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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

China Q1 GDP growth beats expectations

China posted better-than-expected first quarter GDP growth of 7.4%,

China Film Group invests in Hollywood

State-owned China Film Group has purchased an “eight-figure” equity stake in Hollywood films Se

Q4 profits rise at Alibaba ahead of IPO

Alibaba Group reported strong fourth-quarter 2013 profit as China’s largest e-commerce company prep

Shoe factory strike continues in Guangdong

A massive strike at a shoe factory in the southern city of Dongguan continued as workers rejected a

Coca-Cola's Q1 results boosted by China

US beverage giant Coca-Cola's (NYSE:KO) reported revenue for the first quarter beat expectations, d

Beijing seeks to revise foreign investment laws

Chinese officials are looking to unify foreign investment laws with a national company law, ensurin

Major steelmaker signs deal for cleaner slag plant

Qingdao Iron and Steel Group has signed a US$80.3 million (RMB500 million) deal with Singaporean c

CBRC introduces tougher trust firm guidelines: Sources

Regulators in China have issued tougher guidelines governing trust companies,

Prime Beijing home prices fall in Q1: DTZ

Prices and sales of top-end residential property in Beijing declined in the first quarter, the late

Hony Capital seeks further investments in state-firms

Hony Capital, one of China’s biggest private equity firms, is targeting investments in the governme

Citic expands further with US brokerage stake

Chinese investment bank Citic Securities (6030.HKG, SHA:600030) bought a stake in US brokerage firm

Chinese firm agrees to buy Peru copper mine

State-owned metals trader China Minmetals led a group that agreed to buy the Las Bambas copper mine

Beijing stubs out state buying of cigarettes

The Beijing government plans to establish new rules forbidding cigarettes from being purchased with

Shanghai bourse announces first delisting in 7 years

The Shanghai Stock Exchange on Sunday said it would delist Nanjing Tanker (600087.SHA) after four c

China disputes IMF's "hard landing" view

Zhu Guang Yao, a Chinese vice finance minister, bridled at the International Monetary Fund’s claim

Premier: No strong stimulus despite continued slowdown

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said new growth will be created through structural reforms instead of st

Taiwan students end legislature occupation

Students in Taiwan on Thursday ended a 24-day occupation of the legislature that protested a trade

Tencent sets up US$5 billion bond program

Tencent Holdings (0700.HKG) has launched a program to issue up to US$5 billion worth of bonds over

Temasek invests $250mn in Chinese logistics network

RRJ Capital, a fund owned by Singaporean sovereign wealth fund Temasek, announced it purchased a US

China to allow stock trade between mainland, Hong Kong

China announced a trial program to allow cross-market stock trading by mainland and Hong Kong inves

Australia continues to pick up possible missing jet signals

An Australian search vessel has continued to receive pulse signals from underwater pings consistent

Russia close to signing gas deal

Russia on Wednesday announced it was finalizing a landmark deal for Gazprom, a state energy company

Fall in China exports and imports surprise analysts

China's exports and imports fell in March,

WH IPO range puts firm value as high as $21bn: Sources

Chinese pork producer WH Group's planned IPO valuation set the firm's total value at between US$15.

IMF warns Hong Kong on exposure to Chinese debt

The International Monetary Fund has warned Hong Kong on exposing itself to Chinese debt via lending

US defense secretary questioned on mutual tensions

Officers at China's National Defense University threw tough questions at US Defense Secretary Chuck

Alibaba to buy stake in video company for $1.05bn

An investment vehicle controlled by the founders of Alibaba Group Holding agreed to buy a 20% stake

Imax sells 20% stake in Chinese business to local investors

Imax (IMAX.NYSE) agreed to sell a 20% stake in its Chinese business to two local investors,

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