APEC Finance Ministers Look to Infrastructure to Boost Growth - Wall Street Journal

Voice of AmericaAPEC Finance Ministers Look to Infrastructure to Boost GrowthWall Street Journal?Infrastructure development plays an important role in realizing growth potential and meeting development goals,? said the finance ministers' statement. China is also looking to establish a multinational infrastructure financing bank and is expected to ...APEC Finance Ministers Meet in BeijingVoice of AmericaChina's growth slowest since global crisis, annual target at riskYahoo Finance UKAPEC finance ministers meeting in Beijing amid concerns over regional slowdownMinneapolis Star Tribuneall 1,213 news articles »

Financing of projects focal point for APEC - ecns

ecnsFinancing of projects focal point for APECecns"Infrastructure financing stimulated the most-heated discussion and took up almost half of today's proceedings," said Lou Jiwei, China's finance minister and chairman of the closed-door meeting. Public-private partnerships have become the buzzword for ...Apec finance ministers to encourage private investment on infrastructureSouth China Morning Post (subscription)APEC Finance Ministers Agree to Boost Infrastructure InvestmentHellenic Shipping News WorldwideApec finance chiefs meet as global worries persistThe Daily StarGMA Newsall 63 news articles »

Online financing, rising costs squeeze profits at China's midsize banks - Reuters

ReutersOnline financing, rising costs squeeze profits at China's midsize banksReutersSHANGHAI/HONG KONG (Reuters) - Squeezed between cut-throat competition from online financing firms and rising funding costs, China's midsize banks are falling out of investors' favor as they increasingly lag behind the country's top five lenders.Posted by Shoaib-ur-Rehman SiddiquiBusiness Recorderall 29 news articles »

China Finance Minister: Government to Keep Policy Steady - Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalChina Finance Minister: Government to Keep Policy SteadyWall Street JournalBEIJING?China Finance Minister Lou Jiwei said the government won't change its economic policies drastically because of weakness in one economic indicator, in the latest official remarks that could damp hopes for an aggressive easing of policies. Mr ...Comprehensive growth target the focus: China finance ministerWantChinaTimesUS Stocks retreat from record highs on China jittersYahoo News UKChina says will not alter policy because of one economic indicatorYahoo Finance UKBloombergall 156 news articles »

An Isolated Russia Signs Business, Finance Pacts With China - Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalAn Isolated Russia Signs Business, Finance Pacts With ChinaWall Street JournalAmid Moscow's continued standoff with the West over Ukraine, Russian officials are setting their sights on China as an alternative source of finance and business. Mr. Medvedev wants to see trade between the countries more than double to $200 billion ...China, Russia Sign Landmark Energy, Finance, Tech DealsVoice of AmericaSanctions-Hit Russia Signs Deals with China on Energy and FinanceThe Moscow TimesRussia signs deals with China to help weather sanctionsTHE BUSINESS TIMES (subscription)all 390 news articles »

China's Financial Repression And Alibaba's Finance Plans - Forbes

China's Financial Repression And Alibaba's Finance PlansForbesThere's an interesting little clash looming between Alibaba's plans to develop their financial offerings in China and the Chinese state's policy of financial repression. It would undoubtedly be true that the average Chinese person would be better off ...and more »



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Features - Editor, 8 October 2014

New Film Studio to Boost Business in Qingdao

With hopes of attracting film producers to China, the Dalian Wanda Group Corp has announced its intention to set up an annual fund to the value of 1 billion yuan for the production of television programs and films at its planned Oriental Movie Metropolis in Qingdao, Shangdong Province. The district government of Qingdao will also be offering subsidies to filmmakers using the studios. The announcement was made by chairman of the real estate and entertainment corporation, and one of China’s richest men, Wang Jianlin, at a meeting attended by a host of studio executives and film producers, including chief operating officer of Weinstein Co. David Glasser, and head of Alibaba Group Holding’s production division Zhang Qiang.

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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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