Fresh approach for China ecommerce groups

Sales of edible goods jump ahead of lunar new year on Alibaba and JD.com

Vedanta to cut debt despite oil plunge

India-focused resources group responds to fall in commodities

Quest to inspire as smartphones stagnate

MWC gets under way in Barcelona as manufacturers look to impress

GM faces reality check in SE Asia

Thailand and Indonesia pull-outs dent carmaker’s ambitions in the region

26 July, 2006 - PIC: JACK ATLEY/ BLOOMBERG NEWS - STORY: RIO TINTO MINE - PIC SHOWS: A heavy earth moving truck is seen inside the Tom Price Iron Ore mine, operated by Rio Tinto, in north Western Australia, Australia, Wednesday 26 July, 2006. Photographer: Jack Atley/Bloomberg News.

Rio cost-cuts point to possible coal sale

Commodity price slump prompts miner to restructure businesses

Tencent takes prize in ‘red envelope’ war

WeChat trumps rival Alibaba with 1bn new year cash gifts

GSK chief’s pay halved after China scandal

Witty pays price for falling sales and corruption woes

Winters eyes new spring for StanChart

New chief set to address three key areas after taking charge

Record fundraising by India tech’s sector

Investors hope start-ups will mimic success of Chinese groups

AIA: clarity and opacity

The insurer is clear on the positives, but needs to give more detail elsewhere

China becomes Volvo’s biggest market

Geely ownership pays off for Swedish carmaker and clears way for further expansion

US and Asian groups grab European patents

Majority of filings come from companies outside the continent

Xiaomi Mi Note: Apple lookalike makes mark

Chinese smartphone’s sophistication deserves wider airing

Standard Chartered: Sands of time

Days run out for the chief executive

India plans $137bn rail investment

Five-year plan to transform the country’s huge but ageing network

GM to end Indonesia vehicle manufacturing

US carmaker struggled to compete with dominant Japanese rivals

Mizuho buys RBS North America assets

Japanese lender steps up overseas push with $3bn deal

Multinationals cry foul on China cyber law

Rules may ‘close door’ to foreign groups in country’s bank IT market

The bank that ran aground while overseas

The affair baffles any witness of its rise to be a global entity

Clean-up follows bungled Indian break-in

Follow-up to ministry burglary considered a move by PM to boost anti-corruption stance

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