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 »

News Analysis: Finance may upset China's reform efforts - Xinhua

Channel News AsiaNews Analysis: Finance may upset China's reform effortsXinhuaBEIJING, July 24 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has quite a long reform agenda, and allowing easier credit for small business is one of the toughest items on the to-do list. In the State Council's executive meeting on Wednesday, Premier Li ...China approves 3 private banks in long-awaited reformChannel News AsiaChina unveils measures to better finance small enterprisesGlobalPostall 34 news articles »

India asks China to cease activities in PoK: Finance Minister - Deccan Chronicle

India asks China to cease activities in PoK: Finance MinisterDeccan ChronicleNew Delhi: Government keeps an eye on Chinese presence in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) and has asked China to "cease such activities" there, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley informed Lok Sabha on Friday. "Government pays close attention to Chinese ...and more »

The quarter when China saved Apple - Yahoo Finance (blog)

IBNLiveThe quarter when China saved AppleYahoo Finance (blog)Apple (AAPL) shareholders should be very grateful this morning that Tim Cook and his team worked so hard to strike a deal with China Mobile, the world's biggest cellular carrier, back in January. If not for booming iPhone sales in China, investors ...Apple revenue lags Street's view despite strong China growthYahoo Finance UKChinese appetite for Apple offsets muted US demandFinancial TimesApple has new products 'we can't wait to introduce' 1,663 news articles »

Is Alibaba's move to disrupt banking failing? -

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 ...Alibaba teams up with mainland banks to offer loans to SMEsSouth China Morning Post (subscription)all 9 news articles »

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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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