• CHINA - PHARM 2004

    November 17 - 20, 2004China International Exhibition CenterBeijing, ChinaPharmaceuticals, biotechnology, cosmetics, fine chemicals or medical devices: the need to speed Life Sciences products to the market is growing. Every step in every process must be tracked and validated to c

  • China reaffirms macro-economic controls policy

    China's premier ruled out any loosening in Beijing's macro-economic controls, in spite of fresh evidence of slowing growth and complaints from companies thrown into crisis by curbs on bank lending. // Wen Jiabao, prime minister, reaffirmed the government's commitment to the restr

  • too early to end lending curbs and other austerity measures.

    China reported a marked slowdown in investment and money supply growth Monday, but stubbornly high inflation suggested it was too early to rule out further steps to cool the world's seventh-largest economy. Fixed investment was 26.3 percent higher than a year earlier, an official

  • China's banks seek ways to reduce debt

    China's "big four" State-owned banks had accumulated a massive 1.89 trillion yuan (US$227.71 billion) in bad assets by the end of March. Non-performing loans accounted for 19.15 per cent of the banks' total loans, according to statistics from China Banking Regulatory Commission.

  • China's government vows to keep economy on healthy track

    Premier Wen Jiabao said Monday the government is moving closer towards its goal of an investment cool-down and a healthy economic system and said the authorities should continue to strictly control the use of land for new projects and credit growth to prevent further economic ove

  • China's August Inflation hits 5.3 percent

    China's inflation rate held at a seven-year high of 5.3 percent last month as food costs surged, suggesting the government needs to strengthen lending controls to cool growth in the world's seventh-largest economy. The gain in the consumer price index matched July's increase, whi

  • China investment, money growth slow sharply

    China reported a marked slowdown in investment and money supply growth, but stubbornly high inflation suggested it was too early to rule out further steps to cool the world's seventh-largest economy. Fixed-asset investment in August was 26.3 percent higher than a year earlier, an

  • China's growth well but policy in fog

    A divergence between China's still-robust economic indicators and sharply slowing money and loan growth highlights the perils facing policy makers trying to steer the world's seventh-largest economy to a soft landing. After digesting a raft of data for August, most economists giv