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    1. beyondbrics

      August 25, 2016

      Why are Western retailers taking so long to jump online in China?

      News that Ikea is rolling out an online shopping platform in China – its first in the Asia-Pacific region – could be a...

    2. Fast FT

      August 25, 2016

      Trafigura trader released on bail in China

      A Trafigura gasoline trader has been released on bail in China after more than two years in detention, sources familiar...

    Special Reports

    1. Investing in Chengdu

      China’s western hinterland has long been seen as a low-cost manufacturing hub and a so...
    2. Exchanges, Trading & Clearing

      Regulators are using powerful algorithms to spot market manipulation. Meanwhile, we lo...
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    1. Fast FT

      August 25, 2016

      PizzaExpress UK sales dip but group turnover grows 14%

      Full year sales in the UK and Ireland have been a bit lukewarm at PizzaExpress, the private equity-owned chain, amid...

    2. Fast FT

      August 25, 2016

      Galaxy Entertainment profits hint at Macau recovery

      Profits at Galaxy Entertainment beat expectations in the second quarter, the latest sign that a difficult period for...

    3. Fast FT

      August 22, 2016

      Hong Kong circuit breaker introduced without a hitch

      Hong Kong’s stock market passed a crucial test this morning as its newly introduced circuit breaker did not lead to the...

    4. August 19, 2016

      Hong Kong backlash over soothsayer’s opera about Mao

      Feng shui master Li Kui-ming believes he is pretty good at predicting the future, and the Chinese tycoons who pay up...

    5. Fast FT

      August 19, 2016

      Usain Bolt completes 'triple-double' with gold in 200m

      Usain Bolt further cemented his place in the sporting history books by winning his third consecutive Olympic gold medal...

    6. August 18, 2016

      Chengdu government woos start-ups with park life

      Asked about his choice of Chengdu as a base for his start-up technology company Topplus, Adam Xu, its founder, is fond...

    7. FT Photo Diary

      August 18, 2016

      China welcomes Suu Kyi

      Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi reviews honour guards during a welcoming ceremony at the Great Hall of the...

    8. August 18, 2016

      Soho China turns retail space into office shares

      One of China’s leading property tycoons has warned of a grim outlook for retail landlords as overcapacity and the rapid...

    9. Fast FT

      August 18, 2016

      Mongolia hikes rates by 4.5 percentage points to protect currency

      Mongolia moved to staunch its currency’s prolonged bleeding on Thursday, hiking interest rates from 10.5 per cent to...

    10. Fast FT

      August 18, 2016

      Melbourne still the world's most liveable city: EIU

      Fancy coffee, AFL, sunshine…..and also things like stability, education and healthcare. Melbourne has retained its...

    11. Fast FT

      August 18, 2016

      Chinese house prices rise again but low-tier cities look sluggish

      Last week the head of China’s statistics bureau said the era of rising house prices had ended. Whether the latest data...

    12. Fast FT

      August 18, 2016

      Lenovo net profit jumps, but revenues slide in 1Q

      Lenovo, the world’s largest maker of personal computers, reported a six per cent year-on-year decrease in revenues to...

    13. Fast FT

      August 17, 2016

      Japanese stocks defy renewed yen strength, rest of Asia weak

      All eyes were back on Japan on Wednesday after the currency experienced an overnight spike through ¥‎100 per dollar and...

    14. Fast FT

      August 16, 2016

      Apple to open first R&D centre in China

      Apple plans to open its first research and development centre in China later this year, the latest in a series of steps...

    15. August 16, 2016

      Theresa May confirms visit to China to steady relations

      Theresa May has confirmed that she will travel to China next month to steady relations with Beijing and to press for...

    16. August 15, 2016

      China’s wealthy residents take Nimbyism to their hearts

      I have gone to great lengths to cover social unrest in China, from striking factory workers in the southern city of...

    17. Fast FT

      August 15, 2016

      European stocks flirting with seven-week highs

      Stock markets are mostly firmer, with Wall Street looking to record another fresh high, as disappointing economic data...

    18. Fast FT

      August 15, 2016

      HK democracy activists avoid jail time

      Joshua Wong, the public face of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy Umbrella movement, has avoided jail time following his...

    19. Fast FT

      August 15, 2016

      Fast Europe Open: Bolt wins gold

      Usain Bolt has achieved an unprecedented consecutive third Olympic gold medal in the men’s 100m sprint. The win...

    20. August 15, 2016

      China cracks down on ‘toadies’ celebrating former president Jiang

      Chinese authorities fretting about potentially “subversive” civil society groups — such as rights lawyers and labour...

    21. August 15, 2016

      Japan’s new defence minister swerves Yasukuni visit

      Two weeks after being appointed defence minister, Tomomi Inada — the woman dubbed Japan’s Joan of Arc — is expected to...

    22. August 12, 2016

      IMF warns of credit boom risks in China

      Almost half of the shadow banking products that have fuelled China’s credit boom carry an “elevated” risk of default,...

    23. Fast FT

      August 12, 2016

      IMF: China should reduce fixation on growth targets

      The International Monetary Fund has called on Chinese authorities to shift their attention away from an “undesirable”...

    24. MBA blog

      August 12, 2016

      Ghana's capital calls for some readjustment to daily life

      Like many people, I have moved from using Microsoft Word as my go-to word processing software to Google Docs. Docs is...

    25. August 10, 2016

      China protests force rethink on nuclear waste site

      Mass protests in a Chinese city have forced it to remove itself from a shortlist of sites to host the country’s first...

    26. beyondbrics

      August 10, 2016

      Xinjiang trade raises doubts over China's "Belt and Road" plan

      By Raffaello Pantucci and Anna Sophia Young The vast Chinese northwestern frontier region of Xinjiang may serve as a...

    27. August 9, 2016

      BP to sell stake in Chinese joint venture

      BP, the UK energy group, is planning to sell one of its biggest Chinese investments, by disposing of its 50 per cent...

    28. Fast FT

      August 9, 2016

      Oh so quiet: old-fashioned summer lull sets in

      After a Brexit-fuelled bumpy start, the summer lull has well and truly set in. In fact, it’s turning out to be one of...

    29. Nick Butler

      August 9, 2016

      A Chinese test for Theresa May

      All new leaders face tests. Do they mean what they say? Will they flinch or give way under pressure? For a prime...

    30. FT Photo Diary

      August 9, 2016

      Staying in the shade

      A woman shelters from the sun as she walks in a outdoor shopping mall complex in Beijing ...

    31. August 8, 2016

      Seoul missile move sparks fears for pop culture exports to China

      Fears are growing in South Korea that China’s love affair with its vibrant pop culture is on the wane amid rising...

    32. Fast FT

      August 8, 2016

      Optimism after US economic data helps stocks near 12-month highs

      Global stocks are near 12-month highs as risk appetite is underpinned by optimism on the US economy and a belief that...

    33. Fast FT

      August 5, 2016

      West Brom bought by Chinese entrepreneur

      English Premier League side West Bromwich Albion has been taken over by entrepreneur Guochuan Lai, in the second major...

    34. August 5, 2016

      Virgin Australia says cost-cutting on track

      Virgin Australia posted profit that missed forecasts, but said it is on track to surpass its goal of A$1.2bn in cost...

    35. August 2, 2016

      Uber fares in China soar after Didi deal

      Car-hailing app Uber cut back on promotions and discounts in China on Tuesday, a day after a merger with rival Didi...

    36. August 2, 2016

      Crackdown raises profile of Hong Kong independence activists

      A tiny, disparate band of young activists with scant support, Hong Kong’s nascent independence movement was struggling...

    37. August 2, 2016

      China’s steelmakers forge a first-half profit

      China’s steelmakers have reversed last year’s crippling losses to turn a profit for the first half of 2016 amid...

    38. August 1, 2016

      Robert Rauschenberg returns to China

      The centrepiece of the Rauschenberg in China exhibition on show at the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing is...

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