Articles by China

  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange
    Global Economic Concerns Weigh Down US Stock Futures

    September 10 2012 4:32 AM EDT

    The U.S. stock index futures point to a lower open Monday as investors' concerns about the faltering global economy was revived following the disappointing economic indicators from China.

  • Asian Stocks
    Asian Stocks Mostly Up on Stimulus Hopes

    September 10 2012 4:20 AM EDT

    Asian stock markets mostly ended higher Monday on hopes that major economies including the U.S and China would soon announce a new round of stimulus measures to spur growth.

  • Brent climbs above $114 despite soft China demand

    September 10 2012 4:01 AM EDT

    Brent crude futures steadied above $114 per barrel on Monday after China's oil data came in weaker than expected, with expectations of further stimulus measures from the United States supporting prices. China's crude oil imports in August fell 12.5 percent from a year earlier to the lowest daily rate since October 2010, while implied oil demand in China fell to 8.92 million barrels per day (bpd), underlining flagging domestic demand while the global economic outlook darkens.

  • Investors Cautious ahead of FOMC Meeting and Rebound in China CPI

    September 10 2012 3:51 AM EDT

    Financial markets steadied ahead of the September FOMC meeting. While anticipating more easing would come from the Fed, investors' concerns over China's economic slowdown heightened as the rebound in China's CPI in August raised the difficulty for the country to cut interest rates to stimulate the economy. Commodities moved sideways on Monday with crude oil and gold prices hovering around last Friday's close.

  • Crude Oil
    Crude Oil Futures Decline After US, China Data

    September 10 2012 2:48 AM EDT

    Crude oil futures slightly declined Monday as weak economic reports from the U.S. and China weighed on the sentiment.

  • People walk past an electronic board displaying graphs of various market indices from around the world outside a brokerage in Tokyo
    Asian Stocks Rise On China Stimulus Hopes

    September 10 2012 12:28 AM EDT

    Most of the Asian markets rose Monday as investors remained hopeful that stimulus measures would soon be announced by China to boost its economy as its industrial production growth rate slowed down in August compared to previous month.

  • Chinese one yuan coins are placed on 100 yuan banknotes in this illustrative photograph taken in Beijing
    China’s August Trade Surplus Widens As Exports, Imports Disappoint

    September 10 2012 12:26 AM EDT

    China reported a trade surplus of $26.66 billion in August amid the slower-than-expected growth in exports and imports, raising concern that the world's second largest economy isn't doing enough to stimulate the economy and avert a slowdown.

  • Hong Kong elections
    In Hong Kong Election, Pro-Democracy Candidates Likely To Gain In Heavy Turnout

    September 09 2012 2:58 PM EDT

    Hong Kong residents went to the ballot box on Sunday, and early exit poll results show that pro-democracy, anti-Beijing candidates are likely to win the majority of generally-elected seats.

  • Hong Kong port
    China's August Factory Output Growth Is Weakest In 3 Years

    September 09 2012 11:05 AM EDT

    China's factories ran at their slowest rate for 39 months in August, the government reported Sunday.

  • Technology Focus: Amazon’s Bezos Disrupts Again, Devises Apple Challenge

    September 09 2012 10:17 AM EDT

    Chances are there few personalities as creative, disruptive and rich in the technology sector as Jeff Bezos, the founding CEO of Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN), the No. 1 e-retailer. He's put Borders Books out of business and could even put Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) in its place.

  • Apple iPhone 5 Rumors Update: Chinese Company Uses Leaked Photos Of iPhone 5 To Patent Design, Releases Knockoff GooPhone I5 (VIDEO)

    September 09 2012 6:29 AM EDT

    Even before Apple (AAPL) could unveil its next-generation iPhone, the Chinese seem to be in a tearing hurry as a company by name GooPhone has released a new phone GooPhone I5 that bears strong resemblances to leaked images of the next-generation iPhone, often referred to as iPhone 5.

  • China's Manufacturing PMI
    China's August Inflation Rate Rebounds To 2% As Economy Reels Under Downward Pressure

    September 09 2012 4:24 AM EDT

    A slowdown in exports, a slump in the earnings of domestic companies and surging food prices cast downward pressure on the world's second-biggest economy in August as the China's National Bureau of Statistics reported Sunday that the Consumer Price Index rose 2 percent.

  • An employee seals a stack of yuan banknotes at a branch of Industrial and Commercial Bank of China in Huaibei
    China Factory Growth Slips In August

    September 09 2012 2:49 AM EDT

    China's factories ran at their slowest rate for 39 months in August while a double-digit rise in fixed asset investment showed that infrastructure spending remained key to economic growth.

  • Asian Markets
    Asian Stocks Week Ahead: Investors To Focus On FOMC Decision, China Data

    September 08 2012 11:20 PM EDT

    Asian stock markets ended with gains last week after the European Central Bank (ECB) announced plan to reduce borrowing costs of struggling euro zone countries’ and news that Chinese regulators had approved another batch of infrastructure projects, which should stabilize and restore growth in the world's second largest economy. Market participants’ are likely to focus on Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) interest rate decision on September 13th.

  • Yangtze River Turns Red: Photos Of China's Once Golden, Now Scarlet Pathway [PICTURES]

    September 08 2012 12:58 PM EDT

    The Yangtze River, the third longest river in the world, sometimes called the "golden watercourse," mysteriously blushed for the first time on Sept. 6. Residents in the surrounding area near the city of Chongqing, where the Yangtze connects to the Jialin River, literally stopped in their tracks when they noticed their once golden river had turned a shocking shade of red. For photos of the once golden river, check out the pictures in the photo gallery.

  • Alpari Grain Report

    September 08 2012 6:41 AM EDT

    Next Wednesday is the USDA monthly crop report that looks to make adjustments on yields and production, up or down. Prior to its release, traders will place their own trades based on their personal perceptions. Here's a recent Bloomberg news poll of major brokerage houses and analysts as to their estimates. For corn, the average production estimate is 10.420 billion bushels, 350 million bushels under the last USDA report estimates and well under the 2011 production of 12.358.

  • Investors look at an electronic board
    Earthquake Exposes Poor Infrastructure In Rural China (PHOTOS)

    September 08 2012 3:08 AM EDT

    The death toll in a series of earthquakes that struck southwest China's Yunnan and Guizhou provinces Friday has mounted to 80. Over 730 people suffered injuries.

  • Asian Markets
    Weekly Roundup: ECB, China Stimulus Plans Lift Asian Stocks

    September 08 2012 12:52 AM EDT

    Asian stock markets posted their first weekly gains in three weeks as the European Central Bank's (ECB) announcement about its widely anticipated bond-buying program, and Chinese stimulus measures, triggered a rally on Friday.

  • Yangtze River Turns Red: Photos Of China's Once Golden, Now Scarlet Pathway [PICTURES]
    Chinese River Turns Red, And Nobody Is Quite Sure Why

    September 07 2012 9:52 PM EDT

    A stretch of China's Yangtze River has mysteriously turned red around the city of Chongqing. Officials are investigating the river's transformation, as nobody is quite sure what caused it. The river began turning the color of a nice marinara sauce on Thursday.

  • Barack Obama
    President Obama's 2012 DNC Speech Video And Full Text Transcript

    September 07 2012 5:45 PM EDT

    U.S. President Barack Obama's speech Thursday night earned mixed reviews, but his reminder of the campaign promises he ran on in 2008 made members of the audience emotional. Obama reminded the audience that all Americans, Democrat and Republican, have problems that can be solved.