Desperately seeking signs of inflation


Now markets have delivered their verdict on inflation - it's not picking up any time soon - economic data due next week will show whether price pressures are rising meaningfully or falling back in some of the world's major economies.

China shares end higher, yuan fixed firmer

SHANGHAI Chinese shares ended higher on Tuesday, and the country's central bank guided the yuan to its highest daily fix in almost a month as Beijing sought to keep markets calm heading into the Lunar New Year holidays.

02 Feb 2016

China court fines OSI, jails employees over food safety scandal

SHANGHAI A Chinese court has fined two domestic units of U.S. food supplier OSI Group [OSIGP.UL] up to 2.4 million yuan ($364,875) and handed prison sentences to 10 of its employees over allegations it reused returned food products to avoid losses.

China shares rally, but biggest monthly drop in seven years

SHANGHAI Chinese shares closed sharply higher on Friday, recovering some of the week's losses, but still recorded their biggest monthly fall in about seven years, which has knocked 12 trillion yuan ($1.8 trillion) off the value of its benchmark indexes. | Video

29 Jan 2016

China's yuan firms on midpoint, Beijing vows to keep yuan stable

SHANGHAI China's yuan edged up against the dollar on Friday and is set for a mild weekly gain after the central bank fixed its daily midpoints stronger over the past week.

29 Jan 2016

Alibaba delivers on revenue but feels China slowdown

Strong holiday sales helped e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd beat forecasts on Thursday with a 32 percent rise in third-quarter revenue, but it was not immune from China's slowdown. | Video

Tech, China 28 Jan 2016

Chinese investors bargain-hunting for China shares, just not in China

SHANGHAI Chinese stock investors are finally seeing value in domestic shares, but there's a twist: instead of wading back onto battered onshore exchanges, they've gone shopping for bargains in Hong Kong. | Video

28 Jan 2016

Hedge funds betting against China eye 'Soros moment'

LONDON A handful of mainly U.S.-based macro hedge funds have led bets against China's yuan since late last year and the coming weeks should tell how right they are in predicting a devaluation of between 20 and 50 percent.

26 Jan 2016

IMF's Lagarde says markets need clarity on China currency

DAVOS, Switzerland Financial markets need more clarity on how Chinese authorities are managing their currency, particularly the relationship of the yuan to the U.S. dollar, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said on Saturday.

Davos, IMF, China 23 Jan 2016

Yuan barely budges as central bank holds steady this week

SHANGHAI China's yuan barely moved against the dollar on Friday and was set to end this week flattish, with dealers slightly reducing bearish positions against the yuan and the central bank keeping daily guidance rates in a tight range.

China, Davos 22 Jan 2016

The yuan charge

Participants wait to perform a dragon dance during a mass fitness programme outside the National Stadium, also known as the Bird's Nest, in Beijing June 20, 2009.

The Obama administration is taking China head on over the yuan. As Congress comes closer to punishing Beijing for not letting the currency strengthen more rapidly, Reuters explains the factors behind the yuan's sudden gains.   Document