News and Analysis

China still on track to hit growth target despite winter smog war - state planner
22/10/2017
BEIJING, REUTERS -- China's economy is on track to meet its official growth target for 2017, the head of the state planning agency said on Saturday, despite a punishing war on pollution which is expec...
India's tightened consumer goods standards could hurt China imports
19/10/2017
NEW DELHI, REUTERS -- India is tightening quality controls for consumer and capital goods, officials say, a move that follows calls to curb cheap imports from China amid diplomatic tensions between th...
China factories grapple with soaring prices as pollution crackdown bites
18/10/2017
GUANGZHOU, REUTERS -- Chinese exporters at the country's biggest trade fair are more optimistic about global demand now than six months ago but Beijing's crackdown on pollution is ramping up costs and...
China party congress unlikely to unleash key economic reforms - Fitch
18/10/2017
BEIJING, REUTERS -- China is likely to delay debt deleveraging and other reforms in the aftermath of its 19th Party Congress as policymakers focus on achievement of growth targets such as doubling 201...
China Becoming Top Foreign Market for Thai Property at Sansiri
17/10/2017
SHANGHAI, BLOOMBERG -- Sansiri Pcl, one of Thailand's largest property developers by sales, sees China becoming its biggest foreign revenue source as early as this year, the latest sign that the world...
Kazakhtelecom may be first key state company to list abroad in 2018
16/10/2017
HONG KONG, REUTERS -- Kazakhstan's largest telecom operator may be the first of three big state-run companies to list abroad in 2018, an executive at the Kazakh sovereign wealth fund said on Monday, a...
PBOC Governor Zhou Says China's 6.9% Growth `May Continue'
15/10/2017
BEIJING, BLOOMBERG -- Economic indicators show "stabilized and stronger growth" and the momentum of a 6.9 percent expansion in the first six months of 2017 "may continue in the second half," People's...
India eyes airport in Sri Lanka, near Chinese Belt and Road outpost
14/10/2017
COLOMBO/NEW DELHI, REUTERS -- India is in advanced talks with Sri Lanka to operate an airport on the southern tip of the island, where China has invested heavily as part of its Belt and Road initiativ...
China's CEFC set to raise $5.1 bln from VTB for Rosneft deal
13/10/2017
BEIJING/HONG KONG, REUTERS -- CEFC China Energy is set to raise $5.1 billion in short-term loans from VTB, Russia's second-biggest lender, to part finance its $9.1 billion purchase of a stake in Rosne...
China establishes yuan-rouble payment system
13/10/2017
SHANGHAI, REUTERS -- China has established a payment versus payment (PVP) system for Chinese yuan and Russian rouble transactions in a move to reduce risks and improve the efficiency of its foreign ex...