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 (...)

A customer selects vegetables  in Handan, Hebei province: Data last month showed China’s gross domestic product expanded by 7.3 per cent in the third quarter from a year earlier, the lowest rate since the global financial crisis.  Photograph: Reuters

Combined with the property slowdown, nonperforming bank loans are among the things that will keep a Chinese policymaker awake at night, so the past we(...)

Customers look at a model of a new residential compound, at a showroom in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province. Photograph: Reuters

It’s not just in Hong Kong, of course, that the property market is part of broader concerns about the economy. That can also be found north of the bor(...)

Protesters wave mobile phones as they sing during a rally blocking the main road to the financial central district in Hong Kong. Photograph: Bobby Yip/Reuters

Tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters blocked Hong Kong streets in the early hours of today, maintaining pressure on China as it faces one of (...)