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  • Calls Mount for China to Temper Yuan Appreciation Monday, 28 Apr 2008 | 2:27 AM ET

    China should keep the yuan fairly stable to anchor expectations about the currency's rate of climb, a prominent economist said in remarks published on Monday, adding to a growing tide of calls for it to rise more slowly.

  • China Tells Paulson Strategic Talks Build Trust Wednesday, 2 Apr 2008 | 1:23 AM ET
    Henry Paulson

    China reaffirmed its commitment on Wednesday to regular high-level talks with the United States that visiting Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson hopes will help to pry open Chinese markets and speed the yuan's rise.

  • China Investment Slows a Bit, Momentum Still Solid Friday, 14 Mar 2008 | 1:04 AM ET
    Cranes stand on a construction site in front of newly completed apartment buildings in Beijing.

    China's capital spending on assets such as flats and factories eased at the start of the year, providing more evidence of a modest slowdown in the world's fourth-largest economy.

  • China Retail Sales Robust, Inflation a Factor Wednesday, 12 Mar 2008 | 12:25 AM ET
    China Retail

    China's retail sales grew by 20.2 percent in January and February from a year earlier, supported by strong consumer spending but also propped up by the highest inflation in nearly 12 years.

  • China Feb Inflation Leaps to 11-Year High Monday, 10 Mar 2008 | 11:03 PM ET

    China's consumer inflation jumped in February to an 11-year high of 8.7 percent, presenting Beijing's stability-conscious leaders with a big economic headache in the run-up to the Olympic Games.    

  • Yuan Not Key to Inflation Fight: China's Central Bank Thursday, 6 Mar 2008 | 1:13 AM ET

    A stronger yuan can help temper price pressures but plays second fiddle to monetary policy in China's struggle against inflation, the country's central bank chief said on Thursday.

  • Paulson Slams Mortgage Relief Plans Friday, 29 Feb 2008 | 1:45 PM ET
    United States Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson

    Plans for sweeping federal programs that would aid troubled mortgage borrowers would bring unfair relief to speculators and reward investors who made bad bets, U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said Thursday.

  • IMF Head Sees China Economy Up 10%, Urges Yuan Rise Thursday, 14 Feb 2008 | 11:27 PM ET

    China's economy is likely to grow around 10 percent this year despite a global slowdown stemming from the U.S. subprime mortgage crisis, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, managing director of the International Monetary Fund, said on Friday.

  • Paulson: China Needs Flexible Yuan to Curb Inflation Tuesday, 11 Dec 2007 | 9:29 PM ET

    China needs a more flexible currency to ward off rising inflation risks and the danger that its economy might boil over, U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said on Wednesday.

  • China to Let Yuan Move More Freely Tuesday, 11 Dec 2007 | 12:34 AM ET

    China and the United States downplayed points of contention in trade relations, saying both sides needed to fend off protectionism as they prepared for difficult negotiations on economic disputes ranging from exchange rates to product safety.

  • China Could be Moving Toward Stronger Yuan: EU Wednesday, 28 Nov 2007 | 8:37 AM ET
    EU Trade Commissioner Peter Mandelson (AP Photo/Elizabeth Dalziel)

    China could be moving in the direction advocated by Europe of a stronger yuan, European officials said. The ECB and the People's Bank of China would set up a working group at once to examine currency issues.

  • China Blames Dollar for Sharp Yuan Rise vs. Euro Wednesday, 28 Nov 2007 | 8:29 AM ET

    The euro's rise against the yuan is largely a reflection of a sharp drop in the dollar, and the European Union should look to Washington to resolve the problem, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said on Wednesday.

  • China, Euro Zone to Work on Currencies, Trade Tuesday, 27 Nov 2007 | 7:04 AM ET

    China and the 13 countries using the single European currency agreed on Tuesday to cooperate to reduce global economic imbalances while heading off lurches in exchange rates.

  • Sarkozy Turns Up Pressure on China Over Yuan Monday, 26 Nov 2007 | 10:03 AM ET

    French President Nicolas Sarkozy called publicly on Chinese President Hu Jintao to let the yuan rise more swiftly against the euro.

  • China May Consider Wider Trading Band for Yuan Sunday, 18 Nov 2007 | 8:19 PM ET

    China's central bank chief said on Sunday it could consider a wider trading band for the yuan currency after finance chiefs from the Group of 20 economic powers renewed calls for greater currency flexibility.

  • Paulson: Chinese Yuan Needs to Strengthen Thursday, 8 Nov 2007 | 11:38 PM ET

    U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said on Thursday that China should pick up speed in making the reforms necessary to allow the yuan to float, warning China about rising trade protectionist sentiment.

  • Euro Zone Takes Currency Grief to China Tuesday, 9 Oct 2007 | 10:26 AM ET

    Irked by the relentless ascent of their currency, euro zone finance ministers have decided to target China's yuan as the chief culprit in a quest for fair play on global exchange rates and trade.

  • China to Limit Investments in Hong Kong Stocks Friday, 21 Sep 2007 | 1:57 AM ET

    Beijing will cap a program allowing its citizens to invest in Hong Kong's stock market, regulators said on Friday, scaling back an earlier aggressive plan to open a gateway for its capital accounts.

  • Yuan Rise to Spur Domestic China Growth Thursday, 20 Sep 2007 | 12:55 AM ET

    A more flexible yuan would not hold back China's growth or cause deflation but would help Beijing rebalance its economy towards domestic consumption, a top U.S. Treasury official said on Thursday.

  • Chinese Yuan Rises Against Dollar After Poor U.S. Data Monday, 10 Sep 2007 | 12:24 AM ET

    The Chinese yuan rose sharply against the U.S. dollar on Monday after the Chinese central bank set a higher reference rate for the Chinese currency following Friday's poor U.S. jobs data.