Economic review

Gates optimistic about progress toward sustainable development goals

2017-09-21 16:47:00

Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, said here Wednesday that he is optimistic about the progress toward global health and the sustainable development goals. Full Story

Dalian airport to open duty-free store

2017-09-21 16:31:00

A new duty-free store will open this month at the airport in Dalian, a port city in northeast China's Liaoning Province, to encourage consumption by Chinese and foreign inbound passengers. Full Story

Beijing-Shanghai railway speed rises to 350 kph

2017-09-21 16:25:00

China Thursday increased the maximum speed of bullet trains on the Beijing-Shanghai high-speed railway to 350 kph, making it once again the world's fastest train service some six years after it was reduced to 300 kph. Full Story

China pilots joint ownership housing scheme in Beijing, Shanghai

2017-09-21 16:23:00

China's housing authority has endorsed a pilot joint ownership housing scheme in Beijing and Shanghai, as part of government efforts to stabilize the property market. Full Story

Hong Kong Monetary Authority warns of potential volatility amid QE ending

2017-09-21 16:18:00

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) warned on Thursday that the decision by the U.S. Federal Reserve to start unwinding its massive balance sheet may have an effect on international financial markets, including capital flows and asset prices. Full Story

Businesses see 'biggest opportunity' in UN development plan

2017-09-21 15:24:00

Supporting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is no window dressing but a great business opportunity, business leaders said here on Wednesday at a forum. Full Story

Financial sector to open wider, Goldman Sachs says

2017-09-21 14:59:00

An in-depth opening up of the Chinese financial market is expected to be a fundamental part of the country's economic growth strategy in the coming years, Harvey Schwartz, president and co-chief operating officer of The Goldman Sachs Group. Full Story

World's largest bulk carrier launches in Qingdao

2017-09-21 14:55:00

China-made world's largest bulk cargo carrier Ore Tianjin was launched in Qingdao, East China's Shandong province, on Tuesday. Full Story

China's e-commerce sector sees 27% surge in trade

2017-09-21 14:54:00

China's e-commerce market saw strong growth in the first half of this year. Full Story

Airbus opens new center in Tianjin

2017-09-21 14:46:00

Aircraft manufacturer Airbus Group SE on Wednesday inaugurated its first overseas wide-body completion and delivery center in Tianjin, and delivered its first European and Chinese made wide-body A330 aircraft to Tianjin Airlines from the new plant. Full Story