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High trade surplus 'likely to remain'
High trade surplus 'likely to remain'
The country's high trade surplus will likely remain for the rest of the year as domestic demand continues to shrink from government attempts to curb the property bubble, Chinese analysts have said.
Analysts forecast slowdown of trade growth
China's exports hit a record high in June, and the momentum slowed but continued in July. Analysts pointed out that monthly exports may not continue to set new records.
Exports up, imports down
China's exports surged last month, but imports fell due to weak domestic demand, Customs reported Tuesday.
Housing prices post slower growth
Researcher: Housing prices to drop in 2nd half
Data from China's National Bureau of Statistics showed that the trend in housing prices in 70 major cities remained generally unchanged during the last few months. However, some experts believe that the realty market will witness a decline in the remaining months of 2010 and bottom out in the first quarter of 2011.
Housing prices level off, drop expected after Oct
July housing price did not budge a bit from their June level, and analysts predict the prices will go down in the next two months due to strong regulatory signals and developers' mounting funding pressure.
Government policies slow rise of property prices
Property prices rose at the slowest pace in six months in July as the government clamped down on speculation to prevent asset bubbles and keep housing affordable.
Inflation expectations pick up
Inflationary pressure 'could ease'
China's inflationary pressure might ease for the rest of the year, as grain price hikes on the international market are unlikely to spill into the country because of ample grain reserves, economists have said.
China orders curbs on grain price speculation
The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), China's top economic planner, Wednesday ordered local authorities to take actions to prevent hoarding and price speculation in grain markets and work to maintain market order.
China's economy likely to see slowdown, not double dip: central bank
The People's Bank of China (PBOC), the central bank, said Tuesday that while it is possible for China's economic growth to slow, the chance for a "double dip" is seen as slim.
China's economic slowdown a result of "active" government regulation, Wen says
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said here Friday that the slowdown of China's economy in the second quarter was due to the government's "active regulation and control."