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  1. February 17, 2014

    Creditors throw lifeline to China coal miner Liansheng Resources

    Creditors have agreed to a restructuring of a heavily indebted Chinese coal miner that had menaced the country’s shadow...

  2. February 9, 2014

    Chinese credit crackdown felt overseas

    China’s vast development bank has begun asking some international clients to postpone drawing down previously committed...

  1. December 4, 2013

    Serious innovation requires serious state support

    Economics ministers around the developed world say that they want to “rebalance” away from speculative finance and build up...

  2. November 26, 2013

    Poor policy lies behind China’s rising cost of capital

    China Development Bank is the core policy bank in China. It has more than Rmb6tn ($984bn) in assets, is wholly owned by the...

  3. November 19, 2013

    China banks forced to delay bond issues

    China Development Bank and fellow state policy lender Agricultural Development Bank of China have had to delay or...

  4. September 10, 2013

    Asian groups struggle with end of cheap money

    Hong Kong-based hedge fund Senrigan Capital is suing Thailand’s Charoen Pokphand Group over the compensation it says it is...

  5. August 29, 2013

    Chinese find M&A deals hard to clinch

    The sale of AIG’s aviation leasing business to a Chinese group is now close to collapse, signalling the implosion of yet...

  6. August 26, 2013

    The debt dragon: Credit habit proves hard for China to kick

    The Chinese government says its debt problem is under control, but the people of Pianpo village have cause to disagree. Over...

  7. August 6, 2013

    Spotlight on solar panel maker in test for China

    Suntech Power Holdings was once the biggest solar panel maker in the world by production volume, its founder Shi Zhengrong...

  8. June 25, 2013

    China’s about face with banks eases fears of crisis

    It is official: the Chinese central bank does not want to trigger its own credit crisis. After two weeks of starving the...

  9. beyondbrics

    June 24, 2013

    Essar Energy: a better year

    Shares in London-listed Essar Energy rallied 3.5 per cent by 10am on Monday, after the Anglo-Indian oil and power group...

  10. June 24, 2013

    PBoC plays hard ball over cash crunch

    The Chinese central bank has taken a hard line on the country’s cash crunch, spurring a stock market rout amid concerns that...

  11. June 11, 2013

    Bankers slaver at acquisition financing being on the Chinese menu

    If Shuanghui pulls off its audacious acquisition of US meat producer Smithfield, the deal is likely to go down as a...

  12. June 9, 2013

    Cnooc teams up with Icelandic group in its play for Arctic oil

    Cnooc has become the first Chinese oil company to make a play for oil in the Arctic after teaming up with an Icelandic...

  13. June 3, 2013

    China plans multimillion Ethiopia investment

    Huajian, one of the largest shoe exporters in China, is planning a multimillion-dollar factory expansion in Ethiopia in a...

  14. beyondbrics

    May 29, 2013

    Q&A: (Almost) all you need to know about China Development Bank

    China Development Bank is one of the world’s largest but least understood financial institutions. Riddled by debt 15 years...

  15. beyondbrics

    May 29, 2013

    The US/China audit deal: will it work?

    After a two year stalemate, China and the US signed a memorandum of understanding on enforcement cooperation last Friday,...

  16. May 21, 2013

    Business leaders talk up India-China trade target

    Amid all the talk of closer business ties between Asia’s two great emerging economies, Monday’s inaugural meeting of the...

  17. beyondbrics

    May 21, 2013

    New York headlines

    * China pledges boost to India trade * Qatar snaps up stakes in key lenders * IMF calls for more Middle East reforms *...

  18. beyondbrics

    May 21, 2013

    London headlines

    * China steps up Caribbean strategy * Middle East sovereign wealth funds bypass private equity funds * Sluggish Thai growth...

  19. May 20, 2013

    Essar Oil to sign fuel-for-cash deal with China Development Bank

    India’s Essar Oil, a division of London-listed Essar Energy, is set to announce an unusual debt financing deal with...

  20. beyondbrics

    April 19, 2013

    Further reading: price as fertiliser

    Friday’s picks from beyondbrics: a new head for the China Development Bank and a new governor for Nairobi; Hyundai’s labour...

  21. April 18, 2013

    China Development Bank gets new boss

    When Chen Yuan’s reign began at China Development Bank 15 years ago, he found he was in the business of giving money away....

  22. beyondbrics

    April 12, 2013

    TNK-BP: more oil for China

    The $55bn sale of BP’s troubled Russian partnership, TNK-BP, to Russia’s Rosneft has created a new oil major – from size,...

  23. April 5, 2013

    UBS saved Ping An deal with $5.5bn loan

    UBS provided a secret loan of about $5.5bn to enable a Thai company to purchase HSBC’s stake in a Chinese insurer earlier...

  24. March 12, 2013

    Kazakhmys values proximity to China

    Oleg Novachuk has become something of an old hand. The 42-year-old chief executive of copper miner Kazakhmys is still one of...

  25. beyondbrics

    March 8, 2013

    After Chávez, will China still be financing chavismo?

    The death of Hugo Chávez this week has deprived Venezuela of a controversial and charismatic leader and left it with a...

  26. March 1, 2013

    Kazakhmys cuts dividend as costs rise

    Rising production costs and falling profits prompted Kazakhmys to cut its dividend by more than half as the copper miner...

  27. beyondbrics

    February 27, 2013

    Brics bank: still on the cards

    Brics summit: so last year The plans of the Brics countries to establish a Brics bank are gathering pace in the advance of...

  28. February 24, 2013

    Asian banks win record share of debt deals

    The market share of Asian banks arranging corporate bonds for European and US companies has risen to an all-time high, in a...

  29. February 18, 2013

    China’s lead property developer enters US

    China’s biggest property developer has made its first foray into the US with a deal for a high-end residential complex....

  30. February 12, 2013

    India looks to strengthen banking sector

    Of the top 40 banks in the world, six are Chinese. Australia – with a population of only 22m – has four banks on the list....

  31. February 1, 2013

    China approves HSBC’s Ping An stake sale

    China’s insurance regulator has given a green light for Charoen Pokphand Group of Thailand to complete its $9.4bn...

  32. January 31, 2013

    Ping An stake sale hinges on regulator

    More than $1.3bn in paper profits rests on a decision from China’s insurance regulator on Friday – and it is still a mystery...

  33. January 27, 2013

    Hands to ‘move on’ with fundraiser

    Guy Hands, founder of private equity firm Terra Firma, aims to bolster his plans to raise funds this year by returning €3bn...

  34. January 22, 2013

    Bhattal to join Lazard in Asia

    The former Nomura banker who led an ambitious international expansion of the Japanese bank before his abrupt exit last year...

  35. January 15, 2013

    Cash wave washes China’s banks off course

    A year ago the president of the Postal Savings Bank of China quoted a classic poem to describe the journey ahead for his...

  36. January 11, 2013

    Week in review, January 12

    A round-up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Corporate person in the news: Lord Gold...

  37. January 11, 2013

    CP Group has ‘resources’ for Ping An deal

    Thai agribusiness conglomerate Charoen Pokphand Group said that it had sufficient resources to complete its planned $9.4bn...

  38. beyondbrics

    January 10, 2013

    HSBC: Ping An deal still on course

    HSBC on Thursday finally responded to the welter of speculation about the planned sale of its $9.4bn stake in Ping An, the...

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