The following is a table of biweekly survey of crude run rates at 23 major Chinese refineries by May 19, according to data from Oilchem.net, a Shandong based energy information website.
Foreign direct investment surged 33 percent in March from a year earlier as rising inflation and interest rates failed to damp overseas confidence in the world’s fastest-growing major economy.
Inflation in China and India accelerated by more than economists forecast in March as rising commodity costs and inflows of capital threaten to overheat economies across Asia.
The following is a table of biweekly survey of crude run rates at 23 major Chinese refineries by April 7, according to data from Oilchem.net, a Shandong based energy information website.
China’s manufacturing grew at the slowest pace in 17 months in July as the government clamped down on property speculation and investment in energy-intensive and polluting factories.
-- China’s lending and money supply grew by less than economists expected in February, aiding the government’s campaign to rein in prices in the fastest-growing major economy.
China raised interest rates for the fourth time since the end of the global financial crisis to restrain inflation and limit the risk of asset bubbles in the fastest-growing major economy.
China’s efforts to parry U.S. criticism that its currency is undervalued got a boost from a report showing the world’s second-largest economy unexpectedly posted a $7.3 billion trade deficit.
Chinese policy makers will boost benchmark interest rates four times in the next 12 months, more than most of the world’s biggest economies, as they tackle the fastest inflation in two years, trading in swaps shows.
"China's import trend, especially purchases of commodities and machinery, is closely related to the cycle of investment in fixed assets."
- Jay Wang on Jul 08, 2010