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    1. March 26, 2015

      UK move to join China-led bank a surprise even to Beijing

      The announcement by George Osborne, UK chancellor, on March 12 that Britain would join China’s answer to the World Bank — a...

    2. March 26, 2015

      Global grain trade hits all-time high

      The global grain trade rose to an all-time high last year thanks to international buying of barley and sorghum, according to...

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    1. March 23, 2015

      South Korea charts its way past the big beasts of the Pacific

      In a fight between whales, South Koreans sometimes remark mournfully, the shrimp’s back is broken. The saying is often used...

    2. March 20, 2015

      Land Rover recalls SUVs in China after CCTV reprimand

      Jaguar Land Rover is recalling more than 36,000 imported SUVs in China, making it the first casualty of a renewed state...

    3. March 17, 2015

      China: With friends like these

      In global terms, the defeat of Mahinda Rajapaksa in Sri Lanka’s presidential elections in January ranked as a mere political...

    4. March 17, 2015

      Two giants with an opportunity for partnership

      Today, the most important bilateral relationship is that between the US and China. Tomorrow it will be the one between China...

    5. March 17, 2015

      China will not thank perfidious Albion for joining its new bank

      The UK’s decision to join China’s new alternative to the World Bank has disrupted London’s “special relationship” with the...

    6. March 16, 2015

      Australia shifts stance on China-led development bank

      Australia may overturn its opposition to joining the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank after the UK opted to...

    7. March 16, 2015

      Chinese arms sales surge 143% in 5 years

      China lifted exports of military weapons and equipment by 143 per cent over the past five years to usurp Germany as the...

    8. March 15, 2015

      China on collision course with EU and US over bank IT rules

      The Chinese government on Sunday began implementing new rules that require commercial banks to buy “secure and controllable”...

    9. March 15, 2015

      China pledges readiness to bolster sagging economic growth

      China is prepared to take action to stimulate the economy and boost market confidence, Premier Li Keqiang said on Sunday. Mr...

    10. March 12, 2015

      The contradiction at the heart of China’s new growth target

      China set a lower growth target of “about 7 per cent” at last week’s session of the National People’s Congress. It was a...

    11. March 11, 2015

      Alibaba partners alternative lenders to open doors to China

      Alibaba is teaming up with two alternative lenders in the UK to help small and medium-sized British companies do business in...

    12. March 11, 2015

      China data point to sharper slowdown

      China’s economy slowed at its sharpest rate in the first two months of the year since the global financial crisis,...

    13. March 10, 2015

      Views diverge on China steel outlook

      Analysts and the world’s biggest miners are increasingly at odds over the outlook for steel in China, the world’s biggest...

    14. March 8, 2015

      China and Russia set to finalise gas deal

      China and Russia will seal an agreement later this year on piped gas from Western Siberia, China’s foreign minister said on...

    15. March 8, 2015

      Chinese exports surge on US demand

      China’s trade surplus hit a fresh record high last month, as strong demand from the US lifted exports while sharp drops in...

    16. March 5, 2015

      Cyber security rules raise fears of digital protectionism

      Talk of protectionism once meant bemoaning barriers being erected in far-off lands for offcuts of beef or steel rods, but in...

    17. March 5, 2015

      China and India need to make their growth numbers add up

      One thing is certain about the global economy: a slowdown is under way. What we do not know is how big the problem is...

    18. March 5, 2015

      China to build grain stocks and cut coal use

      China plans to continue stockpiling grain, edible oil and other commodities but will reduce its consumption of coal as it...

    19. March 3, 2015

      Obama seeks reboot of China cyber laws

      US President Barack Obama has lashed out at new Chinese cyber security regulations, elevating the increasingly contentious...

    20. March 3, 2015

      China censors curb discussion of pollution documentary

      Chinese censors have moved to tamp down discussion of a hard-hitting documentary on air pollution that sent the country’s...

    21. March 1, 2015

      Alibaba and JD Online take fresh approach to China food shopping

      For China’s 640m internet users, a live Alaskan crab is now just a mouse-click away. Alibaba and JD.com, the two biggest...

    22. February 23, 2015

      Commodities explained: China’s new normal

      As the Chinese return from their New Year celebrations, commodities traders and industry executives will be wondering what...

    23. February 12, 2015

      Bunge says China lenders distorting soyabean trade

      The emergence of “financial players” from China has distorted the soyabean trade in the world’s biggest importer of the...

    24. February 12, 2015

      Q&A: US challenges China export subsidies

      The latest trade spat between the US and China is over what Washington says are illegal Chinese export subsidies for...

    25. February 11, 2015

      US challenges ‘illegal’ Chinese export subsidies

      The US has launched a new challenge to what it says are illegal Chinese export subsidies for sectors ranging from...

    26. February 11, 2015

      Political risks stalk China SOEs abroad

      A vote to end austerity in Greece. Plunging oil prices blowing a hole in Mexico’s finances. Shock election results in Sri...

    27. February 10, 2015

      Chinese go on spending spree and double investment in Europe

      Investors from China went on a record spending spree in Europe in 2014, pouring money into sectors from the UK property...

    28. beyondbrics

      February 10, 2015

      Guest post: Africa's role in addressing China's dominance of rare earths

      By Ian Coles of Mayer Brown Mining professionals are gathered in Cape Town this week for Indaba, one of the largest mining...

    29. February 8, 2015

      China exports fall as trade surplus hits record

      China’s slumping economy hit trade in January. Imports and exports came in worse than anticipated and the monthly trade...

    30. FT Alphaville

      February 6, 2015

      China depreciation risk: You do the math

      With an unspoken currency war supposedly upon us and a cry for China to join in — according to BofAML the market is pricing...

    31. February 5, 2015

      China timber demand stokes Southeast Asia tensions

      Soaring demand from China’s new wealthy is fuelling the illicit trade in rare southeast Asian luxury wood, stoking political...

    32. February 4, 2015

      China supply could limit aluminium gains

      The aluminium market faces the prospect of a growing surge of supply from China this year that could disrupt expectations of...

    33. February 1, 2015

      China manufacturing shrinks for first time since 2012

      China’s factory sector shrank in January for the first time in more than two years, the latest signal that the country’s...

    34. January 30, 2015

      China provinces undershoot GDP targets

      Every Chinese province and region except Tibet missed its annual gross domestic product target last year as growth in the...

    35. January 29, 2015

      China: Overborrowed and overbuilt

      The last time China was the world’s largest economy Beijing was a city of about 700,000 people, and its Wangjing district...

    36. January 29, 2015

      China moves to limit coal glut

      China has slapped a moratorium on new coal mines in its eastern regions as it battles an enormous supply glut. As with...

    37. January 27, 2015

      Record fall in China industry profits

      Chinese industrial profits slumped by a record 8 per cent last month, as Beijing’s targeted stimulus efforts failed to...

    38. January 26, 2015

      China seeks to forge foreign demand for its industrial output

      The first contraction in domestic steel consumption for nearly two decades is driving China to look to markets overseas....

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