China’s renminbi bears should beware

The People’s Bank of China still has the determination and the capacity to hold the line

Syria’s future in its neighbours’ hands

In the Middle East, it is the regional players at the forefront, writes Dmitri Trenin

China rule change clears path for A shares

Loosening of restrictions could let A shares into the MSCI index and drive capital inflows

Apple should not be too excited over India

Tech group’s products cost more than most Indian consumers are willing to pay

US hails military exercise in Thailand

Washington scales down war games but keeps army ties with junta

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

Star Wars film lifts toy sales at Hasbro

Boys segment jumps 35% on back of popular film franchise

United Russia shores up defences

Public mood darkens as economy heads towards second year of recession

Snatching at Apple’s crown

Leader’s slip from top spot may prove to be an omen

India keeps top GDP place with 7.3% rise

Oil price fall aids economy but some analysts question reliability of official data

Facebook’s Free Basics hits snag in India

Regulator effectively bans social network’s online access plan

Polish banks face hit to profits

Tax, regulation and bailouts threaten sector’s outlook

Global funds retreat from South Korea

Seoul seeks MSCI status as a developed market to help offset foreign concerns over poor governance

Masala bonds on the back burner

Investors want better price for offshore rupee debt market

‘Crouching Tiger’, by Peter Navarro

A long-time critic of China harbours no doubts that Beijing wants to neutralise the US in east Asia

Peugeot in deal to revive Iran alliance

Carmaker and Iran Khodro in new venture to build vehicles

Clouds gather over South Africa’s miners

Fears over job cuts as groups faces toughest conditions for years

Global growth now fraying at the edges

For the first time since 2012, the growth rate in the advanced economies is clearly below trend

Russia plans first bond since sanctions

Finance ministry has approached 25 western investment banks

Aberdeen cuts fees on EM fund

Move comes amid EU investigation into closet tracking

Argentina offers $6.5bn to debt holdouts

Buenos Aires aims to end US ‘sovereign debt trial of the century’

Quality of China’s workers to rise

Fears calm of country ‘getting old before it gets rich’

UN risks Zika clash with LatAm leaders

Human Rights chief urges access to abortion in religiously conservative countries

Lending to emerging markets comes to halt

BIS fears ‘vicious’ circle’ of deleveraging and turmoil

Cameron wins Poland over to welfare curbs

PM pledges military support and treaty concessions

How risky is Asia’s rising household debt?

Differentiation is key in assessing sharp rise across the region

Ren Jianxin: merger master

ChemChina’s founder can win over foreign investors and Beijing, write Tom Mitchell and Ralph Atkins

Fund flows favour Treasuries over equities

US equity fund outflows approach $55bn over past two months

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