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Chinese Dragon hungry for some Irish Beef

China and Ireland have had a great relationship in recent decades. Every year more and more legislation is passed in order to encourage trade and cooperation between the two. This infographic tells the bigger picture:                                         Read more about Chinese Dragon hungry for some Irish Beef[…]

Oil hits five year low, emerging stocks hammered

(Reuters) – Oil prices fell to their lowest in five years on Monday, hit by slowing factory activity in China and Europe and hammering emerging market stocks and commodity-linkedcurrencies. Plunging prices for oil and other commodities raised fears of deflation, especially in the euro zone and Japan, and the prospect of looser monetary policy pushed the yen to a seven-year low against Read more about Oil hits five year low, emerging stocks hammered[…]

China ready to cut rates again on fears of deflation

(Reuters) – China’s leadership and central bank are ready to cut interest rates again and also loosen lending restrictions, concerned that falling prices could trigger a surge in debt defaults, business failures and job losses, said sources involved in policy-making. Friday’s surprise cut in rates, the first in more than two years, reflects a change Read more about China ready to cut rates again on fears of deflation[…]

Why isn’t the government being held to account on the China free trade deal?

Written by Greg Jericho If you want to see a government being held to account, you should plug your ears when you hear talk about the benefits of the China-Australia free trade agreement. Based on old, irrelevant modelling, the benefits of the agreement have been taken by too many in the media as given, rather than Read more about Why isn’t the government being held to account on the China free trade deal?[…]

China says FTA with South Korea may be effective in 2015

(Reuters) – A free trade agreement between China and South Korea should be effective in the second-half of next year if all goes well, a top commerce ministry official said on Monday, ending negotiations that started in 2012. The Chinese and South Korean governments said last week that they had “effectively” reached a free trade agreement that would remove Read more about China says FTA with South Korea may be effective in 2015[…]

Australia, China deepen ties with landmark free trade deal

Written by Matt Siegel (Reuters) – China and Australia on Monday sealed a landmark free trade agreement more than a decade in the making, significantly expanding ties between the world’s second largest economy and one of Washington’s closest allies in Asia. The deal, which Australia called the best ever between Beijing and a Western country, will open up Chinese markets to Australian farm Read more about Australia, China deepen ties with landmark free trade deal[…]

China October data shows economy cooling further, need for more policy support

BY XIAOYI SHAO AND KEVIN YAO BEIJING Thu Nov 13, 2014 4:06am EST See at: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/11/13/us-china-economy-activity-idUSKCN0IX0C520141113 (Reuters) – China’s economy lost further momentum in October, with factory growth dipping and investment growth hitting a near 13-year low, testing the government’s resolve to avoid stronger stimulus measures. The soft performance cemented the view that China is on track Read more about China October data shows economy cooling further, need for more policy support[…]

Made in China and India: Can Xi and Modi merge world’s ‘factory’ and ‘back office’? (18/09/2014)

By Ravi Agrawal, CNN September 18, 2014 — Updated 0500 GMT (1300 HKT) STORY HIGHLIGHTS Leaders of world’s most populous countries meet in India this week China’s Xi Jinping and India’s Narendra Modi both facing similar challenges Xi has spoken of combing the “world’s factory” and the “world’s back office” Border skirmish between Indian and Read more about Made in China and India: Can Xi and Modi merge world’s ‘factory’ and ‘back office’? (18/09/2014)[…]

Alibaba set to price shares as investors gear up for flotation (18/09/2014)

18 September 2014 Last updated at 07:14 GMT by BBC News Chinese online giant Alibaba is expected to set the price of its shares later in what could be a record-breaking initial public offering (IPO). Alibaba could raise between $22bn (£13.5bn) and $25bn when it lists its shares in New York. The previous record IPO Read more about Alibaba set to price shares as investors gear up for flotation (18/09/2014)[…]

UK to sign nearly £2.4 billion in trade deals with China

(Reuters) Britain said on Friday that it was about to sign commercial deals with China worth more than 2.4 billion pounds, as Chancellor George Osborne prepared to meet China’s Vice Premier Ma Kai in London. Full details of the prospective transactions were not immediately available. But Britain’s finance ministry said they included a $1 billion joint venture Read more about UK to sign nearly £2.4 billion in trade deals with China[…]