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Yihaodian probing security breach

Chinese e-commerce retailer Yihaodian said it is investigating a possible security breach, potentia

AutoChina being probed by SEC

AutoChina International (AUTC.NASDAQ), a company that sells and leases commercial vehicles, said i

Securities regulator to inspect 46 companies' margin trading

The China Securities Regulator Commission will inspect stock margin trading at 46 companies,

Alibaba shares down 8.8% after revenue disappoints, regulator row continues

Shares in Alibaba Group (BABA.NYSE) fell 8.8% on Thursday to close at a three-month low of US$89.81

State Council calls for expansion of Shanghai free trade zone policies

The State Council has announced a list of policies from Shanghai's free-trade zone that it says sho

Capital outflows push down renminbi despite trade surplus growth

The yuan has fallen 0.7% to roughly RMB6.25 per US dollar in 2015 following a drop of 2.4% last yea

China becomes top global destination for foreign direct investment

Foreign direct investment in mainland China totaled US$127.6 billion in 2014, surpassing even inves

Fraud accusations held for Alibaba IPO made public in regulator's report

A white paper from the State Administration for Industry and Commerce published Wednesday alleged t

Local governments' borrowing binge contributes to mounting debt

Heavy borrowing by local governments in China has resisted central authorities' attempts to clamp d

New tech disclosure, compliance rules rile foreign firms in China

New rules adopted by the Chinese government will require companies selling computer equipment to th

State Council promises support for firms expanding overseas

China's State Council pledged more support for domestic firms' overseas expansion on Wednesday, par

China's corn stockpiles climb as policy pushes prices higher

A corn stockpiling policy begun in 2008 to raise rural income in China has raised domestic corn pri

Margin trading returns to Shanghai despite regulatory knuckle-rapping

Regulators' suspension of new margin accounts at China's three biggest brokerages and other measure

Industrial profits fall 8% in December as annual profit growth slows

China's industrial profits for December fell 8% year on year while profits for the full year rose 3

Apple's Q1 sales in greater China rise 70% to $16.1 billion

Apple's (AAPL.NASDAQ) offering of large-screen smartphones appears to have paid off as revenue for

Alibaba Pictures expects 2014 loss of up to $77.4 million

Alibaba Pictures Group (0160.HKG, S91.SGX) said it expected to report a loss for 2014 of up to HK$6

US, China reach deal on imports of American apples

American and Chinese officials have reached a deal allowing for the import and sale on the mainland

Mainland firms face cash crunch as regulators squeeze shadow financing

Insolvencies among mainland Chinese companies are expected to rise with many extending terms of pay

Chinese infrastructure company sues local governments over debt payments

China Pacific Construction Group founder Yan Jiehe announced Monday that his company was suing six

Standard Chartered stocks slip after word of CEO replacement plans

Shares in Standard Chartered (STAN.LON, 2888.HKG) closed the day down roughly 1% after British medi

Dentons-Dacheng merger comes amid rising competition for foreign law firms

Competition is heating up in mainland markets for foreign law firms, who must increasingly compete

Regulators to require online authors to register real names

New guidelines from the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television requ

Credit reporting industry still without standards as firms prep for licensing

Rules and regulations for personal credit reporting remain incomplete even as selected firms begin

Developers' offshore bond sales few and far between amid default fears

The flow of offshore bond sales by property developers from mainland China has dried up as investor

Shanghai abandons growth target in 2015

Shanghai Mayor Yang Xiong announced on Sunday that the municipality would abolish its annual econom

Audi to recall 35,000 cars in China due to fuel injection problems

35,000 of the 80,000 cars to be recalled by the Audi luxury division of German automaker Volkswagen

Recreational drug use an $82 billion business in China

Recreational drug use has grown to an US$82 billion annual domestic business in China despite inten

Central bank injects $8bn into China's money markets

The People's Bank of China offered commercial banks RMB50 billion (US$8 billion) in short-term fina

PBoC allows Chinese insurers to sell interbank bonds

Chinese insurance companies may now sell bonds in the country's interbank bond market,

Singapore Exchange in talks to trade options on China equity index

The Singapore Exchange plans to introduce trading of options on the FTSE China A50 Index and expect

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