News and Analysis

Russia urges India to line up behind China's Belt and Road initiative
12/12/2017
NEW DELHI, REUTERS -- Russia threw its weight behind China's massive Belt and Road plan to build trade and transport links across Asia and beyond, suggesting to India on Monday that it find a way to w...
China's HNA to acquire Singapore's CWT shares from 'dissenting shareholders'
12/12/2017
HONG KONG, REUTERS -- Chinese conglomerate HNA Group has exercised its legal rights to acquire all shares from "dissenting shareholders" of Singaporean logistics firm CWT Ltd , as it moves to close th...
Malaysians choose "Road" as Chinese character of the year
11/12/2017
KUALA LUMPUR, XINHUA -- The Malaysian people have chosen "Lu," or "Road" in English, as the Chinese character of the year in 2017, taking cue from the country's active plan in infrastructure expansion...
Sri Lanka hands port formally to Chinese firm, receives $292 mln
11/12/2017
COLOMBO, REUTERS -- Sri Lanka formally handed over commercial activities in its main southern port to a Chinese company on Saturday and received $292 million out of a $1.12 billion deal, Finance Minis...
Russia offers to sell gas to Saudi Arabia from Yamal LNG
09/12/2017
SABETTA, RUSSIA, REUTERS -- President Vladimir Putin said on Friday that Russia was ready to sell gas to Saudi Arabia after he launched the first loading of liquefied natural gas (LNG) at the Novatek-...
China warns of imminent attacks by "terrorists" in Pakistan
09/12/2017
BEIJING, REUTERS -- China on Friday warned its nationals in Pakistan of plans for a series of imminent "terrorist attacks" on Chinese targets there, an unusual alert as it pours funds into infrastruct...
Macau's Galaxy Entertainment plans up to $500 mln Philippine casino resort
08/12/2017
MANILA, REUTERS -- Macau casino operator Galaxy Entertainment Group Ltd plans to invest as much as $500 million to build an integrated casino-resort in the Philippines, the company and Manila's gaming...
Japan Could Still Join China Infrastructure Bank, Abe Ally Says
07/12/2017
TOKYO, BLOOMBERG -- Japan could consider joining China’s Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank if it makes some changes, a ruling coalition party executive said in an interview in Tokyo on Wednesday.Yo...
China’s Billions Cannot Guarantee it a Free Ride in Pakistan
07/12/2017
KARACHI, BLOOMBERG -- In a dusty factory in northern Karachi, the nation’s oldest tile manufacturer had been struggling to jump on board one of the world’s fastest-growing construction booms.Fighting...
Why the Petro-Yuan Is Posing Little Threat to the Petro-Dollar
07/12/2017
HONG KONG, TOKYO, BLOOMBERG -- China’s moves to set up trading oil in yuan have sparked enthusiasm about what could be a shift in the global financial system: a reduced role for the U.S. dollar. Playe...