Jan 25 Chinese newspapers available in Beijing
and Shanghai carried the following stories on Friday. Reuters
has not checked the stories and does not vouch for their
CHINA SECURITIES JOURNAL
-- China will build six control standards, including PM2.5,
in 113 cities and will release the monitoring data before the
end of December this year, Environment Minister Zhou Shengxian
-- The number of Chinese mobile phone users reached 1.11
billion as of the end of 2012, according to Ministry of Industry
and Information Technology data released on Thursday.
-- China Financial Futures Exchanges has approved the
application of account opening from several QFII institutions.
CHINA DAILY (www.chinadaily.com.cn)
-- Alibaba Group Holdings, China's largest
e-commerce company, plans to join hands with partners to build a
logistics network across China that can support 100 billion yuan
worth of transactions a year within the next decade.
-- China is expected to lead emerging economies in spending
on consumable products, with an estimated average annual
increase in total consumer spending of 15 percent every year to
2016, according to a report released by the Economist
Intelligence Unit and U.K. research firm Mintel.
-- Shanghai expects to set up China's first free trade zone
in Waigaoqiao in Pudong New Area as the city bids to become a
global trade hub by 2020, a senior official said. Unlike a
bonded area, a free trade zone offers businesses lower taxes, a
more liberal currency exchange and better efficiency due to less
CHINA BUSINESS NEWS
-- New bank loans in January are expected to reach between 1
trillion yuan and 1.2 trillion yuan as the economy rebounds,
according to market participants. Total new loans for 2013 are
expected to reach 8.5 trillion yuan to 9 trillion yuan.
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