Economic review

Chinese banks face stress to keep growth in 2017

2017-04-25 08:53:00

Chinese banks will face pressure to keep their growth in 2017 amid tighter rules on their off-balance sheet activities as the regulator bids to prevent an asset bubble, PricewaterhouseCoopers said yesterday. Full Story

Home-buying pace stays weak

2017-04-25 08:52:00

Home-buying momentum remained sluggish in Shanghai last week as tightening measures to cool the overheated market continued to bite. Full Story

China tightens steel firms scrutiny

2017-04-25 08:51:00

China removed 29 steel plants from a “normal list” and urged 40 others to reform to help cut overcapacity and enhance the industry’s competitiveness, said the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology yesterday. Full Story

Gov't steps up effort to curb water pollution

2017-04-25 08:50:00

The contaminated pits recently found in North China are symptomatic of a larger problem, but the central government is stepping up efforts to curb water pollution across the country although the process is hard and time-consuming. Full Story

Trademark protections needed, judge says

2017-04-25 08:36:00

Courts should fully protect brands ― domestic and foreign ― by cracking down on those who register trademarks with "malicious intent", a senior judge said on Monday. Full Story

Ancient Civilization Forum opens to cement cultural, economic ties

2017-04-24 17:03:00

The first Ancient Civilization Forum kicked off in Athens on Monday as 10 countries representing early civilizations across the world aim to strengthen their cultural and economic ties to address common challenges. Full Story

China's strong growth ensures stable world economy: economists

2017-04-24 17:01:00

Leading Australian economic experts say China's first quarter economic results have driven the global economy to success. Full Story

China Mobile denies it plans to buy stake in Singapore firm M1

2017-04-24 16:33:00

China Mobile, the world's largest telecom carrier by subscribers, on Monday denied media report that it was considering to acquiring a stake in Singapore telecom company M1 Ltd. Full Story

Buyers' interest spurs clean energy market innovation

2017-04-24 16:31:00

As Chinese people are showing a growing interest in new energy vehicles, industry insiders are urging carmakers to make technological progress to remain competitive and calling for change in sales and after-sales policies to boost consumption. Full Story

China's aspirational young inspire Lexus to new levels of luxury

2017-04-24 16:30:00

Lexus, the Japanese premium automobile brand, has launched a fresh Chinese-language version of its global slogan of Experience Amazing, together with a fleet of emotive models targeting the nation's vigorous youth. Full Story