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    1. February 7, 2016

      China foreign exchange reserves hit more than 3-year low

      China’s foreign exchange reserves dropped by nearly $100bn last month to the lowest level since May 2012 as Beijing...

    2. February 6, 2016

      EU governments call on Brussels to tackle China over steel

      A group of governments including the UK and Germany have urged the EU to step up its fight against cheap steel from...

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    1. The Future of the Renminbi

      The International Monetary Fund’s recommendation that China’s renminbi should join the...
    2. FT Wine

      After several years of disappointing prices, experts are wondering if Bordeaux could b...
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    1. February 4, 2016

      EU pushes China to cut back steel sector

      The EU’s top trade official has called on Beijing to cut overcapacity in its steel industry, promising new measures to...

    2. January 31, 2016

      Capital controls will not cure China’s ills

      In yet another sign of the strange times we live in, Japan is calling for China to impose controls to stem capital...

    3. January 29, 2016

      Brussels puts tariffs on Chinese rebar steel

      Brussels has imposed tariffs on a type of steel from China to try to defend Europe’s manufacturers from a flood of...

    4. January 28, 2016

      Chinese $5.5bn high-speed rail project held up in Indonesia

      China’s $5.5bn high-speed rail project in Indonesia has been halted a week after its groundbreaking ceremony in a...

    5. January 27, 2016

      China slowdown to fuel Asia refining glut

      China’s slowing demand for oil products, especially diesel, is expected to lead to a flood of refined product exports...

    6. January 26, 2016

      China’s capital flight shows up in over-invoicing of imports

      Over-invoicing of Chinese imports ramped up in December as capital flight intensified amid market turmoil and continued...

    7. January 25, 2016

      Capital controls may be China’s only real option

      Chinese officials readily admit that communication has not been their strong point when it comes to dealing with...

    8. FT Alphaville

      January 22, 2016

      China and traditional industrialisation-led development: the world was not enough

      Earlier this month at the annual meetings of the American Economic Association in San Francisco, Justin Yifu Lin argued...

    9. January 21, 2016

      The tiny shifts that can signal huge changes

      A couple of weeks ago China SCE Property Holdings, a company based in the coastal city of Xiamen, quietly redeemed an...

    10. Fast FT

      January 21, 2016

      A barrage of charts explaining China

      China’s GDP report this week asks more questions than it answers. The data, always questionable, failed to give a clear...

    11. January 19, 2016

      Slowing China needs to support its economy

      After record capital outflows, stock market turmoil and a renminbi under severe pressure, the world has been waiting...

    12. January 19, 2016

      China’s great economic shift needs to begin

      Chinese policymakers have a stellar reputation for the quality of economic management but the same was true of the...

    13. January 19, 2016

      Hopes for China’s fledgling consumer economy have global reach

      By the end of this year JD.com, a Chinese company often likened to Amazon, will employ 150,000 people — almost four...

    14. January 19, 2016

      Global groups pay a heavy price for China’s slowdown

      Markets around the world have been roiled this month by uncertainty about China’s economic growth and the ineffective...

    15. beyondbrics

      January 15, 2016

      The institutional limits to the internationalisation of the RMB

      The recent inclusion of the renminbi in the IMF’s Special Drawing Rights is a major victory for the People’s Bank of...

    16. January 14, 2016

      Beijing’s meddling is shaking the markets

      If China hopes to calm the turmoil that has shaken financial markets at home and around the world, and to steer its...

    17. FT Alphaville

      January 14, 2016

      China's crude oil price exposure

      We don’t think of China as an oil producer. And yet, it very much is. China’s oil production in 2014 amounted to about...

    18. January 14, 2016

      China income inequality among world’s worst

      Communist China has one of the world’s highest levels of income inequality, with the richest 1 per cent of households...

    19. January 13, 2016

      Capital flight is at the core of China’s dilemma

      China has been giving plenty of assurances this week of the inherent resilience of the renminbi. Betting that it will...

    20. January 13, 2016

      China commodity imports jump in December

      China imported a near record amount of commodities last month as prices for raw materials weakened to their lowest...

    21. January 13, 2016

      Brussels delays deciding on status of China as ‘market economy’

      The European Commission has ducked the opportunity to decide whether to grant China “market economy” status. A...

    22. January 13, 2016

      China warns of weaker trade in 2016 on falling foreign demand

      China, the world’s biggest exporter, delivered a gloomy prognosis for the global economy, warning that falling foreign...

    23. January 12, 2016

      Closer Pakistan-China military ties irk west

      When Pakistan’s military claimed its first attack in October using a home-built drone to hit a Taliban stronghold,...

    24. FT Alphaville

      January 8, 2016

      Guest post: Peter Doyle on China

      By Peter Doyle, former IMF official and economist. The line of China Bulls is that “things really aren’t that bad or...

    25. January 8, 2016

      A frail global economy caught in China’s tumble

      Chinese markets are shaking the world. As in the past, this says more about frayed nerves in the rest of the world than...

    26. January 7, 2016

      Rationing hits Japan’s nappy trade as Chinese demand soars

      With the shops in Tokyo’s Ginza district preparing to close for the day, and the tour guide begging they return to the...

    27. January 7, 2016

      China central bank pleases and unsettles

      China’s central bank has flummoxed and rattled global markets with its apparent shift of goalposts on the renminbi....

    28. January 6, 2016

      Beijing moves to support copper producers

      China’s government will buy thousands of tonnes of copper from a group of domestic smelters as it seeks to support an...

    29. beyondbrics

      January 5, 2016

      Laying Brics: a not-so-happy future

      For much of the early 2000s, Brazil, Russia, India, and China (the Brics) were seen not just as “the engine of new...

    30. January 4, 2016

      Renminbi weakness: China’s challenge for 2016

      One of the Chinese government’s main challenges for 2016 will be managing the renminbi. The currency fell nearly 5 per...

    31. January 1, 2016

      ‘Indigestion’ hits diamond companies

      De Beers was hoping its “Live your love today” campaign would entice Chinese consumers to buy diamond jewellery this...

    32. January 1, 2016

      China manufacturing shrinks for fifth month

      China’s economy started the year with more bad news as official data showed that the manufacturing sector shrank for a...

    33. December 29, 2015

      China needs reform to guarantee growth

      In the Chinese zodiac, 2016 will be the year of the fire monkey, which is supposed to bring great risks to business and...

    34. December 28, 2015

      Australia: Northern pivot

      Terry O’Connor beams with the air of a proud parent at the 17 hectares of freshly reclaimed land lying fallow. The...

    35. December 28, 2015

      Europe split over whether to grant China market economy status

      At the end of October, Li Keqiang, China’s premier, toasted Angela Merkel. He and the German chancellor cheerily...

    36. December 28, 2015

      US warns Europe over granting market economy status to China

      Washington has warned Brussels against granting China ‘market economy status’, saying the long-sought trade concession...

    37. December 23, 2015

      China overshadows global outlook for 2016

      Over the past year China has put its mark on the world economy as never before. Not only did the Chinese economic...

    38. December 23, 2015

      China stock market outperforms S&P despite wild swings

      Here’s a little-known fact: the Shanghai Composite Index has outperformed the S&P 500 for 2015. Judging from the...

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