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      China gets itself off the undervaluation hook

      About time too. This week the International Monetary Fund turned down the heat under one of the longest-simmering disputes...

    2. May 29, 2015

      How the Chinese currency came in from the cold

      China currency is “no longer undervalued,” says IMF Financial Times, May 26 Undervalued, overvalued. Is it just me, or can...

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    1. May 28, 2015

      Now China starts to make the rules

      Once in a while the question changes. Not so long ago western policy makers asked whether a rising China would sign up as a...

    2. May 26, 2015

      China currency is ‘no longer undervalued’, says IMF

      The International Monetary Fund has declared that China’s currency is “no longer undervalued”, marking a significant shift...

    3. May 25, 2015

      Europe steps up fight over cheap steel imports

      Steelmakers in Europe are counting on stronger protective measures in the fight against cheap imports of steel, especially...

    4. May 24, 2015

      New Silk Road is an opportunity not a threat

      A century ago, Sir Halford Mackinder, the British geographer and politician credited as the father of western geopolitics,...

    5. May 21, 2015

      Reheated old deals do little to expand Brazil-China ties

      When Chinese premier Li Keqiang swept through Brazil this week, he and his Brazilian counterpart, President Dilma Rousseff,...

    6. May 19, 2015

      Norilsk Nickel looks to China with new copper mine

      Norilsk Nickel is in advanced talks with Chinese companies in the hope of securing financing for a large new copper mine, in...

    7. May 19, 2015

      The lessons of China’s noodle cartel

      In the annals of anti-monopoly case law, Chinese rice noodle and tableware cartels do not rank up there with the Standard...

    8. May 19, 2015

      Economists seek to ease fears on China’s record capital outflow

      Capital is flowing out of China at a record pace, sparking fears over financial stability and complicating efforts by the...

    9. May 18, 2015

      Obama’s Pacific trade deal will not tame China

      Why is Barack Obama so desperate to secure a Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal? The long-winded official answer is that...

    10. May 18, 2015

      China’s Li Keqiang seeks big deals in Brazil

      Chinese Premier Li Keqiang arrives in Brazil on Monday for his first official trip to Latin America bearing tens of billions...

    11. May 17, 2015

      Saudi turns to China as oil exports to US drop

      Saudi Arabia’s oil exports to the US have fallen to the lowest level since the financial crisis, showing the impact of the...

    12. May 14, 2015

      China investment in Israeli companies rises

      When Israel held its biggest agricultural technology conference, Agrivest, last month, one in 10 of the delegates who...

    13. May 12, 2015

      Q&A: Barack Obama’s fight for fast-track authority

      Barack Obama is engaged in one of the ugliest legislative fights of his political career and it just happens to be one he is...

    14. May 11, 2015

      China rate cuts aim to hold line against deflation

      China’s third interest-rate cut in six months signalled the central bank’s commitment to pushing back against deflation and...

    15. May 11, 2015

      China tilts towards liberal Latin American economies

      China may be nominally communist but concerns over its financial exposure to socialist-leaning South American partners such...

    16. May 8, 2015

      April trade slump highlights China slowdown

      China’s overall trade with the world slumped 10.9 per cent in April from a year earlier in the latest sign of the slowdown...

    17. May 7, 2015

      Putin and Xi: not quite the allies they seem

      A friend in need is a friend indeed. But what sort of a friend is China really to Russia? Vladimir Putin, the Russian...

    18. May 4, 2015

      Queensway Group probed over use of ‘secrecy jurisdictions’

      The most detailed study to date on a Hong Kong-based business network behind a string of multi-billion-dollar deals with...

    19. May 4, 2015

      China must prove Silk Road plan is serious

      On a visit to Kazakhstan in 2013, Xi Jinping reminded his hosts of their shared commercial ties along the Silk Road,...

    20. April 29, 2015

      Beijing plans curbs on shale gas subsidies

      China has announced it will step down shale gas subsidies over the next five years, in a further blow to the nation’s plans...

    21. April 29, 2015

      Abe vows to tackle Japan’s farmers over trade pact

      Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe made an impassioned pitch for a Pacific Rim trade deal before the US Congress, calling...

    22. April 28, 2015

      China oil groups rebuff merger rumours

      China National Petroleum Corp and Sinopec, China’s top two state-owned oil companies, have denied they are considering...

    23. April 28, 2015

      China rail group signs $5.5bn in Africa deals

      A Chinese state-owned rail company has signed $5.5bn worth of contracts in Africa, in the latest sign that the country’s...

    24. April 26, 2015

      US should back Japan but not at any price

      When Shinzo Abe begins his week-long tour of the US on Monday, Washington will treat him as a friend. As well as being...

    25. April 23, 2015

      China ends export tax on rare earths and other metals

      China will eliminate its export tariffs on rare earths and other metals, the Ministry of Finance said on Thursday, ending a...

    26. April 23, 2015

      Made-in-China cars steer course abroad

      Over the coming weeks, a few Volvo cars will begin a historic journey from southwestern China to the US. The Swedish...

    27. beyondbrics

      April 23, 2015

      Enforcing trade mark rights in China is still a challenge

      One year on since new trade mark laws took effect in China and there is little evidence to show it is becoming any easier...

    28. April 22, 2015

      US warns China over intellectual property risks

      China’s weak intellectual property protections and selective application of the law are hampering foreign investment in the...

    29. April 21, 2015

      China food group looks to be global player

      The head of Cofco, the Chinese state-owned grains trader, has laid out plans to turn the company into a publicly listed...

    30. April 21, 2015

      Mexico steals a march on China in car manufacturing

      China’s manufacturing crown is slipping. Shoe, textile and electronics makers have been shifting capacity to lower cost...

    31. April 21, 2015

      Sports sponsorship floats China Inc’s boat

      As China Inc goes global, buying up the likes of Italian tyre company Pirelli, its executives are looking for more subtle...

    32. April 20, 2015

      Xi Jinping lands in Pakistan bearing $45bn in investment pledges

      Chinese President Xi Jinping, bearing promises of more than $45bn in infrastructure investment, began a visit to Pakistan on...

    33. April 20, 2015

      Japanese head of ADB plays down China-led rival AIIB

      The Japanese head of the Asian Development Bank has expressed scepticism about China’s move to establish a rival, saying the...

    34. April 19, 2015

      China’s rotten grains highlight troubled policy

      Chinese state television has shone light on the taboo topic of poor quality grains held in bulging government warehouses, in...

    35. April 16, 2015

      ‘Fast-track’ trade boost for Obama

      US lawmakers on Thursday introduced a bipartisan bill to grant President Barack Obama the “fast-track” authority he needs to...

    36. April 15, 2015

      Interview: Li Keqiang on China’s challenges

      China’s turbocharged economy is growing at its slowest pace in a quarter of a century and is expected to slow further, the...

    37. April 15, 2015

      Transcript: Li Keqiang

      On March 31 2015, China’s Premier Li Keqiang of the State Council gave an exclusive interview to Lionel Barber, editor of...

    38. April 15, 2015

      Where China’s slowdown is hitting hardest

      Slower growth for China’s $10tn economy does not only pose a problem for policy makers in Beijing — it is reverberating...

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