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  1. July 27, 2014

    Luxury carmakers slash prices in China

    Foreign luxury carmakers including Jaguar Land Rover, Audi and Daimler are cutting retail prices for popular models or auto...

  2. July 24, 2014

    £1bn docklands plan receives go ahead

    A £1bn plan to create an Asian business district in a rundown part of east London’s docklands will go ahead after the local...

  3. July 23, 2014

    China’s second-half rally becomes an annual event

    “Sell in May and go away” has long been a popular – if overused – mantra for equity market investors in the western world....

  4. July 23, 2014

    China detains five in meat probe

    Chinese authorities have detained five employees of a US-owned company accused of relabelling expired meat amid allegations...

  5. July 22, 2014

    Chinese moves trump Fed’s effect on US bonds

    All eyes are on the future path of US Federal Reserve policy and what it means for the economy and asset prices. But growth...

  6. July 21, 2014

    Huawei gains from China telecoms spending

    Huawei Technologies, the Chinese telecommunications group that has been the subject of international security concerns, saw...

  7. July 18, 2014

    Alibaba discloses blackmail attempt ahead of IPO

    Alibaba Group, the Chinese ecommerce company hoping to raise $20bn in an imminent stock market listing, claimed on Friday...

  8. July 16, 2014

    China: patching the roof

    “Leaky house, endless rain,” is the more property-minded Mandarin equivalent of the English saying that it never rains, but...

  9. July 16, 2014

    China GDP shows progress on rebalancing

    China’s economy grew by 7.5 per cent in the second quarter, topping expectations and suggesting stimulus efforts to...

  10. July 15, 2014

    China announces plan for reform of state-owned enterprises

    China has identified six large state-owned enterprises (SOEs) for a pilot programme to attract private investment and...

  11. July 15, 2014

    Chinese growth: 5 themes to watch for

    Global investors will be focused on China on Wednesday morning as the government releases second-quarter figures for...

  12. July 15, 2014

    Chinese credit expands at fastest pace in 3 months

    Chinese bank loans and other forms of credit grew at their fastest pace for three months in June, in a sign that authorities...

  13. July 15, 2014

    China fund managers join search for growth

    There was an overflow crowd of more than 700 at the elegant Daiyutai state guesthouse in Beijing in mid-June when the Asset...

  14. July 15, 2014

    Profit warnings highlight China property threat

    China’s property market slowdown is starting to hit corporate earnings, with three companies exposed to housing issuing...

  15. July 14, 2014

    Promising signals of China’s economic health

    China’s second-quarter GDP report is due for release on Wednesday. Has Beijing been successful in meeting its annual growth...

  16. July 11, 2014

    India and China – clash of the titans

    Britain’s chancellor George Osborne was in India this week, praising the new government of Narendra Modi for its “ambition,...

  17. July 11, 2014

    Chart that tells a story . . . financial literacy

    What does this chart show? It compares levels of financial literacy in 15-year-old children with the amount of financial...

  18. July 10, 2014

    China vows to speed up renminbi liberalisation

    China has committed to speed up moves to liberalise its exchange rate and foreign investment regime, prompting US officials...

  19. July 10, 2014

    Stop indulging China’s banks or risk another crisis

    China’s 18 biggest banks are listed on both domestic and overseas stock markets. Beijing last week approved another 11 banks...

  20. July 10, 2014

    China waives electric cars purchase tax

    The Chinese government will waive a 10 per cent sales tax on electric vehicles in its latest attempt to spur consumer...

  21. July 10, 2014

    Chinese bank debt finds favour with money market funds

    Some of the world’s biggest, most conservative money market funds have been increasing their exposure to Chinese bank debt,...

  22. July 10, 2014

    JPMorgan picks David Li to head probe-hit China division

    JPMorgan has picked David Li, formerly of UBS, to head up its China business, which has been rocked by a probe by US...

  23. July 9, 2014

    Tech sector caught in war of words over US-China spying claims

    Since May, Chinese officials have been counselling, cajoling and sometimes outright banning its state companies and...

  24. July 9, 2014

    Trucks left in the dust as China vehicle market races ahead

    China’s automotive industry continued to power ahead in the first half of this year, but one sector has been left behind....

  25. July 7, 2014

    End to China’s property boom has barely begun

    The Chinese property sector is in a recession. Market optimists insist it is going through an “adjustment” similar to...

  26. July 6, 2014

    US warns China over tech trade deal

    The top US trade official has warned China that a proposed bilateral investment treaty and other global negotiations could...

  27. July 4, 2014

    Iron ore boosted by China restocking

    The price of iron ore, a key ingredient in steelmaking, has risen to its highest level in more than a month, lifted by a...

  28. July 4, 2014

    Patten attacks China over Hong Kong judiciary remarks

    Chris Patten, the former British governor of Hong Kong, has waded into a heated debate about the territory’s relationship...

  29. July 4, 2014

    China’s Huarong plans maiden US dollar bond

    Huarong, one of China’s former bad banks, will kick off a roadshow on Monday as it looks to sell its first US dollar bond,...

  30. July 3, 2014

    China and South Korea poised for bilateral trade deal

    Chinese and South Korean leaders have pledged to sign a bilateral trade agreement by the end of this year and introduce...

  31. July 3, 2014

    China A shares: connect the stocks

    China is looking cheap. More specifically, “A” shares are looking cheap. Shares of companies listed on both the Shanghai...

  32. July 2, 2014

    China to try GSK couple ‘in secret’

    The British investigator and his American wife and business partner detained in China because of their work for...

  33. July 2, 2014

    S Korea’s LG Chem drives into China electric car market

    South Korea’s rechargeable battery makers are bolstering efforts to expand into China, as they bet on growing demand in the...

  34. July 2, 2014

    Look for value trades in emerging markets

    Retail investors again seem to think they can make money in the emerging world, and have sent money pouring back in. But...

  35. July 2, 2014

    Macau overtakes Switzerland in income tables

    Macau has leapfrogged Switzerland to become the world’s fourth richest territory per person, according to the World Bank,...

  36. July 1, 2014

    China factory data boosted by ‘mini stimulus’

    China’s factory sector grew at its fastest pace in six months, in the latest sign that recent stimulus policies have...

  37. July 1, 2014

    Renminbi’s drop likely to prove temporary

    Last year, one of the great hedge fund trades was to borrow yen, lever those yen up to five times and invest in renminbi....

  38. June 30, 2014

    Citic may give up US bank branches

    Citic Group, the large Chinese investment conglomerate, is considering giving up its bank branches in the US at the same...

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