BEIJING | By Caixin staff | Change is in the air and certain moves in China – involving the tax system and oversight of officials – can be made now to get the Year of Horse off to a fast start
BEIJING | By Yang Lu at Caixin | In China, nervous businessmen spent final hours of 2013 waiting outside regulator’s offices for word they’d be among the lucky few to IPO approval.
BEIJING | By Andy Xie via Caixin | The world has depended on Chinese and American stimulus for years, and one implication of their tightening is a slowing global economy in 2014
BEIJING|Lan Fang and Li Yan at Caixin| Massive population remains China’s basic national condition, but structural problems of the population are daily becoming increasingly important factors affecting the development of the economy and society. The party just eased the one-child policy, but scholars and members of the public say progress should have been made years ago.
BEIJING | By Yang Kaisheng via Caixin | When it comes to banking in China, private investors have long been owners of financial institutions, so understanding what exactly changes will be key to the new policy’s success.
BEIJING | By Qin Min at Caixin | U.S. tech giant Apple and Chinese telecoms company have been at loggerheads since the first iPhone launched, but there are signs they are inching toward a deal.
MADRID | As part of its strategy to increase its presence in China, the Spanish lender Banco Santander will buy an 8 percent stake in Bank of Shanghai for 470 million euros. The deal includes a cooperation agreement between both entities and makes Santander the second-largest shareholder in BoS.
BEIJING | By Wang Yong at Caixin | In China, the law on illegal fundraising keeps public deposits from fleeing their arranged marriage with state-owned banks, stifling fresh ideas in finance.
HONG KONG | By Reuters | The world’s most valuable jewellery retailer Chow Tai Fook, which counts Cartier and Tiffany & Co as competitors, is on a quest to conquer the hearts of China’s future big spenders. Its weapons of choice: Hello Kitty and Winnie the Pooh.