What's good for iPhones is good for FedEx

Sep 18, 2012
Apple says it received two million orders for the iPhone 5 in the first 24 hours of availability. That is good news of course for Apple. It's also good news for shipping companies like Fed Ex.
Posted In: iphone 5, China, fedex, shipping

China's export strategy prompts a U.S. trade complaint

Sep 17, 2012
China rewards companies for exporting auto parts to other countries, so the U.S. files a complaint with the World Trade Organization, its 15th against China.
Posted In: China, trade, export, auto parts

China could make big bank acquisition in Europe

Sep 17, 2012
China is about to make its biggest ever bank acquisition abroad, according to the Financial Times. It says China could spend as much as $15 billion buying a bank in Europe.
Posted In: China, bank

Chinese protest Japanese companies during island dispute

Sep 17, 2012
Several major Japanese companies are shutting down some operations in China, citing concerns about the safety of their workers.
Posted In: China, Japan, dispute, protests

Obama plans WTO complaint against China

Sep 17, 2012
The Obama administration is expected to announce a World Trade Organization complaint against Chinese subsidies for auto parts exports today at a campaign stop in Ohio.
Posted In: China, WTO, tariffs

China ponders need for a stimulus package

Sep 5, 2012
Slowing growth is leading the government to consider further measures to boost the economy, but some say once home prices pick up, spending will follow.
Posted In: China, China's Economy

Clinton heads to Beijing for economy talks

Sep 4, 2012
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's visit comes amid a slowdown in the Chinese economy and an uptick in economic tensions between China and the U.S.
Posted In: hillary clinton, China

Needing economic 'booster shots' in China, Europe, U.S.

Sep 3, 2012
In China, manufacturing activity fell last month for the first time in almost a year, putting more pressure on Chinese officials to do something to stimulate the economy. Meanwhile in Europe, we learned this morning that manufacturing activity in the eurozone also fell last month, which will in turn put more pressure on the European Central Bank to do something about the ongoing crisis there.
Posted In: China, European Central Bank

Manufacturing slows down in China

Sep 3, 2012
Manufacturing activity fell last month in China for the first time in almost a year. This follows a string of other bad news when it comes to the Chinese economy.
Posted In: China, manufacturing

Clinton tackles territorial disputes on trip

Sep 3, 2012
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, visiting Asia, addressed contentious territorial issues linked to concerns over natural resources.
Posted In: China, south china sea, hillary clinton