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China's Xi pledges 'unswerving' reforms, but on own terms

1:28pm GMT

BEIJING Chinese President Xi Jinping called on Tuesday for the unswerving implementation of reforms on Beijing's terms, saying no one could boss it around, but offered no new measures in a speech marking 40 years of market liberalisation. | Video

As trade war bites, China advisers recommend lowering 2019 growth target

17 Dec 2018

BEIJING China should lower next year's growth target to 6.0-6.5 percent as headwinds including a trade dispute with the United States increases risks for the economy, according to government advisers' recommendations to top leaders who will meet to map out the 2019 economic agenda.

RPT-ANALYSIS-Ahead of China anniversary, trade war fans calls for faster market reforms

16 Dec 2018

* China economists, govt advisers beat drum for faster reforms

China's consumers, factories take a beating as economic gloom deepens

14 Dec 2018

BEIJING China's November retail sales grew at their weakest pace since 2003 and industrial output rose the least in nearly three years as the economy lost further momentum, heaping pressure on Beijing to defuse its trade dispute with the United States.

Ahead of China anniversary, trade war fans calls for faster market reforms

14 Dec 2018

BEIJING China's trade war with the United States is spurring some Chinese entrepreneurs, government advisers and think-tanks to call for faster reforms in the world's second-largest economy and the freeing of a private sector stifled by state controls.

RPT-UPDATE 2-China Nov loans top forecasts but other credit gauges at record lows

11 Dec 2018

BEIJING, Dec 11 China's banks extended more new loans than expected in November after a sharp drop the previous month, in a sign that recent government pressure on lenders to help struggling smaller firms may be starting to bear fruit.

China Nov loans top forecasts but other credit gauges at record lows

11 Dec 2018

BEIJING China's banks extended more new loans than expected in November after a sharp drop the previous month, in a sign that recent government pressure on lenders to help struggling smaller firms may be starting to bear fruit.

China wants trade talks with United States to be equal, mutually beneficial

23 Nov 2018

BEIJING Trade talks between the United States and China should be equal and mutually beneficial, Chinese Vice Commerce Minister Wang Shouwen said on Friday, adding that he hoped the two countries can find ways to manage their differences through dialogue. | Video

Weak credit growth raises odds of first China rate cut in years

16 Nov 2018

SHANGHAI/BEIJING, Nov 16 China's stubbornly weak credit growth has spurred talk of its first cut in benchmark lending rates in three years, but economists and policy insiders say concerns about a potential knock to its currency will likely give the central bank pause.

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