A woman rides past the headquarters of the People’s Bank of China. Chinese stocks edged lower on Monday as an interest rate cut by the central bank failed to impressed investors. (Photograph: Petar Kujundzic/Reuters)

European bonds retreated and the region’s currency weakened amid concern that Greece will struggle to secure more aid. Chinese stocks led gains in eme(...)

Customers select goods at a supermarket in Lianyungang, Jiangsu province

China’s consumer inflation stayed flat at 1.4 per cent in March, while producer prices fell slightly less than projected, official data showed on Fri(...)

Zhou Xiaochuan, governor of the People’s Bank of China: “China’s inflation is also declining, so we need to be vigilant to see if the disinflation trend will continue, and if deflation will happen or not.” Photograph: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg

The head of China’s central bank said the nation’s growth rate has tumbled “a bit too sharply” and that policymakers have scope to respond, underscori(...)

China’s national flag flies as commercial buildings stand in the Pudong area in Shanghai, China. Chinese stocks today suffered their biggest one-day tumble since June 2008. Photo: Bloomberg via Getty Images

China stocks suffered their biggest one-day percentage drop in more than six and a half years, dragged down by record tumbles in financial stocks as a(...)

An employee adjusts a price tag at a supermarket in Hefei, Anhui province. Photograph: Reuters

China’s annual consumer inflation hovered at a near five-year low of 1.5 per cent in December, signalling persistent weakness in the economy but givin(...)

Hong Kong police appealed to anyone who picked up cash from a G4S van to hand it in. Photograph: Alex Pofford/EPA

A Christmas surprise ended in arrest for a Hong Kong beautician and businessman who collected thousands of dollars spilled on the street by bank secur(...)

Shoppers walk near a Christmas tree in China.  Photograph: Lam Yik Fei/Bloomberg

Christmas is not a traditional holiday in China, but shengdan jie is rapidly developing into part of the commercial calendar and shengdan laoren, or S(...)

Davy said John Lydon had “driven Deutsche to be the number one IPO house in Asia in three years”. Photograph: Reuters

John Lydon, Deutsche Bank’s top corporate financier in Asia, who advised on Alibaba’s $25 billion flotation, has been hired by the stockbroker and wea(...)

The global economy is ending the year in a fragile state with factory activity shrinking in China, euro zone business growth remaining weak, and emerg(...)

An employee welds the exterior of a vehicle along a production line at a factory in Qingdao, Shandong province. Photograph: China Daily/Reuters

Growth in China’s manufacturing sector slowed in November, suggesting the world’s second-largest economy is still losing momentum and adding pressure (...)