Samsung units in $8bn merger

Next generation of group’s founding family looks to secure control

Suntory to buy JT’s vending machine arm

Deal worth Y150bn includes tobacco group’s two beverage brands

Independence in A$1.8bn deal for Sirius

Sirius’s rags-to-riches story ends with A$1.8bn deal

Chinese local authorities sued for bills

Deal by debt-ridden authorities believed to be first of its kind

Lixil faces loss from China-based arm

Joyou files for insolvency and eyes legal action against ex-heads

Hanergy secured $200m loan before stock fell

Tycoon pledges millions of shares days before crash

China brokers’ capital rush fuels margin-fed rally

Record fundraisings ploughed back into loans to invest in market

Suffering Australian miners turn to pot

Resources groups swap mechanical diggers for medicinal marijuana

Chinese markets puzzle hedge funds

Scheme allowing fund houses access to China has had mixed results

China’s ‘holy grail’ for asset managers

International fund houses get greater access to Chinese investors

SpiceJet airborne again after cash crunch

Low-cost carrier expands after rescue mission by founder

Li Hejun, a solar billionaire feels heat

A market plunge of less than an hour dethroned mainland China’s richest man, writes Lucy Hornby

Mercuria wins first round in Citi dispute

Bank to vigorously pursue compensation from trader for $270m over China repo deals

JLR nears verdict on eastern Europe plant

Carmaker eyes Poland, Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Hungary

HK watchdog defensive after $36bn losses

Head of SFC says market volatility does not imply misconduct

Ousted CEO digs in in lockout at Asia Resource Minerals

Miner’s shares suspended after failure to regain control

Malaysia’s Iskandar faces property glut

Residential projects scaled back as prices slow

A cautionary tale from Chinese business

When polluters go unpunished, we must be willing to live in a toxic environment, writes Joe Zhang

HK market under scrutiny as Goldin falls

Loss of $36bn in market cap in two days shines spotlight on territory’s market rules

More than $16bn wiped off HK’s Goldin

Share plunge raises regulatory questions after Hanergy sell-off

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