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    1. June 12, 2016

      IMF sounds warning on China’s corporate debt

      China’s corporate debt risks sparking a bigger crisis if the authorities fail to tackle it, the International Monetary...

    2. April 15, 2016

      Staying home pays off for China’s Premier — at least for now

      Over recent months, foreign diplomats bearing invites for Premier Li Keqiang to visit their capitals have been politely...

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    1. The Future of the Renminbi

      The International Monetary Fund’s recommendation that China’s renminbi should join the...
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    1. March 21, 2016

      Wall Street inches higher in choppy trade

      Monday 20:00 GMT. US and European stocks began the holiday-shortened week on a hesitant note as oil prices turned...

    2. 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...

    3. Fast FT

      March 21, 2016

      China shares up 2%, longest winning streak in months

      Corporate debt levels are too high, you say? No problem: let’s rally. A word of caution from Zhou Xiaochuan, China’s...

    4. Fast FT

      March 21, 2016

      Shanghai on 7-day winning streak, rest of Asia slides

      Chinese markets advanced on Monday, lining shares up for the longest wining streak in 10 months and despite warnings...

    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. March 13, 2016

      China rebuts economy doomsayers on debt and ‘zombies’

      Chinese economic and financial officials responded to worries about bad debt, “zombie companies” and currency...

    7. 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...

    8. Fast FT

      March 1, 2016

      Oil picks up, but gold and stocks show nerves

      European stocks are tracking a late Wall Street sell-off, though equities are underpinned by the meagre yields on offer...

    9. Fast FT

      March 1, 2016

      Data deluge weighs on Asian markets

      A flurry of economic data, including weak readings on the manufacturing sectors of major Asian economies, weighed on...

    10. Fast FT

      February 29, 2016

      PBoC cuts banks' reserve ratio requirement

      The People’s Bank of China has lowered the amount of cash reserves banks must hold by half a percentage point, in the...

    11. Fast FT

      February 29, 2016

      Asian markets hold up despite China bluster

      Markets around Asia were holding firm on Monday despite a sell-off that saw Chinese shares slump more than 4 per cent...

    12. Fast FT

      February 26, 2016

      Upbeat markets but low expectations from G20

      Markets are in bullish mood, with stocks and government bond yields higher, as G20 finance ministers meet to discuss...

    13. 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...

    14. Fast FT

      February 26, 2016

      China has "policy space" to address risks: PBoC's Zhou

      China’s central bank governor tried to reassure global markets about Beijing’s stewardship of the Chinese economy and...

    15. February 22, 2016

      China’s ‘trilemma’ makes it vulnerable to more shocks

      The financial turbulence that gripped China and the rest of the world in the past few weeks has blown over for now....

    16. February 19, 2016

      Kyle Bass, a sharpshooting short-seller

      I’ve been to Beijing twice, I don’t care to go back,” Kyle Bass says. “I’m OK with that.” The subprime-shorting, sniper...

    17. FT Alphaville

      February 19, 2016

      All about China's public-to-private foreign asset swap

      Are shrinking Chinese government FX reserves a sign of capital flight or are they just a public-to-private asset swap?...

    18. Fast FT

      February 19, 2016

      China reforms no 'walk in a park' - IMF's Lagarde

      China should continue its economic reforms but the process is unlikely to be a smooth one, according to the newly...

    19. 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...

    20. Gavyn Davies

      February 16, 2016

      China's central bank governor Zhou goes on the attack

      The long and detailed interview given by the People’s Bank of China governor, Zhou Xiaochuan, to Caixin Weekly on...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. FT Alphaville

      February 16, 2016

      Governor Zhou: "The central bank is neither God nor magician that could just wipe the uncertainties out"

      Which is sad, but at least he’s talking and talking at length. Before we get to that though, it’s worth having a read...

    24. FT Alphaville

      February 16, 2016

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Tuesday, - Kocherlakota: To avoid a BoJ-mess, “the Federal Reserve should immediately begin to communicate...

    25. February 15, 2016

      Beijing triggers commodities bounceback

      Commodities from metals to oil rallied as the People’s Bank of China moved to ease concerns about the country’s...

    26. FT Alphaville

      February 15, 2016

      Guest post: How to think about the Capital of China

      By George Magnus, an associate at Oxford University’s China Centre and senior economic adviser to UBS Ok you guessed:...

    27. Fast FT

      February 15, 2016

      Renminbi surge continues, CNY turns positive YTD

      And just like that [snap!] the renminbi is now ahead for the year. China’s currency continued to appreciate on Monday...

    28. February 15, 2016

      China trade shrinks sharply

      China’s trade contracted significantly more than economists had expected in January, as the country’s economy continued...

    29. Fast FT

      February 15, 2016

      Japan up strongly as Asian markets recover

      Asian markets were in recovery mode on Monday as Japanese shares rebounded more than 5 per cent, and investors mulled...

    30. Fast FT

      February 15, 2016

      CNY strengthens the most since 2005

      The renminbi was on track for its biggest one-day gain in more than a decade as Chinese markets returned from the lunar...

    31. Fast FT

      February 15, 2016

      PBoC strengthens renminbi

      Breathe out – the Chinese central bank has allowed the renminbi to strengthen on Monday. Every morning the People’s...

    32. Fast FT

      February 15, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: China's back

      It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for: the reopening of the Chinese sharemarket after the week-long lunar new year...

    33. 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...

    34. November 30, 2015

      Pivotal moment for the renminbi and China

      The challenges posed to the global financial order by the rise of China could hardly be more fundamental. For several...

    35. November 19, 2015

      China inclusion in IMF currency basket not just symbolic

      Back in 2009, the west was desperately seeking green shoots of recovery and paid little attention when Zhou Xiaochuan...

    36. November 4, 2015

      Dollar bolstered by Yellen comments

      Wednesday 21:00 GMT. The dollar jumped and shorter-term Treasury prices went into retreat as comments from Janet Yellen...

    37. November 4, 2015

      Shenzhen-Hong Kong connect false start sparks stock rally

      An inadvertent — and erroneous — confirmation of the start of a trading link between Shenzhen and Hong Kong sent shares...

    38. beyondbrics

      September 14, 2015

      China's entrepreneurship persists despite slowdown

      By Edward Tse, Gao Feng Advisory Company China’s recent stock market turbulence and currency devaluation has attracted...

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