Archive for the 'Economy' Category

Another (Bumpy) Data Day

Monday, April 15th, 2013

Today’s data shows a bit of a bump on the road to recovery, with GDP for Q1 coming in below forecasts at 7.7% (http://on.wsj.com/114jWC6). Other figures out today, also point to problems. Retail sales growth slowed, according to Xinhua, to “12.4 pct y-o-y to 887.22 billion USD in Q1, down 2.4 percentage points”, while industrial […]

China’s Urban Billion(s)

Saturday, March 30th, 2013

China is undergoing many transitions, but underlying them is the transition to an urban society. The majority of Chinese now live in cities, and the number is set to rise, with urbanisation as the main driver of growth – RMB40 trillion has been budgeted to bring 400 million people into cities in next decade. “Urbanization […]

Briefly…Top Ten Tweets (From FDI, Inflation & Appreciation, To Floods, Fraud & Food)

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

Better late than never, and thanks to long trips and tight deadlines, this post covers the week before last. Read on for news from our ChinaBlogTweets Twitter stream: FDI RT @iichina: China May FDI Grows 13.43Pct http://goo.gl/fb/KD6oM Inflation RT @shanghaidaily: Full story: May inflation up 5.5%, rise in interest rate likely. http://xpo.sh/1sh (also see: Feeding […]

Briefly…Top Ten Tweets (From Growth, Surplus & Design, To Real Estate, Risks & Testing Times)

Monday, June 13th, 2011

Read on our pick of the last week’s China business news from our ChinaBlogTweets Twitter stream: GDP RT @shanghaidaily: World Bank predicted that China’s economic growth will slow to 9.3% this year from 10.3% last year. http://xpo.sh/1rw (also see: Stats RT @WSJAsiaBiz: Chinese GDP Data: How Reliable? http://on.wsj.com/kykbk2 Inflation RT @Changing_China: China inflation may top […]

Briefly…Top Ten Tweets (From Environment, Power & RMB, To Corruption, Control & Hacks)

Monday, June 6th, 2011

Read on our pick of the last week’s China business news from our ChinaBlogTweets Twitter stream: Environment: RT @greenlawchina: Nice post from @jonathanwatts on China’s state of environment report http://t.co/uu3CqYd (also see: South-North Diversion RT @CDTGreen: Ambitious Plan for China’s Water Crisis Spurs Concern http://twurl.nl/w376xf) Power: RT @chrisrbrown: China’s power shortage problems see no signs […]

Briefly…Top Ten Tweets (From Prices, Power & Water, To Fraud, Foxconn & Food)

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

Read on our pick of the last week’s China business news from our ChinaBlogTweets Twitter stream: GDP 9.4% RT @beyondbrics: Better late than never: Goldman cuts China forecast http://on.ft.com/k3OrJD Inflation Prices, Unilever, inflation, policy RT @ftchina: Beijing softens stance on price increses http://on.ft.com/kPeMu1 (see also: Inflation RT @caixinmediafeed: Caixin: CICC economist…China’s annual average CPI will […]

Briefly…Top Ten Tweets (From FDI, M&A & Gold, To Damn Dams, Food Scandals & Rich Clubs)

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

Read on our pick of the last week’s China business news from our ChinaBlogTweets Twitter stream: FDI RT @shanghaidaily: FDI in China grew 26.03% year-on-year to reach US$38.8 bln during first 4 months of this year. http://xpo.sh/1qw (see also: TheEIU_China The EIU China China’s hot money flows are driven by Chinese avoiding tax, disguising export […]

Briefly…Top Ten Tweets (From Reserve RMB, Inflation & Fines, To Drought, Dialogue & Government Transition)

Friday, May 13th, 2011

Below is our pick of the last week’s China business news from our ChinaBlogTweets Twitter stream: RMB Reserve: RMB, 2016? RT @beyondbrics: China’s renminbi: the next reserve currency http://on.ft.com/m4VlGl (see also: RMB RT @NiuB: HSBC Says Yuan to be Among Top Three Int’l Currencies Caixin http://bit.ly/iH7Bw1; RT @ftchina: China trade surplus surges to $11.4bn http://on.ft.com/jjc0Se) […]

Briefly…Top Ten Tweets (From Census, Prices & Power, To Unions, Logistics & Internet IPOs)

Friday, May 6th, 2011

Our weekly China business news review follows, with our pick of our ChinaBlogTweets Twitter stream 1. Census: RT @islandchic: Almost 2 Maldives. RT @olbion: Exactly 593,832 laowai live in China. http://goo.gl/0D0XD (See also: @TheEIU_China The EIU China #China’s urbanisation rate was 49.7% in 2010 according to the census, in line with previous EIU estimate of […]

Briefly…Top Ten Tweets (From FDI, FX & GDP, To Strikes, Facebook & Overwork)

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

Our weekly pick of (last week’s) China business tweets follows: 1. FDI up 33% RT @chinahearsay: Bloomberg | Foreign Direct Investment in China Rises to $12.5 Billion http://is.gd/svrVJC 2. FX: $3 trillion RT @BullishChina: China central bank gov says FX reserves excessive: report – Reuters http://sns.mx/OrcTy4 3. GDP, stats RT @NiuB: China Partly Lifts Veil […]