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Three firms that bought crude oil last year from US emergency stockpiles raised concerns about dangerous levels of a poisonous chemical in the cargoes(...)

A screenshot shows a WannaCry ransomware demand.

One week ago a global cyberattack dubbed “unprecedented” by Europol began infecting an estimated 200,000 of the world’s computers, starting a seven-da(...)

International majors routinely scale back production from high-cost fields when oil prices fall, but in China, for decades, the government mandate has been to increase domestic supply and ensure energy security. Photograph: Sean Young/Reuters

A shift in Beijing’s priorities away from production targets has allowed Chinese oil companies to halt output in maturing oil fields, a previously pol(...)

Pedestrians walk past a share prices board showing the numbers from various world stock markets in Tokyo

European equities rose sharply on Friday, adding to gains made in the previous session on European Central Bank stimulus hints, with bouncing commodit(...)

An aerial photograph  of a landslide that hit an industrial park  in Shenzhen in south China’s Guangdong province, on December 21st, 2015. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

At least 85 people were missing in China on Monday, a day after a giant flow of mud and construction waste spewed out of an overfilled dump and buried(...)

 China’s government has implemented a series of top-heavy measures to manipulate a market turnaround.  Photo: Getty Images

Emerging-market stocks rose the most in two years and currencies strengthened as Chinese shares ended the steepest five-day rout since 1996 and invest(...)

Neil Sorahan, chief financial officer of Ryanair Holdings, during a Bloomberg Television interview in London, yesterday. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

The Shanghai stock market saw the second-biggest fall in its history yesterday , posing a dilemma for the Chinese authorities which have taken unprece(...)

China stocks plunged more than 8 per cent, their biggest one-day drop in more than eight years. Photo: Reuters

China stocks plunged more than 8 per cent, their biggest one-day drop in more than eight years, as a government-triggered rebound petered out amid pro(...)

Chinese president Xi Jinping  and premier Li Keqiang  press buttons to vote during the closing ceremony of China’s National People’s Congress  at the Great Hall of the People  in Beijing. Photograph:  Feng Li/Getty Images

During the only news conference the Communist Party leadership gives on a regular basis, premier Li Keqiang used a graphic description for China’s eff(...)

JPMorgan had been discussing an overseas listing with privately-owned Tianhe since at least 2011

JPMorgan Chase has stopped working on a Chinese firm’s initial public offering (IPO) amid an investigation by US authorities into the bank’s hiring pr(...)

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