China moves to bring down pork prices

Pork prices hit record levels, pushing up inflation

Reckitt Benckiser faces S Korea boycott

UK consumer goods group faces backlash over fatal disinfectants

BHP and Vale in $44bn Brazil dam lawsuit

Blow to miners after a $5.6bn government settlement in March

Senior Goldman Asia banker returns to London

Richard Campbell-Breeden was appointed to beef up Asia team

Volvo profits driven by demand for SUVs

Swedish carmaker reports robust sales in Europe and China

China Moly hunts more mine acquisitions

Chinese miner has $4bn war chest as it calls bottom of mining cycle

Shenzhen, Silicon Valley of hardware

A ready supply of components and support but a lack of skills

China’s debt-for-equity swaps are a mess

Delaying the inevitable simply means more pain at a later date

Uber eyes Chinese users with Alipay deal

Agreement allows use of platform to request and pay for rides abroad

Student’s death sparks probe of Baidu

Shares fall 7.9% on news of China investigation into paid search listings

China clamps down on shadow banking

Chinese banks have disguised risky loans as investment products

UK property deals eyed amid Brexit fears

Private investors look for opportunistic deals in London

Japan Inc revises yen forecasts

Big exporters prepare for an era of stronger currency

Tencent retreats in Alibaba payments war

Chinese group cuts subsidies on bank transfers through WeChat Pay

Slater & Gordon secures debt refinancing

Deal could help Australian law firm ward off threat of bankruptcy

Corporate R&D plans hit a six-year low

Grant Thornton study highlights drop in major economies

Rising steel threatens China capacity cuts

Prices could prompt mills reopening despite move to stem surplus

Long road ahead for China electric cars

Failure to create real demand threatens Beijing’s dream

Chinese lend $12bn for Russian gas plant

Boost for Putin’s flagship project after US sanctions

Week in Review, April 30

Apple, carmakers, hedge funds, Deutsche Bank, Boeing and Airbus

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