FINANCE & ECONOMICS

Which Way for Smartphone Swipe and Pay?
Telecoms, device makers and China's bank card company are tangled in a fray over cashless cash register payments
By staff reporters Li Xiaoxiao and Zhang Yuzhe 10.24.2014
Which Way for Smartphone Swipe and Pay?

Which Way for Smartphone Swipe and Pay?

Telecoms, device makers and China's bank card company are tangled in a fray over cashless cash register payments

10.24.2014

Ministry Said to Propose Local Gov'ts Issuing Bonds to Cover Debts

Central government mulls adding up debt as of year's end, issuing bonds to cover it and shutting down financing vehicles

10.22.2014
PBOC Gives Banks 300 Bln Yuan Reason to Start Lending More

PBOC Gives Banks 300 Bln Yuan Reason to Start Lending More

Central bank wants to see more loans extended to farmers and small businesses, one source says

10.21.2014
Silver Screen Industry Strikes Investor Gold

Silver Screen Industry Strikes Investor Gold

Investors large and small are placing bets on China's film producers, changing the way movies are marketed and made

10.20.2014
Top Economic Planner Tightens Rules on Issuing Enterprise Bonds

Top Economic Planner Tightens Rules on Issuing Enterprise Bonds

NDRC said to raise bar for debt issued by government agencies or state-owned companies

10.16.2014

University Lowers Hong Kong's GDP Forecast, Citing Protests as Factor

HKU trims growth prediction, but economist says demand from tourists and locals will not fall as much as during SARS outbreak of 2003

10.15.2014
GDP Growth Expected to Slow Further Next Year

GDP Growth Expected to Slow Further Next Year

Impact of weak property market and moves away from fixed investment as part of rebalancing policies major factors, say economists

10.13.2014

Zero Bailout Policy for Local Gov't Debt Leaves Doubts

State Council firmly states local governments will not be able to indulge on bailouts but analysts say policy is more about warning and preventing moral hazard

10.09.2014
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