Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Chinese shares closed down 7.70 percent on Monday, the biggest fall in more than six years, after regulators cracked down on margin trading that has fueled a market rally.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Global stock markets drifted Tuesday as oil extended its slide, falling below US$45 a barrel, while better-than-expected Chinese trade figures countered recent gloom over the slowdown in the world's No. 2 economy.
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
China's auto sales exceeded 23 million vehicles last year, an industry group said Monday, but annual growth halved from 2013 as a weaker economy took its toll on the world's biggest car market.
Monday, January 12, 2015
When the charismatic founder of upstart Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi took the stage at an Internet conference, he was open about his ambition: world domination.
Friday, January 9, 2015
Japanese gaming giant Sony said Thursday it will delay the launch of its PlayStation consoles in China, originally scheduled for Sunday, but gave no specific reason.
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
China has scrapped its export quotas for rare earths, minerals used in mobile phones and other high-tech products, after losing a World Trade Organization (WTO) case brought by Washington and other trading partners over controls that alarmed global technology producers.
German carmaker BMW has agreed to offer 5.1 billion yuan (US$818 million) in subsidies to its Chinese dealers to help make up for losses from slowing sales, Bloomberg news agency reported Monday.
China has abolished price controls on tobacco leaf, the last agricultural product to have limits, the country's top economic planner said as authorities seek to give the market a greater economic role.
Saturday, January 3, 2015
The taste for high-end tea has been drying up this year, as prices have been under pressure from the government's austerity drive and anti-graft campaign in addition to a slowing economy.
Friday, January 2, 2015
China's box office sales surged 36 percent in 2014, state-run media reported Thursday, as the world's second-largest film market after the United States added thousands of screens.