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China flunks bank reforms: IMF

Reforms of China's big state banks have failed to instill a genuine credit culture, new International

Air China lines up domestic share sale

Air China is eying a mainland listing in Shanghai in a bid to become one of the first mainland blue ch

US cranks up currency pressure

US officials have put China under pressure to speed up its currency reform and open up its markets ahe

SFC wants mainland cooperation

Hong Kong's Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) has called for greater cooperation from its mainla

Brewer rules out big buys

SABMiller, the world's second-largest brewer by market value, is looking to take over small scale brew

Rolling Stone hits regulatory wall

After selling-out its first print run of 125,000 copies, the Chinese version of music magazine Rolling

Nuclear deal expected soon

A nuclear treaty allowing China access to Australia's uranium reserves could be signed as early as nex

Brokers face clampdown

Five brokerages are to have their trading rights restricted as punishment for misusing client funds in

China overtakes Japan in forex holdings

China has overtaken Japan as the world's largest holder of foreign exchange reserves, the Financial Ti

Publishing group granted IPO

Liaoning Publishing Group, one of China's largest publishers, has been given the go ahead to list part

Market-based pollution solution considered

The government is weighing up adopting a market-based system of fees and tradable permits to curb poll

New front in the currency wars

United States lawmakers have proposed fresh legislation that would force the administration to take a

T2 cities offer opportunity

Investors have a year or two to snap up property in second-tier cities before price rises reduce yield

Activist freed, researcher still in custody

An AIDS activist missing for weeks has been freed by Chinese police, but a New York Times researcher i

City targets theme park

Tianjin officials are negotiating with a division of the US entertainment firm Paramount, hoping to at

Business sentiment positive: survey

Chinese business conditions and sentiment have leapt ahead after three quarters of relatively flat con

Oil sector mergers hit $6bn last year

Mergers and acquisitions by Chinese oil and natural gas companies are expected to have grown sixfold t

Deal may block BOC's Hang Seng Index hopes

Bank of China's state shareholders have agreed not to convert their holdings into H-shares upon the le

EU auto case against China possible

European Union nations have given trade negotiators the go-ahead to launch a case against Beijing at t

Stock sales to resume in April

China's securities regulator will lift the yearlong ban on new mainland share issuances "in the near f

Price rise for oil products

Domestic oil product prices are to increase for the first time in eight months to reduce losses made b

Senators may delay bill

US Senators Charles Schumer and Lindsey Graham were positive about China's attitude towards a more fle

PBOC sees slower growth

Economic growth will slow to 8.9% this year, the People's Bank of China has announced.

Eleventh bird flu victim

A 29 year-old Shanghai woman has become the 11th person to die of bird flu in China, state media repor

CNOOC posts big profits

China National Offshore Oil Corp said rising oil prices and strong output growth were responsible for

Retail move from Warner

Warner Bros is to open at least 200 stores in China over the next few years, the firm's consumer produ

Japanese loans suspended

Japan has suspended new yen loans to China because relations between the two countries have become so

Senators maintain yuan undervalued

The US senators in Beijing to discuss the value of the yuan with top officials have said the currency

Property investment heats up

GE Real Estate, one of the world's biggest property investors, is to pump US$20 million into a fund fo

Shoes hit with tariff

The European Union is to impose anti-dumping tariffs on Chinese and Vietnamese leather shoes from next


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