China and Africa: two-way trade

China Town in Lagos, Nigeria
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To sustain overseas interest, African capital markets will have to grow

A year in a word: Inequality

An old problem given new exposure by an improbable academic blockbuster, writes Alan Beattie

Oil’s slide is good for the world economy

Fears that cheaper crude creates yet more deflation are misplaced

China data revision lifts GDP by $308bn

Adjustment pushes country even further ahead of the US

China interest rates rise despite PBoC

Expectations of more easing propel stock market

China housing market trims losses

Property prices still falling but at slower pace

US-China solar dispute deepens

Manufacturers praise imposition of tariffs

Green light for $13bn Beijing airport

City’s second terminal is latest megaproject aimed at lifting growth

Feast turns to famine for China trusts

Loans tumble as demand dries up and amid new competition

The Big Read: Oil’s winners and losers

Inflation and strong dollar could curb global economic impact

New China free trade zones to lift growth

Three new zones for Guangdong, Fujian and Tianjin along Shanghai FTZ lines

Talks to lower IT tariffs break down

China balks at concessions to Korea and Taiwan

China clean-up for world leaders hits growth

Forced factory shutdowns ahead of summit add to growth pressure

IT trade deal teeters as China digs in

Objections by South Korea and Taiwan provoke Beijing hard line

EM rout highlights China currency caution

Renminbi remains a bastion of stability amid the turmoil

China inflation adds to easing pressure

Index rise of 1.4% reflects slowing growth and falling oil prices prices

Cotton farmers feel pain of price drop

Favourable weather and market distortions drive prices to 5-year low

Chinese banks raise rates on deposits

Move by three of top four lenders could blunt PBoC’s benchmark cut

China’s stock market froths up

Investors appear to believe a fresh easing cycle is under way

China arrest sheds light on graft purge

Some 266,000 party members have been detained or punished