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    1. February 5, 2016

      The small but serious threat of a US recession

      Could America be heading for recession? To a casual observer, it seems improbable. Since American output bounced back...

    2. February 5, 2016

      Driving home for Chinese new year — in a shared car

      The world’s biggest mass migration has hitched a ride on the sharing economy, with hundreds of thousands of Chinese...

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    1. February 5, 2016

      Russia and China: friends with benefits

      Lei Daijun can barely believe he is here. Standing in Red Square, the 74-year-old former teacher from central China...

    2. February 5, 2016

      Ren Jianxin: merger master with staying power

      Ren Jianxin did something remarkable after announcing the biggest ever outbound acquisition by a Chinese company: he...

    3. February 4, 2016

      EU pushes China to cut back steel sector

      The EU’s top trade official has called on Beijing to cut overcapacity in its steel industry, promising new measures to...

    4. February 4, 2016

      Foreign funds cut quotas in China investment scheme

      Global demand for once sought-after quota to buy Chinese securities has fallen for the first time in the scheme’s...

    5. February 3, 2016

      ChemChina plays down alarm over $44bn Syngenta bid

      ChemChina sought on Wednesday to pre-empt political opposition to its $43.8bn bid for Swiss agribusiness, Syngenta,...

    6. February 3, 2016

      China to curb capital outflows by restricting insurance sales

      China plans to enforce widely flouted restrictions on capital transfers into insurance products in Hong Kong by wealthy...

    7. February 3, 2016

      ChemChina rides new wave of Chinese outbound deals

      This week’s record-breaking $43bn bid from ChemChina for Syngenta has western bankers bracing, and hoping, for a huge...

    8. February 2, 2016

      China cuts property group risks with domestic bonds

      Media coverage of China’s property sector last year was almost unremittingly gloomy. High debts, unsold apartments in...

    9. February 2, 2016

      ChemChina closes in on $43bn Syngenta deal

      The Chinese chemicals group ChemChina is on the verge of striking the country’s largest outbound takeover as it neared...

    10. February 2, 2016

      Chinese Ponzi scheme sparks calls for protests

      The allegation that one of China’s most popular online investment platforms was a Ponzi scheme has sparked a nationwide...

    11. February 2, 2016

      Chinese football clubs go on global shopping spree

      Chinese soccer clubs have had their biggest-spending winter ever, poaching talent from the world’s richest leagues with...

    12. February 2, 2016

      Profits soar but risks lurk at China’s small banks

      China’s smaller banks are growing rapidly, bucking the flatlining trend of their larger peers, by aggressively...

    13. February 2, 2016

      China’s P2P lending risks ripple through the economy

      China’s unruly peer-to-peer lending — the focus of 21 arrests of people involved in “a complete Ponzi scheme” —...

    14. February 1, 2016

      PBoC and traders play cat-and-mouse game

      If currency investors were in any doubt over how to characterise the renminbi’s rollercoaster drama last month — a...

    15. February 1, 2016

      The pampered pigs and happy hens set to save China’s economy

      The pigs in Lonely Mountain village drink only spring water. There are no doors on their pens so they can come and go...

    16. February 1, 2016

      Former internet video boss at Youku Tudou detained in China

      The man behind one of China’s most catchy pop songs was detained by police on Monday after Youku Tudou, his employer...

    17. February 1, 2016

      China’s steel sector hit by losses

      A sharp reversal in China’s steel industry has led to more than half of major producers reporting losses last year....

    18. February 1, 2016

      Arrests in China over $7.6bn Ponzi scheme

      Chinese police have arrested more than 20 people associated with “a complete Ponzi scheme” that allegedly took more...

    19. January 31, 2016

      Capital controls will not cure China’s ills

      In yet another sign of the strange times we live in, Japan is calling for China to impose controls to stem capital...

    20. January 28, 2016

      George Osborne tries to sell former deputy to China

      China has signalled its unhappiness that George Osborne, chancellor of the Exchequer, has picked his former deputy, Sir...

    21. January 28, 2016

      Chinese $5.5bn high-speed rail project held up in Indonesia

      China’s $5.5bn high-speed rail project in Indonesia has been halted a week after its groundbreaking ceremony in a...

    22. January 27, 2016

      Chinese philanthropists favour local causes

      Chinese philanthropists favour local causes and educational institutions in particular, a study that tracks giving by...

    23. January 27, 2016

      China’s economic leaders struggle to explain thinking to world

      Henry Kissinger’s famous question about the EU — “who do I call if I want to call Europe?” – now has a Chinese variant:...

    24. January 27, 2016

      China’s video hosting sites hit by content ban

      Efforts by China’s online video platforms to make and show their own content are in disarray after the government...

    25. January 26, 2016

      Currency risk matters for China’s property sector

      Among the star speakers at the Asian Financial Forum in Hong Kong last week was Wang Jianlin, the richest man in China...

    26. January 26, 2016

      Corporate credit shock beckons for China

      Default risks for a pile of $15tn in Chinese corporate debt are rising to their highest levels since the 2008 financial...

    27. January 26, 2016

      China’s statistics chief Wang Baoan accused of corruption

      Wang Baoan, director of China’s National Bureau of Statistics, is suspected of “serious disciplinary violations,” the...

    28. January 26, 2016

      Jay Hambro: bridge to a future in Russia

      When Jay Hambro was 17 his father sent him and his brother Evy to work at mines in Australia. He spent several months...

    29. January 26, 2016

      China’s capital flight shows up in over-invoicing of imports

      Over-invoicing of Chinese imports ramped up in December as capital flight intensified amid market turmoil and continued...

    30. January 25, 2016

      Capital controls may be China’s only real option

      Chinese officials readily admit that communication has not been their strong point when it comes to dealing with...

    31. January 25, 2016

      PBoC in a quandary over capital controls

      When the Bank of Japan’s governor said that capital controls could prove “useful” to Beijing in its efforts to calm...

    32. January 25, 2016

      China-made ‘$5 insanity’ drug goes global

      On the street, the drug is called “$5 insanity” because of its quick, cheap hit. Alternatively known as Flakka, it is...

    33. January 24, 2016

      Dean’s column: ICBC chairman Jiang Jianqing’s outsider instinct

      November 30 2015 was an exciting moment in China’s financial history, with the renminbi joining the International...

    34. January 23, 2016

      Kuroda calls for China to tighten capital controls

      Japan’s central bank governor called on Beijing to impose more stringent capital controls to help stem massive outflows...

    35. January 22, 2016

      China AgBank staff accused of $578m embezzlement

      Police and regulators are investigating two junior employees at China’s third-largest bank who allegedly embezzled more...

    36. January 21, 2016

      The tiny shifts that can signal huge changes

      A couple of weeks ago China SCE Property Holdings, a company based in the coastal city of Xiamen, quietly redeemed an...

    37. January 21, 2016

      GSK scientists accused of stealing cancer research secrets

      Two GlaxoSmithKline scientists are among five people charged by US federal prosecutors with stealing cancer research...

    38. January 21, 2016

      China admits communication failings on renminbi

      A top adviser to Chinese president Xi Jinping has conceded that poor communication contributed to global market anxiety...

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