The price of gold drops to its lowest level in more than five years on growing expecations that the U.S. will raise interest rates later this year. The sell-off was led by top consumer China.
Smuggling US meat products from Hong Kong to mainland China is still a lucrative business. (Photo: Reuters)
China’s interest rate cut over the weekend after the second Friday in a row for stocks, didn’t help calm nerves and investors had one of most volatile trading sessions ever. (Photo: Xinhua)
Eco-friendly job opportunities will grow if China sticks to its promise to curb emissions in the coming years. (Cover photo: Reuters)
When Li Keqiang took over as premier early last year, he quickly became known for an economic plan called "Likonomics".7 Apr 2014 - 7:56am 3 comments
US first lady Michelle Obama is absolutely right about the importance of overseas education, and that is exactly what the sons and daughters of many former and current mainland leaders have already experienced or are eager to experience.24 Mar 2014 - 7:49am 3 comments
My first trip to the United States in early 2008 - with the Beijing Olympic Games just months away - gave me a street-level glimpse of China's rising profile on Wall Street as well as among ordinary Americans.10 Feb 2014 - 1:54pm
Li Na is destined for more grand slams and a place in the Hall of Fame after the Australian Open win cemented her position as the most influential female player of the last decade, says former great Chris Evert.28 Jan 2014 - 11:50pm 1 comment
One, two, three … keep going … 12. Now you have reached the magic number the central government has come up with for free-trade zones to support its new round of economic reforms.27 Jan 2014 - 11:24am 1 comment
"Merry Christmas and Happy New Year" is probably the most frequently heard greeting these days in offices or on the street in Hong Kong. On the mainland, the story might be a little bit different.23 Dec 2013 - 8:21am 1 comment
Kazakhstan and China plan to sign 22 agreements worth around US$30 billion, including in the key energy sector, Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev said on Saturday after talks with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping.
“We’ve reached an agreement on building an oil refinery which Kazakhstan needs,” Nazarbayev told reporters after hosting Xi at his Akorda residence.7 Sep 2013 - 8:59pm
Private equity doesn't have a long history in China, but it has grabbed attention over the past few years, partly because of the individuals standing behind the businesses. In other words, people are key in China. I mean, well, those special people.29 Jul 2013 - 7:45am 1 comment
Vietnam’s president on Thursday voiced firm opposition to China’s claims in the South China Sea but declined to back a Philippine bid to take the row to a UN tribunal.
On a visit to Washington, President Truong Tan Sang rejected China’s so-called “nine-dash line” through which it claims virtually all of the strategic sea including islands close to neighbouring countries.26 Jul 2013 - 11:27am 1 comment
Singapore’s Keppel Corp and Sembcorp Marine, the world’s top offshore rig-makers, stand to be among the winners from Beijing’s moves to tighten credit amid a downturn at China’s shipyards.
The two companies have been under mounting pressure from Chinese yards offering generous payment terms, price discounts and help with financing.18 Jul 2013 - 11:18am
New Zealand’s Fonterra - the world’s largest dairy producer - will cut the price of one of it milk formula products in China, joining a growing list of firms responding to Beijing’s investigation into the sector.6 Aug 2013 - 12:40pm