China tightening risk seen looming as bonds surge

2016-08-26 11:30

Frothiness in parts of China’s financial markets is pushing the central bank closer to tightening monetary policy.

China imposes caps on lending to curb banking risk

2016-08-24 11:30

China has imposed limits on lending by peer-to-peer platforms to individuals and companies in an effort to curb risks in the loosely-regulated shadow-banking sector.

Chinese ships, planes hold war games in Sea of Japan

2016-08-21 20:20

China's military says it held war games with planes and ships in the Sea of Japan last week.

Coega courts R11bn Chinese deal

2016-08-18 19:39

The Coega Development Corporation has signed the biggest automotive investment deal in Africa in the last 40 years.

IMF's radical wage plan for Japan turns Nixon policy on its head

2016-08-15 11:08

In a sign of how worried it is about Japan’s economy, the IMF is urging the country to resurrect a radical strategy once employed by former US presidents but only in reverse.

China credit growth slows to 2-year low

2016-08-12 11:15

China’s broadest measure of new credit and another key gauge of lending have increased at the slowest pace in two years.

China's $15bn energy ambitions crushed in 2 weeks

2016-08-11 15:01

China’s infrastructure investors have had a tough two weeks, with plugs being pulled on at least $15bn of potential deals in nuclear power and electricity distribution.

Gigaba challenges Western media perspectives on Brics

2016-08-11 11:52

Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba has highlighted the role of media to challenge biased perspectives on emerging economies.

Kenya deports 35 Chinese, 5 Taiwanese to China

2016-08-08 20:06

Kenyan officials say 35 Chinese and 5 Taiwanese have been deported to China, despite Taiwan's objections.

Laos' thirst for Mekong River dams imperils fishing, farming

2016-08-08 17:03

Landlocked Laos is the poorest state in Southeast Asia but by virtue of geography and growing Chinese influence, its secretive authoritarian leaders wield a huge and unaccountable power over a river that winds through six countries.


CIA declassifies Nixon, Ford briefings

2016-08-25 09:19

The CIA has declassified a trove of secret daily briefings given to presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford, offering fresh insights into pivotal moments in Cold War history.

UN expert slams China on human rights

2016-08-23 18:37

A UN expert has accused China of staging a "pincer movement" to curb the influence of lawyers, activists and non-governmental organisations and limit their ability to protest against abuses.

China, Myanmar vow closer ties as Suu Kyi visits Beijing

2016-08-20 19:07

China and Myanmar have pledged to forge closer ties as "blood brothers," as Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi gets set to wrap up a visit to Beijing, her first diplomatic trip since taking power in March.

Tencent posts record profit on mobile games frenzy

2016-08-17 12:25

Tencent Holdings posted a second-quarter profit that beat analysts’ expectations as the company lined up more mobile games and media content.

Lessons from China: Does SA stand for ‘Self Absorbed’?

2016-08-12 14:46

SA's core problem is lack of a workable growth model - it's time to shed inward-looking instincts and instead figure out how to compete on the world stage, says an analyst.

China stability falters as investment slows

2016-08-12 09:45

China’s recent economic stabilisation has faltered in July as factory output, retail sales and investment all slowed.

At least 21 killed in China power station explosion

2016-08-11 14:51

A pipeline explosion at a power station in China killed at least 21 people and injured five, the official Xinhua news service reports.

Xi's here to stay: China leader tipped to outstay term

2016-08-09 14:56

Already China's most powerful leader in decades, President Xi Jinping will probably seek to extend his term to more than 10 years, analysts have said, the first Communist Party chief to do so since Deng Xiaoping.

Chinese tourist loses wallet, ends up in German refugee home

2016-08-08 18:42

A Chinese tourist who had lost his wallet in Germany signed the wrong paperwork and ended up at a refugee home.

China exports remain subdued as import drop fuels concern

2016-08-08 12:00

China’s exports have remained sluggish last month, signaling tepid global demand, while deteriorating imports raise concern domestic conditions may be weakening anew.

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