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  1. July 20, 2014

    Commerce becomes a casualty of Sino-Japanese political spats

    Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group has been waiting for years to get permission to open a branch in Dalian, the coastal Chinese...

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    July 18, 2014

    Guest post: Using the Brics Bank to dilute the US dollar zone

    By Akshay Mathur, Gateway House: Indian Council on Global Relations The New Development Bank launched this week in Brazil by...

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  1. July 17, 2014

    Supply setbacks will push oil price higher

    A possible resumption of oil exports from Libya, as yet unhindered production in Iraq, and hopes of a nuclear deal with...

  2. July 16, 2014

    China’s shadow hovers over $100bn Brics bank

    Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff had some reason to be pleased with herself this week. On Monday, she hosted a meeting of...

  3. July 15, 2014

    China announces plan for reform of state-owned enterprises

    China has identified six large state-owned enterprises (SOEs) for a pilot programme to attract private investment and...

  4. July 15, 2014

    WTO rules against US on China state companies

    The World Trade Organisation has struck a blow to US efforts to challenge the role in global commerce of state-owned...

  5. July 10, 2014

    China vows to speed up renminbi liberalisation

    China has committed to speed up moves to liberalise its exchange rate and foreign investment regime, prompting US officials...

  6. July 9, 2014

    Tech sector caught in war of words over US-China spying claims

    Since May, Chinese officials have been counselling, cajoling and sometimes outright banning its state companies and...

  7. July 7, 2014

    Green goods trade talks set to start

    The world’s leading economies are due on Tuesday to launch negotiations to reduce tariffs and other barriers to the global...

  8. July 7, 2014

    China takes on ‘rat traders’ in stock market probe

    China’s securities regulator has stepped up its probe into insider trading, taking on “rat traders” in an attempt to restore...

  9. July 6, 2014

    China begins to take great power role in world trade negotiations

    Ever since China joined the World Trade Organisation in 2001, the criticism from the US and other major powers has been...

  10. July 6, 2014

    US warns China over tech trade deal

    The top US trade official has warned China that a proposed bilateral investment treaty and other global negotiations could...

  11. beyondbrics

    July 2, 2014

    Growth in Asean: in the shadow of China

    Najib Razak, Malaysia’s prime minister, is so pleased that his country’s currency, the ringgit, is at its strongest level...

  12. July 2, 2014

    Xi’s Seoul visit leaves Pyongyang in the cold

    China may count North Korea as its only treaty ally, but President Xi Jinping will on Thursday become the first Chinese...

  13. July 1, 2014

    China factory data boosted by ‘mini stimulus’

    China’s factory sector grew at its fastest pace in six months, in the latest sign that recent stimulus policies have...

  14. July 1, 2014

    Mining sector helps buoy FTSE 100

    The FTSE 100 is outperforming its European peers this morning, as its heavily weighted mining stocks rally after strong...

  15. June 29, 2014

    New Silk Road raises hopes for increased China-Arab trade

    With developed markets mired in slow growth, China is looking to the Arab world as a new market for its exports and a source...

  16. June 29, 2014

    France to set up renminbi clearing system

    France’s central bank has taken the first step towards the creation of a Paris-based renminbi clearing and settlement...

  17. June 26, 2014

    Walmart wins China labour dispute

    A Chinese arbitration panel has dismissed a landmark suit brought against Walmart by a chapter of the country’s official...

  18. June 19, 2014

    South China Seas: Troubled waters

    When Wen Jiabao visited Japan as Chinese premier in 2007, he and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe agreed to make the East...

  19. June 18, 2014

    The past decade’s poor investments are catching up with China

    There may not be Reds under the bed, but the Chinese are in the City of London in an effort to boost renminbi use in the...

  20. June 18, 2014

    UK trade with China still lags behind competitors

    Britain still has some way to go before reaping the full benefit in exports from China’s rapid growth but there are hopes...

  21. June 17, 2014

    Chinese premier speaks out against Scottish independence

    Li Keqiang has become the latest world leader to oppose Scottish independence, with the Chinese premier using his first trip...

  22. June 17, 2014

    China’s sovereign wealth fund shifts focus to agriculture

    China’s sovereign wealth fund is shifting its focus to invest in agriculture and global food supplies in a significant...

  23. June 17, 2014

    China will profit from feeding the world’s appetite

    To the people, food is the most important issue under the sky.” So says an old Chinese proverb; but if that is so, the...

  24. beyondbrics

    June 17, 2014

    Guest post: five fallacies about Chinese firms going West

    By Joel Backaler, Author of “China Goes West” On a recent trip to London, I was shocked at how much evidence of corporate...

  25. June 17, 2014

    China trade deals at centre of Li Keqiang visit to UK

    BP and Royal Dutch Shell will sign deals with Chinese state energy giant Cnooc on Tuesday as the centrepiece of trade...

  26. June 16, 2014

    UK moves to streamline tourist visas for Chinese

    Under pressure from Beijing to simplify its visa system, Britain has announced that Chinese tourists will be able to use the...

  27. June 16, 2014

    The paradox of China’s push to build a global currency

    We hate you guys.” This was how Luo Ping, a senior official at the China Banking Regulatory Commission, vented his...

  28. Nick Butler

    June 15, 2014

    China and the UK - the case for thinking big

    Premier Li Keqiang of China is due in the UK this week. Despite all the challenges and potential disagreements there is...

  29. June 15, 2014

    ArcelorMittal’s path to China not paved with steel

    ArcelorMittal may have dodged a bullet when China blocked its plans to buy in to regional steel mills a decade ago. In 2005,...

  30. June 13, 2014

    UK has fallen behind Germany and France, China warns

    Britain has fallen behind Germany and France in Beijing’s estimation, China warned, in unusually blunt language, before its...

  31. June 12, 2014

    Chinese premier to meet Queen Elizabeth during UK visit

    The Chinese premier will be given a rare meeting with Queen Elizabeth when he visits the UK next week, according to...

  32. June 11, 2014

    Foreign carmakers milk China’s cash cow

    Foreign carmakers revel in China In the 1950s, a former GM president reportedly observed that “what’s good for General...

  33. June 11, 2014

    China metal financing fears spread to Singapore

    An investigation into metals financing in a northeastern Chinese port city has cast a chill in Singapore, where a surge of...

  34. June 8, 2014

    China exports show rising global demand

    China’s trade surplus soared in May as exports rose because of the strengthening global economy while imports fell...

  35. June 6, 2014

    China’s hunger for foreign food groups soars

    China’s changing tastes China’s appetite for buying international food producers has grown at a record pace so far this...

  36. June 5, 2014

    A benighted policy on solar panels

    Sometimes it seems as though the different branches of the Obama administration are not on speaking terms. On Monday, the...

  37. June 5, 2014

    International Monetary Fund cuts growth forecast for China

    The International Monetary Fund has lowered its growth forecast for the Chinese economy next year from 7.3 per cent to 7 per...

  38. June 4, 2014

    US to levy fresh tariffs of up to 35% on Chinese solar panels

    Beijing said the US had “ignored the facts” as it responded on Wednesday to US plans to impose additional import duties of...

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