China's finance minister defends intervention: 'We must take action' - KWCH

KWCHChina's finance minister defends intervention: 'We must take action'KWCHIf there is "systemic risk to the financial system, we must take action," China's Vice Finance Minister Zhu Guangyao told CNN in an exclusive interview Friday. Zhu's comments came after two weeks of extreme turmoil in the global stock markets ...and more »

A Cunning Plan For China: Deregulate Chinese Finance Markets - Forbes

A Cunning Plan For China: Deregulate Chinese Finance MarketsForbesWhat with the Chinese government intervening heavily in the stock markets these past couple of weeks this might not be quite the politic time to suggest that the real answer to their problems is to completely deregulate finance in that country. However ...and more »

China's financial woes draw parallels with Japan's crash in late 1990s - The Japan Times

The Japan TimesChina's financial woes draw parallels with Japan's crash in late 1990sThe Japan TimesSINGAPORE ? As China's stock markets have lurched wildly, seeding dramatic falls around the world, some have drawn parallels with the global financial crisis of 2008 or the Asian version a decade earlier. They are weak comparisons. The abrupt end of ...and more »

VW Finance sees boost from China reserves policy move - Business Insider

Business InsiderVW Finance sees boost from China reserves policy moveBusiness InsiderBEIJING (Reuters) - When China's central bank singled out auto financing companies for extra help on Tuesday, it effectively freed up more than 200 million yuan ($30 million) for Volkswagen AG's China finance unit, which it can use to boost falling car ...and more »

Citigroup braces for world recession, calls for Corbynomics QE in China - braces for world recession, calls for Corbynomics QE in Chen said a Western-style financial collapse in China is ?highly unlikely? since the banks are largely government-owned and losses will be absorbed by the state. There is a loose parallel with Japan, where the economy slid into a deflationary ...and more »

The Great Fall of China - The Economist

The EconomistThe Great Fall of ChinaThe EconomistONCE the soundtrack to a financial meltdown was the yelling of traders on the floor of a financial exchange. Now it is more likely to be the wordless hum of servers in data centres, as algorithms try to match buyers with sellers. But every big sell-off ...Focus turns to US data as China slowdown loomsYahoo! Maktoob NewsEconomy in 'appropriate range': ChinaCourier MailGlobal stocks climb as US growth offsets China fearsYahoo NewsThe Fiscal Times -Business Insider -Financial Timesall 1,502 news articles »

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Features - Editor, 22 October 2014

Trade Drops for Phase 1 of Canton Fair 2014

Held twice a year in the city of Guangzhou, capital of the Guangdong province, the Canton Fair has been running since 1957 and is considered to be the largest trade fair in China. The Canton Fair (full name being China Import and Export Fair) is organized by China Foreign Trade Center and supported by the Ministry of Commerce of China and People’s Government of the Guangdong Province. To accommodate the more than 150,000 different products showcased by more than 55,800 exhibitors, the Canton Fair is split into three sessions. Phase 1 of the current Canton Fair took place on October 15-19 and included Electronics & Household Electrical Appliances; Lighting Equipment; Machinery, Vehicles & Spare Parts; Hardware & Tools; Chemical Products; Energy Resources; and Building Materials. Phase 2 is set to take place on October 23-27 featuring Consumer Goods; Gifts; and Home Decorations. Phase 3 on October 31 to November 4 includes Office Supplies; Recreation Products; Cases & Bags; Food; Textiles & Garments; Shoes; and Medicines, Medical Devices & Health Products.


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Trade - Editor, 24 September 2014

China's Economic Growth Slows, Shadow Lending Grows

A recent report published by New York-based research company China Beige Book (CBB) revealed that China's economic growth is faltering, despite the government's 'mini-stimulus' strategies launched in May, which included a more relaxed approach to lending and a wave of infrastructure investment projects. The CBB report, which is compiled from surveys of more than 2,100 firms around China, noted that less than 20 percent of the firms surveyed borrowed in the third quarter, whether it be from the bond market, banks or shadow finance firms, which is a drop of 29 percent when compared to the third quarter of 2013. The report also shows that capital expenditures have dipped to the lowest level since the CBB survey began in 2012.


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News - Editor, 10 September 2014

China's e-Commerce Market Booming

As Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba prepares for its IPO through the New York Stock Exchange, the Dalian Wanda group in China announced on Friday that it would be entering into an e-commerce joint venture with Baidu and Tencent Holdings to be registered in Hong Kong. Wanda will own 70 percent of the new venture with Baidu and Tencent each holding 15 percent. The aim is to tap into China's e-commerce market, which is reportedly the largest in the world and currently dominated by Alibaba. The collaboration between the three companies will create the world's biggest online-to-offline (O2O) e-commerce platform, where people use their mobile devises to locate and buy goods and services, often while they are in or nearby the physical store.


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