Three new offshore duty-free shops opened on Wednesday in south China's island province of Hainan to promote tax-free consumption, according to the provincial department of commerce.
For equities, 2020 was an unprecedented year featuring a deadly pandemic, a brutal recession and wild market moves.
CBOT agricultural futures scored new multiyear price highs in the past week.
As the pandemic-battered global economy slid into a severe recession in 2020, global markets have turned more sensitive, with wild volatility seen from risky assets, notably stocks, to safe havens, such as gold.
China's central bank said on Thursday that this year's target that the country's financial institutions save enterprises 1.5 trillion yuan (about 229.9 billion U.S. dollars) was achieved.
The purchasing managers' index (PMI) for China's non-manufacturing sector came in at 55.7 in December, down from 56.4 in November, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said Thursday.
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