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China becomes biggest PC market in 2012 - IHS report

China has overtaken the US as the world's biggest market for personal computers, according to a market data report.Research by the consultants IHS said PC shipments to the country rose to 69 million ...

Date: 2014-07-14

China's trade surplus narrows in June

China's trade surplus narrowed to $32bn (£18bn) in June after export growth slowed and imports increased, showing the economy is still stabilising after a weak start to the year.Exports rose by...

Date: 2014-07-11

Hong Kong Bears Sell Priciest Stocks Since ’02, Buy China

Some of the world’s biggest stock investors are shifting their China bets to mainland companies from Hong Kong after the city’s shares climbed to the most expensive levels in 12 years.The ...

Date: 2014-07-10

Hong Kong profile

Once home to fishermen and farmers, modern Hong Kong is a teeming, commercially-vibrant metropolis where Chinese and Western influences fuse.The former British colony became a special administrative r...

Date: 2014-07-09

Chinese censors add Microsoft, Yahoo to internet block lists

China has expanded its internet censorship activities to further sites operated by western companies, as part of its largest anti-human rights campaign in decades, activists say.Speaking to iTnews, Ch...

Date: 2014-07-08

South Korea to get clearing system for China's yuan

South Korea will get a yuan clearing system in the capital Seoul, expanding the list of states with direct access to trade in the Chinese currency.China's central bank has signed a memorandum of unde...

Date: 2014-07-07

China services sector booms in June, suggest economy steadying

(Reuters) - Activity in China's services sector expanded at its fastest pace in 15 months in June, a private survey showed on Thursday, reinforcing signs that the broader economy is stabilizing.The s...

Date: 2014-07-04

India Raises Minimum Export Price for Onions

India has raised the minimum export price for onions, to maintain price levels at home, as fears grow of a shortage because of adverse weather conditions.Effective immediately, exports of onions can o...

Date: 2014-07-03