Chinese economy en China crisis: Stocks slammed amid credit squeeze <p>HONG KONG &mdash; Chinese stocks got hammered Monday. Shares on the Shanghai Composite Index fell 5.3 percent and shares in Shenzhen tumbled 6.73 percent. &nbsp;</p> <p>The selloff, the worst in four years, was fueled by worries over the continuing credit squeeze in China.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chinese economy World Leaders Business Want to Know China Mon, 24 Jun 2013 18:16:38 +0000 Benjamin Carlson 5865944 at Why a Chinese slowdown isn't scary <p>The figures haven&#39;t been kind to China lately. Gone are the days of double digit growth, trade data have weakened, credit markets have overheated and fears of a housing bubble remain. But despite the bearish headlines, the long-term picture for China looks quite good and a slowdown might actually be healthy, according to HSBC.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chinese economy Business Want to Know China Wed, 17 Jul 2013 16:39:37 +0000 Matt Clinch, CNBC 5886368 at Is a big China currency move in the works? <p><span style="font-size: 12.727272033691406px; line-height: 20px;">Not for the first time this year, talk that China could widen the trading band for the yuan is doing the rounds with some analysts saying a move could come as early as this weekend.</span></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chinese economy currency rmb yuan Want to Know Asia-Pacific China Global Economy Fri, 26 Jul 2013 19:20:43 +0000 Dhara Ranasinghe, CNBC 5894876 at Singles Day supercharges China's new middle class consumers <p style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px;">Every Nov. 11 in China is Singles&#39; Day, designated as a day to celebrate being unmarried. Last year on the holiday, online sales reached $4 billion&mdash;far surpassing, for example, the $1.5 billion in sales on Cyber Monday in the US.</p> <p style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px;">The growth in online sales growth is driven by an expanding Chinese middle class buying apparel, accessories and electronics, but a larger question may be&mdash;who turned Singles&#39; Day into a shopping juggernaut?</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chinese economy Business Want to Know Emerging Markets China Culture & Lifestyle Mon, 05 Aug 2013 19:46:23 +0000 David Cortiss, CNBC 5903144 at