BEIJING (AP) — China's manufacturing contracted for a second straight month in February as a mainstay of the world's No. 2 economy loses momentum amid government efforts to rein in credit and investment growth....
BEIJING (AP) — The reaction was slow in coming, but financial markets and corporate bosses have been jolted awake to China's relentless growth decline and are scrambling to cope with wrenching changes in global business....
BEIJING (AP) — China's inflation rate eased in December to 2.5 percent amid signs the world's second-largest economy might be cooling. ...
BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese state news agency says the Cabinet has estimated this year’s economic growth edged down to 7.6 percent and warned it faces pressure to decline further. The Xinhua News Agency on Thursday cited a Cabinet report to China’s legislature that said growth declined from 7.7 percent in 2012. That was above...
BEIJING (AP) — China’s inflation edged down in November, giving Beijing more room to stimulate the economy if needed. Data showed consumer prices rose 3.0 percent, down from October’s 3.2 percent. Price increases were driven by a 22.3 percent rise in the cost of fresh vegetables and a 5.9 percent gain for food prices overall....
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