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    1. December 22, 2014

      China and Africa: two-way trade

      China has a reputation as a reluctant global stakeholder. Born of years of foreign meddling in its affairs and what it...

    2. December 19, 2014

      A falling oil price is good for the world economy

      Lower oil prices are not a good thing for Vladimir Putin, Russia’s president: that much is clear. But what about for...

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    1. beyondbrics

      December 19, 2014

      China looks to Europe - through the Balkans

      In the pale sunlight of an unseasonably warm December day, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar...

    2. December 19, 2014

      China data revision lifts GDP by $308bn

      China’s economy was 3.4 per cent bigger last year than previously reported, government statisticians said on Friday, pushing...

    3. December 17, 2014

      China reopens to Syngenta corn strain

      China has approved imports of biotech corn developed by Syngenta, a senior US official said on Wednesday, after blocking the...

    4. December 17, 2014

      US to impose solar tariffs on China and Taiwan

      The US is to impose large import duties on solar energy equipment from China and Taiwan, as a trade dispute over green...

    5. beyondbrics

      December 15, 2014

      Guest post: the Serbia-China friendship bridge

      By Aleksandar Vucic, Prime Minister of the Republic of Serbia Serbia recently began its accession talks with the EU and is...

    6. December 15, 2014

      China plans first oil futures contract

      China has approved a new oil futures contract, with the world’s largest importer of oil saying it hopes to attract foreign...

    7. December 14, 2014

      New China free trade zones to lift growth

      China will create three new free trade zones modelled on one established a year ago in Shanghai as the government tries to...

    8. December 12, 2014

      Talks to lower IT tariffs break down

      Talks to lower tariffs on IT goods around the world and update a two-decades-old international agreement governing their...

    9. December 11, 2014

      Trade deal on IT teeters as China digs in

      A high-profile deal struck just weeks ago by China and the US to unlock negotiations to liberalise the trade in IT goods has...

    10. December 9, 2014

      China: Turning away from the dollar

      When an economic theme goes global, Hollywood is never far behind. In the futuristic thriller Looper, retired hit man Bruce...

    11. December 8, 2014

      Mining stocks make impact on FTSE 100

      Mining stocks slid to the bottom of London’s FTSE 100 on Monday, after data from China showed the biggest decline in the...

    12. December 8, 2014

      Chinese imports fall as weak investment saps demand

      Chinese imports have fallen by the most in eight months in November, heightening concerns about flagging domestic demand in...

    13. beyondbrics

      December 5, 2014

      HSBC asks: how big is China?

      When the IMF announced this year that China’s economy had overtaken the US economy at purchasing power parity, there was...

    14. December 3, 2014

      Oil price slide a mixed blessing for China

      The slide in crude prices to a new five-year low this week following Opec’s decision to maintain oil output at the current...

    15. November 30, 2014

      China: Fear of a deflationary spiral

      The 600,000-square-metre China Commodity City in Yiwu city, often referred to as “Walmart on steroids”, is one of the...

    16. November 20, 2014

      China releases first formal estimate of strategic oil reserves

      China has for the first time offered a formal estimate for a portion of its strategic petroleum reserves, following pledges...

    17. November 18, 2014

      IMF and World Bank warn of ‘peak trade’

      The global economy is unlikely to see the same heated growth in trade that fuelled globalisation before the 2008 financial...

    18. November 17, 2014

      Foreign investors board ‘through train’ via Shanghai-Hong Kong

      Four of the five most popular shares with foreign investors who boarded the “through train” joining the Hong Kong and...

    19. November 17, 2014

      China and Australia agree trade deal

      Australia has agreed a trade deal with China that will cut tariffs and remove other impediments to exports in a move the...

    20. November 16, 2014

      Shanghai free-trade zone set to ease outbound investment rules

      China is set to use the Shanghai free-trade zone as a testing ground to grant Chinese people greater freedom to make...

    21. November 12, 2014

      China’s Jin Jiang outbids Accor for French budget hotel chain

      Shanghai-based Jin Jiang International Holdings has outbid Accor, Europe’s biggest hotelier, in a race to buy a group of...

    22. November 11, 2014

      China shows off its new stealth fighter

      China’s new stealth fighter roared out of the smog hanging over the country’s premier air show on Tuesday, as its makers...

    23. November 11, 2014

      China and US look to the future with IT trade agreement

      China and the US on Tuesday reached an agreement that paves the way for the slashing of tariffs globally on high-tech goods...

    24. beyondbrics

      November 10, 2014

      Five things you need to know about Asean - and they're not all good

      With China’s economy slowing, Japanese companies looking for an alternative to China due to political friction with Tokyo’s...

    25. November 10, 2014

      Obama calls on China to open up internet and reform labour laws

      Barack Obama, US president, threw down a challenge to his Chinese hosts at a speech at the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation...

    26. November 10, 2014

      China and South Korea trade talks ‘settled’

      South Korea said on Monday it had “effectively settled” terms on a trade pact with China, and expected to confirm...

    27. November 10, 2014

      Putin snubs Europe with Siberian gas deal that bolsters China ties

      Moscow and Beijing signed an agreement to supply gas from western Siberia to China, in a deal that could eventually see more...

    28. November 9, 2014

      China is no refuge from Obama’s woes

      Second-term US presidents traditionally seek solace on the global stage. Barack Obama is no exception. Following last week’s...

    29. November 9, 2014

      China foresees outbound investment of $1.25tn in a decade

      Chinese offshore investment will reach $1.25tn over the next decade, President Xi Jinping predicted on Sunday as he opened...

    30. November 7, 2014

      Five things to watch for at Apec forum

      Geopolitics With several of the world’s most powerful and important leaders gathering in the Chinese capital in the coming...

    31. November 7, 2014

      Australia set to sign cattle export deal with China

      Australia is close to signing a deal to export up to A$1bn in live cattle to China every year after a decade of...

    32. November 6, 2014

      China and Japan: Eyes on a compromise

      When Xi Jinping visited Japan in 2009 as Chinese vice-president, he asked on short notice to meet Japanese Emperor Akihito....

    33. November 6, 2014

      China announces import support measures as Apec leaders arrive

      China tossed a bone to trading partners attending the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting this week by announcing a...

    34. November 3, 2014

      China needs to be placed at the top of the European Commission’s ‘to do’ list

      Ukraine will undoubtedly be the main foreign policy focus for the European Commission’s newly appointed leaders. The...

    35. November 2, 2014

      China’s growth in danger of slowing more sharply

      China’s cooling economy has already roiled global commodity markets and prompted slowdowns in places such as Latin America,...

    36. October 29, 2014

      Inflated exports cast doubt on Chinese trade outlook

      Inflated Chinese export data are back. The ruse of puffed-up export invoices to convert extra foreign currency into renminbi...

    37. October 26, 2014

      China to open market to sorghum from Argentina

      China will open its markets to Argentine sorghum this year, according to Argentina, creating competition for the US farmers...

    38. October 24, 2014

      China CNR: getting there

      In the 1980s, British Rail had a catchphrase: We’re getting there. Hopeful but, in the end, a failure. The state-owned...

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