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  1. 17 hours ago

    Hong Kong tycoon places record $20m order for 30 Rolls-Royces

    How many Rolls-Royce cars can you buy for $20m? One Chinese businessman knows the answer. In the biggest ever single order,...

  2. September 16, 2014

    Foreign investment into China slumps

    Foreign direct investment to China has fallen at the sharpest rate since the height of the financial crisis, as Beijing...

  3. September 16, 2014

    ICBC sets $650m record for ‘Lion City’ bond issuance

    Industrial and Commercial Bank of China has issued a total of Rmb4bn ($650m) of renminbi-denominated bonds in Singapore and...

  4. September 15, 2014

    China’s rise is a credit to private enterprise not state control

    There is no shortage of critics who confidently attribute China’s rise to state intervention in the economy. But the ranks...

  5. September 15, 2014

    De facto head of Shanghai free-trade zone departs

    The de facto head of Shanghai’s free-trade zone has stood down, according to Chinese official media, striking another blow...

  6. September 14, 2014

    Sinopec sells $17.4bn retail unit stake

    Chinese oil champion Sinopec is selling a $17.4bn stake in its retail unit to a large group of mostly domestic investors as...

  7. September 14, 2014

    China economy faces more pressure

    Chinese industrial production expanded at its slowest pace since the global financial crisis in August, increasing pressure...

  8. September 14, 2014

    Australia’s iron ore producers steel themselves for casualties

    Australia’s iron ore industry is bracing itself for further casualties following the collapse of two junior miners because...

  9. September 11, 2014

    China LNG: red letter day

    What are three flats in Hong Kong, some securities trading profits and nine letters worth? Judging by the market...

  10. September 11, 2014

    Hong Kong launches civil action against Citic

    Hong Kong’s regulator is pursuing Citic and five of its former directors including Larry Yung, the son of “red capitalist”...

  11. September 10, 2014

    China’s Li assures foreign investors in wake of fines

    Li Keqiang, Chinese premier, has assured global investors they are still welcome in China and said a rash of recent fines...

  12. September 9, 2014

    Geopolitics drives China’s policy on green cars

    Chinese auto executives do not usually allude to the possibility of a shooting war in the South China Sea in the course of...

  13. September 9, 2014

    Europe car parts makers rebel over China exclusivity deals

    European auto parts suppliers have claimed carmakers in China forced them to sign exclusivity agreements that broke the...

  14. September 9, 2014

    Better companies needed for China shares to shine

    In the past few weeks the skies over Hong Kong have been uncharacteristically blue, which has led many analysts to conclude...

  15. September 8, 2014

    Who are the Chan family?

    The Chan family controls Hang Lung, one of the biggest and oldest property developers in Hong Kong. It is run by Ronnie, the...

  16. September 7, 2014

    China’s French graduates swap government jobs for African adventures

    When Xu Jing completed her French degree, she decided not to follow in the footsteps of Deng Xiaoping, the late Chinese...

  17. September 5, 2014

    UK set to license Chinese bank branch

    Britain is preparing to grant the first new licence allowing a Chinese bank to operate a branch in the UK, in a bid to boost...

  18. September 5, 2014

    China’s ancient Shaolin temple seeks Zen master of new media

    China’s most famous Buddhist business venture – the ancient Shaolin temple, spiritual home of kung fu – has been swamped...

  19. September 4, 2014

    Shanghai editors detained in extortion probe

    Chinese police have detained eight people, including journalists from one of China’s top business dailies, for allegedly...

  20. September 4, 2014

    China to limit foreign content on TV streaming websites

    China is to limit the number of foreign television shows broadcast on local websites to 30 per cent of total content, in a...

  21. September 3, 2014

    China fraud unit questions Morgan Stanley arm over ‘princeling’

    Chinese investigators have visited the Shanghai offices of Morgan Stanley’s joint venture as part of their investigation...

  22. September 2, 2014

    Mercedes faces speed bump in luxury car sales drive in China

    When Daimler decided to post a board member to Beijing for the first time, it did so with a simple mandate: repair...

  23. September 2, 2014

    Shanghai free-trade zone struggles to live up to its hype

    A year after the Shanghai free-trade zone was launched as an enclave of financial deregulation, the disappointment is...

  24. September 1, 2014

    Microsoft ordered to comply over China antitrust allegations

    Chinese regulators on Monday issued a public ultimatum to Microsoft after questioning a senior executive of the company,...

  25. September 1, 2014

    Hong Kong: painful reality

    Both Occupy Central and its nemesis Anti-Occupy might agree on one thing: a win for the other side is a threat to Hong...

  26. September 1, 2014

    Factory slowdown heightens concern over China’s economy

    China’s crucial manufacturing sector slowed significantly in August in a sign of renewed weakness in the world’s...

  27. August 31, 2014

    The Chinese authorities are ignoring Li’s call for fairness

    What do GlaxoSmithKline, Nestlé, Microsoft, Daimler and Qualcomm have in common? All are western companies under...

  28. August 31, 2014

    China’s bad bank clean-up crew

    The prospect of the first ever default in China’s rapidly expanding shadow banking sector sent shockwaves through financial...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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....

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. 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...

  35. 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...

  36. 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...

  37. August 26, 2014

    KKR cooks up $400m investment in Chinese chicken producer

    KKR is investing $400m into China’s largest chicken producer in the latest example of the buyout group’s tactic of pursuing...

  38. 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...

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