News and Analysis

Seven killed, 23 injured in Pakistan blast aimed at police truck
10/01/2018
QUETTA, REUTERS -- A bomb went off in the centre of the Pakistani city of Quetta, capital of the province of Balochistan, killing seven people and wounding 23 on Tuesday, police and hospital officials...
China's Landmark Sovereign Dollar Bond Deal Leaves Bitter Taste
09/01/2018
HONG KONG, TOKYO, BLOOMBERG -- China’s first sovereign dollar bond in more than a decade has done poorly for investors who scrambled to get a piece of the rare offering amid overwhelming demand. The t...
Macron endorses China's Silk Road but warns against 'hegemony'
09/01/2018
BEIJING, AFP -- French President Emmanuel Macron urged Europe Monday to take part in China's massive Silk Road infrastructure project but warned against "hegemony", saying both sides should share the...
Europe casts a wary eye on China's Silk Road plans
08/01/2018
PARIS, AFP -- Depending on who you ask in Europe, China's colossal East-West infrastructure programme is either an opportunity or a threat -- and when French President Emmanuel Macron visits next week...
Russia Tightens Oil Grip in Top Market as China Opens 2nd Pipe
03/01/2018
SHANGHAI, BLOOMBERG -- A second Sino-Russian oil pipeline began operations on New Year’s Day, doubling China’s capacity to import crude from the East Siberia-Pacific Ocean system.China can now import...
Pakistan summons U.S. envoy over Trump's "lies and deceit" tweet
03/01/2018
ISLAMABAD, REUTERS -- Pakistan civilian and military chiefs on Tuesday rejected "incomprehensible" U.S. comments after President Donald Trump tweeted angrily about Pakistani "lies and deceit", with Is...
Asia Pacific loans continue slide to five-year low
02/01/2018
HONG KONG, REUTERS -- Syndicated lending in Asia Pacific, excluding Japan, hit a five-year low of US$445.31bn in 2017 and was 4.81% lower than US$467.8bn in 2016 as mergers and acquisitions activity s...
China to Discuss First Revisions to Constitution Since 2004
28/12/2017
HONG KONG, BLOOMBERG -- China’s leading policy makers plan to discuss next month a proposal to amend the national constitution for the first time since 2004, the official Xinhua News Agency said.The d...
China, Pakistan to look at including Afghanistan in $57 bln economic corridor
27/12/2017
BEIJING, REUTERS -- China and Pakistan will look at extending their $57 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor to Afghanistan, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Tuesday, part of China's ambit...
China Arrives in Syria as Putin Fights West Over Postwar Cash
21/12/2017
HONG KONG, MOSCOW, BEIRUT, BLOOMBERG -- Western powers are reluctant to help rebuild Syria after its civil war, because they think the wrong side won. Russia and Iran played a major part in that outco...