China's electricity nike free run billig consumption increased 6.8 percent from a year earlier to 416.5 billion kilowatt-hours (kwh) in April, the National Energy Administration (NEA) said on Tuesday.
The growth rate, widely used as a barometer to measure economic activity, indicated an upward trend, as it accelerated from March's 2-percent growth and a 12.5-percent decrease in February, NEA data showed.nike free sko In the first four months of 2013, the country consumed a total of 1.63 trillion kwh of power, a rise of 4.9 percent compared to a year ago, the NEA said.
During the period, electricity consumed by the service industry increased the most, up 9.1 percent from last year, followed by 4.7 percent in the secondary industry and 1.5 percent in the primary industry. Residential power use climbed 2.4 percent.nike run sko China added 18.72 million kilowatts of power production capacity in the first four months, including 3.97 million kilowatts of hydropower and 11 million kilowatts of thermal power, the NEA added.
Data from the National Bureau of Statistics issued on Monday showed that electricity output growth picked up from the 2.1-percent growth in March, rising 6.2 percent year on year to 399.4 billion kwh in April.billige nike sko Other key economic data for April released by the bureau indicated weak growth.
China's first-quarter economic growth unexpectedly slowed to 7.7 percent from 7.9 percent during the final quarter of 2012, sapping expectations for a strong rebound.
Chinese-controlled New Zealand dairy processing company Synlait Milk Ltd.nike sko free announced Tuesday that it is considering listing on the New Zealand stock exchange (NZX).
However, Synlait Milk marketing and communications manager Michael Wan declined to comment on reports that Shanghai-based Bright Dairy and Food would be diluting its 51-percent stake and ceding control of the firm.
A statement from Synlait Milk advised it was considering an initial public offering and listing on the NZX main board,billige nike free but gave no schedule for the process.
Synlait Ltd., which owns the other 49 percent of the company, had advised Synlait Milk that it intended to distribute to its shareholders, on a pro-rata basis, the shares it held in Synlait Milk.
As part of the proposed IPO, Synlait Milk intended to offer existing Synlait Ltd. shareholders the opportunity to sell some or all of their shares in Synlait Milk.nike free norge"Bright Dairy is expected to retain its full investment in Synlait Milk," said the statement.
New Zealand media reported Tuesday that Bright Dairy was " expected" to shrink its 51-percent shareholding "into the 40s," but Wan told Xinhua, "We don't have any further comment to make other than we was issued in the statement."
The proceeds of any offer would be used to support various growth initiatives,free run sko including the construction of a new packaging plant, and to facilitate Synlait Milk refinancing its debt position to support the initiatives, said the statement.
Earlier this month, Synlait Milk announced it was to become the world's second manufacturer of an ultra-fine form of the lucrative milk protein lactoferrin to meet booming demand from China with an investment of 15 million NZ dollars (12.42 million U.S.nike free run dame dollars) to upgrade its special milk drier at Dunsandel, in the South Island.
Shanghai-based Bright Dairy purchased its majority stake in the Synlait Milk for 82 million NZ dollars in 2010.
China Development Bank (CDB), the country's policy lender, said on Tuesday that it has issued emergency loans worth 116 million yuan (18.7 million U.S. dollars) to help poultry firms cope with the impact of the H7N9 influenza.
The loans, designated to be used by the companies to handle the new strain of bird flu, were granted to two poultry firms owned by Beijing Huadu Group Co.,billige nike free run a leading chicken supplier, CDB said.
The move followed a Monday government announcement stating that 600 million yuan in subsidies will be issued in order to support poultry processing companies.
The loans are the first to be granted to Beijing-based poultry breeders since the outbreak of H7N9 in late March.