The Prime Minister is leading the largest ever trade delegation to China. But what value do these junkets really deliver?
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Wednesday 31 July 2013
Thursday 09 May 2013
One of China’s top film directors is being investigated for allegedly fathering seven children in violation of the country’s strict one-child policy.
Friday 22 February 2013
The Bank of England today took a crucial step towards boosting the City as a centre of trading in the Chinese renminbi after agreeing a currency swap deal with the Bank of China.
Thursday 19 April 2012
HSBC has became the first company in the world to launch a renminbi-denominated bond outside a sovereign Chinese territory.
Saturday 10 March 2012
The Year of the Dragon is behind a spike in birth rates – and there's only one way to avoid the one-child policy and get better medical care. In Beijing, Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore reports on the rise of maternity tourism
Thursday 02 February 2012
Shares in Icap, the broking giant founded and run by Michael Spencer, soared yesterday after it said everything in the City is not quite as gloomy as people feared.
Monday 12 December 2011
Sinclair Pharma and IS Pharma agreed to merge in April, with shares in the combined business (imaginatively christened Sinclair IS Pharma) starting trading in late May. Since then, the stock has been under pressure, easing as volatility in the wider market gathered pace. But the share price received a shot in the arm last week, after the company, which specialises in dermatological and wound care treatments, unveiled plans to buy the privately held US biotech company, Advanced Bio-Technologies (ABT).
Sunday 11 December 2011
It's tempting to seek large returns in volatile sectors – but be careful, warns Emma Dunkley
Friday 09 December 2011
Amid the furore over the eurozone crisis and this week's make-or-break meeting in Brussels, another equally important summit is in danger of being forgotten.
Thursday 08 December 2011
Stephen Maguire, a former UK Championship winner, is hoping the game's latest exciting prospect, Judd Trump, will not let the trappings of his new-found success go to his head.
Thursday 08 December 2011
The Swedish car manufacturer Saab faced another escalation in its financial woes yesterday after a court-appointed administrator asked for the removal of its protection from bankruptcy.
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