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    1. February 26, 2015

      EU and US groups sound alarm on China cyber security rules

      European and US companies have asked their authorities for urgent help in stopping the implementation of new Chinese cyber...

    2. February 24, 2015

      How addiction to debt came even to China

      Balance sheets matter. This is the biggest lesson of the financial crises that have rolled across the world economy. Changes...

    3. February 24, 2015

      Europe dares to talk tough with China regulators

      Never mess with the US Feds, but what about China’s Reds? From Al Capone’s Depression-era run-in with the Internal Revenue...

    4. February 24, 2015

      Slide in China land under new development

      The amount of land used for new property developments in China fell more than 25 per cent last year, reflecting sluggish...

    5. February 23, 2015

      Postal Savings Bank of China chases pre-IPO investors

      Postal Savings Bank of China is in talks with potential investors, including an affiliate of Alibaba, US private equity...

    6. February 22, 2015

      Shanghai exchange to open doors to foreign short sellers

      Foreign investors will be able to short Chinese shares next month for the first time under the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock...

    7. February 20, 2015

      US Treasury recognises China’s reduced currency intervention

      A senior US Treasury official said that China has stopped intervening in its currency market, reversing Washington’s...

    8. February 19, 2015

      Sliced and diced loans take off in China

      Call it déjà vu with Chinese characteristics: collateralised loan obligations, the sliced and diced loan bundles that helped...

    9. February 18, 2015

      China’s contradictory war against corruption

      For many foreign observers, the key issues facing China are the management of the economy and the direction of foreign...

    10. February 18, 2015

      Sports shoe maker loses track of bosses

      Directors of London-quoted Chinese sports shoe maker Naibu have been forced to admit that they have lost all contact with...

    11. February 18, 2015

      Alibaba and Tencent battle over Chinese new year ‘red envelopes’

      The cash-stuffed “red envelopes” that Chinese traditionally exchange during lunar new year have emerged as the latest...

    12. February 17, 2015

      Western executives should speak truth to Chinese power

      If anyone can help technology group Huawei overcome its (possibly undeserved) reputation as a snooping arm of the Chinese...

    13. February 16, 2015

      Chinese innovation: BGI’s code for success

      In 2010, Bill Gates visited an unremarkable building in an industrial estate on the outskirts of Shenzhen, China. With row...

    14. February 16, 2015

      China’s big banks sidestep ‘too big to fail’ capital buffers

      China is still probably the world’s best bet for generating global growth. Even as the economy cools, it is expanding at 7...

    15. February 16, 2015

      How China’s political purge felled Kaisa

      Foreign businesses operating in China are all too familiar with cautionary tales — whether they involve regulatory zeal,...

    16. February 13, 2015

      Shanghai Free Trade Zone loosens curbs on offshore borrowing

      China has sharply increased the amount of overseas funding that can be raised by banks and companies operating in Shanghai’s...

    17. February 11, 2015

      China Inc’s bank-free shopping spree

      Chinese companies may have become big players on the global M&A stage but investment banks are increasingly being cut out of...

    18. February 11, 2015

      Chinese monetary policy undergoes big shift

      China’s central bank engineered a quiet revolution in monetary policy last year, newly released data have shown, as...

    19. February 11, 2015

      Australia to clamp down on foreign property buyers

      Australia is tightening scrutiny of foreign ownership in agriculture and real estate to combat public fears that Chinese...

    20. February 11, 2015

      Political risks stalk China SOEs abroad

      A vote to end austerity in Greece. Plunging oil prices blowing a hole in Mexico’s finances. Shock election results in Sri...

    21. February 10, 2015

      Chinese go on spending spree and double investment in Europe

      Investors from China went on a record spending spree in Europe in 2014, pouring money into sectors from the UK property...

    22. February 10, 2015

      Qualcomm chipped but not broken

      China’s biggest antitrust case landed Qualcomm with a record RMB6.1bn ($977m) fine and forced the US chipmaker to sharply...

    23. February 10, 2015

      Chinese banks bulk up in London’s commodity sector

      Under large chandeliers in London’s ornate Gibson Hall, China’s largest bank earlier this month celebrated its $690m...

    24. February 10, 2015

      People’s Bank of China shuffle leaves party control intact

      Two of the four deputy governors at China’s central bank will be replaced in the coming months, local media have reported,...

    25. February 9, 2015

      China beer: unsatisfactory consumption

      The barflies of China are slacking off. Tsingtao, China’s second biggest brewer by volume, decried “unsatisfactory...

    26. February 8, 2015

      Sunac to make formal Kaisa offer

      Chinese developer Sunac says it will make a formal buyout offer for struggling rival Kaisa, potentially drawing a close to a...

    27. February 8, 2015

      China seeks private sector help to streamline bloated army

      Wang Zegang makes mining machinery for the coal industry at his factory in Shandong province. But by next year he plans to...

    28. February 6, 2015

      US economic health remains vulnerable to the China syndrome

      Jobs growth in the US is back. Over the past three months, official statistics show that the US has added more jobs than in...

    29. February 6, 2015

      Chart that tells a story — Fidelity China

      What does this show? It’s the performance of the Fidelity China Special Situations fund against the MSCI China index, which...

    30. February 4, 2015

      Asian bond markets get back on track

      Asian bond markets have overcome a bumpy start to the year, with a diverse range of new deals signalling that the impact of...

    31. February 3, 2015

      China’s anti-corruption probe broadens into finance sector

      China’s anti-corruption campaign is spreading to the country’s financial sector following the arrest of two senior bank...

    32. February 2, 2015

      China shadow bank regulation shows results

      Beijing has declared a partial victory over shadow banking, which has loomed large over China’s $30tn banking system in...

    33. February 2, 2015

      Kaisa chief Jin Zhigang joins exodus from Chinese property developer

      The chief executive of troubled Chinese property developer Kaisa has stepped down, becoming the latest senior manager to...

    34. February 1, 2015

      Yan Jiehe, CPCG: the Chinese billionaire turned debt collector

      On January 26 Yan Jiehe, China’s seventh richest man with a fortune estimated at $14.2bn, acquired another claim to fame....

    35. February 1, 2015

      President of China Minsheng quits

      The president of China Minsheng Banking Corp has resigned amid domestic media reports that he is under investigation by...

    36. February 1, 2015

      China construction tycoon eyes Greece

      The Chinese construction magnate chasing indebted local authorities for Rmb50bn ($8bn) in unpaid infrastructure bills is...

    37. January 30, 2015

      China provinces undershoot GDP targets

      Every Chinese province and region except Tibet missed its annual gross domestic product target last year as growth in the...

    38. January 29, 2015

      China: Overborrowed and overbuilt

      The last time China was the world’s largest economy Beijing was a city of about 700,000 people, and its Wangjing district...

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