Round two in US bid for Asian influence

The Trans-Pacific Partnership is just as likely to annoy America’s allies in region as reassure them

China to launch deposit insurance in May

Doubts remain that government would allow bank failure

Shenzhen leads China’s equity onslaught

Index’s 40% rise in first quarter offsets China bubble fears

Taiwan applies to join China-led AIIB

Latest country to break ranks with US on new development bank

China acts to stimulate housing market

Policy makers in U-turn to unlock investment demand

China’s leaders focus on slowing economy

Central bank governor warns over fears of deflation

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Lure of big ships fuels canal boom

Chinese companies bet on rival Latin American trade routes

Taobao hosts Cinda distressed debt sale

Internet poised to help digest China’s mounting loan defaults

China IPO rules lead to massive arbitrage

Cap on prices delivers risk-free profits to lottery winners

ADB projects China growth of at least 7%

Forecast is even more bullish than Beijing’s own assessment

FDI flow into SE Asia not at China’s cost

Rising Asean wages mean manufacturing shift smaller than imagined

China: With friends like these

Beijing has used loans for influence, now it is changing tack

China ready to act on sagging growth

Premier Li Keqiang admits struggle to meet target after more signs of slowdown

Chinese internet – Commerce and control

Beijing keen to harness web’s potential while censoring content

China's dilemma

Dealing with past excesses and present needs simultaneously

China tycoon warns on corruption purge

Hanergy chairman says detentions lead to unpaid debts and business failures

China puts brakes on banks’ rate freedom

Central bank limits lenders’ leeway on deposits

Contradiction within China growth target

Rising debt levels threaten both financial and economic stability

China SOE reform leaves state in control

Shanghai Electric changes show privatisation will not be a priority

Asian central banks in rate cut rush

Despite common threads, each country has its own reasons for move