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  1. 15 hours ago

    Global carmakers seek China inroads

    There will be no Easter holiday for many senior US and European auto executives as they abandon their families and battle...

  2. April 16, 2014

    Towers where no lights burn at heart of China’s puzzle

    In a steel and coal-mining region of 5m people in the Chinese heartland, signs of economic slowdown are everywhere. Forests...

  3. April 16, 2014

    Slowing growth adds to China stimulus pressure

    China’s growth slowed sharply in the first quarter of 2014, raising pressure on Beijing to provide a fresh round of...

  4. April 15, 2014

    China’s $90bn credit squeeze

    Chinese financial institutions slashed the supply of credit by $90bn in the first quarter, underlining the scale of...

  5. April 15, 2014

    Tech groups transform how finance is done in China

    Sometime soon, the newly formed though not yet formally named association of internet finance companies will receive...

  6. April 15, 2014

    China’s foreign exchange reserves near record $4tn

    China’s foreign exchange reserves rose to just shy of $4tn in the first quarter of 2014, roughly the same as its entire...

  7. April 15, 2014

    China crackdown on labour activism bolstered by court ruling

    A court in southern China has convicted 11 workers for “disrupting public order” in a closely watched test case of the...

  8. April 15, 2014

    Chinese munis will help curb shadow banks

    It is never a good idea to have an overdeveloped capital market, as is the case in the US. Nor is it a good idea to have an...

  9. April 14, 2014

    China engineers ‘Potemkin defaults’ to mask debt reality

    In the past two months, China has suffered its first domestic bond default in recent history and a series of small...

  10. April 11, 2014

    China bond auction failure reinforces slowdown concerns

    The Chinese government was unable to sell all the bonds offered at an auction on Friday, its first such failure in nearly a...

  11. April 10, 2014

    Hong Kong and Shanghai unveil plan to link bourses

    China has taken a big step towards opening up its financial system to the rest of the world by allowing investors in Hong...

  12. April 10, 2014

    China rattles nerves with weak trade data

    China’s imports and exports both contracted in March, with trade data falling well short of forecasts and rattling nerves...

  13. April 9, 2014

    China bank regulators caught in turf war

    A bitter turf war between China’s two most important financial regulators is hampering policy co-ordination just as the...

  14. April 9, 2014

    Fear of crisis intensifies China’s political battles

    The rift between China’s two most important financial regulators is not especially rare but it matters more now because of...

  15. April 9, 2014

    Marks and Spencer shifts focus in key Chinese market

    Marks and Spencer reaffirmed its commitment to China as one of its “priority international markets” despite revealing that...

  16. April 9, 2014

    Suitors lining up for strategic Huarong stake

    CICC, Goldman Sachs and Och-Ziff are among the companies preparing final bids for part of a strategic stake in the next of...

  17. April 8, 2014

    Chinese savers can scorch the world

    This year China’s gross national savings will be close to $5tn. US savings will be only $3tn. If, as planned, China were to...

  18. April 7, 2014

    Maverick retailer Ashley gatecrashes Chinese tycoon’s party

    A Chinese tycoon, a Scottish philanthropist, and a maverick retailer and football club owner. The fate of House of Fraser,...

  19. April 7, 2014

    Weaker renminbi could be China’s subprime

    Investors worried about a Chinese financial crisis want to know when and how it will happen. They have focused on the fast...

  20. April 6, 2014

    Property groups’ bank stakes stir unease among Chinese regulators

    Chinese property companies are buying stakes in banks and raising fears that the country’s already stretched developers are...

  21. April 6, 2014

    Geely sees room for Volvo to ‘modernise’ Scandinavian designs

    The Chinese billionaire owner of Volvo Cars has promised to “modernise” the Swedish company’s classic Scandinavian designs...

  22. April 3, 2014

    Euro undermined by dovish Draghi

    Thursday 21:00 BST. Mario Draghi took centre stage in the markets on Thursday as the European Central Bank president stepped...

  23. April 2, 2014

    The Greek-Chinese bank connection

    Greece and China are both emerging markets known for accounting shenanigans. There the parallels seem to end: China, with...

  24. April 2, 2014

    China bulls urged on by stimulus hopes

    Investors are turning increasingly bullish on Chinese markets, just as they take a more bearish view of the country’s...

  25. April 2, 2014

    Big pharma’s rise in China not held back by scandals

    When Chinese authorities accused GlaxoSmithKline last summer of being the “godfather” at the centre of a network of...

  26. April 1, 2014

    Why investors in China houses shouldn’t throw stones

    In dealing with China, companies and politicians have often overlooked its shortcomings in human and democratic rights and...

  27. April 1, 2014

    OCBC / Wing Hang: trade finance the key

    Like China? Buy Hong Kong – banks, that is. OCBC’s offer for Wing Hang, at about twice the bank’s book value, is the latest...

  28. April 1, 2014

    China’s shadow banks at risk of a property crash

    Delegates from Hong Kong who made the pilgrimage to the mainland to take part in the National People’s Congress in mid-March...

  29. April 1, 2014

    Factory output points to stabilisation in Chinese economy

    Chinese factory activity remained steady in March, a tentative sign that the economy is stabilising and easing pressure on...

  30. March 31, 2014

    Shipbuilders: full steam ahead

    One look at Rongsheng Heavy’s numbers could put investors off shipbuilders for life. If its full-year loss of Rmb8.7bn...

  31. March 30, 2014

    Bad loan writedowns soar at China banks

    China’s biggest banks more than doubled the level of bad loans they wrote off last year, in a sign that financial strains...

  32. March 30, 2014

    China’s debts do not signal imminent implosion

    That China has borrowed too much seems incontrovertible. Total debt to gross domestic product, a measure including public,...

  33. March 30, 2014

    Hugo Boss taps S Korean star power in China

    As Gwyneth Paltrow, the actress and face of Hugo Boss, sparked headlines about the end of her marriage last week, the German...

  34. March 27, 2014

    Chinese police detain ‘rumour-monger’ as run on Sheyang Bank ends

    A three-day run on a small Chinese bank ended as swiftly as it began after government officials and banking executives came...

  35. March 26, 2014

    Citic Group outlines massive restructuring

    Chinese investment conglomerate Citic Group, whose businesses span property, mining, energy, banking and a soccer team,...

  36. March 26, 2014

    New York Times boss takes swipe at Bloomberg over China

    Mark Thompson, chief executive of the New York Times, has taken a swipe at Bloomberg after the chairman of the financial...

  37. March 26, 2014

    Central bank steps in to calm China bank run

    Hundreds of depositors have raced to pull their cash from a small rural bank in eastern China, forcing local officials to...

  38. March 25, 2014

    China’s struggle for a new economy

    What are the prospects for the Chinese economy? Few, if any, economic questions can be more important. I have just attended...

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