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CEIC Data is cited in WSJ Article: What’s at Stake in China-Japan Spat: $345 Billion to Start

Associated PressWSJ Article – An economic war between China and Japan could have serious consequences, as Asia’s two largest economies are integrally tied together in trade and investment. Total trade between the two: $345 billion. The economic impact from the spat between Japan and China over disputed islands that lie between the two nations is [...]

CEIC Data is cited in the Financial Stability Oversight Council 2012 Annual Report

The Financial Stability Oversight Council Annual Report fulfills the Congressional mandate to report on the activities of the Council, describe significant financial market and regulatory developments, analyze potential emerging threats, and make certain recommendations. View Report

CEIC sourced in WSJ: Wage Rises in China May Ease Slowdown

BY TOM ORLIK AND BOB DAVIS – Written for The Wall Street Journal BEIJING—Wages are still climbing rapidly in China and many companies are having trouble filling jobs despite the sharp economic slowdown here—evidence of a structural shortage in the labor market that may help China adjust to slower growth without political instability and whet [...]

CEIC Data cited in The New York Times: China Lets Currency Weaken, Risking New Trade Tensions

BY KEITH BRADSHER FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES HONG KONG — China’s currency dropped further in May against the dollar than in any other month since the Chinese government began allowing the renminbi to appreciate gradually in the summer of 2005. The shift could help Chinese exports but worsen trade friction with Europe and particularly [...]

CEIC Data cited in The Wall Street Journal: Warning Signs Rise for Big Lenders in Asia

BY BY ALISON TUDOR FOR THE WALL STREET JOURNAL HONG KONG—When Indonesian tanker operator B.L.T. froze payments on $2 billion of debt earlier this year, blaming a global economic slowdown, the default hit some of the world’s biggest banks. PT Berlian Laju Tanker TBK counts among its creditors Britain’s Standard Chartered PLC, France’s BNP Paribas [...]

CEIC Data cited in The Wall Street Journal: Behind a Chinese City’s Growth, Heavy Debt

BY TOM ORLIK IN BEIJING AND LINGLING WEI IN CHONGQING FOR THE WALL STREET JOURNAL Borrowing Fueled Chongqing’s Infrastructure Projects, Highlighting National Problem of Reliance on Government Spending. The Chinese city of Chongqing accumulated tens of billions of dollars in liabilities during Bo Xilai’s term as local Communist Party chief, as it juiced growth that [...]

CEIC has launched a faster, more powerful version of our user platform: CDM V 2.4

New features include:Auto-refresh of charts/tables, the ability to quickly manipulate series within Excel, and enhanced searching capability.

CEIC Data quoted in the NY Times: In China, Sobering Signs of Slower Growth

NY Times Article: By KEITH BRADSHER – Published: March 5, 2012 – GUANGZHOU, China — The nights are a little darker now here in the main metropolis of southeastern China, at the center of one of the country’s largest export hubs. It is but one sign of the slightly dimmer economic outlook for China that [...]

CEIC Data in The Wall Street Journal: Spain Bottoming Out, or More to Come?

By Vincent Cignarella and Stephen Bernard for The Wall Street Journal Thursday’s impressive Spanish bond auction has many wondering whether the worst might be over for a country that has been harshly dealt with by the euro crisis. But a look at some of a few charts on Spain’s economic numbers do not paint a [...]

CEIC Data in The Wall Street Journal: China Turns Predominantly Urban

By JEREMY PAGE and BOB DAVIS in Beijing and JAMES T. AREDDY in Shanghai for The Wall Street Journal BEIJING—China has announced that people living in its towns and cities now outnumber those in the countryside, making it a predominantly urban nation for the first time in Chinese civilization. The milestone spotlights a trend that [...]