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    1. August 31, 2015

      Australia set to rack up world’s longest growth streak

      Australia is on track to surpass 26 consecutive years of growth, according to its treasurer, swiping the modern-era...

    2. August 31, 2015

      China reporter confesses to stoking market ‘panic and disorder’

      A leading journalist at one of China’s top financial publications has admitted to causing “panic and disorder” in the...

    3. August 31, 2015

      China shuffle to form world’s top aluminium producer

      Beijing is lining up a shuffle of state assets that will create the world’s biggest aluminium producer and allow a...

    4. August 30, 2015

      Peace protests grow in Japan contrast with Chinese militarism

      Tens of thousands of peace protesters thronged the streets of central Tokyo on Sunday, in the largest demonstrations...

    5. August 30, 2015

      China P2P lender banks on social media usage

      If you spend a lot of time chatting on social networks or playing computer games, you might be helping your credit...

    6. August 28, 2015

      China: Credibility on the line

      As Chinese stocks plummeted on “Black Monday”, triggering waves of panicked selling around the globe, China’s leaders...

    7. August 28, 2015

      Free Lunch: Taking China seriously

      Beijing’s burdens After the yo-yo market movements in recent weeks, this is a good time to look past the short-term...

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      August 28, 2015

      Playing hard ball

      Janek Oiglane of Estonia competes in the men’s decathlon shot put event during the 15th IAAF World Championships at the...

    9. FT Alphaville

      August 28, 2015

      Guest post: Trying to throw our arms around the (sick) Chinese economy

      By Christopher Balding, Professor of Economics at Peking University, HSBC Business School, and blogger at Balding’s...

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      August 27, 2015

      Lightning Bolt

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      August 27, 2015

      Under cover in Beijing

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      August 27, 2015

      Flying the nest

      Katarina Johnson-Thompson of Britain competes in the women’s long jump qualifying round during the 15th IAAF World...

    13. August 27, 2015

      China stocks surge in last hour of trading

      China’s markets staged another swing in the last hour of trading, with Shanghai closing 5.3 per cent higher in its...

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      August 26, 2015

      China in the red

      An investor looks at an electronic board showing stock information of Shanghai Stock Exchange Composite Index at a...

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      August 26, 2015

      Hurdle heat

      Athletes compete during their men’s 110 metres hurdles heat at the IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium in...

    16. The Exchange

      August 26, 2015

      Beijing's drive to make the renminbi a global currency is misguided

      China wants the renminbi to be part of the International Monetary Fund’s basket of elite currencies — the Special...

    17. August 25, 2015

      Questions over Li Keqiang’s future amid China market turmoil

      The China-led turmoil that has rocked global markets in the past two weeks has also shaken the ruling Communist party...

    18. August 25, 2015

      China consumers appear unfazed by market rout

      Global markets may be blaming their jitters on the economic slowdown in China, but in the streets of Shanghai and...

    19. FT Photo Diary

      August 25, 2015

      Stock photo

      An investor looks at an electronic board showing stock information at a brokerage house in Beijing, China today. China...

    20. August 24, 2015

      Beijing capitulates after spending $200bn to prop up equities

      After spending about $200bn buying shares to prop up falling equity prices over the past seven weeks, Beijing...

    21. FT Alphaville

      August 24, 2015

      Guest post: The importance of credibility in capital markets, China edition

      By Christopher Balding, Professor of Economics at Peking University, HSBC Business School, and blogger at Balding’s...

    22. FT Photo Diary

      August 24, 2015

      Long jump qualification

      Cuba’s Maykel D. Masso competes in men’s long jump qualification at the World Athletics Championships at the Bird’s...

    23. August 24, 2015

      Emerging market currencies suffer sharp drop

      Fears over China’s decelerating growth have sent investors fleeing from the currencies of emerging markets, from South...

    24. August 24, 2015

      China stocks sink lower as rout intensifies

      There was scant sign of let-up on Tuesday morning as Chinese stocks sank lower after a rout that even Xinhua, the...

    25. August 24, 2015

      Stocks slide as China worries escalate

      Monday 21:00 BST. Escalating concerns about China, another slide for industrial commodity prices and further turbulence...

    26. August 23, 2015

      Emerging markets turmoil: in charts

      Turmoil across emerging markets has intensified during August and for many veteran fund managers, there is a very real...

    27. August 22, 2015

      Interactive: the fastest men in the world

      The World Athletics Championships are taking place this week in Beijing, with the men’s 100m final on the opening...

    28. FT Photo Diary

      August 20, 2015

      Mopping up the Birds Nest

      A maintenance worker mops steps at the Beijing Olympic Stadium, also known as the Bird’s Nest, in Beijing, Thursday....

    29. August 20, 2015

      No need to idolise China’s accident-prone technocrats

      There is a widespread perception that the Chinese technocrat is some sort of superior being who can tackle policy...

    30. August 20, 2015

      Australia-China trade deal faces hurdles

      It took a decade to negotiate, offers benefits to Australian businesses and is arguably the flagship achievement of...

    31. August 20, 2015

      South Korea’s Park Geun-hye to attend China’s war commemorations

      South Korean President Park Geun-hye has accepted Beijing’s invitation to celebrations marking the 70th anniversary of...

    32. August 19, 2015

      China: Weakened foundations

      In the thick of the Asian financial crisis of the late 1990s, as one desperate country after another slashed the value...

    33. August 19, 2015

      Sebastian Coe elected president of IAAF

      Sebastian Coe, the British middle distance running champion who went on to head London’s 2012 Olympic Games, has been...

    34. August 18, 2015

      A currency skirmish that was not made in China

      There was a time when young beggars in the countryside outside Jakarta shunned dollars in favour of Japanese yen....

    35. August 18, 2015

      China’s entrepreneurialism can lift gloom

      Multinational executives are slowly drifting back to Beijing from their summer holidays abroad. Their mood is generally...

    36. August 17, 2015

      China’s social media explosion has shattered the official silence

      Last Thursday morning I was on the bus to work in the central business district of Beijing, browsing social media and...

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      August 17, 2015

      China factor could damp demand for US Treasuries

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    38. August 17, 2015

      Sri Lanka’s prime minister pledges continued China ties

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