Working Group News

2008-12-16 > All chapters

China investment in assets slows in Nov.

China's domestic investment in assets grew by 26.8 percent in the first 11 months of the year over a year earlier, cooling as companies crimped spending on real estate and factories.

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2008-12-16 > All chapters

WTO confirms China's breach of trade law in car parts case

The WTO has today circulated the Appellate Body report in the case brought by the EU, US and Canada against China's taxes on imported car parts.

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2008-12-15 > All chapters

China's 3G Connection

The call telecom equipment suppliers had long waited for has come through. China said last week it would issue third generation licences by early next year. This will spark a $44bn spending bonanza as operators in the world's largest mobile market tool up with new technology.

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2008-12-15 > All chapters

Money supply to be raised to boost liquidity

China's top policymakers have announced a series of measures to boost the supply of money and stabilize the capital market to arrest the slowing down of the economy.

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2008-12-12 > All chapters

Manpower Employment Outlook Survey

Shanghai, Beijing and Guangzhou employers report the weakest hiring intentions in two years according to Manpower employment outlook survey - Government’s Stimulus Package May Boost Job Prospects

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2008-12-11 > All chapters

Patently, China on the move

The number of applications for new patents has risen rapidly in China, which is set to pull ahead of Japan - the current leader in new patents - by 2012, according to a report released Wednesday.

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2008-12-11 > All chapters

China wholesale inflation slumps

China's wholesale price inflation collapsed in November, undershooting expectations by a wide margin and raising the risk that the once-sizzling economy could find itself mired in deflation before long.

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2008-12-10 > All chapters

China's export fall is worse than predicted

The impact of the global financial crisis on China became clear on Wednesday when the government revealed that exports fell in November for the first time in almost seven years.

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2008-12-09 > All chapters

Switzerland joins the European free travel zone ('Schengen')

Starting 12 December 2008, Switzerland will join the European border-free travel zone, or 'Schengen'.

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2008-12-09 > All chapters

China eyes a further economic stimulus

China's economic policy-makers meet towards the end of every year to establish a broad agenda for the coming 12 months. Yet this year's conference, which begins today, is likely to focus on specific policy measures.

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