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      Chinese retail investors throw global commodities into a tailspin

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      May 2, 2016

      US stocks bounce, casino operators rally

      US stocks began the month on the front foot as they recovered from their worst weekly performance since February. The...

    2. April 29, 2016

      China warns off commodities market punters

      China’s army of retail investors has been warned off speculative trading in commodity futures as officials attempt to...

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      April 29, 2016

      How many Eiffel Towers? Chinese rebar trades defy measurement

      It’s no secret that Chinese commodities futures have seen a surge in growth and activity – steel especially. But how...

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      April 29, 2016

      Steel-focused commodity futures jump in China

      Prices for steel and its ingredients jumped higher on Friday and were on track for historic monthly gains. The most...

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      April 28, 2016

      Are we over depending on capital gains?

      David Levy’s April forecast, by way of Jerome Levy Forecasting Center, presents three notable viewpoints worth sharing...

    6. April 28, 2016

      Harry Wu, Chinese labour camp activist, 1937-2016

      Harry Wu, a prominent Chinese human rights activist who has died in exile aged 79, spent years campaigning to expose...

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      April 27, 2016

      Iron ore wilts amid Chinese trading crackdown

      Moves by the Chinese authorities to crack down on frenzied trading in commodities are starting to bite. Iron ore...

    8. April 26, 2016

      Dollar stirs in currency jungle ready for a sustained run

      Something is stirring in the currency jungle, and those who know its terrain best wonder whether it’s the mighty beast...

    9. April 25, 2016

      China clamps down on commodities frenzy

      China moved to clamp down on excessive speculation in commodities on Monday after weeks of frenzied trading boosted...

    10. April 25, 2016

      China’s bridesmaids for hire are sexual harassment decoys

      Money can’t buy you love but it can buy things in China that may not be on the market in some other countries — such as...

    11. April 25, 2016

      Iron ore’s surprise rally looks on borrowed time

      Caught between slowing Chinese demand and relentless production growth 2016 was supposed to bring more pain for the...

    12. April 25, 2016

      Family squabbles rock boat in landmark China reparations case

      A landmark war reparations ruling that forced Japan’s Mitsui OSK to pay millions of dollars to the descendants of a...

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      April 25, 2016

      China Renaissance gains approval for mainland brokerage

      Hong Kong-based investment bank China Renaissance has gained regulatory approval to set up a brokerage business in...

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      April 25, 2016

      Dalian Wanda property arm shares halted

      Trading in shares of the commercial property arm of Dalian Wanda Group have been suspended at the company’s request...

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      April 24, 2016

      Is there a new Plaza Accord?

      Foreign exchange traders are buzzing with talk of a new “Plaza Accord”, following the marked change in the behaviour of...

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      April 22, 2016

      Commodities are feeling the love again

      Commodity markets are upbeat. A jump in Chinese steel prices is driving a broad-based rally that has sent iron ore, a...

    17. Fast FT

      April 22, 2016

      Chinese biz sentiment rises, but only for now

      Chinese business sentiment rose this month as firms were buoyed by new orders – but was tempered by concerns among many...

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      April 21, 2016

      Hong Kong floats are going nuts again

      On Tuesday last week, a company called Luen Wong Group, joined Hong Kong’s new-ish Growth Enterprise Market at 25 HK...

    19. April 20, 2016

      China’s air pollution lifts in coastal cities, but drifts inland

      The smog is thinning in China’s eastern cities such as Beijing and Shanghai, but worsening in the country’s interior,...

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      April 20, 2016

      Chinese shares claw back from mid-session tumble

      More volatility in China. Shares on the mainland hit intraday lows shortly after the start of the afternoon session and...

    21. April 19, 2016

      Chile: Turning copper into wine

      The bottles of Great Wall, Changyu and Dragon Seal wine line up like sentries on the shelf behind Cristián López as he...

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      April 18, 2016

      Chinese property prices continue to soar in top cities

      Property prices in China’s top cities rose sharply in March, with Shenzhen in particular reporting a spectacular rise....

    23. April 17, 2016

      Shared living moves beyond new-agers

      Back in a pre-digital world, predictions of a future where it would be the norm for people to live in communities with...

    24. April 15, 2016

      Caution reigns over commodity currencies

      Commodity currencies were boosted by data showing China hitting its growth target on Friday, however FX strategists...

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      April 15, 2016

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      Ferrari Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany arrives at his garage during the first practice session in...

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      April 15, 2016

      China GDP grows 6.7% in first quarter

      China’s economic growth slowed to 6.7 per cent in the first quarter of 2016, comfortably within the government’s...

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      April 13, 2016

      Central bank tightening risk, charted

      From BofAML’s FX strategist Athanasios Vamvakidis, do click to enlarge: It shows — based on the metrics listed in the...

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      April 12, 2016

      Did the G20 agree a currency accord and does it matter?

      The first question is whether there was a lovely new, but secret, currency accord agreed at the G20 in Shanghai in...

    29. April 12, 2016

      Steel price recovery threatened by slowing China demand

      A recent recovery in Chinese steel prices has been read by some local mills as a sign of budding recovery fed by...

    30. April 11, 2016

      China’s children are legally bound to respect their elders

      The older China becomes, the more desperate the Chinese Communist party is about its silver problem. Earlier this...

    31. April 10, 2016

      China tech: Renminbi to burn

      Burning cash has become alarmingly fashionable among Chinese internet companies, many of whom have taken to paying...

    32. April 8, 2016

      Openings: China and the power of now

      In 1974 I was interviewed by Philip Dodd, a young up-and-comer who worked for the BBC. Thirty-nine years later, Dodd —...

    33. April 8, 2016

      Bank of Tianjin hit by $121m fraud

      Bank of Tianjin said on Friday it was the victim of a $121m fraud case, the latest in a string of similar incidents in...

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      April 7, 2016

      Asos to pull out of China

      Asos is pulling out of China, little more than two years after the online fashion retailer first set up operations...

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      April 7, 2016

      Jaguar Land Rover bucks China gloom

      Jaguar Land Rover has shrugged off a slowdown in Chinese demand to post a 13 per cent rise in its annual sales volumes....

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      April 6, 2016

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      April 6, 2016

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      China stockpiles intrigue copper market

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