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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.

Asian shares tick up cautiously as China data looms

Last Updated: Thursday, March 13, 2014, 10:48

Asian shares cautiously rebounded from two-week lows on Thursday though investors were in no mood to embrace risk ahead of a batch of Chinese data that may offer clues about the extent of its economic slowdown.

China lifts foreign-currency deposit rates cap at Shanghai FTZ

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 18:06

China has launched the Shanghai pilot free trade zone last year as a part of its new set of fiscal reforms to halt the economic slowdown and revitalise the world's second largest economy.

China accuses US of meddling after Obama-Dalai Lama meeting

Last Updated: Saturday, February 22, 2014, 11:56

China on Saturday accused the United States of meddling in its domestic affairs after President Barack Obama met the Dalai Lama at the White House, and said it is up to Washington to take steps to avoid further damaging ties.

China's January official services PMI falls to 53.4

Last Updated: Monday, February 03, 2014, 10:27

The official non-manufacturing Purchasing Managers` Index slipped to 53.4 from December`s 54.6, the lowest reading in at least a year but still above the 50-point level that indicates growth.

China loses 27.8 mn micro-blog users in 2013

Last Updated: Saturday, January 18, 2014, 21:09

According to News24, there has been a significant increase in users of mobile messaging platforms, with features similar to micro-blogs.

China starts relaxing one-child policy

Last Updated: Friday, January 17, 2014, 15:37

China began to implement the loosening of its controversial one-child policy Friday when a province announced it has made it legal for couples to have two children if one parent is an only child.

Asian shares advance on China trade, falling yen

Last Updated: Monday, December 09, 2013, 09:15

Both the dollar and the euro extended their gains on the yen, with the single currency hitting a five-year high in what should be a boost to Japanese exports, profits and stocks.

China fights back against US accusations of blocking WTO technology deal

Last Updated: Sunday, November 24, 2013, 22:50

European Trade Commissioner Karel de Gucht last week said China`s demands were the main outstanding issue in the talks.

HP may have yet another problem: China

Last Updated: Sunday, November 24, 2013, 22:46

HP`s year-long stock rally sputtered last week amid fears a faster-than-anticipated slowdown in emerging markets, above all China, may dash the computing giant`s hopes for a return to growth in 2014 or beyond.

China to cut GDP obsession, improve evaluation system

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 22:57

China which posted decades of double-digit GDP growth till two years ago slipped to about seven percent in the last two years sparking concerns of a slowdown.

People from India, China out-educating us: Obama

Last Updated: Saturday, October 26, 2013, 18:22

"In previous generations, America's standing economically was so much higher than everybody elses that we did not have a lot of competition," Obama said.