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Infiniti to become electrified luxury brand by 2021

Infiniti, the luxury brand of Nissan, will electrify almost all its models by 2021, company executives said at the Detroit auto show opened this week.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/18 10:49:52

Chinese banks report net forex sales in 2017

China's commercial banks recorded net foreign exchange sales in 2017, the country's forex regulator said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/18 10:49:10

China pumps more money into market

China's central bank on Thursday pumped 160 billion yuan (about 25 billion US dollars) into the financial system through open market operations.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/18 10:48:45

S. Korea keeps interest rate at 1.5 pct on worry about debt-serving burden

South Korea's central bank kept its benchmark interest rate Thursday, after raising it by a quarter percentage point in late November, on worry about rising debt-serving burden among households.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/18 10:48:17

China cuts US treasuries holdings in November 2017

China cuts its holdings of US Treasury securities in November 2017 after adding 8.4 billion US dollars in October.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/18 9:31:44

China's petrochemical sector profit up 30 pct

China's petrochemical industry profit in 2017 grew at the fastest pace in six years, according to the China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Federation on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/18 7:00:56

China's local gov'ts debt balance within targeted ceiling in 2017

The balance of local government debt stood at 16.5 trillion yuan (2.6 trillion US dollars) by the end of 2017, below the government ceiling of 18.8 trillion yuan, official data showed Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/18 6:59:40

Helsinki becomes world's busiest passenger port

The port of Helsinki became the busiest passenger harbor in the world in 2017, narrowly surpassing the British port of Dover, Finnish news agency STT reported on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/18 6:45:42

Russia's 2017 capital outflow totals 31.3 bln USD: central bank

Russia saw a net private capital outflow of 31.3 billion US dollars in 2017, up from 19.8 billion US dollars in 2016, the central bank said in a report published on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/18 6:42:34

ofo to share big data of bicycles with 200 Chinese cities

China's bike-sharing giant ofo announced Wednesday plans to share its big data platform with city administration authorities in 200 Chinese cities.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/18 6:40:47

Global tourism income forecast to grow 6.7 pct in 2018: report

Global tourism revenue is expected to grow by 6.7 percent in 2018, much higher than the forecast growth rates of global GDP, according to a world tourism report.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/18 6:40:27

Volkswagen sees record sales of 10.74 mln vehicles in 2017

German automotive industry giant Volkswagen AG sold a record number of 10.74 million vehicles worldwide during the past year, marking an annual increase of 4.3 percent, it said on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/18 6:34:50

Dow closes above 26,000 on strong earnings reports

US stocks closed higher on Wednesday with the Dow closing above 26,000 for the first time, following the release of stronger-than-expected quarterly earnings reports.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/18 6:33:00