Business / Macro

China's foreign trade down 0.5% in Jan-April

[2014-05-08 10:47]

China's foreign trade volume declined 0.5 percent year on year from January to April to $1.32 trillion, customs data showed on Thursday.

China's exports up 0.9% in April

[2014-05-08 10:44]

China's exports went up 0.9 percent year on year to $188.54 billion in April, customs data showed on Thursday.

Growth stabilized - April data preview

[2014-05-06 16:11]

Overall, we expect the upcoming April data to show growth momentum stabilizing with the help of a "mini-stimulus" and a modestly improving export outlook.

Fixed asset investment to slow in Q2

[2014-05-26 13:50]

China's fixed asset investment is expected to grow by 17 percent year on year in Q2.

China registers April service trade deficit

[2014-05-23 17:44]

China registered a deficit of $8.9 billion in its international trade in services in April.

China's passenger, cargo transportation surges in April

[2014-05-23 09:19]

China's transportation sector had stable performance in April, with passenger numbers and cargo volume both increasing from a year earlier.

Preliminary PMI beats expectations

[2014-05-22 10:18]

In a sign that suggests that the economy is stabilizing, the Purchasing Managers Index was at 49.7, exceeding the 48.3 projected median.

China's FDI inflow up 3.4% in April

[2014-05-16 13:46]

Foreign direct investment (FDI) into the Chinese mainland went up 3.4 percent year on year to $8.7 billion in April.

China's non-financial ODI slumps in Jan-April

[2014-05-16 13:11]

Chinese companies invested 12.9 percent less overseas than a year ago during the first four months of this year.

China collects more taxes Jan-April

[2014-05-16 10:28]

China collected 3.59 trillion yuan ($576.64 billion) in taxes in the first four months of 2014, up 9.6 percent year on year.

China's power consumption rises 5.2% in Jan-April

[2014-05-15 11:28]

China's power consumption rose 5.2 percent in the first four months from a year earlier.

Jan-April industrial added value up 8.7%

[2014-05-13 15:13]

China's industrial added value expanded 8.7 percent year on year in the first four months of 2014.

China's fixed-asset investment up 17.3%

[2014-05-13 14:15]

China's urban fixed asset investment surged 17.3 percent year on year to 10.71 trillion yuan ($1.74 trillion) in the first four months.

China's April retail sales up 11.9%

[2014-05-13 14:05]

China's retail sales grew 11.9 percent year on year to 1.97 trillion yuan in April.

China factory activity shrinks in April

[2014-05-05 11:02]

The final reading of the HSBC/Markit PMI for April came in at 48.1, lower than a preliminary reading of 48.3 but up slightly from an eight-month low of 48.0 in March.

Industrial profits rebound in March

[2014-04-28 07:16]

Thanks to robust profit growth in information technology and the automotive industry, China's industrial profits in March rebounded, though many industries are still slumping.

China's growth in current, capital accounts diverge

[2014-04-26 16:45]

The trend of growth in China's current and capital accounts diverged in the first quarter with a smaller surplus in the former and a bigger one in the latter.

HSBC manufacturing PMI sluggish in April

[2014-05-06 11:00]

China's manufacturing sector failed to make a strong comeback in April, while the service sector continued to expand, underscoring the changing growth pattern in the world's second-largest economy.

China's Q1 service trade surges

[2014-05-06 10:45]

China's total service trade volume expanded by 15.6 percent year on year in the first quarter to $138.8 billion, the Ministry of Commerce (MOC) said Monday.

China's manufacturing weakens, but at slower pace

[2014-05-05 11:17]

China's manufacturing activity continued to contract in April, but at a slower pace, according to HSBC's purchasing managers' index released on Monday.