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Exports in China double market expectations

Jun 11, 2012
Amidst the slew of gloomy economic indicators from China over the weekend there was one bright spot: May's overseas shipments from China are up more than 15 percent over last year.
Posted In: China, export, import export

China's interest rate cut shows concern about slowdown

Jun 7, 2012
China today dropped its key interest rate by a quarter percent -- the first cut since 2008. The move shows the Chinese government is becoming concerned about the new evidence of a slowdown in the global economy.
Posted In: China

Central bank of China lowers interest rate

Jun 7, 2012
China's central bank this morning surprised global markets by cutting interest rates for the first time since 2008 in an effort to stimulate the slowing economy.
Posted In: China, interest rates, stimulus

Putin visits China to discuss partnership

Jun 5, 2012
Russia's President Putin is in China today to meet with Chinese President Hu Jintao about oil, natural gas, and a potential economic investment partnership.
Posted In: Russia, China, natural gas, Vladimir Putin

China orders foreign embassies not to monitor pollution

Jun 5, 2012
Today top Chinese officials ordered foreign embassies to stop reporting air pollution levels in China, saying the monitoring by foreigners is illegal.
Posted In: China, pollution, Twitter

Fears of global slowdown sink markets

Jun 4, 2012
Stocks are down all over the world this morning as investors have their first chance to react to the Labor Department's May jobs report that came out on Friday. But the negative market sentiment isn't just about jobs.
Posted In: emerging markets, China, Europe debt crisis, spain

Manufacturing slows in China

Jun 4, 2012
Figures coming out of China are showing a slowdown in manufacturing signalling that Western consumers are buying less.
Posted In: China, manufacturing, internet censorship

U.S. continues to muddle through recovery

Jun 4, 2012
The interest rate on 10 year government bonds is back up above 1.5 percent and Oil is down to $82 a barrel in New York trading. There are signs of a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing and continual uncertainty about the debt crisis in Europe.
Posted In: U.S., Euro Eurozone, China, jobs report

Will China undertake a new fiscal stimulus?

May 30, 2012
World financial markets have been see-sawing in recent days amid talk China may or may not give an extra stimulus to its economy. China, the world's second largest economy, growth was running near 9 percent last year.
Posted In: China, economic stimulus

China and Japan cut out the middleman

May 29, 2012
China and Japan move to trade each other's currencies directly, without using the U.S. dollar to set the exchange rate. The change is a new step toward a world where the dollar is not last word in global currencies.
Posted In: yuan, yen, dollar, China, Japan

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