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  • June 02 2010

    China launched a benchmark index for it Nasdaq-style ChiNext board yesterday, seven months after it created the new market to support small companies with high growth prospects. The ChiNext Index will "comprehensively and objectively reflect the overall price direction of ChiNext board stocks," said the Shenzhen Stock Exchange, which hosts the board. The index was down 1.27 percent, or 12.67 points, at 987.33 in early trading. It had…

  • May 14 2010

    Foreign direct investment in China rose 11.3% on-year in the first four months of 2010, the government said on May 14, suggesting confidence in the world’s third-largest economy continued to grow. Foreign companies pumped in $30.8 billion in direct investment in the country from January to April, the commerce ministry…

  • May 06 2010

    China’s stocks rose, with the benchmark index rebounding from its lowest level in seven months, as investors speculated recent declines were overdone. Guangzhou Pharmaceutical Co. advanced 4 percent after China International Capital Corp. recommended investors “stay defensiveâ€

  • May 06 2010

    China may be forced to bail out some of its banks if the nation’s property market collapses, Fitch Ratings said.“If we do see a pretty serious correction in the property market, banks’ balance sheets will likely be severely impacted and this could at some point necessitate bailouts for the banks,â€

  • April 22 2010

    US initial public offerings, which dried up two months ago, are now outperforming IPOs from Brazil and closing in on China.

  • April 21 2010

    Following are four ways to invest in China and reap the benefits of its growth.

  • April 21 2010

    Their shares rose sharply on the ChiNext board for emerging companies.

  • April 15 2010

    A wave of Chinese companies is washing up on U.S. stock exchanges, using transactions called reverse mergers in order to tap lucrative U.S. financing markets while bypassing normal procedures for initial public offerings.

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