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    1. May 26, 2016

      China plays long game on cobalt and electric batteries

      As China Molybdenum announced it was buying one of Africa’s largest copper mines earlier this month one thing was soon...

    2. May 25, 2016

      China seeks foreign investors for One Belt, One Road push

      Beijing is encouraging foreign companies to co-invest with Chinese contractors in third countries, a strategy that...

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    1. May 25, 2016

      China – FTCR Consumer Index weakens in May on lower income, spending growth

      The FTCR China Consumer Index is based on a monthly survey of 1,000 consumers nationwide. It is one of a suite of...

    2. May 24, 2016

      Investing in China debt? Do not forget to factor in the politics

      Last December, when Guo Guangchang, the founder of acquisitive Chinese conglomerate Fosun, was detained by Beijing...

    3. May 24, 2016

      Chinese billionaire Wang Jianlin warns Disney over Shanghai resort

      Wang Jianlin has taken a shot at Disney as the Chinese billionaire’s Dalian Wanda Group prepares to open a theme park...

    4. May 24, 2016

      HSBC seeks Asia lifeline beyond Hong Kong

      The groups of analysts and reporters that showed up recently at DJI, the world’s largest manufacturer of drones, did...

    5. May 23, 2016

      Chinese investors to buy German tech company Aixtron for €670m

      A group of Chinese investors has offered €6 a share to buy Aixtron, valuing the German supplier of semiconductor...

    6. May 23, 2016

      China cement: weighed down

      In the three years to 2013, China consumed more concrete than the US used in the 20th century, according to the...

    7. May 23, 2016

      Funds cool on China A-shares as key index decision looms

      A dichotomy has opened up in investor attitudes towards China’s A-shares ahead of a key decision by MSCI, the index...

    8. May 22, 2016

      China’s growth problems will not be cured by retail therapy

      The performance of the luxury industry depends on the vigour of the global economy and the success of people who want...

    9. May 22, 2016

      Hong Kong’s luxury brands confronted by changing Chinese tastes

      Wander around Hong Kong’s Harbour City on any given weekend, and among the crowds thronging the shopping mall, talk of...

    10. May 22, 2016

      Hanergy warns against over-interpreting founder’s resignation

      Hanergy, the Chinese solar group, has warned against over-interpreting the unexpected resignation of the group’s...

    11. May 22, 2016

      China steps up war on banks’ bad debt

      Beijing has stepped up its battle against bad debt in China’s banking system, with a state-led loans-for-bonds scheme...

    12. May 20, 2016

      Urban China leapfrogs credit cards on route to cashless society

      When diners ask for the bill in an urban Chinese restaurant, they are more likely to reach for their mobile phones than...

    13. May 20, 2016

      Questions over Aston Villa’s Chinese buyer

      The Chinese business group which has agreed to buy Aston Villa football club admitted on Friday that it controlled only...

    14. May 20, 2016

      Geely Auto’s green bond to clean up London’s air

      Investors from some of the world’s most polluted cities are backing London’s efforts to clean up its air after Geely...

    15. May 20, 2016

      China reopens securitised bad-debt market

      China is reopening its securitised bad debt market with two deals worth Rmb534m ($81.6m) this month, eight years after...

    16. May 20, 2016

      The conflicting currents of Beijing’s five-year plan

      It might seem incongruous for a government that has vowed to give markets a “decisive” role in the economy to issue a...

    17. May 19, 2016

      Tony Xia’s eclectic portfolio will soon include Aston Villa

      Tony Xia trained as a landscape architect and runs a large, lossmaking, producer of monosodium glutamate, as well as an...

    18. May 18, 2016

      China’s Midea makes offer for German robotics group Kuka

      Midea, the Chinese home appliance maker, is looking to clinch its second big overseas takeover in two months with an...

    19. May 18, 2016

      China’s gold vault purchase a vote of confidence in London

      If a gold buyer in China wants to trade physical gold bars with someone thousands of miles away in Australia, they will...

    20. May 17, 2016

      China’s richest man considers joining stock market exodus

      When Wang Jianlin took Wanda Commercial Properties public in Hong Kong in 2014, the $3.7bn flotation marked something...

    21. May 16, 2016

      Chinese state-controlled bank to buy London’s mini Fort Knox

      It is one of Europe’s largest and most-secure gold vaults — dubbed a mini Fort Knox — which lies at a secret location...

    22. May 16, 2016

      China steel mills fire up as prices flare

      A single mill in central China that can produce half as much steel annually as the UK has fired up its furnaces on the...

    23. May 16, 2016

      China Molybdenum: changing tune

      China Molybdenum’s corporate anthem needs an update. Its current theme — the sun rising over the hills of Luoyang — is...

    24. May 16, 2016

      Tim Cook seeks slice of China goodwill

      US tech executives seeking to ingratiate themselves with China’s leadership are known for making big entrances, and Tim...

    25. May 15, 2016

      Apple plants seed in China taxi service

      Didi Chuxing, China’s largest ride-hailing company, has made no secret of its admiration for Apple. The company’s...

    26. May 15, 2016

      China debtor calls on central bank to provide debt guarantee

      Implicit guarantees are ubiquitous in China, but one company went a step further when it appealed to the central bank...

    27. May 15, 2016

      China securities houses on track for record bond fees

      China’s top securities houses have already raked in more than half last year’s record fees from bond sales as the...

    28. May 13, 2016

      Apple invests $1bn in Chinese ride-hailing app Didi Chuxing

      Apple is to invest $1bn in Chinese ride-hailing app Didi Chuxing and Uber’s main competitor in the country, marking the...

    29. May 12, 2016

      The Queen’s microphone gaffe, part two: the China tapes

      The British media has been treated to two unguarded moments from those in power. First David Cameron was caught on...

    30. May 12, 2016

      China insurance regulator sends inspectors to Anbang

      Anbang Insurance Group and local competitors are being examined by China’s insurance regulator as concerns grow about...

    31. May 11, 2016

      China’s flawed case for market economy status

      Tension over trade between Europe and the US on one side and China on the other has been high and rising in recent...

    32. May 11, 2016

      Sino-Russian gas deal: smoke without fire

      Russia’s political and economic “pivot to Asia” has long appeared to deliver less than it promised. But then, late last...

    33. May 11, 2016

      China moves to contain technology bubble

      China’s securities regulator is barring companies from selling new shares to fund investments in non-core businesses...

    34. May 10, 2016

      China ploughs cash into struggling north-east

      China will plough Rmb1.6tn into projects in its north-eastern rust belt in an effort to revive growth in one of the...

    35. May 9, 2016

      How the Silk Road plans will be financed

      “If you want to develop, build a road,” runs the Chinese phrase. Beijing’s grand design to construct transport links...

    36. May 9, 2016

      Map: Connecting central Asia

      China’s “One Belt, One Road” project aims to make central Asia more connected to the world, yet even before the...

    37. May 9, 2016

      Freeport sells key copper mine for $2.7bn to China Molybdenum

      Freeport-McMoRan on Monday outlined plans to sell its largest African copper mine to China Molybdenum for $2.65bn, in...

    38. May 9, 2016

      China capital outflows persist despite FX reserves rebound

      Capital flows from China persisted in April despite a reported rise in foreign exchange reserves, which mainly...

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