Luxembourg Covets Offshore Trade in China's Yuan - Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalLuxembourg Covets Offshore Trade in China's YuanWall Street JournalLike their rivals from London, Paris, Frankfurt and other financial centers, Luxembourg fund managers, regulators and politicians have made major overtures to attract China's financial clout to the country. Even Crown Prince Guillaume, the 32- year-old ...and more »

Alibaba's maturity mismatch - The Economist (blog)

Alibaba's maturity mismatchThe Economist (blog)By this February it had already attracted 81 million investors, which, as the Financial Times pointed out, exceeded China's 77 million active stock-trading accounts. With some 574 billion yuan ($93 billion) under management at the end of June, it is ...

China Finance Minister Says 7.5% GDP Target Not a 'Floor' - Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalChina Finance Minister Says 7.5% GDP Target Not a 'Floor'Wall Street JournalBEIJING?Chinese Finance Minister Lou Jiwei said that the government's 7.5% economic growth target isn't a "floor," suggesting that Beijing may be comfortable with slower growth. Early this year, China set its annual target at "around 7.5%." But recent ...China says it's up to US to drive global economyYahoo NewsChina to Keep Intervening on Yuan, Finance Minister SaysBloombergNo new stimulus in the works, Chinese finance minister saysCTV NewsBelfast Telegraph -People's Daily Online -Courier Mailall 1,487 news articles »

China's small enterprises get more bank credit - WantChinaTimes

WantChinaTimesChina's small enterprises get more bank creditWantChinaTimesChina's financial institutions lent more money to small and micro companies in the first half of 2014 as the country promised small businesses better financial services. The People's Bank of China said in a semiannual report that outstanding loans to ...and more »

China, Brazil close plane, finance, infrastructure deals - Reuters

China, Brazil close plane, finance, infrastructure dealsReutersIn a raft of energy, finance and industry accords signed before presidents Xi Jinping and Dilma Rousseff, the two nations agreed to join forces to build railways to help Brazil cut its infrastructure deficit and feed China's appetite for commodities ...China offers 35bn fund to finance infrastructure projects in Latin AmericaMercoPressChina's Xi hails 'new horizons' in ties with ArgentinaYahoo!7 Newsall 297 news articles »

Is Alibaba's move to disrupt banking failing? - CNBC.com

CNBC.comIs Alibaba's move to disrupt banking failing?CNBC.comChina Internet titan Alibaba's foray into online financial services was once hailed as revolutionary for the mainland's banking sector, but now some analysts believe it's no longer particularly radical. Yuebao, an online money market fund launched ...and more »



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Features - Editor, 9 July 2014

Swiss-China FTA Set to Increase Trade

The Free Trade Agreement signed by Swiss Federal Councilor Johann Schneider-Ammann and Chinese Minister of Commerce Gao Hucheng on July 6, 2013, came into effect on July 8, 2014, making Switzerland the first mainland European country to enter into such an agreement with China. The deal came about as a result of two years of negotiations between Bern and Beijing and is designed to cut through excessive red tape and regulate import and export tariffs, with a view to, among other factors, Switzerland gaining access to the sizable Chinese consumer market and China gaining the benefit of Swiss technological innovations.

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Trade - Editor, 11 June 2014

New Texas-China Air Travel Routes Likely to Boost Trade

In addition to enjoying increasing influence as an economic powerhouse, China has been identified as the world's fastest-growing air travel market, information which no doubt played a role in the establishment by American Airlines of direct routes between Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport and two destinations in China – Hong Kong and Shanghai. American Airlines became the world’s largest airline following its December merger with US Airways, but was lagging behind competing US airlines, Delta and United, with regard to services to Asian destinations, including Japan and China.

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News - Editor, 28 May 2014

CIFTIS: Promoting Trade in Services in China

Taking place on May 28 to June 1, 2014, the China Beijing International Fair for Trade in Services (CIFTIS) offers a comprehensive platform for promoting international trade in services. Hosted by the Ministry of Commerce of People's Republic of China and People's Government of Beijing Municipality, CIFTIS is supported by the World Trade Organization (WTO), the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). CIFTIS covers all twelve sectors of trade in services as set out by the WTO – communication services; business services; construction and related engineering services; educational services; distribution services; financial services; environmental services; health and social services; tourism and travel-related services; recreational, cultural and sports services; transport services; and other services.

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