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China's economic growth accelerated for the first time in three quarters after the government expedited spending and gave banks more room to lend to counter a property slump.
Mark Mulligan The fall in China’s factory-gate prices decelerated to its slowest pace in more than two years in June, easing fears of deflationary pressures in the world’s second-largest economy.
Amanda Saunders A number of domestic Chinese producers closing in the last few weeks.
Activity in China's factory sector quickened to a six-month high in June, a government survey showed on Tuesday, adding to signs that the economy is regaining strength after an unsteady start to 2014.
About 600,000 Chinese a year die from working too hard, according to the China Youth Daily.
Gold could face choppy trading after the discovery in China of $US15 billion of loans tied to falsified gold deals in the country.
Activity in China's factory sector expanded in June for the first time in six months as new orders surged, a preliminary HSBC survey showed on Monday, offering new signs the economy is stabilising thanks to Beijing's measures to shore up growth.
Irregularities amounting to more than $US5 billion ($5.41 billion) have been found at China's sovereign wealth fund and two large state-owned banks.
China's new-home prices fell in half the cities tracked by the government for the first time in two years as a slowing economy and excess supply deterred buyers.
JOHN GARNAUT Chinese officials have warned that Hong Kong's "autonomy" is still a privilege.
Jared Lynch The world's biggest milk processor is giving Australian farmers the chance to fix their milk prices for a season, as Chinese demand for dairy products continues to strengthen.
China's consumer inflation edged up to a four-month high of 2.5 per cent in May while factory price deflation eased, reinforcing signs of stabilisation in the economy.
A Chinese manufacturing gauge rose to a four-month high, signaling that the economy is stabilising.
Tom Cowie Seven Group Holdings chief operating officer Ryan Stokes, the son of Australian billionaire Kerry Stokes, says he and his father would "love" to do business deals with James Packer in China and elsewhere.
Chinese steel mills are cutting back on long-term iron ore contracts in favour of cheaper spot cargoes, confident that beaten-down prices are unlikely to rebound amid the first global ore surplus in 10 years.
Angela Macdonald-Smith Canada, Mozambique are Australia's biggest LNG competitors says Santos' gas head.
China's trade situation is likely to continue to improve in May as government support measures kick in.
PETER KER The owner of disgraced Chinese company Sichuan Hanlong, Liu Han, has been sentenced to death in his homeland, according to reports.
China's factory sector turned in its best performance in five months in May
China could miss its target for trade growth for a third consecutive year in 2014 as higher labour costs and weaker global demand bite.
China will increasingly manage its troubled property sector at a local level as it seeks to avoid sparking either an abrupt slowdown that undermines the economy or another surge in prices, according to government economists involved in policy discussions.
MAX MASON A slowdown in China's property sector coming at a time when Australia's government is clamping down on spending threatens to shave more than 1 percentage point off domestic growth.
JARED LYNCH Australia has toppled France as the top travel destination for China's super rich – and that's without James Packer's ritzy VIP-only casino in Sydney.
Chinese investment, retail sales and factory output growth all disappointed in April by hitting multiyear lows, suggesting the world's second-largest economy is still losing steam despite government efforts to shore up activity.
Sally Rose and Max Mason Financial markets got a boost on Monday as investors warmed to a release from the Chinese government providing updated guidelines on the development of the country's capital market and a blueprint for widespread financial market reforms by 2020. The latest statement, released on Friday evening, builds on ideas posited by the State in November.
Chinese President Xi Jinping said the nation needs to adapt to a "new normal" in the pace of economic growth and remain "cool-minded" amid a slowdown that analysts forecast will lead to the weakest expansion since 1990.
Xin Zhou Beijing Unchecked lending growth has driven up borrowing costs, threatens to undermine the financial system in world's second-biggest economy.
China's annual inflation has fallen sharply to 1.8 per cent in April, the lowest in 18 months, raising concerns about the risk of deflation in the world's second-largest economy.
China's iron ore imports jumped in April, despite concerns over growth in demand, while overall trade numbers were stronger than expected.
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