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    1. April 21, 2016

      China internet finance crackdown targets fly-by-night operators

      China’s central bank is leading a wide-ranging clean-up of the country’s unruly internet finance sector, including a...

    2. April 6, 2016

      Currency wars backfire for Japan and Europe

      Looking back on three months’ worth of extreme market volatility it is clear that global currency wars have entered a...

    Special Reports

    1. The Future of the Renminbi

      The International Monetary Fund’s recommendation that China’s renminbi should join the...
    2. Doing Business in China

      The relentless slowdown in the broader Chinese economy that has been under way for the...
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    1. April 4, 2016

      Renminbi bears rethink currency bets

      If a speculator-loathing central bank were planning a victory celebration, it could do worse than make its currency...

    2. March 28, 2016

      Has truce been declared in the currency wars?

      Marc Chandler of Brown Brothers Harriman could not have been more sniffy about the idea of a currency wars truce being...

    3. March 24, 2016

      China weakens renminbi most in two months

      China’s central bank weakened the renminbi by the most in more than two months against the dollar, sparking speculation...

    4. March 21, 2016

      China: debt salvage

      The first step is admitting you have a problem. If this familiar therapeutic imperative is correct, China may be on the...

    5. March 20, 2016

      China bank governor warns over corporate debt

      China’s central bank governor has warned that the country’s corporate debt levels are too high and are stoking risks...

    6. Fast FT

      March 16, 2016

      Asian markets lower before US rates decision

      Asian markets were treading cautiously on Wednesday ahead of the Federal Reserve’s policy meeting. Japan’s Nikkei 225...

    7. March 13, 2016

      Central banks lurch from topsy-turvy 1970s to helicopter money

      John Maynard Keynes is reputed to have identified an immutable law, which says that the market can remain irrational...

    8. March 7, 2016

      China bears could start to feel isolated

      It is not easy being a bear on China — at least, not this month. Data, events and even market moves are conspiring to...

    9. FT Alphaville

      March 7, 2016

      Chinese outflows as dollar debt payments

      The BIS’s latest Quarterly Review is chock full of useful observations about the counterintuitive effects of negative...

    10. March 6, 2016

      China defends veracity of foreign exchange reserves data

      China's official foreign exchange reserves only include highly liquid assets, a top central banker said on Sunday,...

    11. March 1, 2016

      Wall Street jumps as factory data reassure

      Tuesday 21:00 GMT. A well-received report on US factory activity helped drive US and European stocks sharply higher as...

    12. February 26, 2016

      China admits to renminbi image problem

      China needs to eliminate market expectations of continued currency depreciation, the head of its central bank admitted...

    13. February 25, 2016

      China shares suffer biggest one-day drop in a month

      Chinese shares posted their biggest one-day drop in a month on Thursday, with indices closing more than 6 per cent...

    14. February 23, 2016

      Helicopter drops might not be far away

      The world economy is slowing, both structurally and cyclically. How might policy respond? With desperate...

    15. February 19, 2016

      China’s central bank redacts sensitive foreign-exchange data

      China’s central bank has removed a closely watched foreign exchange data series from its website in a move likely to...

    16. FT Alphaville

      February 19, 2016

      China wants to put some banks back in their box? UPDATED

      REUPDATING because this seems good from HSBC: On Friday afternoon, Bloomberg News reported that the People’s Bank of...

    17. February 18, 2016

      Q&A: The People’s Bank of China’s open market operations

      The People’s Bank of China said it would conduct open market operations every work day starting immediately. Previously...

    18. February 18, 2016

      China central bank moves to strengthen control of money supply

      China’s central bank will increase the frequency of its money supply operations, with immediate effect, in a move to...

    19. Fast FT

      February 18, 2016

      PBoC alters monetary tool box

      China’s central bank will conduct open-market operations daily to influence the money supply, thus making permanent the...

    20. February 16, 2016

      PBoC governor breaks silence amid messaging criticism

      When China’s central bank governor broke a six-month silence at the weekend, he suggested that critics of his...

    21. February 16, 2016

      Hedge funder’s attack on renminbi draws scrutiny and doubt

      A high-stakes battle between China’s central bank and speculators taking aim at the renminbi escalated last week with...

    22. February 15, 2016

      Renminbi enjoys biggest one-day gain in more than a decade

      China’s currency enjoyed its biggest one-day gain in more than a decade as onshore traders returned from the lunar new...

    23. February 15, 2016

      HSBC stayed put in UK because China has changed

      There are many reasons HSBC decided to keep its headquarters in London and most of them have to do with the evolving...

    24. February 14, 2016

      China central bank governor Zhou Xiaochuan plays down forex fears

      China’s central bank governor played down concerns over the country’s falling foreign reserves and said he saw no basis...

    25. February 9, 2016

      Hedge funds target a weaker renminbi

      The dilemma of the principal character in The Big Short, a film that revolves around a hedge fund manager who bets...

    26. February 4, 2016

      Wall St pares gains as oil prices retreat

      Thursday 21:00 GMT. US stocks pared solid early gains as the positive impact of a renewed slide for the dollar on crude...

    27. February 1, 2016

      PBoC and traders play cat-and-mouse game

      If currency investors were in any doubt over how to characterise the renminbi’s rollercoaster drama last month — a...

    28. January 31, 2016

      Capital controls will not cure China’s ills

      In yet another sign of the strange times we live in, Japan is calling for China to impose controls to stem capital...

    29. January 29, 2016

      China floods banks with record amount of cash

      China flooded its banking system with record amounts of cash this week to meet elevated holiday demand and hedge the...

    30. January 27, 2016

      China’s economic leaders struggle to explain thinking to world

      Henry Kissinger’s famous question about the EU — “who do I call if I want to call Europe?” – now has a Chinese variant:...

    31. January 26, 2016

      Chinese shares tumble to 13-month lows

      Chinese shares suffered their worst decline since Beijing abandoned its shortlived circuit breaker mechanism,...

    32. January 25, 2016

      Capital controls may be China’s only real option

      Chinese officials readily admit that communication has not been their strong point when it comes to dealing with...

    33. January 25, 2016

      PBoC in a quandary over capital controls

      When the Bank of Japan’s governor said that capital controls could prove “useful” to Beijing in its efforts to calm...

    34. January 21, 2016

      Stocks rally after dovish Draghi comments

      Thursday 21:00 GMT. US and European stocks enjoyed some respite from the savage sell-off that has ripped through global...

    35. beyondbrics

      January 21, 2016

      China's monetary policy stymied by "impossible trinity"

      By Hayden Briscoe and Anthony Chan, AllianceBernstein The liberalisation of China’s currency and capital account is...

    36. January 18, 2016

      European stocks slip as oil keeps sliding

      Monday 18:45 GMT. European and Asian stock markets began the week on the back foot as oil prices touched fresh...

    37. January 18, 2016

      China targets offshore renminbi short selling with new reserve ratio

      China is to force some banks to set aside a portion of their offshore renminbi deposits as reserves in its latest bid...

    38. Gavyn Davies

      January 17, 2016

      China devaluation - a necessary evil?

      The 9 percent drop in global equity prices in the first two weeks of 2016 is certainly alarming, even for those of us...

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