China’s exports unexpectedly fell in September and inflation jumped on food prices, signaling constraints on the nation’s recovery as Premier Li Keqiang seeks to sustain growth without adding monetary stimulus.
China’s exports unexpectedly fell in September, signaling the constraints of global demand on the nation’s recovery and highlighting distortions caused by fake invoices that have yet to be eliminated from trade data.
Chinese investigators uncovered bribery and irregular lending as part of a graft probe that took them to several provinces, a university and a bank, in findings that underscore the extent of corruption in the country.
By noon on a recent weekday, Nguyen Thi Hanh hadn’t sold a single mooncake at her sidewalk kiosk set up for the Mid-Autumn Festival on a busy street in Hanoi. She squatted on the ground to tend to her embroidery, instead.
Zhang Guangdi has watched the market value of his Shanghai International Port Group Co. shares jump 130 percent since Aug. 22, when China’s commerce ministry said the government approved a free-trade zone in Shanghai.
BlackRock Inc., the world’s largest asset manager, expects China’s economy to “surprise on the upside” for the rest of the year, after the cost of insuring the nation’s debt fell the most in Asia this quarter.