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    1. Fast FT

      May 26, 2016

      China sells $450m in offshore renminbi bonds

      China’s finance ministry has sold Rmb3bn ($457m) in London’s renminbi market in the country’s first offshore sale of...

    2. Fast FT

      May 26, 2016

      Energy stocks up but fail to lead all Asian indices higher

      Brent crude sailed through $50 a barrel on Thursday, but it wasn’t enough to keep most Asian markets afloat as they...

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    1. Fast FT

      May 26, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: Markets aim for back-to-back gains

      Another round of gains for energy and financial stocks, lifting Wall Street higher overnight, looks set to again lift...

    2. Fast FT

      May 25, 2016

      Tiffany sinks as sales drop by most in 6 years

      Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend but they haven’t been one for Tiffany investors. Shares in the high-end jeweller...

    3. beyondbrics

      May 25, 2016

      MSCI's China A-share decision hangs in the balance

      By Ken Wong, Eastspring Investments There is an even chance that, this summer, China’s A-shares will be included for...

    4. Fast FT

      May 25, 2016

      Renminbi trading band fixed to weakest since 2011

      The People’s Bank of China has set the trading band for the renminbi at its weakest level against the dollar since...

    5. Fast FT

      May 25, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: Markets to follow Wall St higher, oil gains

      US crude prices rose to their highest level since October, but it was strong gains for financial and technology stocks...

    6. Fast FT

      May 24, 2016

      Brazil's Vale to delist Hong Kong shares

      Vale, the world’s largest iron ore producer, is cancelling its listing in Hong Kong as falling Chinese demand forces...

    7. Fast FT

      May 24, 2016

      Swiss exports grow despite sluggish watch sales

      Switzerland’s exports grew by a modest 0.3 per cent month on month in April despite a persistent heavy drag from watch...

    8. May 24, 2016

      China finance ministry to sell offshore renminbi bonds in London

      China’s finance ministry will issue Rmb3bn ($458m) of bonds in London’s offshore renminbi market, a test of foreign...

    9. May 24, 2016

      HSBC seeks Asia lifeline beyond Hong Kong

      The groups of analysts and reporters that showed up recently at DJI, the world’s largest manufacturer of drones, did...

    10. Fast FT

      May 23, 2016

      Versace poaches Alexander McQueen CEO

      Wardrobe change. Italy’s Versace has plundered the clothing rails of UK fashion house Alexander McQueen – owned by...

    11. Fast FT

      May 23, 2016

      Hong Kong prices rise faster for low-spending households

      Inflation in Hong Kong grew less than expected last month, but the real impact on the region’s consumers depends...

    12. Fast FT

      May 23, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: US rates still in focus

      Investors have a chance to pause for breath after expectations for an interest rate rise from the Federal Reserve were...

    13. May 22, 2016

      Hong Kong’s luxury brands confronted by changing Chinese tastes

      Wander around Hong Kong’s Harbour City on any given weekend, and among the crowds thronging the shopping mall, talk of...

    14. May 22, 2016

      Hanergy warns against over-interpreting founder’s resignation

      Hanergy, the Chinese solar group, has warned against over-interpreting the unexpected resignation of the group’s...

    15. May 21, 2016

      Hanergy founder resigns one year after stock plunge

      Li Hejun, founder of troubled thin film solar firm Hanergy, has resigned as the head of his listed company one year...

    16. Fast FT

      May 20, 2016

      Richemont doubts any 'meaningful improvement' for luxury spending

      Swiss group Richemont issued a gloomy prognosis for the luxury industry as it reported full-year results on Friday,...

    17. Fast FT

      May 20, 2016

      New York steps into battle for Rmb status

      New York is making a bid to join Hong Kong, London, and Singapore as a renminbi trading centre with the launch of the...

    18. Fast FT

      May 20, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: Markets to slip on rate speculation

      Growing speculation about a June rate rise from the Federal Reserve has weighed on markets this week and looks set to...

    19. Fast FT

      May 19, 2016

      Mark Machin takes reins at pension fund CPPIB

      One of the world’s most outgoing pensions funds has appointed a new chief. CPPIB, or Canada Pension Plan Investment...

    20. Fast FT

      May 19, 2016

      Regional leaders triumph in Indian state elections

      Populist regional leaders in the big Indian states of West Bengal and Tamil Nadu have triumphed in state elections,...

    21. Fast FT

      May 19, 2016

      China-Taiwan trade tumbled in Q1

      China’s trade with Taiwan shrank significantly during a first quarter in which the latter ousted its ruling...

    22. Fast FT

      May 19, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: Aussie jobs, Fed eyes June rate rise

      The rising prospects of the Federal Reserve lifting interest rates in June saw Wall Street stumble across the finish...

    23. FT Photo Diary

      May 18, 2016

      Hong Kong rally

      Supporters of visiting Zhang Dejiang, the chairman of China’s National People’s Congress, attend a rally in Hong Kong   ...

    24. Fast FT

      May 18, 2016

      Tencent profits jump despite marketing push

      Chinese internet group Tencent’s first quarter profits exceeded expectations despite a sharp increase in its marketing...

    25. Fast FT

      May 18, 2016

      Burberry: Challenging environment to continue

      Burberry has warned the “challenging environment” for luxury retailers is likely to continue in the near term as the...

    26. Fast FT

      May 18, 2016

      Hang Fat Ginseng founders ousted as debt pressure mounts

      A Hong Kong ginseng giant is facing a precarious situation following the ousting of its co-founder brothers and...

    27. Fast FT

      May 18, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: Japan GDP, Fed speculation

      Wall Street took a step back on Tuesday as data and commentary from policymakers put the possibility of a June rate...

    28. May 17, 2016

      Chinese leader pays rare visit to Hong Kong as tensions simmer

      The most high-profile Chinese leader to travel to Hong Kong since the Occupy protests promised to “see, listen and...

    29. Fast FT

      May 17, 2016

      Singapore export contraction moderated in April

      Singapore’s exports fell again last month, but at almost half their previous rate of contraction. Non-oil exports fell...

    30. Fast FT

      May 17, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: Oil gives markets a boost

      A jump in oil prices overnight toward $50 a barrel, and strong gains for Apple shares helped Wall Street end a...

    31. Fast FT

      May 16, 2016

      France set for first IPO of the year

      Maisons du Monde is set to carry out France’s first initial public offering this year, setting a price range that would...

    32. Fast FT

      May 16, 2016

      Zoomlion zooms as rival cranemakers scrap full merger

      Shares in Zoomlion, sometimes regarded as China’s answer to Caterpillar, have jumped in Hong Kong amid reports two...

    33. Fast FT

      May 16, 2016

      Boeing to invest $30m in BOC Aviation IPO

      Boeing has made a rare appearance on the list of cornerstones for a Hong Kong IPO. The aircraft maker is putting US$30m...

    34. Fast FT

      May 16, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: Mixed bag

      Asian markets are carrying a negative lead from Wall Street into Monday’s session, and are weighing strength in the yen...

    35. May 15, 2016

      China debtor calls on central bank to provide debt guarantee

      Implicit guarantees are ubiquitous in China, but one company went a step further when it appealed to the central bank...

    36. May 15, 2016

      Singapore takes on Hong Kong as China luxury hotspot

      Hermès is relaunching its flagship Singapore store in a bet on growth in Southeast Asia at a time when its rival...

    37. Fast FT

      May 13, 2016

      Hong Kong's GDP unexpectedly shrinks in Q1

      Ouch. Hong Kong’s economy shrank in the first quarter for the first time since 2014, as GDP contracted by a painful...

    38. Fast FT

      May 13, 2016

      Salvatore Ferragamo lifted by 'excellent cost control'

      First quarter results from Italy’s Salvatore Ferragamo showed, yet again, that life is not easy at the moment for...

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