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About 17 areas were involved in the negotiations between the two sides and have been detailed in 22 chapters, including trade remedies, customs clearance, investment transparency, communications and intellectual property rights.

Growth in real estate investment, which affects about 40 other industries in China, cooled to 12.4 percent in the first 10 months of 2014 from a year earlier, with property sales and new construction continuing to fall.

The new draft, which is posted on the NDRC website, decreases the number of restricted sectors from 79 to 35, including steel, ethylene, refining, papermaking, coal chemical equipment, automotive electronics, lifting appliances, electric transmission ect.

The survey concludes, however, that young Chinese do appear to understand one of the basics of prudent financial management: that accumulating savings is the first step toward making more aggressive wealth management decisions in the future

APEC should continue to bring diverse economies together to deepen economic integration in the region, and it is useful for the forum to have "a long-term vision like the Free Trade Area of the Asia-Pacific (FTAAP)

"Provision charges will be the biggest swing factor for banks' earnings. The more bad loans they write off, the more additional provisions they need to set aside to maintain the required coverage ratio."

the survey found that more than 80 percent of Chinese family businesses have board members who are not relatives, compared with 34 percent globally

The power data came as other key economic indicators, including investments and industrial output, fell below market expectations in recent months, fueling concerns that China may miss its annual growth target of around 7.5 percent.

there are a number of continuing signs that the exchange rate adjustment process remains incomplete and the renminbi has to further appreciate before reaching its equilibrium

The IMF estimates that by the end of this year, China's economy will surpass the US in size: $17.6 trillion versus $17.4 trillion, if based on purchasing power parity-which takes into account different currencies and standards of living.

more than 42 bus routes and some tram services suspended,as thousands of activists continue to occupy major roads in the central business area of the city.

Zhuhai, a city in Guangdong province, announced on Saturday its decision to loosen housing purchase limit, leaving only five others - Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Guangzhou and Sanya - still keeping the restrictions.

Bank of China Ltd said on Thursday that it was lowering its annual GDP growth forecast for China to 7.4 percent from 7.5 percent and said more favorable fiscal policies are essential to maintain the growth momentum.

Those who have paid off their mortgage can be classified as first-time homebuyers and can enjoy a mortgage rate as low as 70 percent of the central bank's benchmark rate

Financing support is also set to be enhanced. The government said it will use "subsidies" and "incentives" to encourage financial institutions to provide more finance to small firms.

Ministry spokesman Shen Danyang attributed the drop to the weak global economy, fluctuation of the yuan and soaring costs, which made investing in China's low-end manufacturing unattractive

Zhou Xiaochuan said in March that China would free its deposit rates in one to two years, but one month later, Deputy Governor Yi Gang said Beijing was not ready to let markets set rates

The competitiveness of the domestic companies in the world's second-largest economy has grown remarkably and there are fundamental changes that foreign investment will have to adapt to

The official services Purchasing Managers Index edged up to 54.4 in August from 54.2 in July, the National Bureau of Statistics and China Federation of Logistics and Purchasing announced on Wednesday.

The typical supply chain today is agile, intelligent, transparent, and shorter than before. Managers will have to come up with accurate demand forecasts to cope with the rising volatility in demand.

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