Posts Tagged 'China'

Trade with foreign countries, China surpasses the United States

The value of trade with foreign countries of China, in 2013, exceeded that of the United States. The value of goods exported and imported from China in 2013 reached 4.16 trillion dollars (+ 7.6% compared to 2012), according to figures released by the Chinese government. In particular, China's exports have reached [...]

Italian fifth for household wealth

According to a study by the International Monetary Fund, Global Financial Stability Report (available here in PDF format), Italian households are ranked fifth in the world for financial wealth. The financial wealth of Italian households, calculated on pension funds, government bonds and equity in 2010 is equal to 234% of GDP [...]

Energy consumption, the China overtakes the United States

China has become the world's biggest consumer of energy overtaking the USA. According to data from the International Energy Agency (IEA) reported by various media outlets, in 2009 China consumed 2.252 billion tons of oil equivalent, almost 4% in most of the United States who have consumed 2.17 billion of [...]

Chinese workers on strike

Two factories of Honda located in the Chinese province of Guandong are closed for two weeks because of a strike by operari Chinese. The 1900 Chinese workers of the two establishments may ask for a salary increase to Honda, who had moved part of its production to China because of its low labor costs. Second [...]

GDP, no overtaking China on Japan

The Japanese economy is the second largest economy in the world, at least for 2009 Despite the Japanese gross domestic product in 2009 has decreased by 5% it was still higher than that of China. In 2009, the Japanese nominal GDP stood at 5.075 billion dollars, while the GDP of China has "stopped" to 4,900 billion [...]

Italy in the PIIGS?

In recent days the European stock markets suffered heavy losses, to weigh on European markets concerns the accounts of some European Union countries. Initially, the country that aroused the greatest concern was Greece. Greece have been added in the last days in Spain and Portugal. The EU Commissioner for Economic Affairs [...]

China became the world's biggest exporter, after the Germany

China became the first country in the world exporter surpassing Germany. According to data released by the Federal Office of Statistics in Wiesbaden Germany in the first 11 months of 2009, German exports totaled 734.6 billion euro, equal to 1,050 billion dollars (exports in November were up 1.6% than [...]

China blocks Google

Wednesday night (June 24) and for several hours it was impossible to connect to google.com from China, google.cn and some Google services like GMail. Already last week, the Chinese regime had ordered Google to "suspend research on the foreign network" on google.cn. The official reason for this order was that Google did not clash [...]

China's GDP exceeds that of Germany

According to the official statistical revisions spread a few days ago the National Statistical Office of Beijing's GDP (Gross Domestic Product) of China in 2007 amounted to 25.7 trillion yuan, or about $ 3,500 billion. Higher than the GDP of Germany in 2007, which amounts to 3.300 billion dollars. In this way China [...]