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Business Information for Hong Kong and Shanghai

Shanghai business environment

Shanghai is China's largest centre for trade, finance, high tech industries and business services.

China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone. A government website. Includes news, information, regulations & more.

Shanghai municipality. From HKTDC (Hong Kong Trade & Development Council) . Provides economic indicators and information about  industry, investment, the economic climate and trade.

Shanghai Basic Facts. From the Shanghai Municipal Information Office.

Statistical Yearbook Shanghai. From the Shanghai Municipal Statistics Bureau. Includes statistics on industry, trade, cost of living, consumer confidence index, business confidence index, and more.

Shanghai Economic and Information Commission. Includes the latest industry news, research reports and more.

Browse the English language daily newspaper, Shanghai Daily for business related articles.

Indexes/Surveys on the Shanghai business environment

Below is a sample of indexes/surveys that can be used to gauge the health of the Shanghai business environment.

Index of Consumer Sentiment. From the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics.

Shanghai Stock Exchange Turnover. From the Shanghai Stock Exchange

Business Climate Index*

Manufacturing Purchasing Manager's Index*

Consumer Price Index*

* From the Shanghai Municipal Statistics Bureau


The Shanghai Municipal Statistics Bureau collects and disseminates a wide range of business related statistics.

See also the Library Research Guide, Statistics