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    1. March 2, 2015

      Marks and Spencer Asia head quits amid China revamp

      Marks and Spencer’s head of Asia has quit just as the high street retailer sets out plans to expand in China. Bruce Findlay,...

    2. March 2, 2015

      Short sellers abstain as China opens door

      A new scheme allowing global investors to short sell mainland Chinese stocks via the Hong Kong market has failed to attract...

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    1. Doing Business in Hong Kong

      Hong Kong is still an attractive place to work, but it is grappling with a number of p...
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    1. February 27, 2015

      Stricter UK rules have not entirely rubbed out tax avoidance

      When MPs grilled Stuart Gulliver, chief executive of HSBC banking group this week, his tax arrangements were attacked as...

    2. February 26, 2015

      AIA: clarity and opacity

      Insurance companies are opaque at best, confusing at worst. Selective disclosure, in the words of Johnny Mercer’s 1944 song,...

    3. February 26, 2015

      Noble blames Iceberg Research attack on disgruntled ex-employee

      Noble Group believes a “disgruntled” ex-employee is behind the unknown research group that has accused the commodities...

    4. February 25, 2015

      China is no longer a bargain

      Last year provided yet another demonstration of the haphazard link between economic growth and share prices. China grew at...

    5. February 25, 2015

      HSBC, the bank that ran aground while overseas

      Stuart Gulliver’s crisp explanation this week of why he once held his annual bonuses in a Swiss private bank account via a...

    6. FT Photo Diary

      February 25, 2015

      Frustrated Hong Kong legislator

      Pro-democracy lawmaker Leung Kwok-hung throws an object at Hong Kong’s financial secretary John Tsang to demand a universal...

    7. February 25, 2015

      Hong Kong and Singapore plot divergent fiscal paths

      Hong Kong and Singapore have revealed differing plans for how to combat rising prices, ageing populations and slowing global...

    8. February 24, 2015

      Pressure rises on HSBC’s Gulliver and Flint on eve of MP grilling

      Amid a bruising scandal over alleged tax-dodging by clients of HSBC’s Swiss private banking arm, group chairman Douglas...

    9. February 24, 2015

      Cupid strikes for Hong Kong career women on Chinese mainland

      After a few failed relationships in her home city of Hong Kong, Doreen Cheung did not expect Cupid to strike when she moved...

    10. February 23, 2015

      Weary chief offers an ‘everyday explanation’ for Swiss bank account

      HSBC chief executive Stuart Gulliver on Monday found himself in the kind of situation he loathes — being quizzed by...

    11. February 23, 2015

      Q&A: Complex tax arrangements of HSBC chief Stuart Gulliver

      HSBC’s chief executive Stuart Gulliver has been dragged into the tax-evasion scandal surrounding Europe’s biggest bank after...

    12. February 23, 2015

      Gulliver’s travels — Second tax row for HSBC chief

      The latest revelations about Stuart Gulliver are not the first time the personal tax arrangements of the HSBC Holdings chief...

    13. February 22, 2015

      HSBC chief Gulliver pulled into bank’s tax scandal

      HSBC’s chief executive Stuart Gulliver has been dragged into the tax-evasion scandal surrounding Europe’s biggest bank after...

    14. February 22, 2015

      Shanghai exchange to open doors to foreign short sellers

      Foreign investors will be able to short Chinese shares next month for the first time under the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock...

    15. February 22, 2015

      Tough Asia conditions take toll on Prada

      Sales at Italian luxury group Prada fell in 2014 as market conditions in Asia gradually deteriorated in the second half of...

    16. February 22, 2015

      ‘Code Red’ makes Singaporean bank DBS ‘too big to ignore’

      Almost five years since Su Shan Tan first joined Singapore’s DBS as head of wealth management, the market is at last taking...

    17. February 22, 2015

      Asian fund passports gain momentum

      Attempts to create Asian fund passports that allow funds to be sold more easily across borders have stepped up in the past...

    18. FT Photo Diary

      February 18, 2015

      On track

      The Hong Kong team, including Pang Yao, Yang Qianyu, Leung Bo Yee and Meng Zhao Juan, competes during the women’s team...

    19. FT Alphaville

      February 18, 2015

      The mutating nature of trust in China

      China’s richest man has been loading up on high interest shadow banking loans — and selling off a private jet — to fuel the...

    20. The World

      February 18, 2015

      Hong Kong's 'wolf' seeks more obedient flock

      During Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests last year, chief executive CY Leung found himself the subject of many unflattering...

    21. February 18, 2015

      Investors grapple with China corruption risks

      “So Mr Chairman, just how many passports do you have?” A question such as this may not seem the typical opening line when...

    22. February 17, 2015

      Hanergy’s Li taps shadow lenders to fund group’s startling growth

      Hanergy’s debt deals China’s richest man has been loading up on high interest shadow banking loans — and selling off a...

    23. February 17, 2015

      Activist investors tread softly in Asia

      A hedge fund famed for defeating the Argentine government in the New York courts might ordinarily have few qualms about...

    24. February 17, 2015

      Pandora’s jewellery earnings charm the market

      Shares in Pandora, the jewellery brand famed for its charm bracelets, rose more than 18 per cent on Tuesday after full-year...

    25. FT Photo Diary

      February 17, 2015

      Year of the sheep looms

      Performers gather during preparations for the lunar new year celebrations in Hong Kong. The Chinese ‘year of the sheep’...

    26. beyondbrics

      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...

    27. February 16, 2015

      Hong Kong anger at Chinese ‘locust’ shoppers intensifies

      They are known in Hong Kong as “locusts”, the visitors from the Chinese mainland who converge in their millions on the...

    28. February 15, 2015

      Ucits funds now speak Mandarin

      The European Commission’s asset management unit has for the first time published the text of a directive in Mandarin. The...

    29. February 13, 2015

      The tax havens hidden in plain sight

      It was a week of lurid revelations that exposed thousands of HSBC account holders who had relied on the much-vaunted secrecy...

    30. FT Photo Diary

      February 13, 2015

      Year of the Sheep celebrations in Hong Kong

      A woman takes a selfie in front of a Lunar New Year display featuring sheep at a shopping mall in Hong Kong ...

    31. February 13, 2015

      JPMorgan Asia investment bank vice-chairman Todd Marin steps down

      Todd Marin, vice-chairman of JPMorgan’s Asian investment bank, has become the latest senior executive to step down from the...

    32. February 11, 2015

      SGX names new head of China business

      SGX, the Singapore exchange, has appointed a new head of its China business and is set to open an office in Shanghai,...

    33. February 11, 2015

      Elliott challenges Bank of East Asia in court

      US hedge fund Elliott Management has launched legal action against Hong Kong’s Bank of East Asia in what promises to be one...

    34. February 9, 2015

      China’s strange fear of a colour revolution

      China’s education minister has just issued an edict to the country’s universities that sounds like something from the heyday...

    35. February 9, 2015

      Asian cities attract more overseas money than Switzerland

      Clampdowns on bank secrecy in Europe and a proliferation of billionaires in Asia helped Hong Kong and Singapore attract more...

    36. February 9, 2015

      Want Want: crackers

      Well-run food companies in China are hard to come by – certainly large, investible ones. In a country plagued by food safety...

    37. FT Alphaville

      February 9, 2015

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Monday, - Gavyn Davies global growth report card: Eurozone and Japan recovering. - Greece: looking on the...

    38. February 8, 2015

      Foreign investors shun Stock Connect

      The Chinese stock market has opened to business from foreign investors — but overseas buyers are staying away. Last year,...

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