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China’s Real Estate Investment Cools as Government Crackdown Continues

China saw its real estate development investment grow at the slowest growth in six months in June as developers face tightening restrictions on funding while home sales continued to moderating, showing that the country’s biggest…

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Chinese ZTE Shares Surge After US Lifts Supplier Ban

Chinese telecom equipment maker ZTE Corp surged more than 12 per cent in Hong Kong on Monday after the United States lifted a ban on American companies selling parts to the company that had crippled…

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China is seeing another shakeout in P2P lending

Tighter scrutiny by financial regulators could lead to another shakeout in China’s fiercely competitive peer-to-peer (P2P) lending sector and delay the issuing of formal business licenses by a year or two, experts said. The number…

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US Lifts Ban on Suppliers to China’s ZTE

The U.S. Department of Commerce on Friday lifted a ban on U.S. companies selling goods to ZTE Corp, allowing China’s second-largest telecommunications equipment maker to resume business. The Commerce Department removed the ban shortly after…

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China’s Stock Exchanges Not to Include HK’s New-Type Stocks Into Stock Connect Scheme

China’s stock exchanges said on Saturday they would not include foreign firms, companies with different voting right structures and so-called “stapled” securities into their stock connect scheme with Hong Kong. The exchanges were responding to Hong…

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China’s M2 Money Supply Hit New Record Low in June

China’s broad money supply growth or M2, a key gauge of inflation, retreated to a record low in June, despite a slight pick up in yuan loans amid monetary policy tweaks and tighter financial regulations….

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ZTE Forecasts First-Half Loss of Over $1 Billion

ZTE Corp, the Chinese telecom-equipment maker hit by a crippling U.S. business ban, forecast a loss of 7 billion yuan ($1.0 billion) to 9 billion yuan for the first half this year. The projected loss…

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China refutes US allegations of IPR theft “groundless”

China said Friday that its attitude on respecting and protecting intellectual property rights (IPR) is serious and its actions are effective, calling the US allegations of so-called IPR theft by China groundless. “In recent months,…

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China’s exports keep rising amid trade tensions with the US

China’s foreign trade increased 7.9 per cent year-on-year to 14.12 trillion yuan ($2.12 trillion) in the first half of 2018, despite escalating trade tensions between the world’s two largest economies. The country’s exports grew by…

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Two-Year Weak Exports Push Global Manufacturing PMI to 11-Month Low

The headline JPMorgan Global Manufacturing PMI, fell from 53.1 in May to 53.0 in June, its lowest since July of last year. The bank said worldwide manufacturers reported the weakest rise in export orders for…

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Goldman Sachs Expects Commodities to Rise as Trade War Fears Oversold

Goldman Sachs said the fears for a China-US trade war have been oversold in the commodity market and   it’s a buy time now. “We believe that the trade war impact on commodity markets will…

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China Warns Over Threatened Tariffs Before Taking Effects

China’s Commerce Ministry on Thursday said that 59 per cent of the $34 billion imports subject to United States tariffs are produced by foreign firms in China and if the list takes effect on July…

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Pessimism Piles on Asia Pacific Stock Markets, in Particular China

Asia Pacific stock markets have been through turbulence in the past two weeks. Looking ahead, analysts and strategists from the world’s biggest financial institutions believe the bad days are not over. A rapidly escalating trade…

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Chinese Stocks Slump as Pessimism Prevails

A looming trade war between the world’s two largest economies continue to pressure Chinese stock market. Shanghai Composite lost 1.4 per cent to 2875 on Thursday. Shenzhen Composite dived near 2 per cent to 9316 and Chinext…

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China Warns US Over Temperamental Actions And Vows Strong Response

China’s Ministry of Commerce said on Thursday that the previous trade negotiations with the United States were constructive, but because the US government is being temperamental and challenging over bilateral trade issues, China has had…

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China Moving Closer to Reserves Cut, Marginal Monetary Easing Expected

While China has pledged to push forward with a deleveraging campaign to cut debt levels and prevent systemic risks, more and more signs are emerging recently showing the authority may loosen its monetroy policy marginally…

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Offshore Yuan breaks through 6.5 per USD mark to weakest in five months

Chinese currency the yuan continued to depreciate on Thursday, breaking through the critical psychological line of 6.5 per USD in the offshore market this morning to hit the weakest since January 11 this year. The…

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Morgan Stanley cut 12-month Hang Seng target to 27,200

Morgan Stanley cut the target for Hang Seng Index in the next 12 months by 10 per cent to 27,200, which is 18 per cent lower than the high in January this year, according to…