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  • No Chinese protectionism unless Trump actually acts. Preemptice action would jsut cause a reaction.

    Fred Neumann, MD & co-head of Asian economics research at HSBC, weighs in on the latest Chinese economic data.

  • BEIJING, Dec 8- China's imports grew at the fastest pace in more than two years in November, fueled by its strong thirst for commodities from coal to iron ore, while exports also rose unexpectedly, reflecting a pick-up in both domestic and global demand. "The improvement reflects a strengthening in global demand, with recent business surveys suggesting that...

  • BEIJING, Dec 8- China's imports of commodities surged unexpectedly last month putting the world's second-largest economy on track to set records for shipments of iron ore, coal and soybeans even as concerns linger about slowing economic growth. "The rise in copper imports reflected in part a rise in Shanghai Futures Exchange inventories and stronger demand...

  • While black swans are inherently unpredictable, Nomura has pointed to 10 potential grey swans to worry about for 2017.

  • SHANGHAI, Dec 8- China stocks fell slightly on Thursday, as investors grappled with mixed data showing better-than-expected November trade numbers but a sharp fall in foreign-exchange reserves. China's November exports rose by 0.1 percent from a year earlier, while imports expanded 6.7 percent on strong demand for commodities from coal to iron ore.

  • Workers at the Zhong Tian (Zenith) Steel Group factory in Changzhou, Jiangsu.

    China's November exports rose 0.1 percent on-year while imports rose 6.7 percent on-year on a dollar-denominated basis.

  • LAUNCESTON, Australia, Dec 8- China has thrown the world's commodity producers and traders a massive party in the last few months, as evidenced by robust figures for November's imports of crude oil, iron ore and coal among others. China imports of iron ore jumped to the third highest on record, with November's 91.98 million tonnes up 13.8 percent from the previous...

  • Michael Jordan has won a trademark case in China's top court against a brand bearing a Chinese language version of version of his name.

  • BEIJING, Dec 8- China imported 91.98 million tonnes of iron ore in November, up 13.8 percent from the previous month and reaching one of the highest volumes on record, official data from the country's customs authority showed on Thursday. The total was an increase of 12 percent from 80.8 million tonnes in November last year and was the third highest month on record,...

  • BEIJING, Dec 8- China will consume less corn in 2016/ 17 than previously forecast as livestock farmers in the world's top grain buyer give their animals more sorghum and barley and as overall demand for feed wanes, the nation's official think tank said on Thursday. In a daily report, the China National Grains and Oils Information Center cut its estimate for corn...

  • China growth is slowly decreasing: Economist

    China is toggling between economic rebalancing and growth, says J.P. Morgan's Sally Auld.

  • BEIJING— China's exports grew in November for the first time in nine months while imports also rose in a sign global and domestic demand are recovering. "Better-than-expected trade data out of China today reflects both an uptick in global demand as well as the continued strength of the domestic economy," said Julian Evans-Pritchard of Capital Economics in a...

  • BEIJING, Dec 8- China's small, independent refiners are set to raise their crude oil imports again in 2017 on expectations that Beijing will keep their intake quotas steady, market participants said, a move that should help eat up some of the global supply glut. Called "teapots" due to the small capacities of their plants compared with the big state-run refineries,...

  • SHANGHAI, Dec 8- China's yuan weakened against the dollar on Thursday morning, weighed down by companies' demand for the U.S. currency, traders said. The People's Bank of China set the midpoint rate at 6.8731 per dollar prior to market open, firmer than the previous fix of 6.8808. Traders said corporate dollar demand was strong on Thursday, the day after China...

  • BEIJING— China's exports grew in November for the first time in nine months while imports also rose, suggesting global and domestic demand are recovering. Customs data released Thursday showed exports rose 0.1 percent, an improvement over October's 7.3 percent contraction. Imports rose 6.7 percent, up from the previous month's 1.4 percent decline.

  • Chinese government dealing with balancing act: Expert

    China has been balancing economic growth with market liberalization, says Daryl Liew at REYL Singapore.

  • Is China's economy getting any healthier?

    Expect China's trade data to show improvement, says Helen Qiao at BAML.

  • SYDNEY, Dec 8- London copper futures edged up on Thursday after losses the session before, while Shanghai copper lost more ground on mounting concerns a recent rally pinned on strong physical demand was overstretched. *The most-traded copper contract on the Shanghai Futures Exchange slipped 1.38 percent to 47,270 yuan a tonne. *Asian shares hopped higher on...

  • Chinese authorities still have ammo: Expert

    China's financial reforms have been positive and valuations are attractive, says Medha Samant at Fidelity International.

  • A strong US is good for Asia: Expert

    Investors need to understand how a strong dollar impacts Asia, says Richard Martin, MD at IMA Asia.