Economic review

Hong Kong metro operator wins race to run one of Britain's major rail services

2017-03-27 20:41:00

MTR, the company that runs the Hong Kong metro system, was named on Monday as a partner in a new consortium to run one of the major inter-city rail franchises in Britain. Full Story

Chinese state firms' profit growth quickens as economy improves

2017-03-27 20:31:00

Profit growth at China's state-owned enterprises (SOEs) accelerated in the first two months of the year as the economy continued to improve, official data showed Monday. Full Story

Big data center to service companies in Tibet

2017-03-27 19:51:00

A cloud storage center will be built in Lhasa, capital of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, to service investment and trade between Chinese companies and their counterparts in South Asia. Full Story

China's Huawei trains Indonesian ICT talents through SmartGen program

2017-03-27 19:42:00

China's technology firm Huawei launched on Monday its ICT (Information, Telecommunication, Telecommunication) training program for students in 7 of Indonesia's top notch state campuses, aimed at boosting up competitiveness of Indonesian ICT talents. Full Story

Chinese shares edge down despite strong industrial profits

2017-03-27 18:23:00

Chinese stocks closed slightly lower on Monday, as analysts said liquidity pressure offset upbeat industrial profit data. Full Story

Cambodia, China's Shaanxi province sign deal to boost trade, investment

2017-03-27 18:18:00

Cambodia and northwestern China's Shaanxi province signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cooperation in trade and investment here on Monday. Full Story

Macao's unemployment rate rises to 2.0 pct

2017-03-27 18:05:00

Macao's unemployment rate in a three-month period ending February rose by 0.1 percentage point from 1.9 percent of the same period last year, figures released by the statistics authority showed on Monday. Full Story

More shipping lines cut terminal handling charges in China

2017-03-27 18:02:00

After government probes, seven more container shipping lines have offered to cut terminal handling charges in China, saving traders millions of dollars, authorities said Monday. Full Story

China's service trade deficit narrows in February

2017-03-27 17:58:00

China's foreign service trade deficit narrowed in February and goods trade posted a rare deficit, the State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE) said Monday. Full Story

China to shift to innovation-driven economy, play bigger role in global governance: experts

2017-03-27 17:06:00

As Chinese economy is rebalancing, China's contribution to global economy will be based relatively more on innovation and entrepreneurship, said experts during their recent interviews with Xinhuanet. Full Story