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  1. June 30, 2014

    BPI France and China Development Bank back Sino-France PE fund

    French state-backed investor BPI France and China Development Bank have committed €100m each to back a private equity fund...

  2. June 22, 2014

    Reforms open up opportunities in Chinese asset management

    China’s efforts to liberalise its currency and open its capital markets are also creating job opportunities for people in...

  1. June 18, 2014

    Chinese fund CIC under fire over overseas losses

    China Investment Corporation, the world’s fourth-largest sovereign wealth fund, has been accused by the country’s top...

  2. June 17, 2014

    China’s sovereign wealth fund shifts focus to agriculture

    China’s sovereign wealth fund is shifting its focus to invest in agriculture and global food supplies in a significant...

  3. June 17, 2014

    China will profit from feeding the world’s appetite

    To the people, food is the most important issue under the sky.” So says an old Chinese proverb; but if that is so, the...

  4. beyondbrics

    June 17, 2014

    Guest post: five fallacies about Chinese firms going West

    By Joel Backaler, Author of “China Goes West” On a recent trip to London, I was shocked at how much evidence of corporate...

  5. May 15, 2014

    Soaring gas and power prices lift Noble

    Noble Group, one of the world’s leading commodities traders, enjoyed a strong start to the year with first-quarter profits...

  6. March 27, 2014

    Russian fund taps China and Middle East

    Russia’s $10bn state-backed fund has tapped Chinese and Middle Eastern sovereign wealth fund money in a bid to show it can...

  7. January 28, 2014

    China’s ‘invisible man’ quits forex role

    The “invisible man” who held one of the world’s most important investment jobs for the past four years in leading the...

  8. beyondbrics

    January 22, 2014

    Change at CIC: as you were

    The retirement of Gao Xiqing as president of the China Investment Corporation, China’s sovereign wealth fund, has fund...

  9. January 22, 2014

    Founding president to step down at China wealth fund

    The long-serving Gao Xiqing, who almost starved to death in the Cultural Revolution and went on to help found China’s first...

  10. beyondbrics

    November 14, 2013

    Russia-Korea SWF tie up: win-win?

    Partners in wealth Wednesday’s announcement that Russia and South Korea would work together on an economic project in North...

  11. FT Alphaville

    November 11, 2013

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: Asian markets were mostly higher, with Japanese stocks gaining after Friday’s better-than-expected US jobs data...

  12. November 10, 2013

    CIC and Blackstone near agreement on London business park

    China Investment Corporation is closing in on an acquisition of one of London’s largest office developments in what would be...

  13. October 27, 2013

    China Jiantou sends staff on London fishing expedition

    One of China’s largest money managers has sent 23 executives to a London business school to learn about the UK fund market,...

  14. October 10, 2013

    Cambridge start-ups get £50m

    Cambridge University has backed a £50m technology investment company, alongside Arm Holdings and some of the city’s leading...

  15. October 9, 2013

    Bumi Resources agrees deal to revamp $1.3bn loan from CIC

    Bumi Resources, the heavily indebted coal miner linked to Indonesia’s influential Bakrie family, has agreed to swap some...

  16. September 24, 2013

    CIC Chinese fund obtains 12% equity stake in Uralkali

    Chinese sovereign wealth fund CIC has become the second largest shareholder in Uralkali, the world’s largest potash...

  17. September 11, 2013

    Abu Dhabi plans to invest up to $5bn in Russian infrastructure

    Abu Dhabi is planning to invest as much as $5bn in Russian infrastructure projects over the next seven years in a move...

  18. July 10, 2013

    QIA’s new chief joins Russian fund’s board

    Russia’s $10bn state-backed fund has appointed the new head of Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund to its international advisory...

  19. June 28, 2013

    China poised to name new head for $500bn wealth fund CIC

    China’s $500bn sovereign wealth fund is finally close to naming a new chief, ending a months-long delay during which several...

  20. beyondbrics

    June 26, 2013

    What the mysterious OD05 account tells us about China's view of Japan

    Overseas funds have rushed to Japan this year to buy the bull market touched off by prime minister Shinzo Abe. And it seems...

  21. June 22, 2013

    Apax raises €5.8bn for buyout fund

    Apax has raised €5.8bn for a buyout fund, less than two-thirds of what the London-based private equity group collected...

  22. June 12, 2013

    ‘Mack the Knife’ brings fearsome reputation to new role

    John Mack has a knack for landing the big roles at companies that matter. The 67-year-old, who has joined the board of...

  23. June 2, 2013

    Desperately seeking Chinese sovereign wealth fund chairman

    The investment industry is keenly watching for signs of white smoke rising above the building in downtown Beijing that...

  24. May 26, 2013

    Ambitious project for partner with deep pockets

    A gigantic tunnel deep under London partly built with Chinese money and passing near the Houses of Parliament and the MI6...

  25. May 26, 2013

    UK officials court Chinese investors for super-sewer

    UK officials have courted Chinese investors in an attempt to secure hundreds of millions of pounds of funding towards...

  26. May 26, 2013

    China struggles to find head for CIC sovereign wealth fund

    China is struggling to find a new head for its $500bn sovereign wealth fund after two leading candidates declined the job...

  27. beyondbrics

    May 15, 2013

    Galaxy Securities breaks Hong Kong's IPO drought, more to come

    After an IPO drought in Hong Kong lasting more than half a year, China Galaxy Securities Co Ltd raised $1.07bn in an initial...

  28. beyondbrics

    May 13, 2013

    China's CIC: change of the guard

    There is a new man at the top of the China Investment Corporation (CIC), China’s sovereign wealth fund, prompting debate...

  29. FT Alphaville

    April 29, 2013

    Like a bear in a China speech

    By Theo Casey, marketcolor This might be best considered an addendum to Kate’s Politburo detective work on Friday which...

  30. April 17, 2013

    Chinese official endorses monetary easing

    A senior Chinese official has given a cautious endorsement to the radical monetary easing policies in Japan and the US,...

  31. April 4, 2013

    Asia’s SWFs must shed political shackles

    The Chinese sovereign wealth fund is about to have a new chairman, according to the Beijing rumour mill, to be Hu Huaibang,...

  32. March 22, 2013

    Songbird diversifies into residential

    The developer of Canary Wharf and one of London’s largest office owners is planning to build many more residential units,...

  33. March 17, 2013

    China names new securities regulator

    China has named a new securities regulator to replace Guo Shuqing, a prominent advocate of market reforms, after only 18...

  34. March 14, 2013

    China must push for economic change

    The announcement of China’s new economic team this week will open a window for serious financial liberalisation – and poses...

  35. beyondbrics

    February 20, 2013

    China's next central bank governor is...

    Every indication has been given – short of an actual announcement – that Zhou Xiaochuan’s tenure as Chinese central bank...

  36. February 19, 2013

    Ferrovial net profits take a hit

    Net profits fell at Ferrovial last year as an improvement in the international businesses of the largest shareholder in...

  37. beyondbrics

    February 15, 2013

    China's CIC and the Moscow Exchange: benign bonhomie?

    The investment by China Investment Corporation in Friday’s flotation of the Moscow Exchange carries several messages for...

  38. beyondbrics

    February 15, 2013

    Moscow Exchange: real test to come

    Photo: Bloomberg Russian initial public offerings have a tendency to flop. But not so that of the Moscow Exchange, the...

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