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A man walks past JPMorgan Chase’s international headquarters on Park Avenue in New York. The news that JPMorgan Chase is being investigated by the US Securities and Exchange Commission over its hiring policy in China has not been widely reported in China. Photograph: Reuters/Andrew Burton

Reports that US authorities have opened an investigation into whether JPMorgan Chase hired the children of powerful Chinese officials to help it win b(...)

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(...)

So just how real are the fears among some in Hong Kong that the Chinese economy is heading for a hard landing?There is a growing feeling among the mor(...)

People walk along the Bund in front of the financial district of Pudong, in downtown Shanghai. The nightmare scenario for China’s leaders as they try to wean the country off a diet of easy credit and breakneck expansion is a local government buckling under the weight of its own debt. Photograph: Carlos Baria/Reuters

China will start a nationwide audit of government debt this week as the new Communist Party leadership investigates the threats to growth and the fina(...)

An employee folds a shirt under price tags at a supermarket in Hefei, Anhui province, China. Annual consumer inflation accelerated in China more than expected in June as food costs soared. Photograph: Reuters.

China’s annual consumer inflation accelerated more than expected in June but factory-gate deflation persisted for a 16th month, underscoring the polic(...)

Not that the argument ever really went away, but there have been a lot of headlines in the past week or so saying that China is heading for a fall and(...)

Chinese shares dragged Asian markets lower with investors worried about Beijing’s economic and financial stability. Photograph: Reuters

Chinese shares dragged Asian bourses to a fresh nine and a half month low as investors, worried about Beijing’s economic and financial stability and m(...)

Skyscrapers on Hong Kong Island

Hong Kong, with its modern natives and matching shops, came as a complete surprise to Carl Stearns Clancy, the first round-the-world biker, whose rout(...)

US Navy  amphibious assault ship USS Boxer. Naval exercises off the Korean peninsula are giving rise to more tensions in the region. Photograph: AP Photo/US Navy, Dominique M Lasco

North Korea threatened the United States and South Korea over the latest round of joint naval drills taking place this week in Yellow Sea water(...)

Passers-by walk past a stock index board showing various countries' stock price index outside a brokerage in Tokyo today. Photograph: Reuters

A last-minute package of rescue loans that saves Cyprus from a banking collapse and bankruptcy helped push Asian stock markets higher today. (...)

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