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September Economic Data Exceeds Expectations

Economic data released over the weekend indicated that China’s economy may have begun to stabilize in September, as both the trade surplus and money supply grew more than estimated and inflation fell to its slowest pace in...

CDT Money: Game On

Under a cloud cover of speculation about a potential fiscal stimulus package, China’s central bank announced a 25 basis point cut to lending and deposit rates on Thursday, its first interest rate cut since late 2008 and...

China Trade Contraction Adds Growth Concern

China’s exports fell in January for the first time in two years, amid concern over a global economic slowdown. From Bloomberg: Overseas shipments decreased 0.5 percent and imports fell 15.3 percent from a year earlier, the...

China: Slowing, But Still Growing

For all the fears about China’s debt load and slowing growth, The Wall Street Journal’s Tom Orlik contrasts China’s still-booming economy with those of Japan, Europe and the United States, and says that its...

China Increases Export Edge

Despite recent reports about manufacturers fleeing China amid rising wages, China’s dominance in the export field is still going strong, according to new statistics out this week. From the Australian: The latest evidence...

China’s Imports Leap, Cutting Trade Surplus

Reuters reports that China’s imports surged by 35% in August over last year: The unexpectedly big increase in imports also dented China’s politically contentious trade surplus ahead of U.S. Congressional hearings...

China’s Trade Surplus Reaches $28 Billion

Keith Bradsher from the New York Times reports on China’s trade surplus: The Chinese government announced on Tuesday morning the country’s biggest trade surplus in a year and a half, as an unexpected surge in Chinese exports and...

China Reports Surprising Trade Surplus Jump

From Marketwatch: China’s trade surplus with the rest of the world grew more than expected in June, according to numbers released Saturday. The Chinese government said its trade surplus was $20.02 billion in June, higher...

China Trade Surplus to Fall 19% on Imports Surge

From Bloomberg: China’s trade surplus may slide 19 percent in 2010 as imports surge because of growing domestic demand, Bank of America-Merrill Lynch said. The amount will narrow to $160 billion from an estimated $198...

China Seen Facing Protectionist Backlash Next Year

The EU Chamber of Commerce in China has announced that China may face a protectionist backlash because Chinese manufacturers, working at overcapacity, are dumping materials on the market: [Chamber president, Jörg Wuttke] was...

U.S. Treasury’s Lead Role On China In Doubt

The International Herald Tribune is looking at who will take the job of US Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson Jr. when Obama takes office next month; Mr. Paulson was frequently seen as the “No. 1 China hand” to...

Persistence of RMB/Dollar Currency Issue

Both U.S. Presidential candidates have stressed the need for China’s currency revaluation in their recent policy positions, reported earlier on CDT here.  But are their proposals economically sound? Obama writes at AmCham:...

China Lowers Inflation, Increases Trade Surplus

The Wall Street Journal reports that China’s escalating inflation rates seem to be headed back down as food prices decline: China’s Customs agency said imports increased 23.1% in August from a year earlier, slowing...

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