US hails military exercise in Thailand

Washington scales down war games but keeps army ties with junta

US steps up pressure against N Korea

Seoul and Washington accelerate Beijing-opposed missile shield plan

Casino: rallying cry

The French group has got a good price for its stake in a Thai retailer

HSBC changes tune amid friendlier UK

Gulliver is looking less likely to round off his tenure with a shift of base to HK

HSBC swings back to London in HQ debate

UK environment said to be far more stable than CEO feared last year

China’s Anta challenges Nike

Arrival of international football stars in China Super League is a boon for local sportswear maker

Snatching at Apple’s crown

Leader’s slip from top spot may prove to be an omen, writes Linda Yueh

French Barracuda class submarine

France fades in Australia submarines race

Bid to build fleet loses ground amid US fears of ‘tech leakage’

Clouds gather over South Africa’s miners

Fears over job losses as industry grapples with toughest conditions for years

Hutchison mobile pledges do not add up

Regulators would be advised to delve past the fine flourishes and into the merger’s fine print

China web giants in ‘red envelope’ wars

Companies seek to lure customers through cash and coupons in Lunar New Year push

Call for EU to tackle China over steel

UK, Germany and others warn of ‘risk of collapse’ for industry

Week in Review, February 6

Oil majors, Swiss banks, Alphabet, ChemChina and BA in the news

China to sign Brazilian football star

More evidence of buying power of ambitious sporting nation

How risky is Asia’s rising household debt?

Differentiation is key in assessing sharp rise across the region

Hon Hai/Sharp: badly screened

Sale of the struggling group would be a win for Japan

Virgin Media backs O2 merger with Three

Cable group says takeover by CK Hutchison would stimulate competition in UK mobile market

MPs concern over clean-up of steel plant

Government pressed over lack of information over future of Redcar

Beijing buys German waste-to-energy group

Deal underlines China’s growing interest in European technology

Tata Steel falls to loss on European woes

‘Unfairly priced imports’ blamed for supply-demand distortion


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