumer prices rose 1.8 percent over a year earlier, down from March's 2.4 percent increase. The rise in politically sensitive food prices eased to 2.3 percent from the previous month’s 4.1 percent.
Thursday May 08 2014
China Trade Surplus Widens in April  
Chinese trade surplus increased to USD 18.5 billion in April of 2014, more than double the USD 7.7 billion surplus in March, as exports and imports returned to growth.
Tuesday April 22 2014
China Cuts Reserve Ratio for Rural Banks  
The People's Bank of China decided to cut the reserve requirement ratio by 2 percentage points for rural commercial banks and by 0.5 percentage point for rural credit cooperatives, aiming to stimulate growth in some parts of the country. The cut will be effective from April 25th, 2014.
Wednesday April 16 2014
China’s Economy Expands 1.4% QoQ in Q1  
In the first three months of 2014, the Chinese GDP slowed for the third straight quarter. The economy expanded 1.4 percent quarter-on-quarter, down from a revised 1.7 percent increase in the last three months of 2013.
Wednesday April 16 2014
Chinese GDP Growth Slows in Q1  
China’s economy advanced 7.4 percent in the first quarter of 2014, slowing from a 7.7 percent expansion in the previous period, but beating market forecasts. It is the lowest growth since the third quarter of 2012, as exports and imports contracted and growth in fixed asset investment eased.
Friday April 11 2014
China Inflation Rate Accelerates in March  
Higher fresh food prices boosted Chinese annual consumer prices up to 2.4 percent in March of 2014, after slowing to 2 percent in the previous month. On a monthly basis, prices fell 0.5 percent.
Thursday April 10 2014
China Reports Trade Surplus in March  
China's exports declined 6.6 percent in March of 2014 from a year earlier, while imports dropped 11.3 percent, leaving the country with a trade surplus of USD 7.7 billion. Although the trade balance rebounded from its USD 23 billion deficit in February, it was the second consecutive month exports contracted.
Monday March 17 2014
PBOC Widens Yuan’s Daily Trading Band  
People’s Bank of China decided on March 15th, 2014 to widen the trading band, allowing the Yuan to fluctuate by 2 percent from the parity daily, up from the previous 1 percent target. The decision, effective from March 17th aims to enable the market to play its roles and make the Yuan a freer currency.
Monday March 10 2014
China Inflation Decelerates in February  
Chinese annual inflation rate slowed to 2 percent in February after growing 2.5 percent in each of previous two months. It was the lowest rate in thirteen months.
Saturday March 08 2014
China Posts Trade Deficit in February  
Chinese trade balance turned into a USD 22.9 billion deficit in February of 2014, the highest in two years, as exports tumbled 18 percent over a year earlier on Lunar Year distortions.
Tuesday February 18 2014
People’s Bank of China Drains Funds to Curb Lending Surge  
On February 18th, 2014, People’s Bank of China drained CNY 48 billion (USD 7.9 billion) from money markets to absorb liquidity, as bank lending jumped more than expected in January.
Friday February 14 2014
China Annual Inflation Rate Rises 2.5% in January  
China's consumer prices rate held steady at 2.5 percent in January, while producer prices fell 1.6 percent, official data from the National Bureau of Statistics showed.
Wednesday February 12 2014
China's Trade Surplus Widens in January  
China's exports beat expectations, rising 10.6 percent from a year earlier in January, while imports jumped 10 percent, leaving the country with a trade surplus of $31.9 billion.
Tuesday January 21 2014
China Interbank Rate Declines as PBOC Injects Cash  
China’s benchmark money-market rate declined 88 basis points to a weighted average of 5.4 percent on January 21st as the People's Bank of China injected more than 255 billion yuan (USD 42 billion) to meet cash demand. The day before, the seven day repo rate reached as high as 7.5 percent.
Monday January 20 2014
China’s GDP Expands 1.8% QoQ in Q4 2013  
In the fourth quarter of 2013, China’s GDP expanded a seasonally adjusted 1.8 percent over the previous quarter, down from a 2.2 percent rise in the previous three-month period. While consumption contributed to 50 percent of GDP and investment to 54.4 percent, trade of goods and services was a negative 4.4 percent.
Monday January 20 2014
Chinese Economy Slows in Q4 of 2013  
In the fourth quarter of 2013, China’s GDP advanced 7.7 percent over a year earlier, slowing from 7.8 percent in the previous quarter, but beating market expectations. The economy expanded 7.7 percent in 2013, the same rate recorded in 2012 and higher than the official target of 7.5 percent.
Friday January 10 2014
China Trade Surplus Widens 12.8% YoY in 2013  
In 2013, Chinese trade surplus amounted to USD 260 billion, up 12.8 percent from 2012, as exports to the US and Europe recovered. Total exports and imports surpassed 4 trillion USD for the first time and reached 4.16 trillion USD in 2013.
Thursday January 09 2014
Chinese Inflation Eases to 7-Month Low in December  
In December, the annual consumer price index rose 2.5 percent, down from 3.0 percent in November to its lowest level since May of 2013. The slowdown was mainly driven by lower food prices.
Thursday December 26 2013
China’s Money Markets Stay Calm  
Following People’s Bank of China injection of Rmb29bn ($4.8bn) into the financial system on December 24th, calm returns to China’s money markets and no open-market operations were conducted by the central bank on December 26th.
Tuesday December 24 2013
China Cash Crunch Eases  
The People’s Bank of China injected Rmb29bn ($4.8bn) into the financial system via open-market operations on December 24th, providing immediate relief to the money market.
Monday December 23 2013
China's Interbank Rates Surge  
China's short term interest rates continue to rise on December 23rd despite 300 billion renminbi injection by the central bank.
Thursday December 19 2013
People’s Bank of China Acts to Ease Liquidity Fears  
The Chinese central bank has made an emergency money injection on December 19th after the benchmark money-market rate jumped the most since June.
Monday December 09 2013
China Inflation Rate Slows to 3% in November  
In November of 2013, the annual consumer price index went up by 3.0 percent, down from an eight-month high of 3.2 percent in October, due to lower food prices. Inflation for the first 11 months of 2013 came in at 2.6 percent, below the government's full-year target of 3.5 percent.
Sunday December 08 2013
China Trade Surplus Hits $33.8 billion  
In November of 2013, Chinese trade surplus widened to 33.8 billion USD, the highest surplus since January of 2009. While exports grew far more strongly than expected on the back of higher demand from the EU and the US, import growth slowed.
Saturday November 09 2013
China Annual Inflation Rate Up to 3.2% in OCtober  
China's annual consumer inflation quickened to 3.2 percent in October from the previous month's 3.1 percent, lower than market expectations.
Friday November 08 2013
China’s Trade Surplus Widens to 12-Month High in October  
In October of 2013, Chinese trade surplus increased to 31.1 billion USD, the highest surplus since October of 2012, as exports surged by a stronger-than-expected 5.6 percent.
Tuesday October 29 2013
People’s Bank of China Resumes Injecting Cash  
On October 29th, China central bank moved to ease cash crunch fears by injecting Rmb13bn to the economy for the first time since October 15th easing worries that the authorities were preparing to tighten monetary policy.
Thursday October 24 2013
Money Market Rates Surge in China  
China’s seven-day repurchase rate has jumped the most since July as The People's Bank of China's abstained from open market operations this week in order to tamp rising inflationary pressure.
Friday October 18 2013
China's Quarterly GDP Growth Up to 2.2% in Q3  
In the third quarter of 2013, the Chinese economy expanded 2.2 percent quarter-on-quarter, up from a growth rate of 1.7 percent in Q2 of 2013. China's GDP benefited from an investment pick up fueled by looser monetary policy.
Friday October 18 2013
Chinese GDP Growth Quickens to 7.8% YoY in Q3  
In the third quarter of 2013, China's gross domestic product expanded 7.8 percent year-on-year, its fastest pace since Q4 of 2012. This pick up was mainly driven by rising investment.
Monday October 14 2013
Chinese Inflation Up to 3.1% in September  
In September, China's consumer prices rose by 3.1 percent year-on-year, up from 2.6 percent in August. Food prices provided again the biggest upward pressure on the overall index, driving inflation to a 7-month high.
Saturday October 12 2013
Chinese Trade Surplus Narrows in September On Falling Exports  
In September of 2013, China’s trade surplus decreased to a worse than expected 15.2 billion USD, from 28.6 billion USD in August and 27.5 billion USD a year earlier, due to a fall in exports.
Monday September 09 2013
Chinese Inflation Edges Down to 2.6% in August  
In August, China's consumer prices rose an annual 2.6 percent, down from 2.7 percent in July. Food prices provided again the biggest upward pressure on the overall index. Consumer goods costs were up by 2.5 percent while those of services rose 2.7 percent.
Sunday September 08 2013
China's Trade Surplus Widens in August  
China's trade surplus rose 8.4 percent in August from the same month last year boosted by improving exports.
Friday August 09 2013
Chinese Inflation Steady at 2.7% in July  
In June, China's consumer prices rose an annual 2.7 percent, the same as in June. Food prices registered another steep increase while transportation costs were down on the year.
Thursday August 08 2013
China Trade Surplus Narrows in July  
China's trade surplus decreased to $US18.8 billion in July, as imports rose more than exports. according to data from the General Administration of Customs.
Friday August 09 2013
Slower Growth is Becoming a New Reality for China  
There are clear signs that Chinese economy has been struggling. In the second quarter of 2013, the GDP growth slowed to 7.5 percent and in June and May, trade, industrial production, investment were performing worst than expected.
Monday July 15 2013
China GDP Growth Slows to 7.5% in Q2  
China's annual growth slowed to 7.5 percent in the second quarter of 2013 from 7.7 percent in the first three months of 2013 as key growth drivers continued to lose momentum towards the end of the quarter.
Wednesday July 10 2013
China Trade Surplus Widens in June  
China's trade surplus increased to $US27.13 billion in June, as both exports and imports fell.
Tuesday July 09 2013
China Annual Inflation Surges to 2.7% in June  
In June, Chinese consumer price index (CPI) went up by 2.7 percent year-on-year. The main driver behind acceleration were food prices which increased by 4.9 percent.
Tuesday June 25 2013
People’s Bank of China Provides Liquidity to Distressed Banks  
On June 25th, the People's Bank of China finally took a more active stance towards the extreme liquidity crunch that had engulfed the Chinese banking sector in recent days. The bank said it had provided liquidity to some financial institutions and would use short-term liquidity operations and standing lending-facility tools to ensure steady markets.
Monday June 24 2013
The People's Bank of China Reaffirms Liquidity at ‘Reasonable Level’  
The Chinese central bank made its first direct comment about last week's cash crunch on June 24th, ordering country’s commercial banks to improve their credit risk and liquidity management procedures and to do more to help restore credit in the market.
Tuesday July 09 2013
Chinese Economic Growth May Slow Down Further in Q2  
There are clear signs that Chinese economy has been struggling. In May, trade, industrial production, investment and consumption were all performing worse than expected and in the last two weeks of June, the country has been on the brink of cash crunch as overnight interbank lending rate surged to record high.
Sunday June 09 2013
China's Annual Inflation Rate Down to 2.1% in May  
China's consumer price index (CPI) slowed to 2.1 percent in May, the lowest in three months. The food prices increased by 3.2 percent, while the non-food prices by 1.6 percent. The prices of consumer goods went up by 1.8 percent and the prices of services grew by 2.8 percent.
Saturday June 08 2013
China's Trade Surplus Widens in May  
China's trade surplus widened to $20.4 billion in May from from $18.5 billion registered in the same period previous year. Exports posted their lowest growth rate in almost a year while imports unexpectedly fell.
Wednesday May 29 2013
China's Growth Outlook Deteriorates  
After gaining a positive momentum at the end of 2012, there are clear signs that Chinese economy is slowing down. In the last few months, trade, manufacturing, investment and consumption were all performing worse than expected. The only sector which is showing strong growth is housing.
Sunday May 19 2013
Chinese GDP Growth May Slow Down in 2013  
After gaining a positive momentum at the end of 2012, Chinese GDP growth slowed to 7.7 percent yoy and 1.6 percent qoq in the first quarter of 2013. More importantly, recent data updates are showing that the expansion in the months ahead may remain weaker than expected.
Thursday May 09 2013
China Inflation Rate Up to 2.4% in April  
China's annual consumer inflation quickened to 2.4 percent in April from March's 2.1 percent driven by rise in vegetable prices due to unusually cold temperatures and low rainfall across the country.
Wednesday May 08 2013
China Returns to Trade Surplus In April  
China's exports rose 14.7 percent in April from a year ago while imports grew 16.8 percent, leaving the country with a trade surplus of $18.16 billion for the month. That compares with a trade surplus of $18.5 billion a year earlier and deficit of $0.8 billion in March.
Monday April 15 2013
China Annual Inflation Down to 2.1% in March  
In March, the consumer price index went up by 2.1 percent year-on-year. The prices grew by 2.0 percent in cities and 2.2 percent in rural areas. The food prices went up by 2.7 percent, while the non-food prices increased by 1.8 percent. The prices of consumer goods went up by 1.7 percent and the prices of services grew by 3.1 percent.
Tuesday April 16 2013
China GDP Growth Eases to 1.6% QoQ in Q1  
In the first quarter of 2013, the Chinese economy expanded by 1.6 percent quarter-on-quarter and by 7.7 percent year-on-year, according to a report by the National bureau of Statistics of China.
Wednesday May 22 2013
China GDP Growth Disappoints in Q1  
China's economic recovery unexpectedly stumbled in the first three months of 2013 as the annual rate of growth eased back to 7.7 percent from the 7.9 percent pace set in the final quarter of last year.
Wednesday April 10 2013
China Reports Trade Deficit in March  
China reported a trade deficit of $884 million in March as imports rose more than exports. That compares with a trade surplus of $5.17 billion a year earlier and February's surplus of $15.3 billion.
Tuesday April 09 2013
China Annual Inflation Down to 2.1% in March  
China's annual consumer inflation eased to 2.1 percent in March from February's 3.2 percent leaving a room to keep monetary conditions loose to support a burgeoning economic recovery.
Monday May 13 2013
Chinese Economic Recovery Tumbles in Q1  
After gaining a positive momentum at the end of 2012, Chinese GDP growth slowed to 7.7 percent year-on-year and 1.6 percent quarter-on-quarter in the first quarter of 2013, due to weak industrial output.
Saturday March 09 2013
China Inflation Up to 3.2 percent in February  
China's annual inflation jumped to a 10-month high in February as holiday spending for the Lunar New Year drove food prices sharply higher.
Friday March 08 2013
China Posts Trade Surplus in February  
China posted a trade surplus in February, confounding expectations the economy would swing to a trade deficit due to seasonal weakness from the week long Chinese Lunar New Year holiday.
Friday February 08 2013
China Inflation Slows to 2% in January of 2013  
In China, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) increased by 2 percent from a year earlier, down from 2.5 percent recorded in December of 2012. The increase was mainly driven by food items, which grew by 2.9 percent.
Friday February 08 2013
China Trade Surplus Narrows in January  
China registered a trade surplus of $29.2 billion in January of 2013. Exports increased 25 percent from a year earlier, while imports grew 28.8 percent.
Friday January 18 2013
China Economy Accelerates in the Fourth Quarter  
In the fourth quarter of 2012, the Chinese economy expanded by 7.9 percent year-on-year and by 2.0 percent quarter-on-quarter, according to a report by the National bureau of Statistics of China.
Friday January 11 2013
China's Inflation Rises to 2.5% in December  
In December, the consumer price index (CPI) went up by 2.5 percent year-on-year. In December, the month-on-month change of consumer prices was up by 0.8 percent.
Thursday January 10 2013
China's Trade Surplus Widens in December  
In December, China's trade surplus increased to $31.6 billion from $16.5 billion a year earlier. China exports increased to $199.2 billion from $174.7 billion in December 2011, while imports increased from $158.2 billion to $167.6 billion.
Tuesday December 11 2012
China's Trade Surplus Narrows in November  
China’s exports increased by 2.9 percent in November, year-on-year, while imports remained unchanged. China's a trade surplus stood at $19.6 billion, a report by China's customs administration said on November 10th.
Monday December 10 2012
China's Inflation Rises to 2% in November  
In November, the consumer price index (CPI) went up by 2.0 percent year-on-year. The prices grew by 2.1 percent in cities and 1.9 percent in rural areas. The food prices went up by 3.0 percent, while the non-food prices increased by 1.6 percent. The prices of consumer goods went up by 1.9 percent and the prices of services grew by 2.3 percent.
Friday December 07 2012
China’s Economic Growth Likely to Accelarate  
In the third quarter of 2012, China GDP had grown by 7.4 percent year on year and 2.2 percent seasonally adjusted quarter on quarter. And although the annual expansion was the slowest since 2009, the quarterly change has shown some improvement, giving many investors and economists sense of relief.
Monday November 12 2012
China's Trade Surplus Widens in October  
China's trade surplus widened to its biggest in 45 months in October as export growth accelerated.
Friday November 09 2012
China's Inflation Rate Down to 1.7 Percent in October  
In October, the consumer price index (CPI) went up by 1.7 percent year-on-year. The prices grew by 1.8 percent in cities and 1.5 percent in rural areas. The food prices went up by 1.8 percent, while the non-food prices increased by 1.7 percent. The prices of consumer goods went up by 1.5 percent and the prices of services grew by 2.3 percent. On average from January to October, the overall consumer prices were up by 2.7 percent over the same period of the previous year.
Monday October 15 2012
China's Inflation Rate Down to 1.9 Percent in September  
In September, the consumer price index (CPI) in China went up by 1.9 percent year-on-year. The prices grew by 2.0 percent in cities and 1.7 percent in rural areas. The food prices went up by 2.5 percent, while the non-food prices increased by 1.7 percent. The prices of consumer goods went up by 1.8 percent and the prices of services grew by 2.3 percent.
Monday September 10 2012
China's Trade Surplus Widens in August  
China's exports grew less than expected in August, while imports declined unexpectedly indicating weak private consumption in the economy, the latest figures from the General Administration of Customs showed.
Monday September 10 2012
China's Inflation Rate Jumps to 2.0% in August  
In August, the consumer price index (CPI) in China went up by 2.0 percent year-on-year. The prices grew by 2.1 percent in cities and 1.8 percent in rural areas. The food prices went up by 3.4 percent, while the non-food prices increased by 1.4 percent. The prices of consumer goods went up by 2.1 percent and the prices of services grew by 2.0 percent.
Friday August 10 2012
China's Trade Surplus Widens in July  
China's trade surplus narrowed to $25.1 billion last month from $31.7 billion in June. That marked the second straight month that both exports and imports slowed.
Thursday August 09 2012
China's Inflation Rate Down to 1.8% in July  
In July, the consumer price index (CPI) went up by 1.8 percent year-on-year. The prices grew by 1.9 percent in cities and 1.5 percent in rural areas. The food prices went up by 2.4 percent, while the non-food prices increased by 1.5 percent. The prices of consumer goods went up by 1.7 percent and the prices of services grew by 2.0 percent.
Tuesday July 10 2012
China Trade Surplus Widens as Imports Slows  
China's trade surplus widened in June as export and import growth both weakened, reflecting faltering economic conditions in China and abroad.
Monday July 09 2012
China Cuts Interest Rate to 6%  
China's central bank lowered interest rates for the second time in less than a month to bolster an economy widely expected to record its sixth successive slide in growth in the second quarter.
Monday July 09 2012
China's Inflation Rate Down to 2.2% in June  
In June, the consumer price index (CPI) went up by 2.2 percent year-on-year. The prices grew by 2.2 percent in cities areas and 2.0 percent in rural areas.
Monday June 11 2012
China's Inflation Down to 3% in May  
In May, the consumer price index (CPI) went up by 3.0 percent year-on-year. The prices grew by 3.0 percent in cities and 2.9 percent in rural areas. The food prices went up by 6.4 percent, while the non-food prices increased by 1.4 percent. The prices of consumer goods went up by 3.6 percent and the prices of services grew by 1.7 percent.
Monday June 11 2012
China Trade Surplus Widens Slightly in May  
Both exports and imports hit record high values per item, sending the trade surplus to $18.7 billion from the $18.4 billion registered in April.
Friday May 11 2012
China's Inflation Rate Down to 3.4% in April  
In April, the consumer price index (CPI) went up by 3.4 percent year-on-year. The prices grew by 3.4 percent in cities and 3.3 percent in rural areas.
Thursday May 10 2012
China Trade Surplus Widens in April  
China recorded a better-than-expected surplus of $18.42 billion in April. However, export and import growth slowed notably in April, as the European debt woes and slowing growth in emerging economies hampered demand.
Friday April 13 2012
China's GDP at 3 Year Low in Q1  
China's GDP in the first quarter of 2012 was 10,799.5 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 8.1 percent. The value added of the primary industry was 692.2 billion yuan, up by 3.8 percent; that of the secondary industry was 5,145.1 billion yuan, up by 9.1 percent; and that of the tertiary industry was 4,962.2 billion yuan, up by 7.5 percent. In the first quarter of 2012, the gross domestic product went up by 1.8 percent on quarterly bases.
Tuesday April 10 2012
China's Inflation Rate Up to 3.6% in March  
In March, the consumer price index (CPI) went up by 3.6 percent year-on-year. The food prices went up by 7.5 percent, while the non-food prices increased by 1.8 percent. The prices of consumer goods went up by 4.4 percent and the prices of services grew by 1.5 percent.
Tuesday April 10 2012
China Posts Unexpected Trade Surplus in March  
China returned to an export-led trade surplus of $5.35 billion in March, heralding the prospect that a rebound in the global economy is lifting overseas orders just in time to compensate for a slowdown in domestic demand.
Friday March 09 2012
China's Inflation Rate Down to 3.2% in February  
In February, the consumer price index (CPI) went up by 3.2 percent year-on-year. The food prices went up by 6.2 percent while the non-food prices increased by 1.7 percent. The prices of consumer goods went up by 3.9 percent and the prices of services grew by 1.5 percent.
Tuesday January 17 2012
China's Economy Expands 8.9% in Q4  
China's economy expanded at its weakest pace in 2-1/2 years in the fourth quarter, with the sagging real estate and export sectors heralding a sharper slowdown in coming months and fresh pro-growth measures from the government.
Saturday December 10 2011
China's Trade Surplus Narrows in November  
China's trade surplus narrowed in November, but was higher than expected, indicating the euro-zone crisis is having a real but still limited impact on Chinese exports.
Friday December 09 2011
China Inflation Rate Falls to 4.2 percent in November  
Inflation Rate in China eased to 4.2 percent in November from 5.5 percent in October, the National Bureau of Statistics said. The rate cooled for a fourth consecutive month, after peaking at 6.5 percent in July.
Thursday November 10 2011
China's Trade Surplus Widens in October  
China recorded a trade surplus of $17.03 billion in October, as exports rose 15.9 percent year-on-year to $157.49 billion, while imports increased 28.7 percent to 140.56 billion, according to the General Administration of Customs. The trade surplus was $14.51 billion in September.
Wednesday November 09 2011
China's Inflation Rate Drops to 5.5% in October  
China's inflation rate has slowed to 5.5% in October compared with the same month a year earlier, the National Bureau of Statistics said. That is down from 6.1% in September, and a three-year high of 6.5% in July.
Tuesday October 18 2011
China's GDP Growth Slows to 9.1% in Q3  
China's gross domestic product expanded at the slowest pace in nearly two years in the third quarter. GDP growth moderated to 9.1 percent in the third quarter from 9.5 percent in the second quarter. On a seasonally adjusted quarter-on-quarter basis, GDP rose 2.3 percent following a revised 2.4 percent gain the second quarter.
Friday October 14 2011
China's Inflation Rate Remains High in September  
China's consumer prices rose 6.1 percent, down from August's 6.2 percent but well above the government's 4 percent target for the year. Food price inflation held steady at August's level of 13.4 percent.
Thursday October 13 2011
China's Trade Surplus Shrinks in September  
China's trade surplus narrowed for a second straight month in September to $14.5 billion, with both imports and exports lower than expected, reflecting global economic weakness and domestic cooling that will deepen policy quandaries facing Beijing.
Sunday September 11 2011
China's Trade Surplus Narrows in August  
China's trade surplus fell to $17.75 billion in August as compared to $31.48 billion worth of surplus seen in July this year mostly due to record surge in imports.
Friday September 09 2011
China's Inflation Rate Eases in August  
Inflation rate in China rose 6.2 percent over a year earlier, cooling from 6.5 percent in July, the National Statistics Bureau said on September 9.
Wednesday August 10 2011
China Trade Surplus Widens in July  
China’s exports and imports both rose faster than expected in July, producing a trade surplus of $31.5 billion, the largest in more than two years.
Tuesday August 09 2011
China Inflation Rate at Three-Year High in July  
China's consumer price index rose 6.5 percent in July compared to a year earlier, the highest level since June 2008 when it reached 7.1 percent.
Wednesday July 13 2011
China's Growth Steady at 9.5% in Q2  
China's second-quarter GDP rose 9.5% from a year earlier, compared with 9.7% growth in the first quarter, the National Bureau of Statistics said on July 13.
Monday July 11 2011
China's Trade Surplus Widens in June  
China's trade surplus widened to $US22.27 billion in June, as imports growth decelerated much more sharply than expected, due to declining global commodities prices and domestic demand growth.
Saturday July 09 2011
China Inflation Rate Hits Three Year High in June?  
China's inflation escalated to the highest level in three years, jumping 6.4 percent year-on-year in June, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said on July 9.
Wednesday July 06 2011
China Raises Interest Rates  
People's Bank of China increased interest rates for the third time this year on July 6, making clear that taming inflation is a top priority even when as the economy slows.
Tuesday June 14 2011
China Inflation Rate Rises to 5.5% in May  
China's inflation rebounded in May to its highest level in nearly three years, pushed up by high food prices, even as interest rate increases and other controls are cooling the overheated economy.
Friday June 10 2011
China's Trade Surplus Widens in May  
China's trade surplus expanded to $13.05 billion in May, while strong imports eased fears of a slowdown in the world's number two economy.
Wednesday May 11 2011
China Inflation Rate Eases in April  
Inflation in China eased slightly in April from March's 32-month high, but still remained above the government's full year target of 4 percent.
Tuesday May 10 2011
China's Trade Surplus Surges in April  
China's trade surplus reached $11.4bn in April, nearly four times bigger than expected, with exports far exceeding imports.
Friday April 15 2011
China's Inflation Raises 5.4% in March  
Consumer prices rose 5.4 percent over a year ago, driven by 11.7 percent surge in food costs, data showed on April 15. That was up from February's 4.9 percent.
Friday April 15 2011
China GDP Grows 9.7% in Q1  
China's gross domestic product jumped 9.7 percent on year in the first quarter of 2011, the National Bureau of Statistics said on April 15.
Monday April 11 2011
China Returns to Trade Surplus in March  
After recording a trade deficit in February, China returned to a trade surplus in March, attributed to stronger-than-expected export growth.
Tuesday April 05 2011
China Raises Interest Rates  
China has raised interest rates for the fourth time in five months as the government struggles to reduce bank lending, rein in inflation and slow economic growth to a more sustainable pace.
Friday March 11 2011
China Inflation Hits 4.9% in February  
China said inflation remained high in February, fueling further doubt about the government's ability to tackle what officials have called their main economic priority this year.
Thursday March 10 2011
China Reports Trade Deficit in February  
China reported a surprise trade deficit for February, its first in 11 months, as export growth slowed sharply and import growth remained strong in part because of rising prices for oil and other commodities.
Tuesday February 15 2011
China's Inflation Rate Rises in Janaury  
The consumer price index (CPI) in China increased to 4.9 percent in January year-on-year, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said on February 15.
Monday February 14 2011
China's Trade Surplus Shrinks in January  
China's trade surplus fell to its lowest in nine months in January after imports surged.
Tuesday February 08 2011
China Raises Interest Rates  
China's central bank raised interest rates on February 8, its second increase in just over a month, intensifying its fight against stubbornly high inflation.
Thursday January 20 2011
China Inflation Slows in December  
China's consumer price index rose 4.6% in December, down from November's 5.1% rise, which was a more than two-year high.
Thursday January 20 2011
China GDP Expands 9.8% in Q4  
China's gross domestic product growth sped up unexpectedly in the fourth quarter despite a series of tightening measures by Beijing.
Monday January 10 2011
China Trade Surplus Slumps in December  
China's balance of trade surplus eased sharply in December as growth of imports outpaced exports, official figures showed on Monday.
Sunday December 26 2010
China Raises Interest Rate to 5.81%  
China's central bank has raised its interest rate for the second time in just over two months as the nation fights to keep inflation in check.
Saturday December 11 2010
China Inflation Rises to 5.1 percent in November  
In November, the consumer price index went up by 5.1 percent year-on-year. The price grew by 4.9 percent in cities and 5.6 percent in rural areas. The food price went up by 11.7 percent while the non-food price increased by 1.9 percent.
Friday December 10 2010
China Decides to Raise RMB Reserve Requirement  
In order to strengthen liquidity management and control moderately money and credit supply, the PBC has decided to raise the RMB reserve requirement ratio for depository financial institutions by 0.5 percentage points, effective from Nov. 29, 2010.
Friday December 10 2010
China November Exports, Imports Reach Record Highs  
China's exports and imports soared to record highs in November, a positive sign for the global economy but one that's likely to ratchet up pressure on Beijing to tighten monetary policy and allow the yuan to appreciate more quickly.
Thursday November 11 2010
China Inflation Spikes in October  
China’s consumer prices increased at their fastest pace in two years in October, strengthening expectations the central bank might continue to tighten monetary policy to curb inflationary pressures.
Thursday November 11 2010
China’s Trade Surplus Rises in October to $27.1 bn  
China’s trade surplus with other countries jumped in October while imports and exports also advanced higher.
Friday October 22 2010
China's GDP Slows to 9.6%  
China's economy grew by 9.6% in the third quarter, indicating a slight deceleration in growth this year as the government's cooling measures appeared to have had some effect.
Monday September 13 2010
China Inflation Rises in August  
China's consumer prices rose at the fastest pace in nearly two years in August, as severe floods and unusually hot weather destroyed crops, driving up food prices.
Monday September 13 2010
China Trade Surplus Falls As Imports Rise  
China's trade surplus narrowed in August as imports picked up at a faster pace and exports slowed although not drastically.
Wednesday August 11 2010
China's July Inflation Spikes Up  
China's inflation spiked up in July amid heavy flooding that disrupted food supplies, adding to pressure on the government to control rising living costs as rapid economic growth slows.
Wednesday August 11 2010
China July Trade Surplus Widens  
China recorded its biggest trade surplus in a year and a half for July, government data showed Tuesday, likely adding to the pressure on Beijing to allow faster yuan appreciation.
Thursday July 15 2010
China Economy Cools in Second Quarter  
China's economy cooled in the second quarter, a slowdown that is likely to extend over the rest of the year as Beijing steers monetary and fiscal policy back to normal after a record credit surge to counter the global crisis.
Sunday July 11 2010
China's Trade Surplus Widens  
China’s overseas sales jumped 43.9 percent in June from a year earlier to $137.4 billion and the trade surplus more than doubled to $20 billion, the highest level in eight months.
Saturday June 19 2010
China Says It Will Increase Yuan's Flexibility  
China's central bank moved Saturday to head off resurgent international criticism of its currency policies with a pledge to make its tightly controlled exchange rate more flexible, a surprise announcement that was quickly welcomed by the U.S. and others even though the central bank also ruled out a big rise in the yuan.
Sunday June 13 2010
China Inflation Rises to a 19-Month High  
China's inflation rose in May amid signs its rebound from the global slump is slowing, adding to pressure on Beijing to keep growth on track and control politically sensitive prices.
Thursday June 10 2010
China’s Exports Rise 48.5% in May  
China's exports jumped in May, reassuring investors about the economy's strength but putting pressure on U.S. President Barack Obama to placate critics who say Beijing is keeping the yuan unfairly undervalued.
Tuesday May 11 2010
Chinese Economy May be Overheating  
Data released in the last few weeks in China may be indicating that the third largest economy in the world is beyond recovery period and may be close to overheating. Yet, the Chinese government is still far from acknowledging that fact and focusing on slowing down the property prices instead of initiating monetary policy tightening.
Tuesday May 11 2010
China's Inflation Rate Accelerates  
China's inflation rate accelerated in April, as consumer and producer prices beat estimates, while bank lending rose nearly 30% faster than expected.
Monday May 10 2010
China Gets Back to Trade Surplus  
China returned to familiar territory by posting a trade surplus in April, but exports only narrowly topped imports, providing limited comfort for policymakers fearful of another round of global economic turmoil.
Sunday May 02 2010
China Raises Bank Reserve Ratio Third Time This Year  
China ordered banks to set aside more deposits as reserves for the third time this year, seeking to counter the risk of property bubbles and the threat inflation will surge after a record expansion in credit.
Thursday April 15 2010
Chinese Inflation Slows In March  
China's consumer prices rose 2.4% year-on-year in March, the National Bureau of Statistics said on Thursday.
Thursday April 15 2010
China Economy Grows 11.9%  
China’s economic growth accelerated to the fastest pace in almost three years in the first quarter, adding pressure on Premier Wen Jiabao to sever the yuan’s peg to the dollar and raise interest rates.
Wednesday March 10 2010
China’s Inflation Quickens in February  
China’s inflation accelerated in February, highlighting the risk that stimulus measures will overheat the world’s fastest-growing major economy.
Wednesday March 10 2010
China’s Exports Jump 45.7 Percent  
China's exports grew strongly in February in a new sign of a rebound in global demand, government figures showed.
Friday February 12 2010
China Raises Bank Reserve Requirement to Cool Economy  
China ordered banks to set aside more deposits as reserves for the second time in a month to cool the fastest-growing economy after loan growth accelerated and property prices surged.
Thursday February 11 2010
China's Inflation Rate Eased in January  
A spike in China's inflation eased in January, reducing pressure for Beijing to hike interest rates and cool surging prices as it tries to keep a recovery in world's third-largest economy on track.
Wednesday February 10 2010
China's Trade Surplus Narrows in January  
China's trade surplus shrunk by more than expected in January, as import growth outpaced gains in exports, although analysts said it was hard to discern a clear trend because of holiday-related distortions when comparing between the periods.
Tuesday January 26 2010
China's Economy May Overheat in 2010  
China's economy "weathered" the global downturn better than most economies. In fact, the country’s Gross Domestic Product expanded by an average 8.45% in 2009, the fastest in the world. Yet, the astonishing recovery was supported by a vast fiscal stimulus and loose monetary policy. And looking ahead, China’s economy may overheat and bring inflation to elevated levels thus hampering future growth.
Wednesday January 20 2010
China Inflation Picks Up In December  
Consumer prices in China climbed 1.9% year-on-year in December, accelerating from the 0.6% rise in the previous month.
Wednesday January 20 2010
China GDP Grows 10.7%  
China’s growth rate accelerated to the fastest pace since 2007 in the fourth quarter, signaling a need to rein in credit growth that threatens to destabilize the world’s fastest-growing major economy.
Monday January 11 2010
Chinese Exports Rebound Strongly  
Chinese exports expanded for the first time in over a year, while the country's imports bill rocketed on higher demand for crude oil and other commodities in December, strengthening the case for policy tightening and resumption of a yuan appreciation, analysts said.
Thursday January 07 2010
China Central Bank Surprises with Yield Hike  
China's central bank surprised markets on Thursday by raising the interest rate on its three-month bills for the first time since August, intensifying its grip on liquidity a day after it promised to keep credit growth in check.
Tuesday January 05 2010
China Starts Slowly in 2010 Race Against Inflation  
China's central planners won last year's race, rushing to shore up growth before collapsing exports dragged down the economy. They have adopted less urgency in their approach to this year's race: taming inflation before it takes off on the back of super-charged growth.
Friday December 11 2009
China Export Slump Eases  
China's exports fell 1.2 percent from a year earlier in November, the smallest decline this year as nascent recoveries in the U.S. and other big markets helped revive demand.
Friday November 20 2009
Growth Imbalances May Overheat Chinese Economy  
China is leading the global economy into recovery with 8% growth target for 2009. However, the third largest economy in the world may overheat before it reaches a sustainable growth. Indeed, Chinese officials are not thinking in the long-term and a fixed exchange combined with a poor management of China’s monetary policy will damage domestic consumption and possible trigger a global slowdown.
Wednesday November 11 2009
China Trade Surplus Swells  
China’s trade surplus swelled in October to the highest level this year as exports fell at a slower pace, bolstering the case for policy makers to let the yuan appreciate.
Tuesday November 10 2009
China’s Industrial Output, Retail Sales Accelerate  
China’s industrial production and retail sales accelerated in October, bolstering forecasts for economic growth to exceed 10 percent this quarter for the first time in more than a year.
Tuesday October 27 2009
China’s Pace of Economic Recovery May Not be Sustainable  
With the big celebration of the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, the pledge of Chinese government to create jobs and assure fast economic growth has been stronger than ever. But is China able to overtake its current rate of growth once the effects of a vast stimulus package disappear?
Wednesday October 21 2009
China’s Economy Grows 8.9%  
China’s economy expanded at the fastest pace in a year as stimulus spending and record lending growth helped the nation lead the world out of recession.
Thursday October 15 2009
China’s Export Decline Slows  
China’s exports fell the least in nine months in September and new lending grew by more than economists forecast as the world’s third-largest economy leads the recovery from the global recession.
Monday October 05 2009
China’s Pace of Economic Recovery May Not be Sustainable  
With the big celebration of the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, the pledge of Chinese government to create jobs and assure fast economic growth has been stronger than ever. But is China able to overtake its current rate of growth once the effects of a vast stimulus package disappear?
Friday September 11 2009
China Recovery Quickens as Production, Lending Climb  
China’s industrial production rose more than forecast in August, lending unexpectedly climbed and retail sales advanced, indicating growth in the world’s third- biggest economy is likely to accelerate.
Wednesday August 12 2009
China’s Exports Recovery May Be a Myth  
China’s exports are likely to grow in the fourth quarter of this year, according to a recent forecast published by some Chinese and foreign institutions. However, at Trading Economics we don't buy it. It’s either a matter of miracle or bad accounting techniques.
Tuesday August 11 2009
China's Inflation Fall in July  
China's consumer prices fell in July for a sixth month, declining 1.8 percent from a year earlier, the government reported Tuesday, possibly easing fears Beijing's stimulus spending might push up inflation.
Monday August 10 2009
China’s Exports Decline for Ninth Month  
China’s exports fell for a ninth month on weak global demand, reinforcing the government’s case for sticking with a “moderately loose” monetary policy to fuel domestic growth.
Thursday July 30 2009
The Chinese Economy May Be Heading Into an Iceberg  
Since China’s fiscal stimulus announcement in November 2008, the Shanghai Composite Index has rallied almost 90 percent, giving hopes that China may lead other countries into a global recovery. However, in this article we raise questions over the sustainability of the biggest emerging market upturn in history because eventually the Chinese stimulus will fade away.
Thursday July 30 2009
China's Central Bank Reassures on Monetary Policy  
China's central bank pledged to maintain loose monetary policy to support the economy and said it would ensure sustainable credit growth without resorting to heavy-handed quotas to rein in a lending spree.
Friday July 17 2009
China’s Economy on its Way to Full-Recovery?  
In the second quarter of 2009, China’s real GDP growth accelerated to 7.9% yoy, after reaching 6.1% in the first three months of this year. And although there are some doubts on the reliability of data, at Trading Economics we think that looking at the scale of Chinese fiscal stimulus and pick up in domestic demand the pace of growth may be fairly accurate.
Wednesday July 15 2009
China's Inflation Fell 1.7% in June  
China's consumer price index fell 1.7 percent in June compared with the same month a year earlier, the government said Thursday, the fifth consecutive monthly decline.
Wednesday July 15 2009
China’s Economy Rebounds  
China’s GDP growth quickens to 7.9% as record lending and surging investment countered a slump in exports.
Friday July 10 2009
China’s Exports Slide for Eighth Month  
China’s exports fell for an eighth month as the global recession cut demand, highlighting the economy’s dependence on stimulus spending to revive growth.
Thursday June 11 2009
China Exports Falls Sharply in May  
The fall in Chinese exports and imports accelerated in May, dashing hopes that a collapse in the country’s external trade flows had bottomed out and pointing to the continued weakness in global demand.
Tuesday May 12 2009
Chinese Exports Fall Sharply  
Chinese exports fell steeply year-on-year in April, raising fears that the worst is not yet over for an economy that has shown signs of bottoming out in recent weeks.
Monday May 11 2009
China’s Inflation Falls  
China’s consumer prices fell for a third month in April on food and commodities, aiding government efforts to boost spending in the world’s third-biggest economy.
Tuesday April 21 2009
China is on the Way to Recovery  
In the first quarter of 2009, China’s economy expended only 6.1%, the slowest pace in almost 10 years. Has the third largest economy in the world reached the bottom or is it just the beginning of prolonged slowdown?
Monday April 20 2009
China’s Economy Grows Only 6.1% in Q1  
China’s economy, battered by collapsing exports, grew at the slowest pace in almost 10 years, probably marking its low point.
Friday April 10 2009
China’s Exports Fall for Fifth Month  
China’s exports fell for a fifth month in March, adding urgency to government efforts to stimulate domestic demand to revive growth in the world’s third- biggest economy.
Wednesday March 11 2009
China Trade Surplus Plunges  
China’s trade surplus plunged in February as exports fell by a record, adding pressure on the government to spur domestic consumption to prop up the world’s third-biggest economy.
Monday March 09 2009
China’s Inflation Falls 1.6%  
China’s consumer prices fell for the first time since 2002 after commodity costs declined, stoking concern that deflation will undermine efforts to revive the world’s third-biggest economy.
Wednesday February 11 2009
China’s Imports, Exports Plunge  
China’s exports fell by the most in almost 13 years as demand dried up in the U.S. and Europe and imports plunged by a record, signaling a deepening slump in the world’s third-biggest economy.
Tuesday February 10 2009
China’s Inflation Slows to 1%  
China’s producer prices tumbled by the most in almost seven years and inflation cooled to the weakest pace since 2006 as the government struggled to revive growth in the world’s third-biggest economy.
Friday February 06 2009
Could China's Days of Double-Digit Growth Be Over?  
After growing at an unprecedented rate during last decade, the Chinese economy is experiencing its sharpest slowdown in 30 years. Could the days of double-digit growth be over or is just a temporary drop in the economic activity?
Wednesday January 21 2009
China’s Economy Slows Sharply  
China’s economy expanded 6.8 percent in the fourth quarter, the slowest pace in seven years, dragging down growth across Asia and increasing pressure for more stimulus measures as exports plunge.
Monday January 19 2009
China's Days of Double-Digit Growth Could Be Over  
After growing at an unprecedented rate over the last few years China may face a significant downturn in 2009. In fact, with GDP growth decelerating to 7%, the coming slowdown may be one of the sharpest since the start of the economic reforms 30 years ago.
Wednesday January 14 2009
China's Export is Shrinking  
In December, China recorded a trade surplus of US$38.9 billion. However, China's exports shrunk tremendously, particularly to the United States, providing evidence that worldwide recession is damaging the economic growth of world's second-largest economy.
Monday December 22 2008
China Cuts Key Rates  
China cut interest rates for the fifth time in three months to support the world’s fourth-biggest economy after trade growth collapsed because of recessions in the U.S., Europe and Japan.
Thursday December 11 2008
China’s Inflation Slows  
China’s inflation cooled to the weakest pace in almost two years, giving the central bank room to cut interest-rates and shore up growth in the world’s fourth-largest economy.
Wednesday December 10 2008
China’s Exports Decline  
China’s exports fell for the first time in seven years, more evidence that recessions in the U.S., Europe and Japan are driving the world’s fourth-largest economy into a slump.
Wednesday November 26 2008
China Slashes Lending Rate  
China lowered its key lending rate by the most in 11 years, extending efforts to prevent an economic slump less than three weeks after unveiling a 4 trillion yuan ($586 billion) stimulus plan.
Wednesday November 12 2008
Will The Fiscal Stimulus Help China?  
Recently, China announced a 4 trillion yuan (US$586 billion) fiscal stimulus package. But will this measure, designed to stimulate domestic demand through infrastructure and investments, help to keep current pace of growth for the world's fourth biggest economy?
Tuesday November 11 2008
China's Inflation Slows  
China's inflation cooled to the slowest pace in 17 months, making further interest-rate cuts more likely as the world's fourth-biggest economy loses steam
Tuesday November 11 2008
China's Exports Cool  
China reported the slowest export growth in four months, two days after the government pledged an unprecedented $586 billion of spending to sustain the expansion of the world's fourth-largest economy.
Wednesday October 29 2008
China Cuts Interest Rates  
China cut interest rates for the third time in two months to stimulate growth in the world's fourth-largest economy after the global financial crisis curbed exports and production.
Monday October 20 2008
China's September Inflation at 4.6%  
China's statistical bureau says the country's inflation rate fell to 4.6 percent in September, its lowest level in 15 months.
Monday October 20 2008
China's Economy Grows 9%  
China's economy, the biggest contributor to global growth, expanded at the slowest pace in five years as the financial crisis cut demand for exports.
Monday October 13 2008
China's Trade Surplus Widens to Record $29.3 Billion  
China's trade surplus widened to a record in September, boosting the currency reserves that may shield the world's fourth-biggest economy from the global crisis.
Wednesday October 08 2008
China Cuts Interest Rate for 2nd Time in Three Weeks  
China cut interest rates for the second time in three weeks as the global financial crisis threatened to undermine the world's fourth-largest economy.
Wednesday September 17 2008
Yuan Advances Most Against Dollar in Seven Weeks  
The yuan advanced by the most against the dollar in seven weeks on speculation the central bank wants to keep the local currency strong as credit markets slump and investors shun emerging markets.
Tuesday September 16 2008
China Stocks Plunge  
China's stocks slumped, led by financial companies, as credit turmoil caused a debt-rating downgrade for American International Group Inc. and the collapse of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc.
Monday September 15 2008
China Inflation Cools to 4.9%  
China's inflation weakened to the slowest pace since June 2007 and export growth cooled, stoking speculation the government will cut taxes and ease loan restrictions to spur the world's fourth-largest economy.
Monday September 15 2008
China Cuts Rates  
China cut interest rates for the first time in six years and allowed most banks to set aside smaller reserves as worsening credit-market turmoil and weakening export demand dim the outlook for economic growth.
Monday September 01 2008
China's Stocks Decline to Lowest in 19 Months  
China's stocks fell to a 19-month low, extending the worst performance among global equity markets this year, on signs company profit growth is slowing and manufacturing contracted for a second straight month in August.
Friday August 29 2008
Yuan Completes First Monthly Loss Vs Dollar Since May 2006  
China's yuan had its first monthly loss against the dollar since May 2006 on speculation weaker global demand will prompt the government to limit currency gains to protect exporters.
Thursday August 28 2008
China Stocks Climb  
China stocks rose for the first time in six days, led by consumer-related shares after Guangdong Midea Electric Appliances Co. and Kweichow Moutai Co. posted higher first-half profit.
Thursday August 28 2008
Yuan Gains for Third Day  
The yuan rose for a third day on speculation China is seeking to temper inflation through currency gains and as the dollar declined in Asia.
Wednesday August 27 2008
China Stocks Fall for 5th Day  
China stocks fell for a fifth day, the longest losing streak in 10 weeks, as higher fuel and raw material costs pared earnings at industrial and transportation companies.
Tuesday August 26 2008
China's Swap Rates Decline  
China's swap rates fell to a three- month low on speculation the central bank will lower the reserve requirement for lenders to spur economic growth.
Tuesday August 26 2008
China's Yuan Rises  
China's yuan rose on speculation the government will use strength in the currency to narrow the trade surplus.
Wednesday August 20 2008
Yuan Rises Most in 3 Weeks  
The yuan climbed by the most in three weeks after U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson urged China to let its currency appreciate to curb inflation and deter Congress from introducing trade penalties.
Tuesday August 19 2008
Yuan Rises on Speculation China Seeks Gain to Cut Trade Surplus  
The yuan climbed for the first time in four days on speculation China will allow the currency to rise to curb the trade surplus and cool inflation.
Saturday August 16 2008
Is China’s Economy Slowing Down?  
Although China is still the fastest growing economy in the world, GDP growth has declined for four quarters in a row.
Thursday August 14 2008
Yuan Falls  
The yuan declined against the dollar for a second day this week on speculation China is slowing the pace of gains in the currency to support the economy.
Tuesday August 12 2008
Yuan Drops to Seven-Week Low  
The yuan fell, touching a seven-week low, on speculation slowing inflation will prompt policy makers to aid exporters by limiting currency gains.
Monday August 11 2008
China Inflation Cools  
China's inflation cooled for a third month on slower food-price gains, giving the government more room for measures to boost economic growth.
Monday August 11 2008
China Trade Surplus Grows  
China's trade surplus unexpectedly widened in July and producer prices rose at the fastest pace in 12 years, adding pressure on the government to let the yuan resume its appreciation.
Thursday August 07 2008
Yuan Falls  
The yuan dropped by the most in more than a week after China approved new rules to curb illegal inflows of capital, reinforcing speculation currency gains will slow in the second half of this year.
Monday August 04 2008
Yuan Falls for Fourth Day  
The yuan fell for a fourth day, the longest losing stretch since July 2007, on speculation tighter controls on capital inflows will enable China to slow appreciation in the currency.
Friday August 01 2008
China's Yuan Completes Biggest Weekly Loss Since Peg Scrapped  
China's yuan completed the biggest weekly loss since a dollar peg was scrapped in 2005, as policy makers check the currency's advance to aid exporters. Bonds fell.
Friday August 01 2008
China's Stocks Decline for Fourth Day  
China's stocks fell for a fourth day, driving the benchmark index to its biggest weekly decline in seven weeks, after a gauge of manufacturing shrank for the first time since 2005.
Monday July 28 2008
Yuan Falls Most Since End of Peg  
China's yuan declined by the most since a dollar peg ended in 2005 after the Politburo signaled a shift in focus to maintaining economic growth, fueling speculation the government will slow gains to aid exporters.
Thursday July 24 2008
Yuan Near One-Week Low  
The yuan traded near the lowest level in a week on speculation China will slow currency gains to aid exporters as the economy cools. Bonds were little changed.
Monday July 21 2008
Yuan Falls Most in Six Weeks  
The yuan fell by the most in more than six weeks against the dollar on speculation China will slow currency gains to aid exporters as the economy slows.
Friday July 18 2008
Yuan Advances a Seventh Week  
The yuan gained for a seventh week on speculation the government will allow more gains in the currency to combat inflation. Bonds fell.
Wednesday July 16 2008
China's Economic Growth Cools  
China's economic expansion cooled to the slowest pace since 2005, handing more ammunition to Chinese officials calling for reduced gains by the yuan as the outlook for exports dims.
Monday July 14 2008
Yuan Falls on Signs China May Slow Gains to Safeguard Exports  
China's yuan dropped for the first time in three days on speculation policy makers will slow the pace of currency gains to protect exporters. Bonds gained.
Thursday July 10 2008
China's Exports Cool  
China's export growth slowed more than economists estimated in June, putting the government under pressure to cool gains by the yuan to protect manufacturers.
Wednesday July 09 2008
Yuan's Advance May Slow in Q4  
The yuan's gains will slow in the fourth quarter as authorities rely more on interest rates and less on currency appreciation to cool inflation, according to Bank of China Ltd., the nation's largest foreign-exchange trader.
Monday July 07 2008
Yuan Declines  
The yuan fell by the most in more than a month after China said it is drafting regulations to control cross-border payments for services to curb rising inflows of ``hot money.''
Tuesday July 01 2008
How Much Can China Slow Down?  
After growing at its fastest pace in more than 13 years, China's economy may experience a significant downturn in 2008. High commodity prices, severe natural disasters, global slowdown and an ineffective monetary policy are likely to shake one of the word's largest economies.
Monday June 30 2008
Yuan Posts Quarterly Gain  
The yuan completed a 12th quarterly gain, the second-best performer among the 10 most-active currencies in Asia this year, on speculation the central bank will allow the currency to strengthen to stem inflation.
Thursday June 26 2008
Yuan Near Highest Since Peg  
The yuan traded near the highest level since a dollar peg was scrapped in 2005 on speculation China will seek a stronger currency to slow inflation. Government bonds declined.
Friday June 20 2008
China Stocks Advance  
China's stocks advanced after the government raised fuel prices by a record, sparking speculation oil refiners will increase output and end shortages.
Friday June 20 2008
Yuan Posts Third Weekly Gain  
The yuan gained for a third week after China's central bank governor said preventing ``elevated inflation'' is a priority as the government raised fuel prices by at least 17 percent from today.
Tuesday June 17 2008
Yuan Extends Gains to 20% Since End of Peg  
The yuan extended gains to 20 percent since China ended a fixed exchange rate to the dollar in July 2005, easing trade tensions with the U.S. as Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson prepares to meet with Chinese officials.
Monday June 16 2008
Yuan Is Near Post-Peg High  
The yuan traded near the strongest since a dollar link was scrapped in July 2005 before Chinese officials visit the U.S. this week, when calls for faster currency gains may be repeated.
Monday June 16 2008
China's Benchmark Stock Index Drops  
China's stocks dropped, dragging the benchmark to almost 50 percent below its October record, as a government campaign to restrain inflation turned the world's most expensive major market into this year's worst performer.
Thursday June 12 2008
China Food-Price Inflation Slows  
China's food inflation slowed last month after vegetable supplies recovered from blizzards in January and February and farmers reared more pigs.
Thursday June 12 2008
China's Yuan Advances to Highest Since Peg  
The yuan climbed to the highest since a peg to the dollar was abandoned in 2005 on speculation the central bank will accelerate gains to ease inflation.
Wednesday June 11 2008
China's Export Growth Accelerates to 28%  
China's export growth unexpectedly accelerated in May, easing concern that a strengthening yuan and a slowdown in U.S. demand will trigger an economic slump.
Tuesday June 10 2008
Yuan Near Highest Since Peg  
The yuan traded near the highest level since a dollar peg was scrapped in 2005 on signs China will strengthen the local currency to help narrow its trade surplus and slow inflation. Bonds declined.
Tuesday June 10 2008
China's Benchmark Stock Index Tumbles  
China's stocks plunged 8.1 percent, the most since February 2007, after the central bank ordered lenders to set aside record reserves to curb credit growth and inflation.
Monday June 02 2008
How Important is China for the World Economy?  
China's economy has grown remarkably during the last few years, reaching a 11.4 percent growth rate in 2007. The strong expansion has made China very important to the world economy and markets.
Monday June 02 2008
Yuan Climbs to Highest Since Peg  
China's yuan climbed to the highest since a dollar link was scrapped in 2005 after the central bank said controlling inflation must remain China's top priority.
Monday May 26 2008
Yuan Rises to Highest Since End of Peg  
The yuan climbed to the highest since a dollar link was abolished in 2005 on speculation that China will quicken gains to damp inflation.
Wednesday May 21 2008
Yuan Climbs for a Fifth Day  
The yuan gained for a fifth day, the longest winning streak in two months, on speculation that the central bank will allow faster gains to curb a trade surplus and tame inflation.
Monday May 12 2008
Yuan Near Highest Since Peg  
The yuan traded near the highest since a dollar-peg was scrapped in 2005 after central bank Governor Zhou Xiaochuan said China needs to cut its trade surplus to prevent excess cash from stoking inflation.
Monday May 12 2008
Chinese Inflation Stays Near 12-year High  
China’s consumer price inflation clung near a 12-year high in April, maintaining pressure on the government to stick to its tight policy stance in spite of softening global growth.
Tuesday May 06 2008
China Stocks Fall on Tightening Concern, Oil  
Chinese stocks fell, dragging the CSI 300 Index from a seven-week high, on concern the government will impose more measures to tame inflation and record oil prices will hurt profits.
Tuesday April 29 2008
China's Yuan Gains  
China's yuan gained by the most in a month and bonds declined on speculation inflation accelerated this month because of rising commodity prices.
Wednesday April 23 2008
Yuan Rises to Highest Since Peg  
The yuan climbed for a second day to the highest since the end of its link to the dollar was scrapped in 2005 as record oil prices spurred speculation China will allow faster currency gains to curb inflation.
Wednesday April 23 2008
Chinese Stocks Surge  
Chinese shares surged after the government cut a tax on equity trading to bolster the world's second worst-performing market this year.
Tuesday April 22 2008
Yuan Advances as Record Oil Price Increases Inflation Pressure  
The yuan rose for the first time in three days on speculation China will use currency gains to prevent record oil prices from accelerating inflation.
Wednesday April 16 2008
China's GDP Grows 10.6%  
China's economy grew 10.6 percent, faster than estimated, and inflation was close to the quickest in 11 years, prompting the government to order banks to set aside more money to slow lending.
Friday April 11 2008
Will China Curb Inflation?  
The jump in China's inflation rate to a 12-year high of 8.7% in February could be a serious cause for concern. Will the Chinese government be able to control rising prices?
Thursday April 10 2008
Yuan Advances Past 7 to Dollar  
The yuan rose past 7 to the dollar for the first time since China scrapped its fixed-exchange rate in 2005 as policy makers accelerate gains to cool inflation at an 11-year high.
Thursday April 10 2008
China Trade Surplus Narrows  
China's quarterly trade surplus shrank for the first time in more than three years, evidence that cooling exports are slowing the nation's economic growth.
Wednesday April 09 2008
Yuan Trades Near 7 Per Dollar  
The yuan traded close to 7 per dollar, the highest since a dollar link was scrapped in 2005, on speculation China will quicken its pace of gains to stem inflation at an 11-year high.
Monday April 07 2008
Yuan Gains to Post-Peg High  
The yuan rose to the strongest since the end of a dollar link in 2005 on speculation China will accelerate its pace of currency appreciation to help stem inflation at an 11-year high.
Monday April 07 2008
China's Stocks Jump Most in Two Months  
China's stocks advanced by the most in two months, led by materials companies, after commodity prices gained and Liuzhou Iron & Steel Co. reported increased profit. Jiangxi Copper Co. and Liuzhou Steel jumped by the daily limit.
Tuesday April 01 2008
China Stocks Tumble 4.1 Percent  
China's main stock index tumbled 4.13 percent to a new 11-month closing low on Tuesday after the central bank repeated its commitment to a "tight" monetary policy.
Monday March 31 2008
China's Yuan Has Biggest Quarterly Gain  
China's yuan had the biggest quarterly gain since a dollar peg was scrapped in July 2005 on speculation U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson's visit to Beijing this week will help accelerate the currency's advance.
Thursday March 27 2008
Yuan Advances to Highest Since Peg  
China's yuan rose, approaching 7 against the dollar, as the central bank allows the currency to appreciate faster to help curb inflation.
Wednesday March 19 2008
Yuan Rises to Highest Since Peg Ended  
The yuan climbed to the highest since China ended a dollar peg in 2005 as the central bank stepped up efforts to curb inflation at an 11-year high.
Thursday March 13 2008
Yuan Rises Above 7.1 to Dollar  
The yuan rose beyond 7.1 to the dollar for the first time since a fixed exchange rate ended in 2005 as the U.S. currency slumped and China's central bank sought to slow consumer price increases.
Tuesday March 11 2008
China's Inflation Surges to 8.7%  
China's inflation accelerated to the fastest pace in 11 years as the worst snowstorms in half a century disrupted food supplies, adding pressure on the central bank to raise interest rates.
Monday March 10 2008
Yuan Rises to Highest Since Dollar Peg  
The yuan rose to the highest since a dollar link ended in July 2005 as a government report showed producer prices climbed at the fastest pace in three years.
Monday March 10 2008
China's Stocks Drop to Seven-Month Low  
China's stocks fell to the lowest in seven months after the U.S. unexpectedly lost jobs in February, raising concern a recession in the world's biggest economy will reduce demand for local exports.
Monday March 10 2008
China Trade Surplus Narrows  
China's trade surplus dropped for the first time in almost a year as the worst blizzards in half a century disrupted shipments and U.S. demand weakened.
Wednesday February 27 2008
China's Stock Index Gains Most in 3 Weeks  
China's stock benchmark recorded its biggest gain in three weeks as investors judged recent declines had made shares attractive relative to earnings prospects.
Tuesday February 26 2008
Yuan Climbs after Three-Day Loss  
The yuan rose, snapping a three-day loss, as the dollar fell and on speculation China will accelerate the pace of currency appreciation to cool inflation.
Tuesday February 26 2008
China's Yuan Declines for Third Day  
The yuan fell for a third day on speculation the central bank wants to slow gains to limit the impact on exporters. Bonds rose.
Monday February 18 2008
Yuan Rises Most in Six Weeks  
The yuan rose by the most in six weeks after a researcher at China's Ministry of Finance called for a wider yuan trading band.
Sunday February 10 2008
Will China Slowdown this Year?  
China’s economy has grown remarkably during the last few years. It went through the 2001 global recession and 1997-98 Asian crisis almost untouched, but can it be resilient to a widely expected slowdown in the global economy in 2008? Probably not.
Thursday January 31 2008
Yuan Posts Record Monthly Gain as Snow Storms Fuel Inflation  
The yuan posted a record monthly gain against the dollar on speculation China allowed the currency to appreciate faster to curb inflation.
Thursday January 31 2008
China's Stocks Fall to 6-Month Low  
China's stocks fell to a six-month low, with the benchmark having its second-worst monthly performance on record. Coal producers China Shenhua Energy Co. dropped on concern the worst snowstorms in decades will strain supply and disrupt deliveries.
Thursday January 24 2008
Yuan Rises to Highest Since Link  
The yuan rose to the strongest since a link to the dollar ended in 2005 as Fitch Ratings said China should allow the currency to gain faster to help curb inflation.
Thursday January 24 2008
China CPI Advanced 4.8 Percent in 2007  
Consumer prices advanced 4.8 percent in 2007 from a year earlier, a tripling of the pace in 2006, exceeding the central bank's target of 3 percent, the statistics bureau said today.
Wednesday January 23 2008
China GDP Expands 11.2% in Q4  
China's economy expanded more than 11 percent for the fourth straight quarter, supporting global growth as a recession looms in the U.S.
Tuesday January 22 2008
Yuan Trades Near Highest Since End of Peg  
China's yuan traded near the highest since a dollar peg was scrapped in 2005 on speculation the central bank will use the currency's strength to curb inflation and prevent overheating in the world's fourth-largest economy.
Monday January 21 2008
Yuan Advances on Speculation China to Curb Prices  
China's yuan rose, reversing a loss, on speculation the central bank will speed up the currency's appreciation to help reduce inflation from an 11-year high.
Friday January 11 2008
China 2007 trade surplus a record $262bn  
China’s trade surplus rose by nearly 50 per cent in 2007 to a new record of $262bn, but the three straight months of the final quarter in which import growth outpaced exports suggests the contentious imbalance may finally be nearing a peak.
Wednesday January 02 2008
Chinese Yuan Advances to Strongest Since End of Dollar  
The yuan rose to the strongest since a peg to the dollar was scrapped in July 2005, after the central bank reiterated its pledge to maintain a ``tight'' monetary policy this year.
Monday December 31 2007
Yuan Gains Double in 2007  
The yuan rose and ended the year with a 7 percent advance, as strategists raised their forecasts after China's central bank signaled faster gains are needed to cool the economy.
Thursday December 20 2007
China Raises Rates Again in Inflation Fight  
China raised its benchmark interest rates on Thursday for the sixth time this year, the latest in a series of tightening steps to contain inflation and prevent the world’s fourth-largest economy from overheating.
Thursday December 13 2007
Problem of Weak Yuan  
The problem of China's undervalued currency in not a recent one. However, with the world economy expected to slow down in 2008 several world economic leaders have become more vocal on their concerns. Last month EU-China summit took place in Beijing and this week U.S. Treasury Secretary Paulson was visiting China. The weak yuan has been blamed for global imbalances in trade and European and U.S. officials are pressing for its faster appreciation.
Wednesday December 12 2007
Yuan Rises to Highest Since End of Peg  
The yuan rose to the highest since China ended a fixed exchange rate to the dollar in 2005 after U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson reiterated calls for faster appreciation during talks with Chinese officials.
Tuesday December 11 2007
China Inflation Reaches 11-Year High  
China's inflation accelerated at the quickest pace in 11 years and the trade surplus swelled, underscoring government concern that the world's fastest-growing major economy is at risk of overheating.
Tuesday December 11 2007
China's November Trade Surplus Rises to $26 Billion  
China's trade surplus rose 14.7 percent in November to the third highest on record, adding fuel to U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson's demands for faster yuan appreciation.
Tuesday November 13 2007
China inflation back at 11-year high  
Chinese headline inflation rebounded to its highest level in more than a decade in October driven by soaring food prices, spurring expectations the central bank will continue taking steps to cool the red-hot economy.
Sunday November 11 2007
China Trade Surplus Climbed to Record $27.05 Billion in October  
China's October trade surplus rose 13.5 percent from a year earlier to a record $27.05 billion, adding fuel to U.S. complaints the yuan is undervalued.
Thursday October 25 2007
China's Economy Expands 11.5% in Q3  
China's economy, the biggest contributor to global growth, expanded 11.5 percent in the third quarter, adding pressure for faster currency appreciation and higher borrowing costs to curb inflation.
Saturday October 20 2007
G7 presses China over renminbi  
Finance ministers and central bank governors from the world’s top economic powers on Friday night raised the pressure on China to allow its currency to appreciate, with its most strongly worded statement yet.
Friday October 12 2007
China Trade Surplus Jumps 56% to $23.9 Billion  
China's trade surplus jumped 56 percent in September to $23.9 billion, adding pressure on the central bank to increase borrowing costs and let the yuan strengthen faster to prevent the economy overheating.
Friday September 14 2007
China Raises Rates for Fifth Time to Cool Economy  
China raised interest rates for the fifth time since March to curb the fastest inflation since 1996 and damp speculation in stocks and real estate.
Tuesday August 21 2007
China Raises Rates for a Fourth Time This Year  
China raised interest rates for a fourth time this year to cool the world's fastest-growing major economy after inflation and money supply surged. The benchmark one-year lending rate will increase to 7.02 percent from 6.84 percent. The one-year deposit rate will rise to 3.6 percent from 3.33 percent.
Monday August 13 2007
China's Inflation Rate Jumps to Highest in 10 Years  
Inflation in China, the world's fastest-growing major economy, accelerated to the highest rate in more than 10 years, fueling speculation that the government may raise borrowing costs for a fourth time in 2007.
Friday July 20 2007
Rapid growth prompts China rate rise  
China raised interest rates on July 20 in the latest of a series of tightening steps aimed at keeping inflation in check and preventing the world’s fourth-largest economy from overheating.
Thursday July 19 2007
China Kept Steady and Fast Growth in the First Half of 2007  
According to preliminary estimation, the gross domestic product (GDP) of China in the first half of this year was 10,676.8 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 11.5 percent, which was 0.5 percentage point higher.
Monday July 16 2007
China's Trade Surplus Soars to $26.9 Billion in June  
China's trade surplus soared to a record $26.9 billion in June, exceeding economists' estimates and supplying ammunition for U.S. lawmakers threatening sanctions unless the yuan appreciates faster.
Wednesday June 20 2007
China growth of exports and imports increased rapidly  
In the first quarter of 2007, total trade volume reached US$457.7 billion, an increase of 23.3 percent and a deceleration of 2.5 percentage points on a year-on-year basis.
Monday June 18 2007
China grew 11.1 percent in the first quarter of 2007  
The growth of consumption accelerated, agricultural production remained stable, economic efficiency continued to be enhanced, and the consumer price index (CPI) increased slightly.
Monday June 18 2007
China's consumer price index rose by 3.4 percent in May  
Of which, urban area and rural area was up by 3.1 percent and 3.9 percent respectively; the price of food, non-food, consumable and services expanded 8.3, 1.0, 3.9 and 1.7 percent respectively. Compared with April, CPI increased 0.3 percent.
Monday June 18 2007
PBOC raises the benchmark interest rate on RMB deposits  
The PBOC announced it would raise the benchmark interest rate on RMB deposits and loans effective from March 18, 2007. The one-year benchmark deposit and lending rates were raised by 0.27 percentage points, the former up to 2.79 percent from 2.52 percent and the latter up to 6.39 percent from 6.12 percent.
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