An investor walks past an electronic board showing stock information at a brokerage house in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province

China stocks ended lower in a volatile session on Tuesday, even as Beijing pledged to lend further support after stocks sank 8 per cent in the previo(...)

UnionPay: its days of domination may be under threat after a complaint in 2012 by the United States to the World Trade Organisation

The Chinese payment system UnionPay, operated by the People’s Bank of China and owned by the about 85 domestic banks, which dominates the credit card (...)

A man walks past an electronic board showing the benchmark Shanghai and Shenzhen stock indices, on a pedestrian overpass inin Shanghai, China. Photograph: Aly Song/Reuters

China’s biggest state-owned banks have lent a combined Rmb1.3 trillion ( €19 2bn) to the country’s margin finance agency in recent weeks to staunch a (...)

An investor looks at an electronic board showing stock information at a brokerage house in Shanghai, China, July 10, 2015. Photo: Reuters

China’s key stock index continued its rebound for a second consecutive day on Friday on the back of a raft of government support measures, although co(...)

 Chinese people walk down Financial Street in Beijing yesterday. Market players are  holding their breath to see if yesterday’s market rebound was a “dead cat bounce” or a signal  the bull run can continue, albeit at a less frantic pace. Photograph: EPA

Following weeks of steep losses, Chinese stocks rallied yesterday as a host of measures from the Beijing government to prop up the market appeared to (...)

An investor looks at a computer screen showing stock information at a brokerage house in Kunming, Yunnan province, China. Photogrpah: Wong Campion/Reuters

China’s tumbling stock market showed signs of seizing up on Wednesday, as companies scrambled to escape the rout by having their shares suspended and (...)

Monitors show market movements at the Taiwan Stock Exchange in Taipei. Taiwan’s weighted index fell 274.05 points or 2.96 per cent to 8,976.11 as a rout in China spread into regional markets. Photograph: AFP

Chinese stocks dived on Wednesday, as the country’s securities regulator warned investors were in the grip of “panic sentiment” and the market showed (...)

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(...)