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China’s inflation picks up on rise in food costs

By Tue, Jun 10, 2014 2:07PM UTC Comments Off Pic: AP.

BEIJING (AP) — Higher food prices have pushed China’s inflation to a five-month high of 2.5 percent. Data released Tuesday showed consumer inflation in May picked up from the previous month’s 1.8 percent. The increase was driven by a 4.1 percent rise in food prices. Inflation still is well below the ruling Communist Party’s 3.5...

IMF: Containing China’s financial risks a priority

By Thu, Jun 05, 2014 7:06PM UTC Comments Off FILE - In this July 6, 2011 file photo released by China's Xinhua news agency, a man walks past the office building of the People's Bank of China in Beijing. Pic:APA

BEIJING (AP) — The International Monetary Fund says China should make a priority of containing financial risks that stem from rising debt....

OECD cuts global growth forecast on China slowdown

By Tue, May 06, 2014 6:20PM UTC Comments Off A port in China. Pic: AP.

PARIS (AP) — A leading international organization is warning that the global economy will grow by less than expected this year after it cut forecasts for the United States and China. The Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development said Tuesday that the global economy will grow by 3.4 percent this year, down from its...

China manufacturing growth weak in April

By Thu, May 01, 2014 11:05AM UTC Comments Off Pic: AP.

BEIJING (AP) — A survey of Chinese manufacturers shows activity grew weakly in April, adding to signs the world's second-largest economy is cooling....

China’s growth slows to 24-year low of 7.4 percent

By Wed, Apr 16, 2014 1:08PM UTC Comments Off Pic: AP.

BEIJING (AP) — China's economic growth slowed to a 24-year low of 7.4 percent in the first quarter, raising the risk of job losses and a potential impact on its trading partners....

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