Baidu joins race for China’s mobile payments

Alibaba and Tencent both already have a big presence

BHP production forecasts fuel payout hope

Mining group studying simplification as output estimates raised

China GDP growth slows in first quarter

Expansion of 7.4% is slowest since third quarter of 2012

Alibaba helps Yahoo meet profit forecasts

US internet group’s shares rise 10% on quarterly figures

Brash IPL cricket league rolls on undaunted

Risk of scandal hangs over India’s lucrative tournament

House of Fraser heads to Asia

Sanpower to pay £155m to take control of UK department store

Tech groups transform how finance is done in China

The internet is making the country a much fairer place

WH Group: little piggy goes to market

Why does a pork producer need 29 banks to list?

Bonus payments hit WH Group’s bottom line

Two executives receive $597m for role in sealing Smithfield deal

Infosys profit fuels turnround hopes

Shares climb as Indian IT group upgrades revenue forecasts

HK moves to safeguard bank liquidity

Regulators play down risk of increased lending into China

Diageo bids $1.9bn for United Spirits stake

Open offer for up to 26% of Indian liquor-maker’s shares

Fund managers against HK easing IPO rules

Poll shows 80% say city should not ease rules to win IPOs

Temasek widens Africa footprint

Singapore SWF buys stake in Nigeria’s Seven Energy

Temasek bets big on rise of the consumer

Olam and AS Watson deals mark shift at Singapore investment group

Seoul health insurer sues tobacco groups

Suit against Philip Morris, BAT and KT&G seeks $52m in damages

Intel turns to Chinese tablet makers

Chipmaker has been all but absent from mobile devices market

MMG: SoE go for it

Las Bambas deal is about state-owned enterprises reform as well as copper

Sharp shares hit over fundraising plans

In-house M&A team makes Temasek nimbler

Investment agency able to find and act on opportunities more swiftly

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