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    1. December 19, 2014

      China data revision lifts GDP by $308bn

      China’s economy was 3.4 per cent bigger last year than previously reported, government statisticians said on Friday, pushing...

    2. December 18, 2014

      BYD shares sink by a third in mystery sell-off

      Shares in BYD, the Chinese electric car company part-owned by Warren Buffett, fell as much as 47 per cent during a bout of...

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    1. December 18, 2014

      China housing market trims losses

      Chinese house prices fell at a slower pace in November, in a tentative sign that the sickly housing market may soon bottom...

    2. December 18, 2014

      China’s rising interest rates defy easing expectations

      China’s stock market has soared to multiyear highs since the central bank cut benchmark interest rates last month, as stock...

    3. December 17, 2014

      Li Ning tumbles on fundraising plan

      Shares of Li Ning tumbled 8 per cent to close at their lowest in a decade after the troubled Chinese sportswear brand...

    4. December 16, 2014

      Xiaomi: never mind the profits

      In software, if a company is growing fast enough, all else is forgiven. Xiaomi has extended this principle to hardware. The...

    5. December 16, 2014

      Cooper dispute shows what is at stake for investors in China

      A remarkable Sino-US commercial dispute recently spread to a quiet corner of eastern China. But Cooper Tire’s retreat from a...

    6. December 16, 2014

      China businesswoman fined $404m for bribery

      A former egg-seller who went on to broker bribes for China’s railway minister was sentenced to 20 years in prison and fined...

    7. December 16, 2014

      China gives go-ahead to $13bn Beijing airport

      China’s top economic planner has approved a Rmb80bn ($13bn) airport in Beijing as part of government efforts to boost...

    8. December 16, 2014

      Feast turns to famine for China trusts

      China’s once high-flying trust industry has seen its fortunes reverse this year as a slowing economy and competition for...

    9. December 15, 2014

      Juki, the supreme sewing machine for the global rag trade

      Across factories in South China, millions of young Chinese spend their days churning out garments for consumers in Japan,...

    10. December 14, 2014

      Flurry of China bank deals hints at renewed confidence

      China’s banks and insurers have more actively sought overseas assets in 2014 than at any time in the past decade, hinting at...

    11. December 14, 2014

      New China free trade zones to lift growth

      China will create three new free trade zones modelled on one established a year ago in Shanghai as the government tries to...

    12. December 12, 2014

      ‘Apec blue’ clean-air push dents China economy

      China’s efforts to clean up its notoriously polluted air to welcome visiting world leaders last month hurt already weak...

    13. December 11, 2014

      Emerging market rout highlights China caution on currency reform

      For those frustrated by slow progress towards freeing up China’s tightly controlled currency, recent days provide an...

    14. December 10, 2014

      Sluggish China price growth adds to easing pressure

      Chinese consumer prices rose at their slowest pace in five years in November, another sign of weakening growth that is...

    15. December 9, 2014

      China: Turning away from the dollar

      When an economic theme goes global, Hollywood is never far behind. In the futuristic thriller Looper, retired hit man Bruce...

    16. December 9, 2014

      China’s Great Muppet Caper

      When the tree falls, the monkeys scatter – Chinese proverb The tree fell on the Chinese stock market on Tuesday but it was...

    17. December 9, 2014

      Shanghai stocks suffer sharpest fall in five years

      Shanghai stocks suffered their sharpest fall in five years on Tuesday after a late-in-the-day 8 per cent slide cast doubts...

    18. December 9, 2014

      Chinese banks raise rates on deposits

      Three of China’s four biggest banks have raised interest rates on deposits in recent days, potentially blunting the impact...

    19. December 8, 2014

      China stocks dash towards bubble territory

      Chinese stocks strode higher again on Monday, pushing the main index to a fresh 40-month high, as retail investors shrugged...

    20. December 8, 2014

      Mining stocks make impact on FTSE 100

      Mining stocks slid to the bottom of London’s FTSE 100 on Monday, after data from China showed the biggest decline in the...

    21. December 8, 2014

      Chinese imports fall as weak investment saps demand

      Chinese imports have fallen by the most in eight months in November, heightening concerns about flagging domestic demand in...

    22. December 5, 2014

      China property market set for demographic hit

      China’s previously overheated property market has been in the doldrums for most of this year but things are likely to get a...

    23. December 5, 2014

      Retail investors send Chinese markets on volatile run

      Chinese equities fluctuated wildly on Friday as retail investors lifted volumes in the market significantly past typical...

    24. December 4, 2014

      China’s anti-corruption drive targets Sinopec

      China’s anti-corruption drive has turned its attentions to Sinopec, claiming the scalp of a senior executive at the...

    25. December 4, 2014

      ICBC sets precedent with $5.6bn coco sale

      Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, the world’s largest commercial bank by assets, will issue the first...

    26. December 4, 2014

      China shadow bank collapse exposes grey-market lending risk

      A sign in parchment above the locked door of Shanxi Platinum Assemblage Investment, written in calligraphy, reads “Honesty...

    27. December 3, 2014

      Oil price slide a mixed blessing for China

      The slide in crude prices to a new five-year low this week following Opec’s decision to maintain oil output at the current...

    28. December 2, 2014

      Chinese tech group Xiaomi to invest in Silicon Valley start-up

      Xiaomi, the fast-growing Chinese smartphone maker, is making its first US investment, as part of a $40m fundraising for...

    29. December 1, 2014

      Alibaba and Tencent chairmen buy Ping An shares

      The founders of Alibaba and Tencent bought shares in Ping An Insurance on Sunday, in a move that puts Ping An, China’s...

    30. November 30, 2014

      China: Fear of a deflationary spiral

      The 600,000-square-metre China Commodity City in Yiwu city, often referred to as “Walmart on steroids”, is one of the...

    31. November 28, 2014

      China teacher strikes hit three more cities

      Teacher strikes have spread to three more cities in China’s slowest growing province this week, reflecting increasing...

    32. November 28, 2014

      China set to launch deposit insurance

      China is poised to launch a nationwide deposit insurance scheme, a crucial step towards removing an implicit guarantee that...

    33. November 27, 2014

      China has ‘wasted’ $6.8tn in investment, warn Beijing researchers

      “Ghost cities” lined with empty apartment blocks, abandoned highways and mothballed steel mills sprawl across China’s...

    34. November 25, 2014

      Doubts remain after China stocks jump on rate cut

      China’s stock market galloped to a three-year high in the aftermath of the first interest rate cut in more than two years,...

    35. November 24, 2014

      China rates: Christmas cheer

      There is more than one way to skin a cat. And there are many roads to higher asset prices. One route is via improved...

    36. November 23, 2014

      China rate cut puts pressure on lenders

      Only a handful of small Chinese lenders have set deposit rates in line with a higher ceiling authorised by the central bank,...

    37. November 21, 2014

      HK stock connect: baby steps

      Buy the rumour, sell the fact. This week, Hong Kong and Shanghai’s long awaited Stock Connect scheme opened for business....

    38. November 21, 2014

      China slashes interest rates to stimulate economy

      China’s central bank cut its benchmark interest rates on Friday, as policy makers tried to counter a deepening slowdown...

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