A Veteran of the Financial Crisis Tells China to Be Wary - New York Times

New York TimesA Veteran of the Financial Crisis Tells China to Be WaryNew York TimesAbout 340 pages into Henry M. Paulson's new book on China, a sentence comes almost out of nowhere that stops readers in their tracks. ?Frankly, it's not a question of if, but when, China's financial system,? he writes, ?will face a reckoning and have ...Cyber theft strains U.S.-China relations, ex-Treasury chief saysFuelFix (blog)all 9 news articles »

China's Finance Minister hits at US 'negative list' ? Xinhua - euronews

The Fiscal TimesChina's Finance Minister hits at US 'negative list' ? XinhuaeuronewsBEIJING (Reuters) ? China's Finance Minister Lou Jiwei criticised the U.S. proposal for sectors to be closed to foreign investment under a Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT) that is currently being negotiated between Washington and Beijing, state media ...China's Finance Minister hits out at US "negative list" - XinhuaThe Fiscal Timesall 20 news articles »

Skyward march - The Economist

The Australian Financial ReviewSkyward marchThe EconomistThis time, it lopped off a full percentage point, its largest cut since late 2008, the nadir of the global financial crisis. However, the boost is smaller than it seems. It is in part intended to replace cash that has left China, not just to inject ...China's stimulus 'positive' for Australian resourcesThe Australian Financial Reviewall 16 news articles »

China banks balk at local debt-swap plan - Financial Times

China banks balk at local debt-swap planFinancial TimesSeveral Chinese provincial governments have been forced to postpone bond auctions as banks balk at the low yields on offer, state media reported on Friday, highlighting the challenges of carrying out a Rmb1tn ($161bn) plan to lower financing costs for ...The trouble with market-based financing? in ChinaFT Alphaville (registration)all 3 news articles »

Even China Won't Finance This Pakistan Dam as Water Fight Looms - Bloomberg

BloombergEven China Won't Finance This Pakistan Dam as Water Fight LoomsBloombergWhile both the U.S. and China have promised to help Pakistan court private investors for the dam, they've resisted putting up the cash themselves. China's reluctance shows that its push to finance infrastructure across Asia hardly amounts to a blank check.Economic Corridor China eyes Pakistan capital market for project fundingBusiness Recorder (press release) (blog)Much to gain for China and PakistanSouth China Morning Post (subscription)Xi's visit: Pakistan and the USDaily Timesall 164 news articles »

Russia and China to increase finance cooperation - minister - RT

RTRussia and China to increase finance cooperation - ministerRTRussia is interested in developing Chinese investment and cooperation, according to Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov. Cooperation has been recently growing, as Western markets are now closed for Russia. ?Now we are in a situation when Western ...Russia Interested in Chinese Investments - Finance MinisterSputnik InternationalRuble's rise not result of currency speculation: Russian finance ministerGlobalPost (blog)all 17 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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