The Chinese Lunar New Year, or Spring Festival, which falls on February 8th this year will mark the Year of the Monkey. Many regional markets in Asia are closed for the  holiday.  (Photograph: WU HONG/EPA)

Asian shares pared losses on Monday as a weaker yen helped Japan’s Nikkei snap a four-day losing streak, but trade was thin with many regional market(...)

A worker makes lanterns at a factory ahead of the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year. Photograph: REUTERS/China Daily

Despite slowing economic growth, Chinese New Year is a major cash-fest. The country’s central bank, the People’s Bank of China, has been adding admin(...)

Gathering for the first time after their epoch-ending decision to raise interest rates in December, the backdrop couldn’t be more different for Federa(...)

Peter Barrett, chief executive of SMBC Aviation Capital, said the company  needed the flexibility of third-party funding. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Irish-based aircraft leasing giant SMBC Aviation Capital is likely to tap capital markets with a bond issue, according to its chief executive, Peter(...)

Traders work at their desks in front of the German share price index, DAX board, at the stock exchange in Frankfurt

Global equity markets dropped to their lowest levels since 2013 on Wednesday to put them on track for one of their worst monthly performances on recor(...)

U.S. dollar and Yuan notes – perceived mis-steps by China’s authorities have stoked concerns in global markets. REUTERS/Lee Jae-won

China guided its yuan currency higher on Monday, and offshore it surged against the dollar, spurred by what traders called aggressive intervention by (...)

Metersbonwe has more than 4,000 shops in China between its two main brands, Me&City and Meters/bonwe

The Chinese government’s campaign against corruption has entered the arena of high fashion after billionaire Zhou Chengjian, founder and chairman of (...)

Oil prices plunged to 12-year lows in the previous session after China allowed its yuan currency to slip, sending stock markets tumbling globally.

Oil prices rose more than 2 per cent on Friday, following China shares higher after Beijing deactivated a circuit breaker mechanism that was blamed fo(...)

Pedestrians walk past an electronic stock board outside a securities firm in Tokyo, Japan. Photographer: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg

European shares inched higher on Friday, signalling a possible stabilisation from this week’s earlier sell-off as Chinese stocks rose after the countr(...)

An investor rests in front of an electronic board turned off after the market suspended at a brokerage house in Beijing

European shares fell sharply on Thursday after China accelerated the depreciation of the yuan but were helped off their lows after the Chinese securit(...)