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    1. June 24, 2016

      AIIB gathers for inaugural annual meeting

      China’s first multilateral development bank approved its inaugural projects on Friday ahead of a gathering of its...

    2. June 23, 2016

      China will gain $5.6tn from growth model shift, says McKinsey

      China has been told its economy could be worth $5.6tn more by 2030 if it steers away from investment-led growth and...

    Special Reports

    1. Inventions and Patents

      Patenting has never been more popular. Applications have reached record levels at the ...
    2. Business of Luxury

      Dampened Chinese demand is hitting luxury brands hard, but they are innovating wildly ...
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    1. June 23, 2016

      China defends banks’ strategy on managing debt pile

      Chinese officials hit back at critics of the country’s mounting debt pile on Thursday, saying the country’s banks had...

    2. June 23, 2016

      Ali Health: couples therapy

      In sickness and in health, goes the marital vow. Alibaba Health Information Technology, intended healthcare partner of...

    3. June 23, 2016

      Head of Fanya metals scheme arrested in China

      Chinese police have arrested the architect of a metals financing scheme along with 18 associates in a belated crackdown...

    4. June 23, 2016

      China bankruptcies surge as government targets zombie enterprises

      Chinese bankruptcies have surged this year as the government uses the legal system to deal with “zombie” companies and...

    5. June 21, 2016

      Tencent buys stake in ‘Clash of Clans’ maker Supercell for $8.6bn

      Tencent is to buy a majority stake in the Finnish maker of the mobile game Clash of Clans from Japan’s SoftBank for...

    6. June 21, 2016

      China’s debt problem needs more than Three Stooges impression

      When China’s stock market plunged more than 30 per cent over the summer last year, Chinese regulators leapt into...

    7. June 20, 2016

      China tobacco sales fall for first time in two decades

      The amount of tobacco sold in China fell last year for the first time in more than 20 years, as a government health...

    8. June 20, 2016

      China beats US in world supercomputer ranking

      China has passed the US in a global ranking of top supercomputers, underscoring the country’s ambitions to further...

    9. June 20, 2016

      Chinese banks brace for storm in face of shadow finance calm

      Shadow finance assets have not been caught up in the defaults gripping the bond market or banking system. Regardless,...

    10. June 19, 2016

      Volvo: Remaking the marque

      There is nothing exceptional about the shiny grey chassis on display in western Sweden. Its wheels, suspension and...

    11. June 19, 2016

      Micromax rounds on Chinese rivals over India sales

      The co-founder of India’s biggest smartphone maker has accused Chinese rivals of dumping unsold inventory in India at...

    12. June 16, 2016

      A tale of two Disneys as Shanghai’s magic kingdom opens its gates

      As rain fell on the opening day of Disney’s eagerly awaited $5.5bn theme park in Shanghai on Thursday, a senior Chinese...

    13. June 15, 2016

      Chinese borrowers told to post nude photos as collateral

      Chinese loan sharks are demanding nude photos as collateral from female borrowers which can be used for blackmail if...

    14. June 15, 2016

      MSCI delays including China A-shares in its indices

      China’s domestic markets were denied entry to international stock benchmarks for the third year in a row, delivering a...

    15. June 14, 2016

      China rows back on state-sector reforms

      China’s Communist party is moving to tighten its grip on state-owned enterprises, reversing nearly two decades of...

    16. June 14, 2016

      Baidu cuts quarterly revenue forecast 10%

      Baidu, China’s largest search engine, has cut its quarterly revenue forecast by roughly 10 per cent, citing the impact...

    17. June 14, 2016

      MSCI and China: A-shares decision day

      MSCI, the index provider, will announce on Tuesday evening in New York whether it has decided to include China in its...

    18. June 13, 2016

      China A-shares: finally ready?

      This time last year investors were debating whether China’s equity markets were a bubble about to burst or a rally that...

    19. June 13, 2016

      China spent $470bn to maintain confidence in renminbi

      China’s central bank has burnt through nearly half a trillion dollars in foreign reserves to support its currency since...

    20. June 13, 2016

      Didi Chuxing secures $600m China Life backing

      Didi Chuxing, the Chinese ride-hailing app, said it had received a $600m investment from a division of China Life, the...

    21. June 12, 2016

      Struggling Chinese P2P lender offers to repay investors with baijiu

      While China’s state-owned banks plot debt-for-equity swaps to cut bad loans, one struggling peer-to-peer lender has...

    22. June 10, 2016

      Multinationals under pressure over Asia taboos

      A great choice to promote Lancôme in Hong Kong, Cantonese pop star Denise Ho proved a disaster just over the border in...

    23. June 9, 2016

      Coping with a world of too much Chinese steel

      The problem of industrial overcapacity has been troubling manufacturers across the world for years. Of late their...

    24. beyondbrics

      June 9, 2016

      Europe needs tougher response to China’s state-led investments

      By Sebastian Heilmann, Mercator Institute for China Studies A wave of investment from China is breaking across Europe....

    25. June 9, 2016

      WME-IMG and Sequoia Capital in deal to boost China stars

      WME-IMG is teaming up with venture firm Sequoia Capital China and internet group Tencent to expand the US sports and...

    26. June 9, 2016

      Asia takes lead in rush to monetise innovations

      Patenting has never been more popular. Applications have reached record levels at the world’s main patent offices —...

    27. June 8, 2016

      Chinese leaders exert less control than Washington thinks

      In the annals of the great debates, Lou-Lew 2016 will not rank up there with Lincoln-Douglas 1858 or Kennedy-Nixon...

    28. June 8, 2016

      Chinese investors flood into Hollywood

      Bullish international investors have long ignored screenwriter William Goldman’s warning that “Nobody knows anything”...

    29. June 7, 2016

      US funds granted Rmb-denominated Chinese securities quota

      Beijing is to grant US asset managers a Rmb250bn ($38bn) quota to invest in renminbi-denominated Chinese securities,...

    30. June 7, 2016

      China warned over hostility to foreign business

      Foreign multinationals feel increasingly unwelcome in China, American officials and European business executives said...

    31. June 6, 2016

      Chinese investors shore up Kazakhstan FDI despite commodity bust

      Strengthening political and commercial ties between Kazakhstan and China are finally materialising in the form of...

    32. June 6, 2016

      China’s robot revolution

      The Ying Ao sink foundry in southern China’s Guangdong province does not look like a factory of the future. The sign...

    33. June 6, 2016

      China rails against global ‘hype’ on overcapacity

      A war of words between China and the US over management of the Chinese economy escalated on Monday when Beijing...

    34. June 6, 2016

      China’s Suning takes Inter Milan football stake

      Suning Holdings has agreed to pay €270m ($307m) for a 70 per cent stake in Italian football club Inter Milan, in the...

    35. June 5, 2016

      Green bonds: where there’s muck

      There is money in filth. There will be more of it in China. The country’s air pollution problem is well-known and the...

    36. June 2, 2016

      US ire switches from renminbi to Chinese industrial overcapacity

      For years, currency concerns were at the top of the agenda for US economic policymakers visiting Beijing. But as the...

    37. June 1, 2016

      No need to panic, China’s banks are in pretty good shape

      The extraordinarily rapid rise of debt in China, particularly in the corporate sector, has given rise to fears that the...

    38. June 1, 2016

      Chinese ambitions for House of Fraser fall flat

      When China’s Sanpower Group bought House of Fraser in 2014, its founder, Yuan Yafei, talked boldly about his plans to...

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