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  1. August 29, 2014

    Rongsheng faces potential $1.4bn repayment call after breach

    A heavily indebted Chinese shipbuilder said on Friday that it had “failed to comply” with borrowing covenants and...

  2. August 29, 2014

    Baidu and Tencent join Dalian Wanda in $814m China ecommerce deal

    Chinese real estate conglomerate Dalian Wanda is teaming up with two of China’s largest internet companies in an $814m...

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  1. August 28, 2014

    China mobile internet groups enjoy surge in revenues

    Chinese smartphone users are taking to mobile ecommerce faster than expected, creating a boom for mobile internet companies....

  2. August 28, 2014

    China ‘bad bank’ Huarong secures $2.4bn pre-listing capital

    Another of China’s four big “bad banks” has successfully raised pre-listing capital, with China Huarong Asset Management...

  3. August 28, 2014

    Samsung faces China labour allegations

    Samsung Electronics has been hit by new allegations of child labour in China, just a month after activists found evidence of...

  4. August 28, 2014

    Country Garden rights issue sinks shares

    Shares in one of China’s largest property developers sank as much as 7.2 per cent after it launched a deeply discounted...

  5. August 27, 2014

    Citic revamp matters, despite a dull name

    Perhaps naming companies is a skill that improves over time. The lack of a catchy or even descriptive name is not the only...

  6. August 27, 2014

    Milk supplier Fonterra moves to broaden China footprint

    Fonterra, the world’s biggest milk supplier, is tying up with one of China’s biggest infant formula makers as part of a...

  7. August 26, 2014

    China’s BYD develops new electric car with Daimler

    BYD, the struggling Chinese automaker, has unveiled a new electric vehicle developed with Daimler of Germany as it attempts...

  8. August 26, 2014

    China and India balk at state sell-off

    Two Asian giants, one shared economic problem: China and India face a common challenge in how to reform their outsized state...

  9. August 26, 2014

    Chinese airline rebrands first-class in age of austerity

    Beijing’s crusade against corruption claimed a linguistic victory on Tuesday when state-owned China Southern Airlines said...

  10. August 26, 2014

    Developers offer hefty discounts in strained China homes market

    In the latest sign of Chinese developers’ desperation to unload inventory into a weak property market, China Vanke Co is...

  11. August 25, 2014

    Make or break for Chinese property

    China’s tottering property market presents one of the greatest threats to the global economy. Not only do the construction...

  12. August 25, 2014

    Property bubble is ‘major risk to China’

    On desolate salt flats on the far outskirts of China’s sixth-largest city, dozens of enormous half-built skyscrapers stand...

  13. August 22, 2014

    Fast food faces indigestion in China amid rapid expansion

    One month after the expired-meat scandal that dented the sales and reputation of western fast food in China, office worker...

  14. August 22, 2014

    Xi Jinping targets China’s corporate titans with pay curbs

    Xi Jinping is taking aim at senior managers at big state-owned enterprises with a new plan to limit executive pay, even as...

  15. August 22, 2014

    Chinese pilots told to ditch regional accents

    Strong regional accents have long been a handicap in class-ridden Britain. Now pilots in communist China face ejection from...

  16. August 21, 2014

    China antitrust ruling blunts foreign criticism

    Car pricing probe The landmark ruling handed down by Chinese antitrust officials this week was not the one executives at...

  17. August 21, 2014

    Techtronic: trade of the tools

    Americans are hammering, drilling and sanding. Home Depot’s very strong numbers this week, and respectable results from its...

  18. August 21, 2014

    Amazon takes aim at Chinese rivals in Shanghai’s free-trade zone

    Amazon, the US ecommerce group, plans to ramp up its business in China by setting up operations in Shanghai’s new free-trade...

  19. August 20, 2014

    China fines 10 Japan car parts makers over price collusion

    Chinese regulators have accused 12 Japanese car parts manufacturers of colluding to overcharge Toyota, Ford and other...

  20. August 19, 2014

    China levies first fines in auto industry pricing probe

    The Chinese government has handed down its first fines in connection with an investigation into pricing practices in the...

  21. August 19, 2014

    Clive Palmer stirs up Sino-Australian relations

    Clive Palmer, the mining tycoon turned lawmaker, has thrown a spanner in Australia-Sino relations after launching a tirade...

  22. August 19, 2014

    OCBC seeks more than China expansion with Wing Hang deal

    With a full name such as Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation, a deal for Singapore’s second-largest bank by assets to expand...

  23. August 18, 2014

    China cars: limited partners

    Can a planned economy build great brands? The history of the Chinese auto industry suggests not. Domestic brands’ market...

  24. August 18, 2014

    China property slump gathers pace in July

    China’s property slump worsened in July as prices fell for the third straight month and developers scaled back investments,...

  25. August 17, 2014

    China’s state-owned airlines hit turbulence

    China’s state-owned airlines have had a turbulent year and are warning of first-half earnings to match when they report...

  26. August 15, 2014

    Corporate investigators jailed in China will not appeal sentences

    Two foreign corporate investigators embroiled in GlaxoSmithKline’s Chinese corruption scandal have said they will not appeal...

  27. August 15, 2014

    China banks fortify balance sheets against loan risks

    China’s second and third-largest banks sold a combined Rmb50bn ($8bn) in subordinated bonds on Friday, the latest in a wave...

  28. August 15, 2014

    Alibaba unit finds possible accounting irregularities

    Alibaba has discovered possible accounting irregularities at its film production arm and asked for trading in shares of...

  29. August 14, 2014

    Chinese bid for Club Med falls through as Bonomi wins out

    A Chinese-backed bid to take over Club Méditerranée has fallen through after a protracted legal battle that ended when the...

  30. August 13, 2014

    Western brands strive to click with Chinese shoppers

    Middle-class Chinese love shopping and increasingly they choose to do so online. So fashion brands from round the world are...

  31. August 13, 2014

    China data show waning stimulus impact

    Chinese credit and investment data for July have highlighted slowing growth momentum, as the impact of Beijing’s targeted...

  32. August 13, 2014

    Chinese medical demand fuels private hospital takeovers

    Private equity firms engaged in an unusual bid battle earlier this year: slugging it out over a chain of high-end private...

  33. August 13, 2014

    Small Chinese cities steer away from GDP as measure of success

    More than 70 Chinese smaller cities and counties have dropped gross domestic product as a performance metric for government...

  34. August 12, 2014

    Private-sector corruption with Chinese characteristics

    In the past year and a half, China has arrested thousands of public officials, to much applause at home and abroad. The...

  35. August 12, 2014

    ‘Return to rationality’ signals big shift in China’s housing market

    As China’s real estate slump began to hit sales at the Champs Elysées development in the picturesque lakeside city of...

  36. August 12, 2014

    Chinese trusts face slower growth as economy weakens

    China’s trust sector, the largest segment in the country’s expanding shadow-banking system, grew at its slowest pace in more...

  37. August 11, 2014

    Humphrey’s case casts spotlight on China due diligence

    When Peter Humphrey was convicted of illegally obtaining the personal information of Chinese citizens, it ended a case that...

  38. August 10, 2014

    Citic Group a test case for reform

    Citic Group, one of China’s largest state-owned conglomerates, is widely viewed as a harbinger for the government’s broader...

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