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    1. MBA blog

      January 29, 2015

      Holiday cheer

      The new year has finally arrived and I am proud to say that I concluded the holiday season with a valuable impact on...

    2. January 25, 2015

      Golf’s slow death in the Sky ghetto

      It is almost the very end of empire, analogous to the moment Hong Kong was handed back to the Chinese. Now the ravens can...

    Special Reports

    1. Doing Business in Hong Kong

      Hong Kong is still an attractive place to work, but it is grappling with a number of p...
    2. Working in Asia

      In the latest video: the FT talks to women at leading IT companies, who see the sector...
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    1. beyondbrics

      January 23, 2015

      Brazilian telecoms: let the battle begin

      January is normally a quiet month for dealmaking in Brazil as executives collapse on a beach somewhere for their long...

    2. January 23, 2015

      Chinese University of Hong Kong turns to the west

      It was almost 28 years after Kalok Chan left the Chinese University of Hong Kong as a fresh-faced graduate that he returned...

    3. FT Alphaville

      January 23, 2015

      Shenzhen and the art of balance sheet maintenance

      Chinese real estate companies raised $5.3bn in dollar bond markets during the first three weeks of 2013 and $4.9bn over the...

    4. FT Alphaville

      January 23, 2015

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Friday, - “Draghi’s big announcement seems to have raised expected European inflation by one-fifth of a...

    5. The World

      January 22, 2015

      Hard scrabble Chinese foundation tales enliven Davos sessions

      I’ll say one thing about Chinese chief executives: they have a more colourful back-story than most of the developed world...

    6. January 22, 2015

      China developers get bond market cold shoulder

      International bond investors are giving Chinese property companies the cold shoulder, forcing them to look elsewhere for...

    7. January 22, 2015

      Shanghai stampede victim families to receive $130,000 compensation

      The Shanghai government will pay Rmb800,000 ($130,000) to each of the families of the 36 revellers who died in the New...

    8. January 21, 2015

      Shanghai punishes officials over New Year’s eve stampede

      The Shanghai government has punished police, local Communist party and district government officials for the stampede that...

    9. January 20, 2015

      Itochu/Citic Ltd/CP Group: three’s company

      What do you get when you cross three conglomerates? Answer: a bigger conglomerate. And no, that’s not funny. On Tuesday,...

    10. January 20, 2015

      Citic forced into Sino Iron writedown as ore prices sink

      The precipitous drop in iron ore prices claimed another victim on Tuesday, with Chinese conglomerate Citic announcing a...

    11. January 20, 2015

      Itochu and CP Group in $10bn Citic stake deal

      Citic, the Chinese conglomerate, has agreed to sell a 20 per cent stake to Itochu, the Japanese trading house, and Charoen...

    12. January 19, 2015

      O2 and 3: new maths

      In the calculus of European telecoms, less is more. The European Commission’s Digital Agenda depends on investment to...

    13. January 19, 2015

      Hong Kong puts talent before cash with visa scheme suspension

      Alice Meng was rushed off her feet last Wednesday when Hong Kong said it would suspend its immigrant investor programme the...

    14. January 19, 2015

      China brokers: marginal costs

      Dabbling in margin trading, as the currency markets have just reminded us, is a bit like dabbling in cooking...

    15. January 18, 2015

      Telefónica considers link up with Hutchison Whampoa

      Telefónica, has spoken to Hutchison Whampoa about merging their British businesses as the Spanish telecommunications group...

    16. beyondbrics

      January 16, 2015

      India, Peru and Egypt show acceleration in EM's easing cycle

      Unexpectedly early interest rate cuts in India, Peru and Egypt on Thursday indicate that falling oil prices and gathering...

    17. January 15, 2015

      Dalian Wanda changes property strategy after IPO

      Dalian Wanda Commercial Properties, China’s largest business property developer by sales, has signalled a major shift in...

    18. beyondbrics

      January 15, 2015

      Guest post: mining nuggets among China's "A-shares"

      By Stuart Rae and John Lin, AllianceBernstein Despite a slow start following its launch in November, the Shanghai-Hong Kong...

    19. January 15, 2015

      Central London tops world as most expensive city for construction

      Complex planning rules, high labour and land costs and exacting design standards have combined to make London the most...

    20. January 14, 2015

      The prudent mogul breaks up his empire

      There comes a time in most people’s lives, usually very late in the lives of self-made billionaires, when they settle their...

    21. January 14, 2015

      Hong Kong tussles over ‘rule of law’

      In what has become a tussle over the legitimate meaning of “rule of law”, CY Leung, Hong Kong’s chief executive,...

    22. January 14, 2015

      Lord Copper deemed to have come a cropper, but only up to a point

      Lord Copper, a press baron invented by writer Evelyn Waugh, was too important ever to be wrong. The stock response of...

    23. January 14, 2015

      Hong Kong protests dent Burberry sales growth

      Burberry sales were hit by the protests in Hong Kong, but the UK luxury goods group said underlying retail sales still rose...

    24. January 13, 2015

      Li Ka-shing’s reshuffle shows change is afoot for family empires

      When the word went out last Friday that Victor Li, son of Li Ka-shing, would meet the press to discuss a mystery issue, the...

    25. January 13, 2015

      Kaisa default risks waking China property bears

      For China’s property market bears, the default by a Hong Kong-listed developer on its US dollar bonds looks like the canary...

    26. January 13, 2015

      Kaisa confirms missed bond coupon payment

      Indebted Chinese developer Kaisa has broken its near week-long silence to confirm that it has missed a coupon payment on its...

    27. January 12, 2015

      Lenders ask court to freeze Kaisa’s assets

      Lenders to troubled Chinese developer Kaisa are pushing to freeze the company’s assets, raising the stakes in a case that...

    28. January 9, 2015

      Brass tacks: from online auctions to flipping

      Bolstered by his 40 years’ experience of auctioneering and digital initiatives, Australian entrepreneur Tim Goodman is...

    29. January 9, 2015

      Cheung Kong/Hutch: finally

      How many bottles of shampoo would you have to sell or shipping containers would you need to lift to unlock a value of $18bn?...

    30. January 9, 2015

      Li Ka-shing overhauls business empire

      Asia’s most renowned dealmaker, Li Ka-shing, is overhauling his $100bn empire in an effort to streamline and wring value...

    31. January 8, 2015

      HSBC’s Hong Kong chief steps down

      Anita Fung, head of HSBC’s Hong Kong operation, is stepping down as the bank creates a role to oversee all of Greater China...

    32. January 8, 2015

      RRJ Capital plans to raise record $4bn for new Asia fund

      RRJ Capital is aiming to raise more than $4bn for a new fund in a record capital-raising by an Asian private equity group,...

    33. January 8, 2015

      Short sellers feel the heat from Chinese solar group Hanergy

      Short sellers are sitting on potential losses of more than $300m in a little-known Chinese solar company whose stock has...

    34. FT Photo Diary

      January 7, 2015

      Umbrellas for HK democracy

      Pro-democracy lawmakers carrying yellow umbrellas — the symbol of the pro-democracy movement — walk out of the legislative...

    35. 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...

    36. January 6, 2015

      Hong Kong pro-democracy leaders face prosecution

      Key figures from Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protest movement have been asked to turn themselves in to police to face possible...

    37. January 6, 2015

      Kaisa woes mount after joint projects axed

      Chinese property developer Kaisa faces mounting financial pressure after two partner companies said they would terminate...

    38. January 6, 2015

      Widening graft probe snares China Southern CFO

      China’s largest airline has lost its chief financial officer as part of a widening investigation that has claimed four top...

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