Billionaire Clive Palmer accused the “communist Chinese government” of trying to steal Australia’s natural resources. Photograph: Olivia Harris/Reuters

One of the more lively verbal spats in the region last week was sparked by the Australian legislator and mining magnate, Clive Palmer, who went on tel(...)

A department office of Everbright Securities in Beijing. The China Securities Regulatory Commission banned Everbright from proprietary trading for three months following the error on August 16th.  photograph: Jason Lee/Reuters

Things are not so bright for China’s Everbright Securities, which had a very bad day at the office earlier this month, when the brokerage mistakenly p(...)