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CPI rise may signal bank tightening
With last year's record excess liquidity driving up prices across the board, China's inflation spiraled higher in April as the month's consumer price index hit 2.8 percent, and PPI soared to 6.8 percent.
Inflation expectation rising?
China Bankcard Consumer Confidence Index up 2.67 in April on economic optimism
Chinese bankcard holders' were increasingly willing to spend in April as optimism about the Chinese economy grew, the latest consumer confidence figures showed Sunday.
Inflation could rise to 5%: Economist
China stands little chance of hitting the government's target of keeping inflation below 3 percent for 2010, a senior Chinese government economist said.
Incomes and health are top concern of Chinese consumers
A joint survey by China Economic Monitoring and Analysis Center and Nielsen shows income has become Chinese consumers' top concern, followed by health and education of their children.
China's consumer confidence at record high in Q1
China's Consumer Confidence Index rose four points to 108 in the first quarter, the highest since 2007, but consumers' willingness to consume fell slightly, according to a report released on Thursday by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).
Official: Utility prices continue to rise in the second quarter
The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) recently issued a report saying that in the first quarter, the overall prices have remained stable, and in the second quarter, the overall price level will continue to maintain modest increases, and there is not likely to be a sharp rise in price.
Crude prices fall as stocks plunge worldwide
Crude prices fell Friday as stock markets plunged across the world on concerns about economic and financial instability in Europe.
Iron ore price hikes threaten disruption of China's steel market
A senior Chinese industry official has warned major iron ore producers that huge price hikes are likely to damage China's steel market and relations between iron ore and steel producers.
Housing market cooling down
New policies stage a 'surgical strike' on housing speculation
After increasing the down payment for second homes to 50 percent, the State Council again issued a notice allowing commercial banks in areas where housing prices are too high or are rising too quickly, and where housing supply is tight, to suspend loans for third homes and beyond.
China to withstand housing slowdown: Goldman
The Goldman Sachs said in a research report on Thursday that China's economic growth will not be jeopardized by a slowdown in its property sector, which Beijing is now determined to cool down and make housing more affordable.
Real estate markets in major Chinese cities cool
The floor space of houses sold in 26 Chinese cities all fell in the week from April 26 to May 2, according to the latest weekly report of real estate markets in 32 major Chinese cities released by the China Index Academy. However, land transactions have become more active.
Property sales plunge over holiday weekend
Property average recorded sales in Beijing tumbled abruptly over the long May Day holiday, with the daily sales of second-hand property dropping by more than 80 percent compared with the last month, according to an official real estate website.
Beijing unveils tough measures to curb housing price rises
Beijing banned all families from buying more than one home Friday, in a tough set of restrictions designed to curb speculation and soaring home prices.
Trade surplus seen again in April
Trade measures signal more active response
The government announced on Wednesday that it would slap anti-subsidy duties of up to 31 percent on chicken products from the United States - the move coming hot on the heels of a series of such cases initiated against the US during the past two weeks.
China's 2010 foreign trade rebound still fragile: commerce ministry
China's Ministry of Commerce Tuesday made a cautious prediction for the outlook of the nation's foreign trade for the rest of the year amid the fragile global economic recovery.
China to strive for economic balance
The nation will strive to achieve a trade balance, but there would be other trade deficits during the first-half of the year as domestic growth outpaces the global recovery, Yao Jian, spokesman for the Ministry of Commerce, said on Thursday.
Commerce Ministry: China's monthly trade deficit likely to continue in H1
Monthly trade deficits will likely continue in the remaining months of the first half of 2010 and will possibly improve in the second half, said Yao Jian, spokesman of China's Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM).
China's March deficit shows currency not cause of trade imbalance: spokesman
China's trade deficit in March proves the exchange rate is not the decisive factor affecting trade balance, said Yao Jian, a spokesman for the Ministry of Commerce, Saturday.
China reports trade deficit in March, 1st time in 6 years
China's trade balance turned red in March, the country's first monthly trade deficit in six years, the General Administration of Customs said here Saturday.