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    Slowing growth adds to China stimulus pressure

    Chinese growth slowed sharply in the first quarter of 2014, raising pressure on Beijing to provide a fresh round of...

  2. 8 hours ago

    China’s $90bn credit squeeze

    Chinese financial institutions slashed the supply of credit by $90bn in the first quarter, underlining the scale of...

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    All eyes are on the Asian aerospace sector as the world’s civil and military manufactu...
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    China no longer needs the foreign capital it once did and the days of trying to attrac...
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  1. 13 hours ago

    China expected to show slowest growth since 1990

    China will reveal on Wednesday how quickly its economy grew in the first quarter. The figures are almost certain to show the...

  2. 15 hours ago

    WH Group: little piggy goes to market

    Remember the five little piggies that went to market? Anyone counting the banks employed in the Hong Kong listing of WH...

  3. 22 hours ago

    China crackdown on labour activism bolstered by court ruling

    A court in southern China has convicted 11 workers for “disrupting public order” in a closely watched test case of the...

  4. April 13, 2014

    Slowdown puts 1bn middle class at risk

    Almost a billion people in the developing world are at risk of slipping out of the ranks of a nascent middle class,...

  5. April 10, 2014

    China shifts to oil product exporter

    China became a net exporter of refined oil products such as petrol and diesel for the first time in more than four years in...

  6. April 10, 2014

    Bird flu set to dent China demand for soy

    A glut of soy in China due to severe outbreaks of bird flu is likely to reduce demand for imports this summer from the...

  7. April 10, 2014

    China rules out short-term stimulus despite weak trade figures

    China will not resort to short-term stimulus measures in the face of temporary fluctuations in growth, Premier Li Keqiang...

  8. April 10, 2014

    China rattles nerves with weak trade data

    China’s imports and exports both contracted in March, with trade data falling well short of forecasts and rattling nerves...

  9. April 6, 2014

    Diplomacy weighs on Tony Abbott’s Asia trade mission

    It was either an ambitious statement of intent or a blunder that will make Tony Abbott, Australia’s prime minister, a...

  10. April 3, 2014

    Russia looks east as it seeks to rebalance trade interests

    As Russia’s relations with Europe turn sour, Dmitry Kobylkin should be a worried man. The governor of Yamal-Nenets, a vast...

  11. April 2, 2014

    UK racehorse sales to jump after China deal

    Newmarket’s thoroughbred sales will soon be catering for the discerning Chinese investor after the signing of a bilateral...

  12. April 2, 2014

    China craves invitation to join global trade club

    To understand the geopolitics of trade these days just look at the contrasting visits by Barack Obama and Xi Jinping to...

  13. April 1, 2014

    China courts EU on bilateral trade agreement

    Chinese president Xi Jinping has called for the EU and China to “actively explore” a bilateral trade agreement, arguing that...

  14. April 1, 2014

    Commodities trading houses see more assertive China

    Leaders of two of the largest agricultural trading houses have outlined a more assertive role for China in global food...

  15. March 31, 2014

    Shipbuilders: full steam ahead

    One look at Rongsheng Heavy’s numbers could put investors off shipbuilders for life. If its full-year loss of Rmb8.7bn...

  16. March 30, 2014

    Thousands of Taiwanese rally against closer ties with China

    Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators gathered in central Taipei on Sunday in support of students who have occupied...

  17. March 29, 2014

    Frankfurt becomes Europe’s first renminbi payment hub

    Frankfurt has pipped London to become Europe’s first payments hub for the renminbi, following the signing of an agreement by...

  18. March 28, 2014

    China pushes cotton out of bloated reserves

    China has cut cotton auction prices after sales failed to reduce bloated reserves that account for about 60 per cent of the...

  19. March 27, 2014

    EU commissioner attacks China’s telecoms subsidies

    Karel De Gucht, the EU’s top trade official, has attacked China’s subsidising of its mobile telecommunications equipment...

  20. beyondbrics

    March 27, 2014

    China smog a boon for EM suppliers of LNG

    The thick smog that blankets many Chinese cities represents a vast commercial opportunity for emerging market suppliers of...

  21. March 26, 2014

    WTO rules against China on ‘rare earths’ export restrictions

    The World Trade Organisation has ruled against China and its export restrictions on rare minerals vital to the production of...

  22. March 26, 2014

    New Zealand sees no risk in Huawei deal

    New Zealand has seen no evidence that Huawei, the Chinese telecoms company, poses a threat to its security, according to the...

  23. March 25, 2014

    France strives to improve its trade position with China

    France is putting its grandest palaces, finest wines and best businesses on display for President Xi Jinping this week as it...

  24. March 24, 2014

    China develops taste for British food

    British food exports to China leapt by 82 per cent last year driven by a near-doubling of sales of pork and salmon, making...

  25. March 24, 2014

    Anti-China trade protest ends in violence

    Riot police cleared Taiwan’s Cabinet offices of scores of protesters opposed to a trade pact with China on Monday after a...

  26. March 21, 2014

    EU and China strike deal to end wine wars

    Bordeaux lovers from Beijing to Chongqing can all breathe a sigh of oenophilic relief: the EU and China have called an end...

  27. March 18, 2014

    Beijing dismisses Uighur link to missing Malaysian airliner

    Background checks on the 154 Chinese citizens aboard missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, including a Uighur passenger...

  28. March 14, 2014

    Dr Copper catches a dose of Chinese flu

    “Dr Copper” is poorly. And the prognosis isn’t clear. The red metal suffered a brutal sell-off last week that pushed the...

  29. March 12, 2014

    Noodles and milk: deal time?

    Milk drinks or noodles? Both are bigger in Asia, notably China, than other parts of the world. Better earnings from the...

  30. March 12, 2014

    Indonesian middle class spending offsets falling commodity prices

    Balikpapan on the island of Kalimantan should by rights be feeling the chill winds of China’s economic slowdown. As...

  31. March 10, 2014

    China fears trigger dramatic drop in copper

    The copper market is spooked. After falling 4 per cent on Friday, the red metal tumbled as much as 2.6 per cent on Monday on...

  32. March 10, 2014

    Iron ore: whistling past the steelyard

    Every time iron ore prices move by one dollar a tonne, it means another $120m on – or off – this year’s post-tax net profit...

  33. March 10, 2014

    International treaties can once again help China advance

    Twenty years ago Zhu Rongji, China’s former premier, shrewdly used negotiations over his country’s accession to the World...

  34. March 10, 2014

    Trade fears sprout in the GMO divide

    In a video advert for Syngenta’s new genetically modified seeds, the camera pans across a row of immature corn stalks, then...

  35. March 10, 2014

    Iron ore slumps after China trade numbers disappoint

    Iron ore, the main commodity used in steelmaking, has suffered one of its biggest falls on record in the wake of...

  36. March 10, 2014

    Sharp drop in exports rattles China markets

    Chinese stocks dropped sharply on Monday while the renminbi resumed its decline against the US dollar after Chinese trade...

  37. March 8, 2014

    China exports hobbled by data distortions

    Chinese exports appeared to collapse in February but the weaker than expected number was mostly due to timing of the Lunar...

  38. March 5, 2014

    China targets economic growth of 7.5% in 2014

    During his annual ‘State of the Union’ address on Wednesday, Li Keqiang, Chinese premier, predicted that his job of steering...

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