News and Analysis

China infrastructure plan can help Asia's growing cities: expert
17/01/2018
KUALA LUMPUR, REUTERS -- China's landmark "Belt and Road" scheme, which is ploughing billions of dollars into global infrastructure projects, could work hand-in-hand with efforts to help Asian cities...
China GDP Powers Past Debt Purge, Leaving Trail of Dead Projects
17/01/2018
BEIJING, BLOOMBERG -- A pile of rusty pipes and materials are all that remain of Lanzhou New Area’s tram project. Only a year ago it was a flagship public-private partnership for the planned city in C...
HNA's commodity and logistics unit won't chase U.S. M&A deals in 2018: executive
17/01/2018
HONG KONG, REUTERS -- HNA Group's commodity trading and logistics unit, which last month bought a big stake in Glencore's oil storage business, will not chase U.S. deals in 2018 partly due to Washingt...
INSIGHT-China's COFCO makes painful cuts in drive to lead global food trade
16/01/2018
LONDON, PARIS, BEIJING, REUTERS -- China's COFCO International is in the throes of a staffing upheaval as the group pursues its professed ambition of sitting at the top table of global agricultural tr...
Malaysia-Singapore ties tested by high-speed rail contract
16/01/2018
KUALA LUMPUR, SINGAPORE, REUTERS -- The leaders of Malaysia and Singapore are expected to discuss plans for a high-speed rail project linking their countries during summit talks on Tuesday, as a deadl...
BUNDESBANK-YUAN Bundesbank Says It'll Add China's Yuan to Currency Reserves
16/01/2018
HONG KONG, BLOOMBERG -- Germany’s central bank has decided to include the Chinese yuan in its own reserves, in a further boost to the international status of the currency.Speaking at an event in Hong...
Pakistan Army Chief Feels `Betrayed' by U.S., Won't Seek Aid
15/01/2018
KARACHI, BLOOMBERG -- Pakistan’s army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa said the nuclear-armed nation felt “betrayed” by the U.S. and won’t seek a restoration of military funding after Donald Trump’s ad...
China Seen Set to Dominate Clean Energy on Investment Surge
11/01/2018
BEIJING, BLOOMBERG -- China is set to dominate global construction and financing of clean energy after record investment in overseas ventures and takeovers last year.The world’s biggest energy user sp...
Hong Kong IPOs in Yuan Would Be an Unwanted Gift: Gadfly
11/01/2018
HONG KONG, BLOOMBERG -- Just as a slew of desirable new-economy Chinese players look like they're coming to list in the city -- including perhaps Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. and its affiliate Ant Finan...
France signs deals with China but warns against 'pillaging'
10/01/2018
BEIJING, AFP -- Chinese President Xi Jinping and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron oversaw the signing Tuesday of business deals worth billions of dollars, seeking better trade ties even as Franc...