The Bank of England’s new old buffer

The Bank of England, City of London.

Cost of the additional capital requirement will be around £10bn

VW to recall 324,000 diesel cars in India

Latest setback for carmaker still reeling from emissions scandal

ICE kicks off Asian commodity futures hub

Move reflects Singapore commodities hub efforts

Chinese beer: under pressure

Popular brands waning as upmarket and imported brews gain space

A scene from 'My Neighbor Totoro (Tonari no Totoro)' by Hayao Miyazaki
©Nibariki/Studio Ghibli Films

Cartoonists draw Japan pencil U-turn

Animators prompt Mitsubishi to retract axing of coloured pencils

Chinese enterprises pump billions into Portuguese companies

Levels of investment among highest in EU

Alstom wins €3.7bn India rail contracts

Latest sign of more investment in overloaded and outdated network

Samsung replaces head of mobile unit

Koh Dong-jin new chief as group seeks to reverse falling sales

Hong Kong city skyline
©Dan Breckwoldt/Dreamstime

Why IPOs ‘pop’ in New York but not HK

Flotation battle highlights the very different characteristics of the two markets

Signs of froth in China’s debt market

Investors are driven by same quest for yield as counterparts elsewhere

Emperador to buy Beam Suntory unit

Philippines-based group continues overseas push

Ore play: Aussie rules

Rio Tinto shares shrug off market decline

Bharti Airtel to spend $9bn over 3 years

Telecoms group latest to announce big increase in spending in fast-growing mobile market

Beijing and New Delhi choke on smog

Toxic fog envelops capitals at forefront of surging economic growth

Alibaba hampers web rival’s fundraising

Internet group to sell shares in Meituan-Dianping at a discount

Toymaker Vtech hit by cyber attack

Database of 5m customers and some children stolen

‘One Belt, One Road’ to turbocharge usage

Massive demands for financing will see China tap offshore centres

India looms as barrier to climate deal

Modi government argues it needs energy to power growth

Noble liquidity squeeze in the spotlight

Trader strives to preserve its investment grade rating

China learns lessons ahead of climate talks

High domestic levels of pollution and changing economy leads Beijing to engage in global talks


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