Economic review

Hainan eyes bright future

2018-05-18 13:33:00

Residents of South China's Hainan Province have high expectations for the island's economy after the central government announced plans in mid-April to build the southern province into a free trade port by 2025. Full Story

Haidilao files for IPO as global hot pot hunger heats up

2018-05-18 12:35:00

Sichuan hot pot restaurant chain Haidilao is looking to spice up its global expansion by listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, after filing an application on Thursday. Full Story

Listed companies more active in disclosing environmental moves

2018-05-18 11:32:00

More than 100 Chinese listed companies have begun disclosing their efforts in environmental protection, an indication of growing awareness to go green among businesses, Shanghai Securities News reported Thursday. Full Story

Global cargo airlines fear China-U.S. trade tensions

2018-05-18 11:05:00

Even as they see great prospects for expansion in the air cargo business in China, global carriers are finding themselves in the crosshairs of a deepening trade conflict between China and the U.S. Full Story

10 U.S. Midwest states call for end to trade dispute with China

2018-05-18 10:47:00

Presidents from 10 Midwest states' farm bureaus have sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, urging the government to end its trade disputes with China, according to a news release by Nebraska Farm Bureau on Wednesday.sin. Full Story

China to stop investigation into U.S. sorghum imports

2018-05-18 10:44:00

China has decided to stop the anti-dumping and anti-subsidy investigation into imports of sorghum from the United States, the Ministry of Commerce said on Friday in a statement. Full Story

Tencent achieves higher than expected profit in Q1

2018-05-18 10:40:00

Tencent said their profit advanced 61 percent in the first quarter to 23.29 billion yuan (US$3.7 billion), in part due to strong gaming and advertising income. Full Story

EU to protect business interests amid U.S. exit from Iran deal: Juncker

2018-05-18 10:28:00

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker here on Thursday said the European Union (EU) would protect the interests of its companies amid the U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal. Full Story

Rules drafted to track electric car battery output in bid to contain pollution risks

2018-05-18 10:27:00

China aims to launch a system to track the production, sale, use and recycling of electric car batteries by August, according to draft rules published on Thursday, as it tries to prevent mounting pollution risks. Full Story

What do emerging market currency woes mean for China?

2018-05-18 10:06:00

In the week since Argentina sought IMF help to arrest a sharp fall in the peso, the Turkish lira, Hong Kong dollar and Indonesian rupiah have all needed official pledges of support after similar plunges. Full Story