Economic review

Agricultural bank lends more to farmers, rural businesses in Q1

2017-04-25 10:21:00

Agricultural Bank of China (ABC), one of the country's biggest lenders, said Monday that it has increased lending to farmers and rural businesses in support of agricultural supply-side structural reform in the first quarter. Full Story

ADB appoints Chinese national as Pakistan's country director

2017-04-25 10:08:00

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has appointed Yang Xiaohong as the new country director of Pakistan, the bank said on Monday. Full Story

Hopes rise for China in MSCI

2017-04-25 09:55:00

The chances of MSCI Inc adding China-listed shares to its global index have risen significantly since it proposed to cut the number of companies to include, investors said, but capital controls and market access snags may still pose a hurdle. Full Story

Rapeseed sector getting crushed by imports

2017-04-25 09:50:00

The domestic rapeseed farming and processing industries have been pushed to the edge by imports, according to media reports, and experts said farmers' welfare, especially their pensions, must be enhanced to improve productivity. Full Story

Law revision signals better stock market supervision

2017-04-25 09:47:00

China is expected to improve stock market supervision with stricter measures, better information disclosure and strengthened investor protection, said a draft amendment of the Securities Law read by lawmakers on Monday. Full Story

Air China's mixed-ownership reform for freight approved

2017-04-25 09:43:00

China National Aviation Group, the holding company of Air China, has been given approval by the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) to pursue mixed-ownership reform of its air freight logistics business. Full Story

China property market to remain stable, competition to intensify: report

2017-04-25 09:41:00

China's property sector will remain stable, but competition will intensify as sales slow and liquidity tightens, said a Moody's report on Monday. Full Story

Competition rising but housing outlook stable

2017-04-25 09:37:00

The outlook for China's property market is stable, but the operating environment will become more challenging and competition will intensify, according to a report released by Moody's Investors Service on Monday. Full Story

China eyes upgrades to manufacturing industry: report

2017-04-25 09:37:00

China will make unwavering efforts in upgrading its manufacturing industry as the nation transitions to an economy that relies more on innovation and high value-added products. Full Story

China's food prices continue to dip

2017-04-25 08:56:00

The average price of food in 50 Chinese cities continued to drop between April 11 and April 20, official data showed Monday. Full Story