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    1. 8 hours ago

      Why it is better to stay out of China A-shares

      Where did the argument for China A-shares go? In the last two weeks the case for the booming stock market of mainland China...

    2. 8 hours ago

      Reversal of China’s stock market rally breeds anger and regret

      At a stock trading hall for retail investors near People’s Square in Shanghai on Wednesday, the mood is glum. Shenyin...

    3. 13 hours ago

      World Bank warns China to reform ‘distorted’ financial system

      China must take urgent steps to reform a “distorted” financial system in its transition to a more balanced economic model,...

    4. 20 hours ago

      Xiaomi targets Brazil for first smartphone launch outside of Asia

      Xiaomi is targeting Brazil for its first smartphone launch outside Asia, amid signs of a slowdown in its home market of...

    5. June 30, 2015

      Will China join the zero interest rate club?

      Is China on track to join the club of countries that run zero interest rate policies? Certainly, induction into ZIRP is not...

    6. June 30, 2015

      Beijing works to calm tumbling stock market

      Beijing’s efforts to revive swooning share prices are beginning to bear fruit, adding weight to the view that the government...

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      June 29, 2015

      Double bubble trouble in China

      The deleveraging of the Chinese economy has always seemed likely to be a long and troublesome saga, lasting many years or...

    8. June 29, 2015

      Rate cut fails to halt China equities rollercoaster

      Chinese equities swung wildly before ending Monday with another significant drop, as a rate cut from China’s central bank...

    9. June 29, 2015

      AIIB launch signals China’s new ambition

      China has officially launched the Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank, marking Beijing’s most ambitious foray into financial...

    10. June 29, 2015

      China graft probe uncovers falsified revenues at large SOEs

      China’s state auditor has uncovered falsified revenues and profits in the accounts of some of the country’s biggest...

    11. June 28, 2015

      Wu Hai, founder, Crystal Orange hotel group: Rebel with a cause

      When Wu Hai entered Zhongnanhai, the Beijing compound where China’s top leaders live and work, he was struck by how...

    12. June 27, 2015

      China market in focus after rate cut

      China’s roller-coaster stocks will again be under the spotlight after the central bank cut benchmark interest rates to a...

    13. June 26, 2015

      China braves volatility as it strives for balance

      Vertiginous levels of debt, industrial overcapacity, slowing growth and deflation: it has seldom been easier to spin a...

    14. June 26, 2015

      China: horror show

      It is scarily circular when a company can lend money that may end up financing the buying of its own shares. At Chinese...

    15. June 26, 2015

      China rout bolsters view bull run is over

      Chinese stocks suffered one of their biggest one-day declines on Friday, fuelling worries that the year-long bull run is...

    16. June 26, 2015

      CNPC settles China oil spill lawsuit

      China National Petroleum Corp has agreed a $32m environmental settlement in the nation’s largest public interest lawsuit,...

    17. June 25, 2015

      China to become one of world’s biggest overseas investors by 2020

      China will become one of the world’s biggest cross-border investors by the end of this decade, with global offshore assets...

    18. June 25, 2015

      Boom in once-scarce ‘rare earth’ metals ends in US miner’s bust

      A slump in the prices of obscure metals used in advanced electronics claimed its highest-profile victim on Thursday when the...

    19. June 25, 2015

      Shadow lending crackdown looms over China’s stock market

      China’s shadow banks, increasingly wary of lending into a slowing economy, have turned to the stock market, fuelling a surge...

    20. June 25, 2015

      China moves to scrap long-held cap on loan-to-deposit ratio

      China is to scrap bank lending caps in a bid to boost its slowing economy with an injection of credit – further liberalising...

    21. June 24, 2015

      The upstarts that challenge the power in Beijing

      There is an overarching force in China with tentacles reaching deep into almost everybody’s life. That force is not the...

    22. June 24, 2015

      China treasury bond auction failure raises concerns on debt plan

      China’s finance ministry failed to sell out a bond auction on Wednesday for the first time in nearly a year, raising...

    23. June 24, 2015

      Chinese anti-corruption watchdog reveals its latest targets

      Chinese airlines and railways, the country’s aluminium giant and even the Communist party’s own newspaper are among the...

    24. June 23, 2015

      Rally resumed, or dead cat bounce?

      Rally resumed, or dead cat bounce? There is no way to know until after the event. Either way, the 7 per cent rebound in...

    25. June 23, 2015

      China deflation flatters GDP figures

      Falling prices in China are helping to mask a significantly worse economic slowdown than official figures suggest. An...

    26. June 23, 2015

      Alibaba eyes ‘online-to-offline’ market with $1bn deal

      Alibaba has intensified its battle with rival Tencent by signing a near-$1bn joint venture with its online finance affiliate...

    27. June 23, 2015

      UK universities under scrutiny over China ties

      High-tech collaboration between British universities and China’s aerospace sector is under scrutiny as US authorities...

    28. June 23, 2015

      State-backed cheerleaders buoy China markets

      Soothing words from state media appear to have had their desired effect on China’s markets, with the Shanghai and Shenzhen...

    29. June 22, 2015

      China’s renminbi liberalisation leaves capital controls intact

      China is close to its goal of making the renminbi convertible for investment purposes, a senior Chinese central banker has...

    30. June 21, 2015

      Full speed ahead in China’s taxi app war

      With a flourish of chauffeur-like efficiency, Mr Wang, a trainee driver for Didi Dache, a Chinese taxi app, opens the door...

    31. June 19, 2015

      China shares record worst week in 7 years as rally falters

      Chinese stocks recorded their worst week since 2008 as investors fret that China’s world-beating equity rally has run its...

    32. June 18, 2015

      Chinese take lead among foreign buyers of US homes

      Chinese are now by far the biggest foreign buyers of US real estate in terms of units, dollar volume and price paid,...

    33. June 18, 2015

      China property market shows further signs of stabilising

      China’s property market is showing further signs of stabilising, with prices in some cities rising strongly last month as...

    34. June 17, 2015

      Circumcision device challenges China copycat image

      China’s leaders have long lamented a perceived lack of innovation in the country but, according to the World Health...

    35. June 17, 2015

      China’s Bocom sets template for reform at state-owned banks

      China has given its fifth-largest bank the green light to pursue a market-based reform plan as Beijing seeks to improve...

    36. June 16, 2015

      Investors rush to board Chinese train maker

      A year ago today, a lucky investor could have bought the Hong Kong-traded shares of China CNR and CSR Corp, then the...

    37. June 16, 2015

      Audi joins brands contending with falling China sales

      Audi’s sales in China fell for the first time in more than two years in May, as what was once the world’s fastest-expanding...

    38. June 16, 2015

      Alibaba leads the way in China with online subscription video

      Alibaba is making a big bet on online video, with the rollout of a content service in China aimed at enticing people to pay...

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