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      February 5, 2016

      Chinese group to buy Chicago Stock Exchange

      The Chicago Stock Exchange, one of America’s oldest stock exchanges, is set to be bought by a group of investors led by...

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      February 4, 2016

      From growth to competitiveness in emerging markets

      The first month of the New Year did little to lift the clouds of economic and business concern over emerging markets,...

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    1. Fast FT

      February 2, 2016

      Chinese central bank cuts minimum down-payment on mortgages

      The Chinese central bank has lowered the deposit requirements for some house-buyers for the second time since 2010....

    2. Fast FT

      February 1, 2016

      Gunvor to cut back metals business

      Gunvor, one of the world’s biggest commodity traders, is to downsize its metals business as it focuses on its core oil...

    3. February 1, 2016

      Alt Coffee, Shanghai

      Where 30 Wusong Road, Hongkou district WiFi Yes Plug sockets Yes Coffee Rmb40 ($6) Open 10am-6pm; closed Mon Privacy...

    4. February 1, 2016

      The pampered pigs and happy hens set to save China’s economy

      The pigs in Lonely Mountain village drink only spring water. There are no doors on their pens so they can come and go...

    5. February 1, 2016

      China equities absorb third of all global trade

      Share trading by retail investors in mainland China during last year’s stock market bubble was so great it accounted...

    6. January 26, 2016

      Chinese shares tumble to 13-month lows

      Chinese shares suffered their worst decline since Beijing abandoned its shortlived circuit breaker mechanism,...

    7. Fast FT

      January 26, 2016

      Chinese shares fall 6% to 13-month low

      A wild afternoon session for Chinese stocks saw the major benchmarks on the mainland close more than 6 per cent lower...

    8. January 25, 2016

      China: an SOE story

      It is not easy being China. Growth is slowing, but the reforms it needs pull in opposing directions. Faltering...

    9. January 24, 2016

      Investors rush online to ditch stakes in China rural lenders

      Shareholders in China’s rural commercial banks have been offloading their stakes on Taobao, the biggest online Chinese...

    10. January 22, 2016

      Where to buy in Shanghai, the global city with old-world charm

      Between 1843 and 1935, when Shanghai was ceded to the British following the first opium war, the city’s population grew...

    11. Fast FT

      January 22, 2016

      Chinese businesses upbeat despite January blues

      Chinese business sentiment slipped slightly at the start of the year but companies are still feeling relatively...

    12. January 21, 2016

      The Assassin — film review: ‘Bewitching’

      If The Assassin were any more beautiful it could be prosecuted under the dangerous drugs act. Taiwan’s Hou Hsiao-Hsien...

    13. January 21, 2016

      St James’s Place recruits help drive inflows beyond forecasts

      St James’s Place shrugged off continued stock market volatility and a slowdown in China with forecast-beating fund...

    14. FT Photo Diary

      January 19, 2016

      The first order

      Models of First Order’s Stormtrooper Battle Buddy from the film “Star Wars, The Force Awakens” are displayed in a shop...

    15. Fast FT

      January 19, 2016

      China's 2015 GDP report records 6.9% growth

      China’s gross domestic product grew at its slowest pace since 1990 last year but stayed within range of the...

    16. Fast FT

      January 18, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: ready for China GDP

      Big day for Asia: China will release its 2015 GDP report. Gabriel Wildau in Shanghai has 5 things to watch for here....

    17. January 18, 2016

      One small boy’s journey from a Chinese street to Seattle

      “Hello kind people! When you see this child, you will doubtless criticise the parents for being immoral. But we have no...

    18. Fast FT

      January 18, 2016

      Beijing imposes reserve requirement on offshore RMB deposits

      China will impose a reserve requirement on offshore renminbi deposits, the central bank said Monday, an effort to soak...

    19. Fast FT

      January 18, 2016

      Chinese house prices rise in December

      Chinese house prices continued to rise in December, according to China’s National Bureau of Statistics, as the property...

    20. January 15, 2016

      Shanghai enters bear market territory

      Twelve months, one bull run — and now three bears. Shanghai’s 3.6 per cent fall on Friday pushed China’s biggest bourse...

    21. Fast FT

      January 15, 2016

      Shanghai shares join rest of China in bear market

      The Panda Bear market is back. An afternoon shakeout has seen Shanghai shares close at a fresh one-year low and down...

    22. January 14, 2016

      Investors look for China bargains in Hong Kong

      According to trader gossip, the global market rollercoaster triggered by China was considered so serious the...

    23. Fast FT

      January 13, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: really, 2016?

      It’s going to be an ugly day for Asian equities. Futures are pointing south, commodities are swinging and Australia is...

    24. January 13, 2016

      Lego lifts block on brick sales to Ai Weiwei

      Lego has reversed the policy in which it refused to sell its multicoloured toy bricks to Ai Weiwei, the Chinese artist...

    25. FT Alphaville

      January 13, 2016

      China "is levering up almost at the same pace as it was 5 years back"

      Yup, amidst all the CNY/CNH spread stuff, this is what really counts. From UBS, with our emphasis: And here’s the thing...

    26. Fast FT

      January 13, 2016

      China stocks rise amid calm currency markets

      China’s equity markets appear calmer after the People’s Bank of China stepped in to halt the renminbi from...

    27. Fast FT

      January 12, 2016

      Copper, nickel and zinc sink

      That zincing feeling is back. Nickel, a silvery white metal used in stainless steel, has sunk to its lowest levels...

    28. Fast FT

      January 12, 2016

      Starbucks to open 500 more stores in China

      The China market may be short on cheerleaders these days, as global investors fret about a mainland ​economic...

    29. Fast FT

      January 12, 2016

      A jittery start for China stocks

      China stocks jumped at the Tuesday open, but pared gains within minutes, following a late sell-off on Monday that took...

    30. January 11, 2016

      China banks feel the heat of meltdown

      If the US or Europe had experienced the kind of equity market slump that China has suffered of late, its financial...

    31. Fast FT

      January 11, 2016

      China markets finish more than 5% lower

      Another turbulent day for China markets, even after the People’s Bank of China appeared to have attempted to halt the...

    32. Fast FT

      January 11, 2016

      China markets sliding quickly, Shanghai -5%

      With 15 minutes left in China trading, stocks are at session lows with the Shanghai benchmark down more than 5 per cent...

    33. Fast FT

      January 11, 2016

      Don't Panic: CNH-Hibor spike has little impact

      The short-term cost of borrowing offshore renminbi has spiked to a record high, as China opens up a new front in its...

    34. Fast FT

      January 11, 2016

      RMB-based Hong Kong interbank lending rate hits record high

      Turmoil from China’s currency and equity markets was extended on Monday as a key lending rate between Hong Kong banks...

    35. Fast FT

      January 10, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: 2016, week two

      From China inflation figures to the US jobs report, Asian markets have much to react to since Friday’s close. But the...

    36. January 8, 2016

      Wall St struggles despite strong jobs data

      Friday 21:00 GMT. Calmer conditions in Chinese markets and a broadly encouraging US jobs report offered little in the...

    37. January 8, 2016

      Golden Mao monolith heads for the scrapyard

      A towering 36-metre golden statue of Mao Zedong erected in a village in China’s rural Henan province this week was...

    38. January 8, 2016

      China stock market: the 29 minutes that shook the world

      The 29 minutes that shook the world began on Thursday, January 7 at 9.30am Chinese local time when markets opened. At...

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