AWAS, an aircraft lessor focused on buying used jets mainly from other leasing companies, is owned by the private equity firm Terra Firma and  could be worth about $5 billion (€ 3.73 billion), for around 100 aircraft. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

Cheung Kong Holdings, the property firm led by Asia’s richest man Li Ka-shing, is seeking to buy into Dublin-based Awas Aviation Capital (AWAS), the c(...)

The Alibaba  app logo  displayed on an iPhone. The e-commerce giant is expected to rank among the largest ever initial public offerings.  Photograph: Brent Lewin/Bloomberg

The Chinese internet giant Alibaba, which we’ve spoken of many times in Asia Briefing, will make its market debut in the US, and not in Hong Kong a(...)

 China’s President Xi Jinping (R) and Premier Li Keqiang (L) arrive for the opening session of the National People’s Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People  in Beijing, China.

One of the headlines that emerged in the run-up to the National People’s Congress was that the parliamentary gathering is also one of the wealt(...)

Tesco will pay HK$4.33 billion (€412 million) to buy 20 per cent of a venture with the state-run China Resources. The venture will combine Tesco’s unp(...)

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