China's banking industry sees growing external assets

BEIJING - China's banking industry recorded more external financial assets by the end of September compared with the second quarter, according to official figures. China's banking industry, excluding the central bank, reported external financial assets of ... ( read original story ...)

China takes new step to downgrade the dollar's prominence

China took another step to degrade the US dollar in defining the value of its currency in an effort that cuts against its rival's stubbornly strong hold on the global financial system. An arm of the People's Bank of China, which last year started setting ... ( read original story ...)

China announces ban on ivory trade by end of 2017

China has announced a ban on all ivory trade and processing ... Conservation group WWF welcomed the latest news, calling it a "historic announcement... signalling an end to the world's primary legal ivory market and a major boost to international efforts ... ( read original story ...)

Chrystia Freeland set for trade talks with China in 2017

She can be reached at catharine.tunney@cbc.ca Twitter: @cattunneycbc International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland says she's tentatively booked to have her first face-to-face discussion with China in February as Canada explores a free trade agreement ... ( read original story ...)

China policymakers pledge stability for 'complex' year ahead

"At present, China's economic and financial operations are generally stable, but the complexity of the situation cannot be underestimated," the People's Bank of China (PBOC) said. Bank lending is on pace to top 2015's record 11.71 trillion yuan ($1.7 ... ( read original story ...)

China to relax curbs on foreign investment in financial sector

BEIJING China unveiled plans on Friday to allow more foreign investment in banking, insurance, securities and credit-rating firms, as part of a wider opening up of the world's second-largest economy. The moves could ease some frustration among foreign ... ( read original story ...)

China: Police shoot dead 3 who killed 2 in Xinjiang attack

BEIJING -- Three knife-wielding assailants attacked staff at a Communist Party office in China's far western region of Xinjiang and set off an explosive device, killing two and injuring three others, an official news agency reported Thursday. The attackers ... ( read original story ...)