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    1. May 22, 2015

      Li Hejun, a solar billionaire feels the heat

      When rich list compilers wade through the holdings of China’s wealthiest men they encounter two types of billionaire: those...

    2. May 22, 2015

      China bets on expanding its way out of debt

      China has embarked on an economic balancing act that is bound to appear counter-intuitive to many observers. Trying to trim...

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    1. May 22, 2015

      China’s rebalancing challenge

      How hard will it be for China to move away from an industry and investment-led growth model to one more driven by the...

    2. May 22, 2015

      China opens to Hong Kong-registered funds

      Beijing has taken a further step in opening up its financial markets with the launch of a fund recognition scheme giving...

    3. May 21, 2015

      Horse-loving Goldin tycoon Pan Sutong takes a tumble

      “Like the most spirited thoroughbreds, we’re going to break through all that is impossible,” says Pan Sutong, the Chinese...

    4. May 20, 2015

      America’s flawed strategy towards AIIB

      America’s opposition to China’s creation of an Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank is degenerating into a self-defeating...

    5. May 20, 2015

      Profile: Li Hejun, chairman of Hanergy

      Where was Li Hejun? As shares in Hanergy Thin Film Power plunged on Wednesday, the chairman of its parent company, Hanergy...

    6. May 20, 2015

      Huawei launches ‘internet of things’ operating system

      Huawei, the Chinese telecoms group, has launched an operating system designed to work exclusively with internet connected...

    7. May 20, 2015

      Hanergy shares suspended after 47% plunge

      Hanergy shares suspended Almost $19bn was wiped off the value of Hanergy Thin Film Power on Wednesday when the Hong...

    8. May 20, 2015

      China slowdown deepens provincial economic divide

      Last month more than 30 provincial taxi drivers drank poison and collapsed together on the busiest shopping street in...

    9. May 19, 2015

      The lessons of China’s noodle cartel

      In the annals of anti-monopoly case law, Chinese rice noodle and tableware cartels do not rank up there with the Standard...

    10. May 19, 2015

      China tests new model for state-owned enterprise reform

      A major Chinese province has transferred equity stakes in three state-owned enterprises to its social security fund in a...

    11. May 19, 2015

      China province completes landmark bond sale

      The Chinese province of Jiangsu completed a landmark bond sale on Monday that marks the start of a massive local government...

    12. May 19, 2015

      Economists seek to ease fears on China’s record capital outflow

      Capital is flowing out of China at a record pace, sparking fears over financial stability and complicating efforts by the...

    13. May 19, 2015

      OmniVision for a more grounded China bull run

      A group of Chinese investors banded together last autumn and spent $1.9bn on acquiring OmniVision Technologies, a Silicon...

    14. May 18, 2015

      China’s real interest rate surges to post-crisis high

      No wonder China’s economy is cooling fast. In spite of Beijing’s three interest rate cuts over the past six months, the real...

    15. May 18, 2015

      China corruption purge snares 115 SOE ‘tigers’

      More than 100 top executives from some of China’s largest state-owned enterprises have been detained on suspicion of...

    16. May 18, 2015

      China’s Li Keqiang seeks big deals in Brazil

      Chinese Premier Li Keqiang arrives in Brazil on Monday for his first official trip to Latin America bearing tens of billions...

    17. May 17, 2015

      Investment from emerging nations surges

      Foreign direct investment by emerging economies surged by almost a third last year as companies in China and elsewhere...

    18. May 17, 2015

      India and China sign $22bn in deals during Modi visit

      Chinese banks have granted $2.5bn in credit lines to Bharti Airtel, the Indian telecoms group, in one of the biggest...

    19. May 17, 2015

      Asian component makers take slice of Apple’s iPhone spoils

      As Apple basks in the unprecedented demand for its latest iPhones, suppliers from Tokyo to Taipei are sharing in the spoils....

    20. May 17, 2015

      Yum Brands China operations pique interest of analysts

      Analysts last week descended on Yum Brands in Shanghai with a volley of tough questions after billionaire investor Dan Loeb...

    21. May 15, 2015

      China orders banks to keep lending to insolvent state projects

      China has ordered its banks to prop up insolvent provincial government projects, in the latest effort to support rapidly...

    22. May 14, 2015

      China investment in Israeli companies rises

      When Israel held its biggest agricultural technology conference, Agrivest, last month, one in 10 of the delegates who...

    23. May 13, 2015

      Gloomy China data prompt talk of fresh stimulus

      The Chinese economy continued to slow in April, prompting predictions of more fiscal and monetary stimulus from Beijing,...

    24. May 13, 2015

      China imposes $160bn municipal bonds for debt swap

      China is imposing a $160bn municipal bonds for debt swap on banks in an effort to shift some of the financing costs of...

    25. May 12, 2015

      China property: opportunism knocks

      Sometimes it is better to sell when one is able, rather than when one wishes. After insurer China Taiping had a $1.7bn...

    26. May 12, 2015

      China’s bull run sparks foreign investor scramble

      Direct quotas to invest in China have been unexpectedly revived as foreign investors select tried-and-tested ways to ride...

    27. May 11, 2015

      Chinese shares are looking decidedly frothy

      At the start of last year, Chinese stocks were cheap and only 200 were valued highly enough — had they been American — to...

    28. May 11, 2015

      India’s KV Kamath to head new Brics bank

      India has named private sector banker K.V. Kamath as head of the New Development Bank, the so-called Brics bank of the big...

    29. May 11, 2015

      China rate cuts aim to hold line against deflation

      China’s third interest-rate cut in six months signalled the central bank’s commitment to pushing back against deflation and...

    30. May 11, 2015

      China tilts towards liberal Latin American economies

      China may be nominally communist but concerns over its financial exposure to socialist-leaning South American partners such...

    31. May 10, 2015

      China cuts rates for third time in six months

      Beijing moved to shore up the slowing Chinese economy on Sunday night with its third interest rate cut in six months. The...

    32. May 10, 2015

      China stocks woo investors with new names

      Chinese companies are jettisoning core businesses and reinventing themselves as tech companies — and watching their share...

    33. May 7, 2015

      Putin and Xi: not quite the allies they seem

      A friend in need is a friend indeed. But what sort of a friend is China really to Russia? Vladimir Putin, the Russian...

    34. May 7, 2015

      Alibaba names Daniel Zhang as chief to replace Jonathan Lu

      Alibaba, the Chinese ecommerce company, replaced its chief executive on Thursday after its share price briefly dipped below...

    35. May 7, 2015

      China: bear hunt

      In an era of performance chasing and “tactical trading,” holding on to a buy rating for seven and a half years shows...

    36. May 7, 2015

      Alibaba faces sceptical investors ahead of results

      When Alibaba publishes its quarterly earnings in New York today, the Chinese ecommerce group will face an increasingly...

    37. May 6, 2015

      Buffett’s Chinese fans make Omaha pilgrimage to see the sage

      Among the tens of thousands of wannabe Warren Buffetts who converged on Omaha last weekend to listen to his utterances on...

    38. May 6, 2015

      The unforeseen effects of Chinese medicine

      When it comes to investment pledges, $46bn is a sum that really grabs people’s attention. That is what China is supposedly...

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