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How did international banks miss Citic Pacific's US$36 billion takeover deal?

Jealous. This is the word many Western bankers in Hong Kong will use when they talk about the mega-sized reverse takeover deal of Citic, one of the most important state-owned industrial giants on the mainland.

Tuesday, 1 April, 2014, 8:45am 5 comments

Beijing to target antimonopoly probes at six industries

China will focus antitrust investigations on six industries ranging from aerospace to medicine, state media quoted an official as saying, signalling a broadening of a campaign on prices.

25 Nov 2013 - 3:15pm

Reform agenda puts China’s economic super agency under scrutiny

Behind China’s two investigations into irregular pricing of infant formula and pharmaceuticals announced this month is one powerful institution and its struggle for relevance as Beijing attempts a transition to a more consumption-led economy.

17 Jul 2013 - 5:53am

Mead Johnson cutting China infant milk prices amid probe

Mead Johnson Nutrition said it will cut the price of its infant milk formula in China, becoming the latest company to take action in the wake of an investigation by Beijing into possible price-fixing and anti-competitive behaviour.

11 Jul 2013 - 11:05am

Senior planning agency official sacked over graft

A deputy head of the mainland's top planning agency has been sacked for corruption after allegations against him were first posted online, media said yesterday, in Beijing's latest move against pervasive graft.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Top planning official Liu Tienan probed by anti-corruption committee

A one-line Xinhua dispatch quoted unnamed officials within the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) as saying that Liu Tienan, the 58-year-old deputy director of the powerful National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), was being investigated, but it gave no details.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

China news round-up: Chongqing labour camp inmate denied compensation, Sichuan graft crackdown continues

US Secretary of State John Kerry's visit to ChinaGlobal TimesEditorial: The visit is a test to Kerry’s ‘gentle’ side.Foreign Policy

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Authorities clash over control of PE funds

A tug of war has erupted between the mainland's securities regulator and top economic planning agency for control over the private-equity sector.

1 Apr 2013 - 4:04am

Energy regulator NEA's new chief Wu Xinxiong seen as neutral

Wu, who turned 63 in October, has been head of the ineffectual State Electricity Regulatory Commission (SERC) since June 2011, and is seen by some analysts as an interim leader for the NEA becauses he will soon reach the retirement age of 65.

20 Mar 2013 - 5:12am