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    1. 16 hours ago

      China sell-off threatens party credibility

      An uneven recovery of Chinese stocks following official measures to halt a three-week sell-off has prompted warnings that...

    2. 20 hours ago

      China climate targets prompt fears over surge in dam construction

      China’s plan to cut carbon emissions commits Beijing to a surge in construction of ecologically destructive hydropower dams...

    3. July 5, 2015

      Calling time on China’s credit and stock market party

      Last week the Shanghai Composite index dropped by 12 per cent, bringing the fall since its June peak to almost 30 per cent....

    4. July 5, 2015

      Commodities fall saves China’s blushes

      China’s economy would have grown at less than 6 per cent in the first quarter of the year were it not for the collapse in...

    5. July 5, 2015

      China injects liquidity in attempt to reassure markets

      Chinese authorities have ramped up their attempts to restore investor confidence in the country’s tumbling stock markets,...

    6. July 3, 2015

      China fails to stem share market turmoil

      For once, China’s government finds itself looking impotent. Beijing has thrown all but the kitchen sink to halt an...

    7. July 3, 2015

      World Bank redacts report critical of China financial system

      The World Bank has removed a chapter from a report on China’s economy issued on Wednesday that called for urgent steps to...

    8. July 2, 2015

      Fosun bets on European property with Resolution venture

      Fosun, the private conglomerate run by the man dubbed “China’s Warren Buffett”, has taken a big step into the European real...

    9. July 2, 2015

      GSK’s Viiv arm agrees China tie-up to produce HIV drugs

      GlaxoSmithKline has signed a deal to manufacture cut-price HIV drugs in China in a sign that the UK group is rebuilding its...

    10. July 2, 2015

      Guangzhou Evergrande eyes Asia’s first football club listing

      In the past month China’s leading football club has signed up one of the world’s best-known managers and a $15m Brazilian...

    11. July 2, 2015

      Green shoots in China’s flagging property market

      Chinese housing prices rose at their fastest monthly pace in 18 months, a private survey showed on Thursday, the latest sign...

    12. July 2, 2015

      Xiaomi sales put full-year goal in doubt

      Slowing mobile phone sales in China look to be complicating plans by Xiaomi to nearly double sales this year, as the upstart...

    13. July 2, 2015

      Chinese relaxation of lending rules fails to support flagging stocks

      Chinese shares fell again on Thursday despite moves by regulators to buoy the market, reinforcing growing concerns about the...

    14. July 2, 2015

      FT Explainer: Why are China’s stock markets so volatile?

      China is now home to the world’s largest equity markets after the US. Yet extreme volatility is still typical, with...

    15. July 1, 2015

      China’s equity bubble has echoes of Nasdaq in 2000

      Financial history may not be poetry, but the pattern of booms and busts has a certain rhythm. It is rare, though, that it...

    16. July 1, 2015

      China’s equity bubble is a monumental distraction

      In May alone, more than 12m equity trading accounts opened in China — a figure somewhat higher than the population of...

    17. July 1, 2015

      Why it is better to stay out of China A-shares

      Where did the argument for China A-shares go? In the last two weeks the case for the booming stock market of mainland China...

    18. July 1, 2015

      Reversal of China’s stock market rally breeds anger and regret

      At a stock trading hall for retail investors near People’s Square in Shanghai on Wednesday, the mood is glum. Shenyin...

    19. July 1, 2015

      World Bank warns China to reform ‘distorted’ financial system

      China must take urgent steps to reform a “distorted” financial system in its transition to a more balanced economic model,...

    20. June 30, 2015

      Xiaomi targets Brazil for first smartphone launch outside of Asia

      Xiaomi is targeting Brazil for its first smartphone launch outside Asia, amid signs of a slowdown in its home market of...

    21. June 30, 2015

      Will China join the zero interest rate club?

      Is China on track to join the club of countries that run zero interest rate policies? Certainly, induction into ZIRP is not...

    22. June 30, 2015

      Beijing works to calm tumbling stock market

      Beijing’s efforts to revive swooning share prices are beginning to bear fruit, adding weight to the view that the government...

    23. Gavyn Davies

      June 29, 2015

      Double bubble trouble in China

      The deleveraging of the Chinese economy has always seemed likely to be a long and troublesome saga, lasting many years or...

    24. June 29, 2015

      Rate cut fails to halt China equities rollercoaster

      Chinese equities swung wildly before ending Monday with another significant drop, as a rate cut from China’s central bank...

    25. June 29, 2015

      AIIB launch signals China’s new ambition

      China has officially launched the Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank, marking Beijing’s most ambitious foray into financial...

    26. June 29, 2015

      China graft probe uncovers falsified revenues at large SOEs

      China’s state auditor has uncovered falsified revenues and profits in the accounts of some of the country’s biggest...

    27. June 28, 2015

      Wu Hai, founder, Crystal Orange hotel group: Rebel with a cause

      When Wu Hai entered Zhongnanhai, the Beijing compound where China’s top leaders live and work, he was struck by how...

    28. June 27, 2015

      China market in focus after rate cut

      China’s roller-coaster stocks will again be under the spotlight after the central bank cut benchmark interest rates to a...

    29. June 26, 2015

      China braves volatility as it strives for balance

      Vertiginous levels of debt, industrial overcapacity, slowing growth and deflation: it has seldom been easier to spin a...

    30. June 26, 2015

      China: horror show

      It is scarily circular when a company can lend money that may end up financing the buying of its own shares. At Chinese...

    31. June 26, 2015

      China rout bolsters view bull run is over

      Chinese stocks suffered one of their biggest one-day declines on Friday, fuelling worries that the year-long bull run is...

    32. June 26, 2015

      CNPC settles China oil spill lawsuit

      China National Petroleum Corp has agreed a $32m environmental settlement in the nation’s largest public interest lawsuit,...

    33. June 25, 2015

      China to become one of world’s biggest overseas investors by 2020

      China will become one of the world’s biggest cross-border investors by the end of this decade, with global offshore assets...

    34. June 25, 2015

      Boom in once-scarce ‘rare earth’ metals ends in US miner’s bust

      A slump in the prices of obscure metals used in advanced electronics claimed its highest-profile victim on Thursday when the...

    35. June 25, 2015

      Shadow lending crackdown looms over China’s stock market

      China’s shadow banks, increasingly wary of lending into a slowing economy, have turned to the stock market, fuelling a surge...

    36. June 25, 2015

      China moves to scrap long-held cap on loan-to-deposit ratio

      China is to scrap bank lending caps in a bid to boost its slowing economy with an injection of credit – further liberalising...

    37. June 24, 2015

      The upstarts that challenge the power in Beijing

      There is an overarching force in China with tentacles reaching deep into almost everybody’s life. That force is not the...

    38. June 24, 2015

      China treasury bond auction failure raises concerns on debt plan

      China’s finance ministry failed to sell out a bond auction on Wednesday for the first time in nearly a year, raising...

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