Concern over debt of Asean companies

S&P says 100 groups spent nearly $300bn on deals over a five-year period

CIC sells down Noble stake

Sovereign wealth fund cuts holding by one-third in $314m deal

Surge in M&A deals in 2014

In the first three quarters the value of M&A hit $2.66tn

Australia: I should be so lucky

Nation’s economy has slowed by more than its currency suggests

Hyundai reaches wage deal with union

Move ends industrial action that hit production at carmaker

Seven things to know about Nauru

From German colony to fattest country on the planet

Toyota hit by recall and US investigation

Japanese carmaker recalls 690,000 Tacoma pick-up trucks

Big money days over for China tech

Companies such as Alibaba are crucial to rebalancing of economy

Traditional luxury retail cities hit by tarnished sales

Wealthy shoppers from mainland China are in search of new destinations

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China’s biggest challenge since 1989

Beijing faces a choice in Hong Kong between repression and climbdown

London Mining facing financing crisis

Iron ore group struggling with drop in price of mineral, Ebola outbreak and payments clash

Business not quite as normal in Hong Kong

Bank branches shuttered as stock market wilts

Alibaba plans HK version of Yu’E Bao fund

Chinese money market fund pays high rates on renminbi deposits

Mike Smith, ANZ: ‘I used to be too blunt’

The Australian bank chief holds forth on regulators and analysts

Alibaba: Weapons of mass ecommerce

Among the items for sale on the online site is technical equipment that can be used in nuclear arms

Vale in deal to expand large ore fleet

China Merchants Group to build 10 Valemax ships for miner

Palmer steps up battle with Citic

Magnate’s company moves to terminate Chinese group’s mining rights

China’s anti-corruption push hits Macau

Graft campaign threatens former Portuguese territory’s lifeblood

Hyundai presses ahead with $10bn land deal

Purchase of upmarket Gangnam district plot has drawn investor ire

Ashley’s gamble on Tesco divides opinion

Contrarian move by billionaire viewed as clever or reckless

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