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  1. March 2, 2014

    China speeds past Europe on 4G mobile rollout

    China has overtaken Europe by building hundreds of thousands of masts to carry superfast 4G mobile signals and Western...

  2. beyondbrics

    February 23, 2014

    The week ahead, Feb 24-28

    The week ahead in emerging markets: some big EM GDP numbers out, including India, Brazil and South Africa; HSBC results; and...

  1. FT Tech Hub

    January 17, 2014

    Price comparison: How much it costs to buy a smartphone in China

    The world’s most popular smartphone range is finally available to subscribers of the world’s biggest mobile carrier. Yes,...

  2. December 4, 2013

    China opens door to Apple with new 4G mobile licences

    China has opened up its mobile broadband market after granting 4G licences to the country’s three main telecom companies,...

  3. beyondbrics

    October 22, 2013

    China Mobile: the case for an iPhone deal grows

    It was a quarter to forget for China Mobile. The world’s largest mobile operator on Monday reported an 8.7 per cent...

  4. September 11, 2013

    China Mobile: who needs Apple?

    Pah! Who needs an iPhone, anyway? Another launch from Apple has passed without a deal for China Mobile to sell its handsets....

  5. March 14, 2013

    China Mobile to invest $30.6bn in 4G

    China Mobile expects to boost its capital expenditure by half this year to Rmb190.2bn ($30.6bn) as the world’s largest...

  6. March 6, 2013

    China telecoms set for 4G shake-up

    China’s government looks likely to hand out licences for fourth-generation mobile services this year, triggering a new round...

  7. February 24, 2013

    Mobile operators challenge Google and Apple

    Eighteen of the world’s largest mobile operators from Telefónica to China Unicom have backed a new mobile operating system...

  8. February 11, 2013

    Telefónica shelves LatAm float

    Telefónica has put on hold a plan to spin off its Latin America unit after improving investor sentiment towards Spain...

  9. January 9, 2013

    China debating opening telecoms market

    China has opened up the prospect of private sector competition in its national mobile telecoms market, with a consultation...

  10. November 30, 2012

    Latest iPhone and iPads set for China

    Apple's latest iPhone and iPads will go on sale in China, the world's largest smartphone market by shipments, in the next...

  11. beyondbrics

    October 21, 2012

    Week ahead, October 22-26

    This week we have results from technology and consumer companies; monetary policy decisions from Colombia and Mexico; and...

  12. September 6, 2012

    Asia’s exporters unsettled ahead of ECB

    Tokyo’s exporters were unsettled on Thursday, tracking modest falls on US equities markets as traders stayed cautious ahead...

  13. August 14, 2012

    Bank of Japan minutes help Asian equities

    Demand for defensive stocks helped the Hang Seng to its first gain in three sessions on Tuesday while indices in the wider...

  14. July 20, 2012

    Bank losses leave Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 lower

    Tokyo led Asian indices lower on Friday as Japanese bank stocks tumbled amid investigations into the part played by domestic...

  15. beyondbrics

    July 19, 2012

    Nokia in China: it's all relative

    For Nokia, any glimmer of hope is good news. The Finnish phonemaker and networks company on Thursday announced its Q2...

  16. June 21, 2012

    Fed disappointment hits Asian shares

    Asian stocks fell on Thursday as investors were disappointed by the Federal Reserve’s decision not to take aggressive...

  17. June 17, 2012

    China minority stakes: exit strategy

    Once upon a time – not all that long ago, actually – US and European companies were queueing up to buy stakes in their...

  18. June 11, 2012

    Telefónica to sell half its stake in China Unicom

    Telefónica has agreed to sell close to half its stake in China Unicom to its parent group, China United Network, for €1.1bn...

  19. beyondbrics

    May 27, 2012

    The week ahead, May 28-June 3

    Plenty of important meetings and results this week. ExxonMobil, Chevron, Lukoil, Repsol and Tullow Oil all hold shareholder...

  20. April 16, 2012

    Korea’s KT seeks overseas expansion

    The chief executive of Korea’s largest phone and internet group by sales plans to counter KT Corp’s stalling growth by...

  21. March 22, 2012

    Trade data lift Japan shares

    Asian stocks edged up after Japan posted an unexpected trade surplus for February but gains were limited by a preliminary...

  22. March 20, 2012

    Chinese oil producers lead Asia lower

    Shares in China fell on Tuesday as oil producers lost ground after crude prices fell overnight on commodity exchanges. The...

  23. March 15, 2012

    China Mobile vice-president steps down

    One of the most senior executives at China Mobile has resigned after he became involved in a police inquiry over...

  24. March 12, 2012

    China Mobile: a long distance call

    It is not easy being an incumbent with a three-quarter market share. China Mobile is the world’s largest mobile operator by...

  25. March 2, 2012

    Abuja to liquidate telecoms group

    Nigeria’s government is to liquidate the state-run telecoms company after more than a decade of failed attempts to sell it....

  26. beyondbrics

    February 23, 2012

    New Apple fake: sent from my iPhone

    There seems to be no limit to Apple-related knock-offs in China. Last year, a fake Apple store in the southwestern Chinese...

  27. January 25, 2012

    Apple looks to China’s ‘staggering potential’

    If Apple needed an illustration of its popularity in the world’s biggest smartphone market by volume, it was given one this...

  28. January 25, 2012

    Apple fans consumer flames in China

    If Apple needed an illustration of its popularity in the world’s biggest smartphone market by volume, it was given one this...

  29. January 13, 2012

    Monetary easing hopes lift Chinese shares

    Asian shares climbed this week on increasing speculation that Chinese authorities would soon start to relax their grip on...

  30. January 13, 2012

    Apple halts iPhone 4S sales in its China shops

    Apple’s strategy of fanning Chinese consumers’ desire for its products backfired as a riot at its flagship store in Beijing...

  31. January 12, 2012

    Asian stocks ease on China growth concerns

    China Unicom fell for a third successive session as fears of mounting competition pressures encouraged investors to take...

  32. December 19, 2011

    China smartphone aims to rival big names

    Chinese consumers are getting a second run at what could be the world’s best smartphone deal, and their response will be...

  33. December 13, 2011

    Rule of law breaks out in China

    The rule of law is breaking out in China – if not in politics, then in business. In the past month alone, Beijing regulators...

  34. December 2, 2011

    Chinese telecoms bow to regulator

    China’s two largest fixed-line telecoms operators have pledged to overhaul their broadband business in response to an...

  35. beyondbrics

    November 22, 2011

    New York headlines

    * MF Global shortfall doubles to $1.2bn * Indian rupee hits record low against dollar * US, UK and Canada impose new Iran...

  36. beyondbrics

    November 22, 2011

    London headlines

    * MF Global shortfall doubles to $1.2bn * US, UK and Canada impose new Iran sanctions * Cairo crisis grows as cabinet quits...

  37. beyondbrics

    November 17, 2011

    China Mobile: fine without iPhones

    It is almost like a ritual. Whenever a senior executive of China Mobile appears in public, he’s asked when the world’s...

  38. November 14, 2011

    China expected to increase antitrust probes

    China is expected to follow its antitrust move against two telecom operators with similar action in other sectors, such as...

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