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2019-01-11T08:05:58.915Z
China set to lower GDP growth target in 2019, policy sources say China plans to set a lower economic growth target of 6 percent to 6.5 percent in 2019 compared with last year's target of about 6.5 percent, policy sources told Reuters. Thomas Peter-Pool | Getty Images U.S. President Donald Trump and China's President Xi Jinping meet business leaders at the Great Hall of the People on November 9, 2017 in Beijing, China Data this week showed China's consumer inflation eased to 1.9 percent in December from 2.2 percent in November, below the government's full-year target
2019-01-11T07:07:23.251Z
US execs should worry about travel to China if trade war worsens Even when not faced with detention, executives of global companies who visit China are subject to pervasive state surveillance and cyber intrusions aimed at stealing trade secrets and personal information How can top executives from these companies avoid visiting their most important customer
2019-01-11T07:06:04.430Z
Asia stocks crawl to 5-week high, yuan makes big weekly gains Asian stocks inched up to five-week highs on Friday, after Chairman Jerome Powel... U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Chinese Vice Premier Liu He will most likely visit Washington later in January for trade talks For markets the upshot is that the outlook for 2019 is looking better as tensions de-escalate, creating the potential for a re-rating of risk assets as the tail risk of a near-term trade war is partially priced out, said Jeremy Lawson, chief economist at Aberdeen Standard Investments in Edinburgh Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles
2019-01-11T07:01:12.759Z
China-Japan ties Abe's nationalist tendencies also worry Beijing but now they are above that level and moving toward reconciliation Much wisdom is needed to overcome their differences, which is prevailing at this time The writer is a consultant at the Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad
2019-01-11T06:37:01.964Z
University of California tells students not to use WeChat, WhatsApp in China Students and faculty at the University of California (UC) have been warned not to use messaging apps and social media while visiting China, for fear their communications could be used against them by the country's law enforcement agencies. In 2016, a propaganda poster released as part of National Security Education Day warned Chinese citizens that handsome foreigners could be seeking to steal sensitive information The reality is that ordinary Chinese often feel powerless and fatalistic when it comes to censorship and surveillance, she said
2019-01-11T06:36:37.826Z
Oil on track for weekly gains on trade talk hopes, OPEC-led supply... Oil prices were on track for solid weekly gains on Friday after financial market... Despite this, concerns over the health of the global economy lingered on, with signs mounting that China’s growth in 2018 and 2019 would be the lowest since 1990 If we experience an economic slowdown, crude will underperform due to its correlation to growth, said Hue Frame, portfolio manager at Frame Funds in Sydney Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles
2019-01-11T06:18:38.845Z
Europe's cloud market is giving a big boost to U.S. giants like Amazon and Salesforce Europe is the fastest-growing region in the world for some U.S. cloud providers. This means using a U.S.-headquartered company or a smaller player HubSpot is a Cambridge, Massachusetts based-firm valued around $5 billion that tailors its software for small and medium-sized businesses HubSpot launched in Dublin in 2012 has since established an office in Berlin HubSpot CEO: Seeing 'new wave' of enterprise-focused software firms    10:38 AM ET Tue, 4 Dec 2018 | 03:27
2019-01-11T06:14:46.282Z
Exclusive: China to set lower GDP growth target of 6-6.5 percent in... China plans to set a lower economic growth target of 6-6.5 percent in 2019 compa... The State Council Information Office did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment The pressure on the economy is quite big, and overall policy focus is stability this year and even next year, said one of the sources Such taxes account for more than a third of total government revenues Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles
2019-01-11T06:00:20.845Z
Chinese growth is more of a concern than the American economy right now, private bank says VP Bank's Felix Brill said investors should expect more market volatility due to the ongoing U.S.-China trade war negotiations. Still, he ultimately expressed optimism that China's leaders will keep their economy together. Lintao Zhang | Pool | Getty Images Chinese President Xi Jinping attends Roundtable Summit Phase One Sessions of Belt and Road forum on May 15, 2017 Washington and Beijing are careening toward the March conclusion of a 90-day agreement not to implement new tariffs on each other, but analysts have seen some positive signs out of this week's three-day round of talks in Beijing
2019-01-11T05:20:17.679Z
Fed restraint, trade hopes bolster Asian markets Asian markets were mostly higher on Friday as investors cheered a more restrained Federal Reserve and U.S.-China trade talks. He echoed the tone of Fed officials who were present at a meeting last month A market-sensitive Fed is reassuring to investors who fear its tightening policies would send the U.S. economy into recession Subscribe to MarketWatch's free Need to Know newsletter We Want to Hear from You Join the conversation Comment
2019-01-11T05:01:37.607Z
U.S.: China’s top trade negotiator to visit ‘most likely’ this month WASHINGTON/BEIJING--U.S. officials expect China's top trade negotiator may visit Washington this mon Commerce ministry spokesman Gao Feng told reporters the two sides were serious and honest Earlier this week, China approved five genetically modified crops for import, the first in about 18 months, which could boost its overseas grains purchases and ease U.S. pressure to open its markets to more farm goods
2019-01-11T04:49:08.123Z
Taiwan appoints new premier after resignations over poll defeats Taiwan on Friday appointed the former chairman of its ruling pro-independence pa... Just a year ahead of the next presidential election, analysts say Tsai and the new premier must shore up public support for the government’s policy on China ties and further boost the island’s export-reliant economy in a challenging year amid the China-U.S
2019-01-11T04:29:53.350Z
Apple Can't Keep Raising Prices Forever HSBC cut its price target on Apple shares, citing China weakness and a limit to iPhone price increases. The ironic effect is that expensive smartphones only elongate upgrade cycles, as consumers hold on to those $1,000 iPhones for longer, which inevitably impacts iPhone unit sales HSBC also points out that President Trump's trade war with China is adversely impacting consumers' attitude toward Apple products Customers look at iPhones on display at an Apple Store in Beijing, Jan. 7, 2019
2019-01-11T04:03:49.647Z