China launches state financial media group: Xinhua

SHANGHAI China has merged five state media companies in a bid to improve the quality and influence of the country's economic and financial news services, state news agency Xinhua reported on Friday. Last week, China's cabinet gave Xinhua permission to ... ( read original story ...)

China Said to Relax Index Futures Curbs as Market Steadies (2)

China Financial Futures Exchange will cut transaction fees, lower margin requirements for non-hedging accounts and double the number of new positions such traders are allowed to open per day, the people said. The updated rules are set to come into effect ... ( read original story ...)

China’s IPO craze a hurdle for new financial market reform

A buying craze in newly listed stocks may eventually crimp efforts by China’s securities regulators to deregulate the IPO system, say analysts and industry watchers. Investing in initial public offerings (IPO) can sometimes bring investors a 22-fold ... ( read original story ...)

China GDP beats expectations but debt risks loom

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's economy grew a faster-than-expected 6.8 percent ... as policymakers grapple with financial risks created by an explosive growth in debt. The fourth-quarter figure is the first time in two years that the world's second-largest ... ( read original story ...)

China’s Economy Grows Strongly, Yet Central Bank Eases Policy

BEIJING — China’s economy firmly hit its growth target ... And in an unusual move, its central bank on Friday took an extra step to inject more money into the economy over the next month. China’s economy grew 6.7 percent last year after accelerating ... ( read original story ...)

China provides short-term liquidity support for big banks

BEIJING, Jan. 20 (Xinhua) -- China's central bank has provided provisional liquidity support for several big commercial banks to meet rising cash demand ahead of the upcoming Spring Festival. The term of the operation is 28 days and interest rates are ... ( read original story ...)

Taiwan tells Beijing to grow up over Trump ceremony row

China should not be so "narrow-minded", Taiwan said Thursday, after Beijing pressed Washington to block the island from attending Donald Trump's inauguration. A former premier will lead Taipei's delegation as foreign dignitaries from around the world ... ( read original story ...)