Over the last year, developers and investors alike have flooded into China’s second-tier cities, chasing real-estate opportunities. Many of the Tier 2 cities are turning into money pits, according to a new report from Credit Suisse, and should be avoided.
China is expected to unveil its latest five-year plan for the nation this week, as its two quasi-legislatures - the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Congress and the National People’s Congress - are expected to give their stamp of approval.
Record number of mutual fund redemptions in China have prompted a slew of new offerings in the market as fund management firms struggle to retain invetsors.
As Chinese property prices skyrocket and with cooling measures put in place, more and more mainland buyers are finding more value in overseas markets.
China's move to hike its reserve requirement ratio (RRR) for banks by 50 basis points late Friday was its eighth since 2010. That takes the amount of money banks need to park with the central bank to 19.5 percent. But when it comes to interest rates, China has been much more cautious. The People's Bank of China (PBOC) has raised rates only three times since the current tightening cycle began in October 2010.
Greater China may represent a significant portion of sales for leading luxury brands Louis Vuitton, Gucci and Bulgari, but Aaron Fischer, regional head of consumer research at CLSA Asia Pacific Markets, believes Hong Kong-listed retailers are better positioned to capture the mainland’s demand for high-end merchandise.
China may be increasingly capitalist in inclination, and at ground level. But no one should forget that it’s still a communist, command-driven economy. If “Don’t fight the Fed” is the mantra in the United States, “Don’t fight the Party” is a wise motto for investors in the Middle Kingdom.
Though Shanghai and Beijing tend to grab the headlines, the future of the country is in its smaller cities, experts say. They are its heartland and the likely source of its most rapid growth over the next few years.
China’s economy is at a significant crossroads as it enters 2011, with wages rising rapidly and the labor force, particularly of migrant laborers, starting to shrink. The shift is causing many to predict the end of the country’s status as the world’s shop floor.
China may be a growing economic powerhouse, but its increasing prominence on the global stage has also seen a rise of Chinese stars in the West.
China's economy powered ahead in 2010, but the performance of its stock market far from impressed global investors.
China’s M&A activity hit record levels in 2010, with overseas acquisitions dominating a quarter of the deals. While Chinese firms have had success in its quest to go global, the end result is not always smooth sailing.
Despite moves by the Chinese government to tame its property sector, prices have remained stubbornly resilient, with some economists saying the tightening measures are unsustainable.
Zhang Xin, co-founder and CEO of Beijing's largest real estate developer, SOHO China, shares her outlook on China's property market amid the country's tightening policies, and whether the country's property bubble is at risk of bursting.
Even with a great 2010 in the books, analysts say investors shouldn’t expect the growing boom in Chinese cleantech firms going public to slow down in the coming months.
The yuan debate has come to the fore again, with Chinese President Hu Jintao in Washington for a state visit. While many critics see the currency as vastly undervalued against the U.S. dollar, the case is far from clear when viewed against other currencies.
China's outbound investments passed the $50 billion mark in 2010. Those figures are expected to rise further with Beijing's recent "Going Abroad" push which allows local firms to make overseas investments in yuan. But as Cheng Lei reports, Chinese firms still have a lot to learn when investing abroad.
China will prosper under the leadership of Xi Jinping, the likely successor of President Hu Jintao, says Robert Lawrence Kuhn, author of "How China's Leaders Think". He shares his thoughts with, CNBC's Oriel Morrison and Martin Soong.
Han De Jong, chief economist at ABN AMRO views Asiaâs inflation problem as temporary and expects the global growth story to continue and corporate earnings to shine. He talks to CNBCâs Martin Soong and Bernard Lo.