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  1. September 10, 2014

    Morgan Stanley backs Tianhe amid fraud allegations

    Morgan Stanley’s private equity arm is standing “resolutely” by its $700m investment in Tianhe Chemicals, as the embattled...

  2. September 3, 2014

    Banks that sponsored Tianhe IPO suspend analyst coverage

    Two of the banks that sponsored the Hong Kong flotation of Tianhe Chemicals have suspended analyst coverage of the company...

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  1. July 27, 2014

    Fidelity warns on China’s bad debt

    Fidelity’s top man in Hong Kong, Dale Nicholls, has become the latest fund manager in China to warn about bad debts in the...

  2. May 20, 2014

    Sino-Forest creditors sue ex-chief for C$3bn over alleged fraud

    The creditors of collapsed Chinese forestry group Sino-Forest have sued Allen Chan Tak-yuen, the company’s former chairman...

  3. March 6, 2014

    Beware the false reassurance of corporate probes

    When it comes to defending themselves against accusations of wrongdoing, management teams and their complacent boards follow...

  4. October 25, 2013

    China web group hits back at Carson Block claims

    A Chinese internet security company that is the latest target of short seller Carson Block has fought back against what it...

  5. August 29, 2013

    Peter Humphrey case shows effects of China’s tightened privacy laws

    When the Chinese government moved earlier this year to limit public access to citizens’ personal information, Peter Humphrey...

  6. beyondbrics

    June 20, 2013

    Another Chinese company gets charged with fraud

    The list just keeps growing. On Thursday, China MediaExpress, a supplier of television advertising services on buses, became...

  7. April 4, 2013

    John Paulson see gains for all but one fund

    John Paulson has seen a modest return to form, with gains for all but the smallest hedge fund run by his $19bn firm as...

  8. beyondbrics

    February 25, 2013

    China: web games company tests the water for US float

    A web games company is about to test the appetite for Chinese floats in the US in one of the first such deals since the...

  9. February 11, 2013

    Defaults rise as sales of junk debt jump

    Global corporate default rates are inching higher just as companies with fragile balance sheets sell large amounts of debt...

  10. February 11, 2013

    Short sellers hunt profits in Hong Kong

    Short sellers and analysts are increasingly turning their attention to Chinese stocks listed in Hong Kong in the hunt for...

  11. beyondbrics

    February 1, 2013

    Hong Kong and China: Eat my shorts

    It has taken almost a week, but one of China’s biggest scrap metal dealers is finally ready for a, er, scrap. China Metal...

  12. beyondbrics

    January 23, 2013

    Caterpillar setback puts Chinese reverse mergers back in the spotlight

    Just when you thought you had heard the last of Chinese reverse mergers, along comes another accounting scandal that puts...

  13. January 21, 2013

    Rising corporate defaults spell danger

    Global corporate default rates are inching higher at the start of 2013 at the same time as companies with fragile balance...

  14. December 19, 2012

    Focus Media agrees $3.7bn buyout deal

    Focus Media, the US-listed Chinese advertising company, has formally agreed a $3.7bn offer from a group of private equity...

  15. December 14, 2012

    China investors grow angry at mud-slinging

    The production line is a whirring mass of rollers, wheels and pipes, monitored by men at computer panels. Forklifts zip...

  16. December 7, 2012

    Block shows off his righteous side

    It is barely two years since Carson Block set up Muddy Waters and made a splash by publicly damning Chinese companies he...

  17. FT Alphaville

    December 6, 2012

    It's a tough short life

    Muddy Waters’ Carson Block has made some big claims about the companies he and his colleagues have targeted and shorted, the...

  18. beyondbrics

    December 4, 2012

    New York headlines

    * Audit firms face SEC China crackdown * Sberbank calls on Central Cank to boost liquidity * BNY Mellon joins Argentina spat...

  19. beyondbrics

    December 4, 2012

    London headlines

    * Asian shares fall * Audit firms face SEC China crackdown * BNY Mellon joins Argentina spat * Blue Energy to build solar...

  20. FT Alphaville

    December 3, 2012

    The Closer

    ROUND-UP A subpar ISM saddled stocks. The S&P 500 closed down 0.47 per cent at 1,409.46. The Institute for Supply Management...

  21. beyondbrics

    December 3, 2012

    Big Four, China and the SEC: a game of chicken

    Things are heating up between the US Securities and Exchange Commission and some of the US’s leading accounting firms. The...

  22. December 3, 2012

    Audit firms face SEC China crackdown

    The US Securities and Exchange Commission has charged the Chinese affiliates of five leading accounting firms with violating...

  23. FT Alphaville

    December 3, 2012

    The SEC charges the (Chinese) Big Four

    And so on, on Monday, from a SEC order filed against Chinese affiliates of the Big Four (and of BDO). The agency has...

  24. November 28, 2012

    Fishing for gold in muddy waters

    Muddy Waters has made its name by exposing dodgy accounting and corruption at emerging market companies. The US short-seller...

  25. November 27, 2012

    Muddy Waters issues critical Olam report

    Muddy Waters Research, the short selling firm, on Tuesday warned that Olam, the Asian commodity business, runs a high risk...

  26. November 23, 2012

    Olam hits back at Block with libel suit

    Some say Carson Block, the short seller who made his name exposing Chinese corporate frauds, shifted his focus from the...

  27. November 21, 2012

    Olam launches Muddy Waters libel case

    Olam has launched a libel suit against Muddy Waters and its founder, Carson Block, sharply escalating its dispute with the...

  28. November 20, 2012

    Short seller with Olam in his sights

    It was a pitch perfect delivery to a dangerously influential audience: on Monday afternoon, in the bowels of the Marriott...

  29. FT Alphaville

    November 20, 2012

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning, New York FT ALPHAVILLE Moody’s cuts France’s Aaa rating, may want to check if its next baguette explodes. The...

  30. November 19, 2012

    Olam launches defence against Muddy Waters

    Olam, one of Asia’s largest agribusiness groups, has launched an impassioned defence of its integrity after comments from a...

  31. FT Alphaville

    November 19, 2012

    Muddy Waters' next target: Olam

    With his reputation suitably inflated from his Sino-Forest adventures, Carson Block’s next target is Olam International, the...

  32. September 18, 2012

    Investors risk fall into China value trap

    Foreign investors face a big dilemma when it comes to China. On the one hand, Chinese equities appear cheap. Valuations have...

  33. FT Alphaville

    August 14, 2012

    It's hard being a China short seller

    It’s a big, big China leveraged buyout — the biggest ever, in fact. Advertising company Focus Media, which is listed in the...

  34. beyondbrics

    August 9, 2012

    'Bilking' vs profiteering: Veritas and IndiaBulls go head to head

    Veritas strikes again. The Canadian investment research firm – known for its scathing criticism of major Indian companies...

  35. beyondbrics

    May 23, 2012

    New York headlines

    * Asia Slides on Greece Worries * Lenovo fourth quarter net profit up 59 percent, meets forecasts * PTT swoops with higher...

  36. beyondbrics

    May 23, 2012

    London headlines

    * US senators vote to cut aid to Pakistan * World Bank cuts China growth forecast to 8.2 per cent * West shifts stance on...

  37. FT Alphaville

    May 23, 2012

    The 6am Cut London

    Risk assets continued their retreat in Asia on Wednesday as renewed fears of a Greek eurozone exit appeared, says Reuters,...

  38. May 23, 2012

    Ex-Sino-Forest chief accused of fraud

    Canadian authorities have formally accused Allan Chan and other former Sino-Forest executives of fraud, a year after the...

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