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China’s brutally pragmatic response to a shifting world order

China prefers to deal with the devil it knows. Beijing was fully prepared to deal with a President Hillary Clinton but, like the rest of us, the country’s foreign policy…

China tightens gold import quotas to ease dollar outflow

China has curbed gold imports in the wake of government attempts to clamp down on capital leaving the country, according to traders and bankers. Some banks with licences have recently…

For China, Europe is the new Africa

China is known for its patience. A century is but a page in the book of its history. We Europeans are much more edgy. First we lamented that our manufacturing…

China’s challenges and their global risks

For two decades China’s economy – second in size only to that of the US – roared ahead at annual double-digit rates of growth. This year, according to official data,…

Why China is cracking down on outbound deals

China is preparing to impose new restrictions on outbound mergers and acquisitions, amid a wave of foreign dealmaking that has fuelled capital outflow and exerted downward pressure on the renminbi.…

China capital curbs reflect buyer’s remorse over market reforms

Last year the reformist head of China’s central bank convinced his Communist party bosses to give market forces a bigger say in setting the renminbi’s daily “reference rate” against the…

China’s consumers may teach the world how to shop

By Kevin Martin, HSBC China’s consumers are by no means the wealthiest in the world. But they are years ahead of their counterparts in many developed economies in terms of…

China clamps down on foreign M&A in battle against capital flight

China’s government is poised to impose new restrictions on outbound foreign investment in a bid to curb capital outflows that are putting downward pressure on the renminbi and draining foreign…

China to impose tighter controls on outbound investment

China’s government is poised to impose tighter restrictions on outbound foreign investment, in a bid to curb capital outflows that are putting downward pressure on the renminbi exchange rate and…

The buying spree behind Beijing’s crackdown

The days when a Chinese iron ore miner could buy a UK video game developer are drawing to a close as Beijing tightens up on cross-border investment by its companies.…

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