Toyota Motor promoted more foreigners to senior posts, including the first woman and first African-American to hold executive titles.
The target of "around 7 percent," announced by Premier Li Keqiang as the annual meeting of parliament got under way, is the lowest in 11 years.
BOJ's reflationary credentials will be burnished by new board member Yutaka Harada, but his views suggests he is unlikely to back further QE.
The Chinese military budget for 2015 will be about 10 percent bigger, meaning that such spending is growing faster than the growth rate. The NYT reports.
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Regardless of the results of the Shanghai-HK stock connect, a similar link-up in Shenzehn will materialize if it matches China's aim to integrate its capital markets, says Helen Zhu, chief China equity strategist at BlackRock.
Beijing can afford to raise its budget deficit for 2015 as China has the capacity to rely more on fiscal policy, says Helen Zhu, chief China equity strategist at BlackRock.
Rocky Tung, chief economist at Coface, attributes the increase in overdue amounts and periods to factors like cashflow problems among Chinese firms.