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  1. April 16, 2014

    Slowing growth adds to China stimulus pressure

    China’s growth slowed sharply in the first quarter of 2014, raising pressure on Beijing to provide a fresh round of...

  2. April 11, 2014

    China bond auction failure reinforces slowdown concerns

    The Chinese government was unable to sell all the bonds offered at an auction on Friday, its first such failure in nearly a...

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  1. April 10, 2014

    China opens big window to equity market

    Though China has kept the door to its equity market closed, on Thursday it opened a pretty big window. Under a pilot scheme...

  2. April 10, 2014

    Hong Kong and Shanghai unveil plan to link bourses

    China has taken a big step towards opening up its financial system to the rest of the world by allowing investors in Hong...

  3. April 10, 2014

    China rules out short-term stimulus despite weak trade figures

    China will not resort to short-term stimulus measures in the face of temporary fluctuations in growth, Premier Li Keqiang...

  4. FT Alphaville

    April 10, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: A dovish outlook from the US Federal Reserve and a solid Australian jobs report overshadowed weak trade and...

  5. FT Alphaville

    April 3, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: With Beijing once again taking action to prop up growth, Asia-Pacific stock markets were on an upward path after...

  6. April 3, 2014

    China fast forwards infrastructure plans to boost growth

    China’s Premier Li Keqiang pledged to speed up construction of railways and housing for the poor this year to prop up...

  7. March 25, 2014

    China’s struggle for a new economy

    What are the prospects for the Chinese economy? Few, if any, economic questions can be more important. I have just attended...

  8. March 20, 2014

    Smog insurance added to efforts in China’s war on pollution

    Travellers to China worried that their view of the Great Wall will be obscured by Beijing’s pollution can rest easy with a...

  9. March 19, 2014

    S Korea regulators launch probe into China banks’ operations

    South Korean financial authorities have launched an inspection of three Chinese banks' operations in the country, amid...

  10. March 18, 2014

    Beijing dismisses Uighur link to missing Malaysian airliner

    Background checks on the 154 Chinese citizens aboard missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, including a Uighur passenger...

  11. March 18, 2014

    China’s central bank holds bailout talks with property developer

    China’s central bank and one of its largest state lenders are holding emergency talks over whether to bail out a defaulting...

  12. March 17, 2014

    China admits its ills but faces an unpalatable cure

    Finally, Chinese leaders have admitted what the market has been saying for some time: defaults by Chinese borrowers are all...

  13. beyondbrics

    March 14, 2014

    London morning espresso

    ** FT News ** * Malema bids to turn division into votes | ‘The only thing that has changed is the government of white people...

  14. beyondbrics

    March 13, 2014

    Analysts slash China GDP forecasts, see support

    Investment banks slashed forecasts for China’s GDP growth on Thursday after Beijing reported the biggest slowdown in...

  15. March 13, 2014

    Haixin default to test China’s willpower for market reform

    When Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said defaults in the Chinese economy were “unavoidable” at his annual press conference on...

  16. beyondbrics

    March 13, 2014

    New York morning espresso

    ** FT News ** * Li says China defaults ‘unavoidable’ | Days after China’s first domestic bond default Premier Li Keqiang...

  17. March 13, 2014

    Fresh corporate default tests China’s resolve

    China’s premier has warned that future defaults on bonds and other financial products are “unavoidable” underlining concerns...

  18. March 9, 2014

    China’s dangerous need for speed

    Since taking power last year, the new leadership in Beijing has insisted that it will place less emphasis on how fast China...

  19. March 5, 2014

    China targets economic growth of 7.5% in 2014

    During his annual ‘State of the Union’ address on Wednesday, Li Keqiang, Chinese premier, predicted that his job of steering...

  20. beyondbrics

    March 5, 2014

    China's GDP: Premier winks at the "Keqiang index"

    When China’s premier was an up-and-comer in the provinces, he famously told US diplomats that he looked at indicators...

  21. March 5, 2014

    China declares war on pollution

    China’s premier has declared a “war on pollution”, giving unprecedented attention to a problem that has consumed the nation...

  22. March 5, 2014

    Calm returns as focus shifts from Ukraine

    Wednesday 21:05 GMT. Calmer conditions returned to global markets as the focus began to shift away from events in Ukraine...

  23. March 5, 2014

    China ramps up rhetoric battle with Japan

    Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has warned Japan that China would not allow any country to “reverse the course of history”, as...

  24. March 5, 2014

    China sets 7.5% growth target

    The opening of China’s parliament China is targeting economic growth of 7.5 per cent this year, a dovish goal that could...

  25. March 2, 2014

    What to watch for at the annual session of China’s faux parliament

    Each year in early March, thousands of delegates to China’s official lawmaking and top political advisory bodies gather in...

  26. beyondbrics

    March 2, 2014

    The week ahead, Mar 3-9

    The week ahead in emerging markets: Ashton in Kiev; China’s NPC kicks off; Pistorius on trial; it’s Carnival! Monday, March...

  27. February 12, 2014

    China land sales pull in record $672bn

    Chinese land sales hit a record $672bn in 2013 following a lull the previous year, providing more evidence that the...

  28. January 20, 2014

    China 2013 new home sales surge past $1.1tn

    China’s real estate frenzy continued unabated last year, with buyers snapping up more than $1.1trn of new homes, roughly the...

  29. January 8, 2014

    China offers to finance and build rail links to HS2

    China has offered to invest in Britain’s railways for the first time by financing and building links to a new Birmingham...

  30. December 30, 2013

    Fears after key China debt level soars 70%

    Local government debt levels in China have soared to almost $3tn in less than three years, according to an official audit...

  31. December 8, 2013

    UK admits China relations slow to thaw after Dalai Lama visit

    China froze out Britain for more than a year longer than British diplomats expected after David Cameron met the Dalai Lama,...

  32. beyondbrics

    December 6, 2013

    Ukraine's Yanukovich in Russia as default fears gather

    Ukraine’s president Viktor Yanukovich met Vladimir Putin, his Russian counterpart, at the Winter Olympic resort of Sochi on...

  33. December 5, 2013

    A painful lesson in how not to deal with China

    David Cameron could scarcely have crouched any lower during this week’s visit to China. For his compatriots, the British...

  34. December 4, 2013

    David Cameron pushes for cyber security talks with China

    David Cameron has personally pushed for formal talks with China over the vexed issue of cyber security, as the UK escalates...

  35. December 3, 2013

    Chinese investment in HS2 is ‘so far off’

    By Gill Plimmer and Simon Rabinovitch The picture of the Union Jack next to a portrait of the former Chinese leader Mao...

  36. December 2, 2013

    Few cheer as City gets its mojo back

    Are good times rolling again in the City? News of an upturn in hiring, coming on top of an increase of more than one-third...

  37. December 2, 2013

    UK protests after China bars Bloomberg reporter from press event

    The UK has protested to China after a Bloomberg reporter was barred from a joint press event given by David Cameron, UK...

  38. FT Photo Diary

    December 2, 2013

    David Cameron attends signing ceremony in China

    Feng Li/Getty Images Chinese premier Li Keqiang and David Cameron, UK prime minister, talk during a signing ceremony inside...

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