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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 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.

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
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.

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
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.

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 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.

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
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.

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
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.

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 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.

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
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.

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
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.

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
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.

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
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.

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’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.

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
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.

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
Malaysia, S Korea currencies lead as Asia dodges emerging markets slump

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

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
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.

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
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.

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
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".

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 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.

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
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.

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
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.

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