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China announces massive boost in solar energy target to help fight pollution

China will expand plans to ease its air pollution problems this year by installing green energy projects that add almost 2½ times as much solar capacity as the United States added last year.

19 Mar 2015 - 4:59AM

China will expand plans to ease its air pollution problems this year by installing green energy projects that add almost 2½ times as much solar capacity as the United States added last year.

China announces massive boost in solar energy target to help fight pollution
China produces about a third of plastic waste polluting the world’s oceans, says report

Comprehensive study reveals that of the 8m tonnes worldwide that pollute the sea every year up to 3.5m tonnes is from mainland cities.

14 Feb 2015 - 10:49AM

Comprehensive study reveals that of the 8m tonnes worldwide that pollute the sea every year up to 3.5m tonnes is from mainland cities.

China produces about a third of plastic waste polluting the world’s oceans, says report
State media push for equity investing

The mainland's state-run media is trying to do something the securities industry has failed to accomplish for much of the past three years: get the world's biggest population to buy more stocks.

5 Sep 2014 - 4:27AM

The mainland's state-run media is trying to do something the securities industry has failed to accomplish for much of the past three years: get the world's biggest population to buy more stocks.

State media push for equity investing
Warburg Pincus to invest US$700m in Huarong Asset Management

Warburg Pincus will invest close to US$700 million in China Huarong Asset Management, people with knowledge of the matter said, in the biggest investment in the nation's financial industry by a foreign buyout firm.

4 Sep 2014 - 1:09AM

Warburg Pincus will invest close to US$700 million in China Huarong Asset Management, people with knowledge of the matter said, in the biggest investment in the nation's financial industry by a foreign buyout firm.

Warburg Pincus to invest US$700m in Huarong Asset Management
Russia, China prove cheap to investors as money flows rise

For all the concern about the prospect of tougher international sanctions and signs of slowing growth, more money flowed last month into Russia and China exchange-traded funds than any other emerging markets.

4 Sep 2014 - 1:09AM

For all the concern about the prospect of tougher international sanctions and signs of slowing growth, more money flowed last month into Russia and China exchange-traded funds than any other emerging markets.

Russia, China prove cheap to investors as money flows rise
Currency hedge funds welcome a return to market volatility

After posting three straight years of losses that thinned the ranks of hedge funds specialising in currencies, the foreign-exchange market is showing signs of rebounding.

4 Sep 2014 - 1:09AM

After posting three straight years of losses that thinned the ranks of hedge funds specialising in currencies, the foreign-exchange market is showing signs of rebounding.

Currency hedge funds welcome a return to market volatility
Halliburton agrees US$1.1 billion deal for 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill

Halliburton has reached a US$1.1 billion settlement for a majority of claims against the company for its role in the biggest US offshore oil spill in 2010.

3 Sep 2014 - 5:41AM

Halliburton has reached a US$1.1 billion settlement for a majority of claims against the company for its role in the biggest US offshore oil spill in 2010.

Halliburton agrees US$1.1 billion deal for 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill
Stalling economy highlights tricky Swiss balancing act

The Swiss economy unexpectedly stalled in the second quarter of this year as stagnating growth in the euro zone hurt exports.

3 Sep 2014 - 1:33AM

The Swiss economy unexpectedly stalled in the second quarter of this year as stagnating growth in the euro zone hurt exports.

Stalling economy highlights tricky Swiss balancing act
China Mobile lures bulls amid profit turnaround bets

Bets that China Mobile's US$2 billion cut in handset subsidies will help the world's biggest phone company reverse a profit slump pushed bullish options on the stock to a 19-month high.

3 Sep 2014 - 1:33AM

Bets that China Mobile's US$2 billion cut in handset subsidies will help the world's biggest phone company reverse a profit slump pushed bullish options on the stock to a 19-month high.

China Mobile lures bulls amid profit turnaround bets
Starbucks stars as South Korea aims to boost jobs for women

When former kindergarten teacher Kim Sun-sung tried to rejoin South Korea's workforce after five years raising her children, she found it tough. Then 41, Kim was either told she was too old or had been out of work for too long.

3 Sep 2014 - 5:57AM

When former kindergarten teacher Kim Sun-sung tried to rejoin South Korea's workforce after five years raising her children, she found it tough. Then 41, Kim was either told she was too old or had been out of work for too long.

Starbucks stars as South Korea aims to boost jobs for women
Game on for Scottish independence campaign after surge in polls

Scotland's prospects of independence after a referendum in two weeks received a boost yesterday when a second opinion poll showed the "Yes" camp within touching distance of victory.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM

Scotland's prospects of independence after a referendum in two weeks received a boost yesterday when a second opinion poll showed the "Yes" camp within touching distance of victory.

Game on for Scottish independence campaign after surge in polls
London mayor’s plan for airport in Thames estuary dismissed by panel

London Mayor Boris Johnson's plan to replace Heathrow with a new airport on an island in the Thames estuary has been dismissed by an official study as too expensive and complex to address Britain's aviation needs.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM

London Mayor Boris Johnson's plan to replace Heathrow with a new airport on an island in the Thames estuary has been dismissed by an official study as too expensive and complex to address Britain's aviation needs.

London mayor’s plan for airport in Thames estuary dismissed by panel
Hedge funds cut gold bullish bets as bullion recovery stalls

After gold's rally in the first half of the year beat gains for commodities, equities and Treasuries, bullion is back to being out of favour with investors.

2 Sep 2014 - 4:45AM

After gold's rally in the first half of the year beat gains for commodities, equities and Treasuries, bullion is back to being out of favour with investors.

Hedge funds cut gold bullish bets as bullion recovery stalls
Malaysia, S Korea currencies lead as Asia dodges emerging markets slump

The faltering emerging-market currency rally is stronger than ever in Asia.

2 Sep 2014 - 12:38AM

The faltering emerging-market currency rally is stronger than ever in Asia.

Malaysia, S Korea currencies lead as Asia dodges emerging markets slump
German contraction a danger to fragile euro-zone recovery

Cracks are emerging in Germany's once rock-solid economy as companies' reluctance to invest bears out European Central Bank president Mario Draghi's warning that the euro-zone recovery is in danger.

2 Sep 2014 - 12:38AM

Cracks are emerging in Germany's once rock-solid economy as companies' reluctance to invest bears out European Central Bank president Mario Draghi's warning that the euro-zone recovery is in danger.

German contraction a danger to fragile euro-zone recovery
China changes Budget Law to relax rules on local government bond sales

The mainland's top legislature passed an amendment to the Budget Law yesterday, paving the way for more local governments to sell bonds directly to raise funds for public projects.

1 Sep 2014 - 5:14AM

The mainland's top legislature passed an amendment to the Budget Law yesterday, paving the way for more local governments to sell bonds directly to raise funds for public projects.

China changes Budget Law to relax rules on local government bond sales
John Kerry seeks US-led coalition against Islamic State

US Secretary of State John Kerry has called for a global coalition to combat Islamic State militants and their "genocidal agenda".

31 Aug 2014 - 6:02AM

US Secretary of State John Kerry has called for a global coalition to combat Islamic State militants and their "genocidal agenda".

John Kerry seeks US-led coalition against Islamic State
Alibaba postpones US roadshow ahead of IPO

Alibaba Group is postponing the start of investor meetings for its initial public offering by about a week to answer questions posed by the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

31 Aug 2014 - 1:44PM

Alibaba Group is postponing the start of investor meetings for its initial public offering by about a week to answer questions posed by the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

Alibaba postpones US roadshow ahead of IPO
China ETF back in favour amid hopes for stimulus

Investors are returning to the largest Chinese exchange-traded fund in the United States at the fastest pace in almost two years on signs that a government stimulus programme will support growth in the economy.

30 Aug 2014 - 1:29AM

Investors are returning to the largest Chinese exchange-traded fund in the United States at the fastest pace in almost two years on signs that a government stimulus programme will support growth in the economy.

China ETF back in favour amid hopes for stimulus
New performance index makes waves in Japan

Two years after being plucked from the ranks of exchange product developers to design the JPX-Nikkei Index 400, Daisuke Tanaka finds himself at the centre of a corporate revolution.

30 Aug 2014 - 1:29AM

Two years after being plucked from the ranks of exchange product developers to design the JPX-Nikkei Index 400, Daisuke Tanaka finds himself at the centre of a corporate revolution.

New performance index makes waves in Japan
Japanese banks offer leadership jobs to foreign staff

Japan's biggest banks are breaking tradition by promoting foreigners to top management roles to retain and lure overseas talent as growth abroad buoys profit.

30 Aug 2014 - 1:29AM

Japan's biggest banks are breaking tradition by promoting foreigners to top management roles to retain and lure overseas talent as growth abroad buoys profit.

Japanese banks offer leadership jobs to foreign staff
Hack attack on JPMorgan Chase, with fingers pointed at Russians

The FBI is investigating attacks on the computers of banking giant JPMorgan Chase and several other American banks, officials said.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM

The FBI is investigating attacks on the computers of banking giant JPMorgan Chase and several other American banks, officials said.

Hack attack on JPMorgan Chase, with fingers pointed at Russians
Soaring US stocks echo dotcom rally but with lower valuations

Every day, the American bull market looks more and more like the dotcom bubble of the late 1990s. Except when it comes to valuations.

28 Aug 2014 - 5:03AM

Every day, the American bull market looks more and more like the dotcom bubble of the late 1990s. Except when it comes to valuations.

Soaring US stocks echo dotcom rally but with lower valuations
KKR buys stake in China's biggest chicken producer

KKR, the private equity firm led by billionaires Henry Kravis and George Roberts, is buying a minority stake in China's largest chicken breeder and processor for about US$400 million.

28 Aug 2014 - 5:03AM

KKR, the private equity firm led by billionaires Henry Kravis and George Roberts, is buying a minority stake in China's largest chicken breeder and processor for about US$400 million.

KKR buys stake in China's biggest chicken producer
China mulls 100b yuan in funding for charging stations for electric cars

The mainland is considering providing as much as 100 billion yuan (HK$126 billion) in government funding to build charging facilities for electric vehicles and spur demand for clean cars, according to two sources.

28 Aug 2014 - 5:03AM

The mainland is considering providing as much as 100 billion yuan (HK$126 billion) in government funding to build charging facilities for electric vehicles and spur demand for clean cars, according to two sources.

China mulls 100b yuan in funding for charging stations for electric cars
Islamic State's self-financing model poses additional challenges for anti-terror operations

Islamic State, which now controls an area of Iraq and Syria larger than Britain, may be raising more than US$2 million a day in revenue from oil sales, extortion, taxes and smuggling.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM

Islamic State, which now controls an area of Iraq and Syria larger than Britain, may be raising more than US$2 million a day in revenue from oil sales, extortion, taxes and smuggling.

Islamic State's self-financing model poses additional challenges for anti-terror operations
South Korea's homebuyers buoyed by eased mortgage curbs

After moving six times in 10 years, chemical researcher Choi Youn-ho is hopeful easier mortgage rules will finally allow him to buy a home on the outskirts of Seoul for his family of four.

27 Aug 2014 - 5:34AM

After moving six times in 10 years, chemical researcher Choi Youn-ho is hopeful easier mortgage rules will finally allow him to buy a home on the outskirts of Seoul for his family of four.

South Korea's homebuyers buoyed by eased mortgage curbs
Riskiest London offices lure investors as rents soar

Central London office buildings considered riskier bets are commanding higher prices as a shortage of properties available to lease sends rents soaring.

27 Aug 2014 - 5:34AM

Central London office buildings considered riskier bets are commanding higher prices as a shortage of properties available to lease sends rents soaring.

Riskiest London offices lure investors as rents soar
US home flips dwindle as bargains dry up

Home flipping, in which a buyer resells a property quickly for a profit, is on the decline as United States residential price gains slow and foreclosures dwindle.

27 Aug 2014 - 5:34AM

Home flipping, in which a buyer resells a property quickly for a profit, is on the decline as United States residential price gains slow and foreclosures dwindle.

US home flips dwindle as bargains dry up
Brokers favour South Korea's worst-performing shipbuilders

South Korean shipbuilders, this year's worst-performing industry group, are attracting buy recommendations from three of the nation's biggest brokerages after valuations sank to record lows.

27 Aug 2014 - 1:44AM

South Korean shipbuilders, this year's worst-performing industry group, are attracting buy recommendations from three of the nation's biggest brokerages after valuations sank to record lows.

Brokers favour South Korea's worst-performing shipbuilders