Economic review

G20 ministers call for inclusive growth, rejecting protectionism

2017-1-20 20:50:00

Ministers of G20 member nations at the World Economic Forum here have called on the international group of major economies to continue aiming for inclusive growth and free trade, and rejecting protectionism. Full Story

Outstanding loans to small businesses up 16 pct

2017-1-20 20:24:00

Outstanding loans to small businesses continued to grow by the end of 2016 as the central government stepped up efforts to provide more financial support to small and micro businesses. Full Story

China's property loans continue to grow

2017-1-20 20:02:00

Loans to the real estate sector in China continued to grow by the end of 2016, data from the central bank showed Friday. Full Story

China's rail freight up 9.8 pct in December

2017-1-20 19:54:00

China's national rail freight volume, an indicator of economic activity, continued to grow in December thanks to a stabilizing economy and improving commodity markets, official data showed on Friday. Full Story

China questions U.S. decision to levy heavy duties on Chinese products

2017-1-20 19:36:00

China's Ministry of Commerce (MOC) on Friday questioned the U.S. ruling to levy heavy duties on several Chinese products and vowed to take necessary measures to protect the rights of Chinese companies. Full Story

China provides short-term liquidity support for big banks

2017-1-20 18:58:00

China's central bank has provided provisional liquidity support for several big commercial banks to meet rising cash demand ahead of the upcoming Spring Festival. Full Story

S Korean prosecutors consider request again to detain Samsung heir

2017-1-20 17:59:00

South Korean prosecutors independently investigating the presidential scandal indicated the second request to detain the heir apparent of Samsung Group, the country's largest family-run conglomerate, after the previous attempt failed. Full Story

Chinese stocks rise on stronger-than-expected data

2017-1-20 17:18:00

Chinese stocks closed higher Friday as market sentiment was buoyed by data showing the economy performed stronger than expected in the fourth quarter. Full Story

New cargo service links C China, Belarus to boost trade

2017-1-20 16:17:00

A new cargo train linking central China's Hunan Province and Belarus has started operation. Full Story

China's personal income rises slower

2017-1-20 16:10:00

China's per capita disposable income stood at 23,821 yuan (3,469 U.S. dollars) in 2016, up 6.3 percent year-on-year in real terms, official data showed Friday. Full Story