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    1. February 27, 2015

      Tencent beats Alibaba in ‘red envelope’ app war

      Tencent trumped Alibaba in the “red envelope war” to lure users on to the companies’ competing mobile payment platforms...

    2. February 18, 2015

      Snapchat funding round could value group at $16bn

      Snapchat has been in talks with potential investors about raising money at a valuation of at least $16bn, as their...

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    1. February 18, 2015

      Alibaba and Tencent battle over Chinese new year ‘red envelopes’

      The cash-stuffed “red envelopes” that Chinese traditionally exchange during lunar new year have emerged as the latest...

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      February 17, 2015

      Dragons slay all on Chinese rich list

      Being born under the dragon sign of the Chinese zodiac is considered to be the luckiest start in life one can have. Dragon...

    3. February 17, 2015

      China anti-monopoly rules unlikely to stymie taxi app merger

      A competitor of taxi-hailing groups backed by Alibaba and Tencent has challenged the merger of the two apps on anti-monopoly...

    4. February 9, 2015

      Alibaba invests $590m in Chinese smartphone maker Meizu

      Alibaba has invested $590m in a little-known domestic smartphone maker, the ecommerce group’s latest salvo to extend its...

    5. February 4, 2015

      Asian bond markets get back on track

      Asian bond markets have overcome a bumpy start to the year, with a diverse range of new deals signalling that the impact of...

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      January 30, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. Asian markets were buoyed by a late rally on Wall Street, which came after upbeat...

    7. January 29, 2015

      Democratising finance: Net groups disrupt China’s financial landscape

      The past year has brought significant disruption to China’s financial landscape, with internet heavyweights Alibaba and...

    8. January 28, 2015

      Backlash in China over WeChat’s targeted adverts

      Targeted ads are the bane of social network users around the world. But in China, they are an object of desire. Users of hit...

    9. January 21, 2015

      Uber raises $1.6bn from Goldman clients

      Uber has raised $1.6bn in convertible debt with the help of Goldman Sachs, giving the ride-hailing company a fresh infusion...

    10. January 20, 2015

      China GDP: pushmepullyou

      China announces what the market already knows: annual economic output grew by “about 7.5 per cent”. The actual number: 7.4....

    11. January 15, 2015

      SoftBank invests in Chinese taxi app

      The battle for Chinese passengers intensified after Alibaba-backed taxi-hailing app Kuaidi Dache raised roughly $600m in...

    12. January 13, 2015

      China’s tech winners set to consolidate

      Just before the end of last year, Beijing-based Xiaomi raised more than $1bn in its latest round of financing, bringing its...

    13. January 12, 2015

      Bitauto: why not the whole lot?

      A fast-growing internet company in a prime niche makes a natural target for the bigger players. Chinese auto sales website...

    14. January 6, 2015

      China banking: Webank on change

      You know you are on to something big when the Chinese premier attends your launch. On Monday, Li Keqiang sent out the first...

    15. January 5, 2015

      Tencent launches China’s first online-only bank

      A keystroke by Chinese premier Li Keqiang marked the launch of China’s first online-only bank, reflecting the government’s...

    16. January 1, 2015

      China’s video hosting sites see boom times

      When China’s internet giants do battle, the weapon they use is cash. In a clash echoing the “taxi app wars” between Alibaba...

    17. December 15, 2014

      Baidu: Uber not the best match

      Do you bear an 87 per cent resemblance to Hugh Grant? Maybe you look 85 per cent like Sienna Miller. Facial recognition...

    18. December 11, 2014

      China dating app founder accused of stealing technology

      Chinese internet group Netease has accused a former employee, and now rival, of misconduct and corruption, just days before...

    19. December 1, 2014

      Alibaba and Tencent chairmen buy Ping An shares

      The founders of Alibaba and Tencent bought shares in Ping An Insurance on Sunday, in a move that puts Ping An, China’s...

    20. November 25, 2014

      Tencent-HBO tie-up to test China censors

      Tencent, the Chinese internet gaming and social media group, has agreed a strategic tie-up with US cable channel HBO to...

    21. November 17, 2014

      JD.com growth reflects Chinese consumer shift to mobile

      The duel for supremacy for China’s mobile ecommerce market has hotted up with JD.com, the country’s largest online retailer,...

    22. November 13, 2014

      Warner Music signs deal with Tencent to distribute content

      Warner Music Group has signed a distribution agreement with Chinese internet conglomerate Tencent, as the world’s...

    23. November 3, 2014

      China’s internet titans focus on staying ahead of mobile revolution

      The listing of Alibaba in New York in September created the world’s second-largest internet company by market...

    24. October 9, 2014

      Line drawn to mobile payments after IPO delay

      First, they want you to text. Then, they want you to spend. Makers of smartphone messaging apps have been rushing to move...

    25. October 5, 2014

      Hong Kong: One country, two media systems

      Hong Kong citizens are spoilt for choice when picking between the Sunday papers. But this week, the top story was uniform,...

    26. September 30, 2014

      Big money days over for China tech

      Only the exceptionally negative would dream of shorting Alibaba, the Chinese ecommerce group, not least because most shares...

    27. September 22, 2014

      Alibaba: at it again

      Alibaba has only been listed a day and already Jack Ma is out spending his windfall. One of the Alibaba Seven – so dubbed...

    28. September 14, 2014

      Sinopec sells $17.4bn retail unit stake

      Chinese oil champion Sinopec is selling a $17.4bn stake in its retail unit to a large group of mostly domestic investors as...

    29. August 29, 2014

      Wanda/Tencent/Baidu: deals on wheels

      China is a country with lots of people and a fast-growing economy. In the mid-2000s, after China joined the World Trade...

    30. August 29, 2014

      Baidu and Tencent join Dalian Wanda in $814m China ecommerce deal

      Chinese real estate conglomerate Dalian Wanda is teaming up with two of China’s largest internet companies in an $814m...

    31. August 27, 2014

      Alibaba sales surge ahead of IPO

      Alibaba has posted a surge in mobile revenues and raised its internal valuation to $140bn as the Chinese ecommerce giant...

    32. August 17, 2014

      China’s internet giants end expensive taxi app wars

      China’s two biggest internet companies have called a truce after spending billions of renminbi in the past six months to...

    33. August 13, 2014

      Tencent plays down impact of China censorship

      Tencent, Asia’s most valuable listed technology company, said new Chinese government regulations aimed at limiting chat...

    34. 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...

    35. July 13, 2014

      China fund industry hits record assets

      Chinese mutual funds have hit record asset levels as investors continue to pour money into China’s surging online money...

    36. June 30, 2014

      China’s Tencent to buy $736m stake in online advertiser 58.com

      Tencent Holdings, the Chinese internet gaming and social media conglomerate, has agreed to buy a $736m stake in an online...

    37. June 27, 2014

      DuPont falls on trimmed profit outlook

      DuPont, one of the largest US chemicals companies, was under pressure on Friday after the company trimmed its profit outlook...

    38. June 23, 2014

      China net spat stops World Cup bets

      Users of a leading Chinese betting site found their efforts to gamble on World Cup games thwarted on Monday amid a spat...

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