Government Business And Finance

Pipe dream? Hong Kong architect proposes low-cost tube homes

Mar 15, 2018

Drain pipe micro-homes latest idea for alleviating Hong Kong's shortage of affordable housing

Chinese stock regulators levy $870M fine in scandal

Mar 14, 2018

Chinese regulators have fined a company a record $870 million for manipulating stock prices in the latest scandal to roil the country's financial markets

China's new anti-graft body set to boost Xi's extended rule

Mar 13, 2018

China is set to give President Xi Jinping a powerful new weapon as he prepares to rule indefinitely _ a Communist Party-led anti-graft agency to police not only its cadres but also doctors, teachers, entertainers and other state employees

China merges bank, insurance regulators to tackle risk

Mar 13, 2018

China plans to merge its banking and insurance regulators into a more powerful agency to control scandal-plagued finance industries that are struggling with debt

China says no to US trade war, but vows to defend interests

Mar 11, 2018

China says it will not initiate a trade war with the United States, but vows to defend its national interests in the face of growing American protectionism.

Congo president signs law opposed by major mining companies

Mar 9, 2018

Congolese President Joseph Kabila has signed a controversial mining law that is expected to increase the country's royalties despite opposition from major mining companies

China accuses Trump of damaging global trade

Mar 9, 2018

China has accused U.S. President Donald Trump of damaging the global trading system by hiking steel and aluminum tariffs while Japan and South Korea expressed alarm at potential economic damage

Central banker: China can be 'bolder' about market opening

Mar 9, 2018

The head of China's central bank says the country can be 'bolder' about opening its financial markets following steps to strengthen financial regulation and encourage use of its currency abroad

General says China needs to arm South China Sea islands

Mar 8, 2018

A Chinese general says China needs to build defensive structures on islands in the South China Sea to display its claim to sovereignty over virtually the entire crucial waterway

China's February exports surge, trade surplus widens

Mar 8, 2018

China's February exports surged while its politically sensitive trade surplus widened amid mounting tension with Washington

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