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    1. June 22, 2016

      Supercell seeks to win clash of gamers with $8.6bn Tencent deal

      Can a company with just 190 workers and four products be worth $10.2bn? That is the question being asked of Supercell,...

    2. June 22, 2016

      Emerging markets: banks to bits

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      June 22, 2016

      SoftBank shares rise after Nikesh Arora resigns

      Shares in telecoms and media group SoftBank are outperforming in Japan after the abrupt resignation of the company’s...

    2. June 21, 2016

      Fund managers shun Chinese banks, industrials

      Genuinely active emerging market fund managers are shunning Chinese banks and industrials amid concerns over rising...

    3. June 21, 2016

      Tencent buys stake in ‘Clash of Clans’ maker Supercell for $8.6bn

      Tencent is to buy a majority stake in the Finnish maker of the mobile game Clash of Clans from Japan’s SoftBank for...

    4. Fast FT

      June 21, 2016

      Tencent-led group buys 84.3% stake in Supercell

      Chinese internet giant Tencent is leading a consortium that has agreed buy a majority stake in Finnish gaming company...

    5. June 15, 2016

      Mobile gaming: Super sell

      Mobile games are so moreish they can be hard to put down. SoftBank has reportedly managed to go cold turkey,...

    6. June 14, 2016

      Bats: toothless

      Where the US has its Fangs, China has Bats. As valuations of the former have risen sharply, the latter — incumbents in...

    7. Tech blog

      June 10, 2016

      #techFT - Sky scores record €4.6bn sports deal

      As Euro 2016 kicks off, big media sports deals in Europe and China, VC legend Tom Perkins has died, a French blow for...

    8. June 9, 2016

      WME-IMG and Sequoia Capital in deal to boost China stars

      WME-IMG is teaming up with venture firm Sequoia Capital China and internet group Tencent to expand the US sports and...

    9. June 8, 2016

      Chinese investors flood into Hollywood

      Bullish international investors have long ignored screenwriter William Goldman’s warning that “Nobody knows anything”...

    10. June 7, 2016

      Tencent: significant other

      Tencent’s revenues from its payments arm are still so small that they fall under “other,” a line amounting to 5 per...

    11. June 2, 2016

      China steps up investment in Hollywood

      A young Chinese-US company backed by internet group Tencent and two mainland media firms is to buy control of IM...

    12. May 19, 2016

      Tencent: pony up

      High expectations make for volatile shares, and for opportunity. The Chinese internet group Tencent released...

    13. May 4, 2016

      The younger generation changing China’s giving culture

      When Yale president Peter Salovey visited Hong Kong and Beijing in March, he found himself the beneficiary of rivalry...

    14. May 3, 2016

      Tencent’s WeChat uses its muscle to appeal to business users

      In a bar in Beijing or an underground rail carriage on the Shanghai Metro, the sight of WeChat, the addictive chat app...

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      May 3, 2016

      #techFT - Engines for fantastic voyages

      Scientists develop microscopic engines, robots march into the FT, is bitcoin’s founder made of the Wright stuff?...

    16. May 3, 2016

      Shenzhen, China, a Silicon Valley of hardware

      Population 11m Internet users (in whole of China) 688m Venture capital deployed in China in 2015 $11.6bn (Source: Asian...

    17. May 2, 2016

      Tencent backs down in mobile payments war with Alibaba

      Chinese online gaming and social networking group Tencent has pulled back from a high-stakes battle with ecommerce...

    18. Fast FT

      April 22, 2016

      Alibaba healthcare arm to form China-facing online insurance JV

      Alibaba’s healthcare subsidiary has announced a new joint venture focused on online health insurance operations in...

    19. 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...

    20. April 19, 2016

      China’s ‘Bants’ set to rival America’s ‘Fang’ tech stocks

      Incisive Chinese companies have long been sinking their teeth into their western rivals. Now the country has developed...

    21. April 18, 2016

      Line looks to challenge global chat app rivals

      Tokyo-based messaging app Line will launch a smartphone call-centre using an artificial intelligence bot later this...

    22. April 17, 2016

      Overloaded China users battle ‘WeChat fatigue’

      China’s most popular chat app has seen off rivals in China such as Alibaba’s Laiwang, Korean-Japanese Line and...

    23. April 10, 2016

      China tech: Renminbi to burn

      Burning cash has become alarmingly fashionable among Chinese internet companies, many of whom have taken to paying...

    24. March 29, 2016

      Snapchat update targets rivals’ territory

      Snapchat has launched video and audio calls to compete with FaceTime, Skype and old fashioned phone lines, as part of a...

    25. March 23, 2016

      Facebook and the high cost of a Beijing ‘like’

      In the first line of The Social Network, the actor playing Mark Zuckerberg tells his incredulous date that there are...

    26. March 17, 2016

      Tencent’s WeChat dominates China’s lucrative messaging app market

      The room was sombre as Pony Ma, Tencent chairman, addressed the assembled group of engineers. It was sometime in 2010,...

    27. March 17, 2016

      Tencent beats forecasts on back of gaming and mobile advertising

      Chinese internet group Tencent beat analyst forecasts for fourth-quarter revenues, thanks to a jump in revenues in...

    28. March 11, 2016

      Ant Financial: consider its ways

      Unicorns beware: ants are on the up. This week, Ant Financial, the online payments affiliate of Chinese e-retailer...

    29. March 2, 2016

      Jack Ma’s Ant Financial in talks to buy Caixin stake

      Jack Ma, the billionaire founder of Chinese ecommerce group Alibaba, is poised to expand his media holdings, with his...

    30. February 28, 2016

      India’s tech start-ups eye Chinese saviours

      For anxious Indian start-ups seeking to raise capital as their country’s tech bubble deflates, the investment plans of...

    31. February 7, 2016

      China’s digital giants engage in ‘red envelope’ wars

      China’s internet companies are ramping up handouts of coupons, as well as hundreds of millions of dollars worth of...

    32. February 2, 2016

      Chinese lending: undercover

      China has been catching up with the West in financial technology. Sadly, not all such progress is good. This week,...

    33. January 27, 2016

      Smart Africa: Tencent in bid to loosen Facebook’s grip

      One of China’s largest internet companies is intensifying its efforts to crack the African market with a bid to disrupt...

    34. January 19, 2016

      China: When big data meets big brother

      When browsing the internet in China, be sure to avoid logging on between 2am and 4am, steer clear of websites offering...

    35. January 19, 2016

      Chinese online group Meituan Dianping raises $3.3bn

      China’s largest food delivery and group buying company announced on Tuesday it has raised more than $3.3bn in one of...

    36. January 8, 2016

      Legendary: let battle commence

      In mid-2016, US movie studio Legendary will release Warcraft , a fantasy film in which orcs and humans form allegiances...

    37. January 6, 2016

      Evergrande: curiouser and curiouser

      Inexplicable success is as unnerving as failure. At least it should be. Evergrande Real Estate Group was the best...

    38. December 21, 2015

      Take-private deals for homesick Chinese

      It had looked like one of the most shortlived M&A strategies of the year: taking a US-listed Chinese company into...

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