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China's GDP grows at 7.4%, its slowest in 18 months

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 09:51

China's GDP grew at its slowest pace in 18 months with 7.4 percent growth in the first quarter of 2014, signalling a slowdown despite reforms and restructuring to revitalise the world's second largest economy.

Chinese GDP data to offer "hard landing" clues

Last Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014, 09:41

If forecasts are borne out, that would be the slowest pace of growth in five years and near the minimum level needed to ensure stable employment.

Beijing rejects IMF's hard-landing warning for China's economy

Last Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014, 09:57

Chinese Vice Finance Minister Zhu Guangyao said China worked closely with the IMF but did not agree with all of its analysis.

China says there will be no major short-term stimulus

Last Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014, 11:15

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang ruled out major stimulus to fight short-term dips in growth in the world`s second-biggest economy, dashing investor hopes that the government would aggressively combat a slowdown in activity.

China exports fall for second straight month in March

Last Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014, 09:55

Exports fell 6.6 percent in March from a year earlier, following an 18.1 percent slide in February, the Customs Administration said on Thursday.

China's battle against slowdown is still far from won

Last Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014, 10:09

Beijing has fast-tracked spending on railways and other projects in the country`s poorer regions and also cut taxes for small businesses, in what looks like a carbon copy of the fine-tuning that helped the economy tide over a soft patch last year.

Nikkei rises to 3-week high on China hopes, weak yen

Last Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014, 14:12

The Nikkei ended 0.8 percent higher to 15,071.88 points, the highest close since March 11.

China HSBC manufacturing PMI hits eight-month low in March

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 01, 2014, 07:43

China`s manufacturing engine contracted in the first quarter of 2014, a private survey showed on Tuesday, adding to market expectations of government stimulus to arrest a loss of momentum in the world`s second-largest economy this year.

Asian stocks edge up on hopes of China stimulus

Last Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014, 11:49

Asian stocks edged higher in a cautious start to the week on Monday, with investors holding out hope that China would take steps to stimulate its economy.

Nikkei hits 2-1/2-week high on China hopes, soft yen spurs exporters

Last Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014, 08:36

The benchmark Nikkei advanced to 14,839.54 at the opening, its highest level since March 13, and was last traded at 14,808.35, 0.8 percent higher on the day.

Crude prices drop on weak Chinese manufacturing data

Last Updated: Monday, March 24, 2014, 13:16

New York's main contract, West Texas Intermediate for May delivery, eased 19 cents to USD 99.27 a barrel in mid-morning trade, and Brent crude for May dipped 18 cents to USD 106.74.

China's yuan dips after band widening, seen on tight leash for now

Last Updated: Monday, March 17, 2014, 15:25

Yet the currency moved in a relatively narrow range reflecting market view that the People`s Bank of China will seek to limit currency swings at a time when markets fret over China`s cooling growth and the quality of corporate debt.