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    1. July 6, 2015

      Great Game echoes in summit halls for Putin’s pursuit of China ties

      When Russia’s president welcomes leaders from a dozen countries for two separate summits in Ufa on Wednesday, there will be...

    2. July 6, 2015

      Ukraine set to become top corn exporter to China in first half

      Call it corn diplomacy. Ukraine is set to become China’s top supplier of corn in the first half of 2015 as both countries...

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    1. July 5, 2015

      Australian miners cry foul over China coal-testing regime

      Australian miners are urging Beijing to suspend a coal-quality testing regime, which they claim is unfairly blocking cargoes...

    2. July 5, 2015

      Commodities fall saves China’s blushes

      China’s economy would have grown at less than 6 per cent in the first quarter of the year were it not for the collapse in...

    3. July 2, 2015

      Iron ore in biggest daily fall since March

      Iron ore suffered its biggest one day percentage drop since March, falling by more than 5 per cent, as shipments of the...

    4. July 1, 2015

      World Bank warns China to reform ‘distorted’ financial system

      China must take urgent steps to reform a “distorted” financial system in its transition to a more balanced economic model,...

    5. June 29, 2015

      Li Keqiang pushes for China-Europe investment treaty

      China’s premier Li Keqiang has criticised investment flows between the EU and China as “hardly satisfactory” and made a...

    6. June 25, 2015

      China to become one of world’s biggest overseas investors by 2020

      China will become one of the world’s biggest cross-border investors by the end of this decade, with global offshore assets...

    7. June 25, 2015

      Boom in once-scarce ‘rare earth’ metals ends in US miner’s bust

      A slump in the prices of obscure metals used in advanced electronics claimed its highest-profile victim on Thursday when the...

    8. June 24, 2015

      China seizes 40-year-old meat in anti-smuggling operations

      More than 100,000 tonnes of smuggled frozen meat — some of it apparently as much as 40 years old — has been seized this year...

    9. FT Alphaville

      June 24, 2015

      A Goldman proxy for (stumbling) Chinese growth

      Quite obviously, not many people take China’s own statistics at face value. Also quite obviously, China is a hard economy to...

    10. June 23, 2015

      Russia takes over as top oil supplier to China

      Russia was China’s largest supplier of crude oil for the first time on record in May, as Moscow looks beyond Europe for...

    11. June 23, 2015

      UK universities under scrutiny over China ties

      High-tech collaboration between British universities and China’s aerospace sector is under scrutiny as US authorities...

    12. June 19, 2015

      Congress’s fast track to discord on free trade

      Congress last week blocked the “fast-track” trade promotion authority (TPA) that would have given President Barack Obama the...

    13. June 17, 2015

      Circumcision device challenges China copycat image

      China’s leaders have long lamented a perceived lack of innovation in the country but, according to the World Health...

    14. beyondbrics

      June 15, 2015

      China's "soft power" is the power of money

      A month ago, in the largest military parade held on Red Square since the days of Stalin, one foreign guest drew as much...

    15. June 11, 2015

      Sunny Chinese optimism woos a tough US crowd

      This week marked a striking milestone in the long commercial dance between China and the US. Jack Ma, founder of Alibaba,...

    16. June 8, 2015

      Lower China imports from two big suppliers support iron ore price

      Iron ore held firm at its highest level in almost four months after government figures showed that imports of the...

    17. June 8, 2015

      China trade shrinks amid slowing demand

      China’s trade continued to shrink in May, underlining the slowdown in the world’s largest economy in purchasing power terms...

    18. June 8, 2015

      Gone are the luxury gifts as Chinese look to buy for themselves

      To grasp how important Chinese consumers have been for the global luxury industry over the past decade and a half, you just...

    19. June 2, 2015

      Emerging market trade slide is made in China

      The slide in emerging market (EM) trade this year is a trend mainly made in China. Of course, China’s own falling numbers...

    20. June 1, 2015

      China slashes tariffs on range of consumer goods

      China slashed tariffs on selected consumer goods by half on Monday, its latest attempt to spur consumption and rebalance the...

    21. May 31, 2015

      China defends island-building in disputed waters

      China has vigorously defended its effort to dredge new islands in the South China Sea, saying that features such as...

    22. May 29, 2015

      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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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,...

    28. 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,...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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