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 (...)

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(...)

Chinese premier Li Keqiang stressed that Beijing would not resort to “strong stimulus” to meet growth targets but would  rely on smart and targeted measures

Chinese premier Li Keqiang said on Wednesday that China’s economy would not suffer a hard landing and would continue to grow at a medium to high pace (...)

The People’s Bank of China in Beijing, China. China’s top-performing bond fund manager says that the biggest rally in three years will send yields on 10-year government notes to 2009 lows by June as the property market slumps.  Photograph: Nelson Ching/Bloomberg

There are opportunities galore, but the yuan, or renminbi, remains a challenging currency in many ways. According to the global transaction ser(...)

John Boehner, speaker of the US House of Representatives,  who  said  yesterday he supported the US president’s call for action against the Assad regime in Syria, renewing jitters among investors. Photograph:  Alex Wong/Getty Images

The Iseq closed down just a fraction yesterday, as a week-long rally in European shares stalled because of ongoing concerns about potential western mi(...)

Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank and Morgan Stanley have held talks with one of China’s biggest bad banks about investing in its $1.5 billion stake sale a(...)