HSBC Finally Finds a Taste of Growth in China

has been promising growth in and now it seems to have found some with a chunky slug of extra lending in the southern Chinese province near its stronghold.

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Asia’s Rich Are Helping Swiss Bankers Recover Their Poise

Asian investors, particularly from , are helping revive from a summer stumble and its shares have further to run.

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Get Ready for an Imperial China

, ’s most powerful leader in decades, has failed to anoint a clear successor in a sharp break from previous convention.

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Dr. Copper Needs Lessons in Chinese Medicine

Copper is testing three-year highs and the Dow has just broken 23000. Is global growth about to go through the roof? Unlikely: take a closer look at .

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How China’s Financial Cracks Could Spread

Can financial turmoil in play havoc with the rest of the world? It has already happened.

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Hyatt Hotels Discovers Card Data Breach At 41 Properties

Hyatt Hotels Corp (H.N) said on Thursday it had discovered unauthorized access to payment card information at certain Hyatt-managed locations worldwide between March 18¸ 2017 and July 2¸ 2017. Hyatt said the incident affected payment card information¸ such as¸ cardholder name¸ card number¸ expiration date and internal verification code¸ from cards manually entered or swiped at the front desk of certain Hyatt-managed locations. (bit.ly/2yHBSfr) The owner of Andaz¸ Park Hyatt and Grand Hyatt chain of hotels said a total of 41 properties were affected in 11 countries¸ with accounting for 18 properties¸ the most among impacted countries.

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Why Beijing Won’t Just Let the Yuan Go

has always been a pressure cooker—too many people, not enough land, and a long tradition of authoritarian governments with a flexible approach to the rule of law that depends on who you are and who you know.

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Drinking Beer Alone Could Work Better for Asahi in China

The Japanese company is set to ditch its investment in Tsingtao. Following the strategy of other foreign brewers in could be more profitable

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China’s Next Five Years—Squeezing the People to Feed the State

’s twice-a-decade Communist Party reshuffle this month will hand even more power to , whose emerging grand strategy for managing the economy—and avoiding a debt crisis—will shape global asset markets for years to come.

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Chubb launches travel app for business travellers

The firm chose as the launch pad for the -Pacific

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China Throws Its Sinking Private Sector a Life Vest

Private capital in is reeling from a one-two punch of forced factory closures and higher borrowing costs. This weekend’s move by ’s central bank to boost small enterprise lending–the first real monetary easing since 2016–won’t do much to improve the dark mood among Chinese entrepreneurs.

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H&M’s Old Formula Needs a New Look

Fashion retailing giant H&M has opened over 40 new stores this year in the U.S. and , the two markets shifting most rapidly online.

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Oil’s Move Higher Now Rests Squarely on U.S. Shoulders

Oil is back in a bull market, but is slowing down. Oftentimes, those two things aren’t compatible.

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Natural Gas Poised to Light Up in China

Gas usage by the world’s largest energy consumer has lagged the U.S. and other big economies for years. That is about to change.

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China’s Banks Don’t Share Investors’ Enthusiasm for Steel

The stock market has fallen in love again with ’s beleaguered state-owned steel titans, which are up roughly 60% since the dark days of early 2016 due to higher steel prices. But ’s banks don’t share investors’ enthusiasm.

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What China’s Downgrade Signals to Investors

A global rating agency has once again downgraded , and there is little new information for investors to digest. It may however be worth reading between the lines.

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China’s Backdoor Real-Estate Bailout

’s housing market is clearly in retreat. But that doesn’t mean a collapse is near: The government is propping up the market in a new way.

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China’s Next Debt Addiction—Credit Cards

Interest in credit cards is growing fast in , but penetration remains low. That could be a rare bright spot for the country’s banks

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Gold Is Flashing Inflation, Not North Korea

The run-up in gold has coincided with rising fears of armed conflict in . Investors should be paying attention to inflation and instead.

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China’s Big Banks Still Have a Credibility Gap

Strong first-half results for the likes of and Bank of mask several ongoing problems.

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