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  • China's Ping An to 'Prudently' Consider Fund-Raising Monday, 25 Feb 2008 | 10:01 PM ET

    China's Ping An Insurance will "prudently" consider the size and timing of its planned fund-raising after Beijing warned companies against big share sales, the Shanghai Securities News reported on Tuesday.

  • International Investing: China Tuesday, 23 Oct 2007 | 5:14 PM ET

    China has changed over the last quarter-century from a largely planned system closed to international trade to a major player in the global economy.

  • Yahoo to Buy 10% of Alibaba.com IPO Shares Tuesday, 9 Oct 2007 | 1:47 AM ET

    U.S. Web giant Yahoo will subscribe for 10% of the shares to be sold by China's largest e-commerce company, Alibaba.com, according to a term sheet, in an initial public offering that is expected to raise roughly $1 billion.

  • China Construction Shares Up 33% in Shanghai Debut Monday, 24 Sep 2007 | 10:43 PM ET

    Shares in China Construction Bank, the country's No.2 bank by assets, jumped 33% in their Shanghai debut on Tuesday, as analysts predicted higher earnings growth compared with other big Chinese lenders.

  • China to Launch Nasdaq-Style Exchange in 2008 Sunday, 29 Jul 2007 | 9:34 PM ET

    China is expected to set up a long-delayed Nasdaq-style stock exchange next year, an industry official was quoted on Monday as saying.

  • Talk of Inflation Spike Puts China Markets on Edge Wednesday, 18 Jul 2007 | 12:50 AM ET

    Speculation is swirling that data on Thursday could show a spike in June inflation that would increase the chances of a fresh round of policy tightening, according to economists and market participants.

  • China Coal Energy said it would issue up to 1.525 billion class-A shares in a public offering of shares in Shanghai, raising funds to develop major coal related projects in China.

  • China Shenhua Eyes $6.3 Billion Shanghai Listing Monday, 2 Jul 2007 | 10:11 PM ET

    Shenhua Energy, China's top coal producer, said on Tuesday it is planning a Shanghai share listing that could raise up to US$6.3 billion to help acquire assets in China and overseas.

  • Most Chinese stocks fell on Thursday after Premier Wen Jiabao warned that authorities would tighten policy further to prevent the economy from overheating. But speculators continued pushing up many small-capital shares.

  • China Retail Sales Growth Hits Three-Year High in May Wednesday, 13 Jun 2007 | 1:22 AM ET

    Rising prices, fast-growing incomes and wealth created by a record stock market rally propelled Chinese retail sales growth to a three-year high in May. China's National Bureau of Statistics said the value of retail sales in May was $93.87 billion, 15.9% more than a year earlier and handily beating forecasts of a 15.3% gain.

  • China Clears Way for Red-Chip Market Return Friday, 8 Jun 2007 | 12:45 AM ET

    China's market watchdog has drawn up rules to allow non-mainland registered, Hong Kong-listed domestic firms -- known as red chips -- to list on the country's bourses, state-backed newspapers said on Friday.

  • China's Central Bank Urges Confidence in Stock Market Tuesday, 5 Jun 2007 | 11:54 PM ET

    A senior central banker urged investors on Wednesday to keep faith in China's turbulent share market, saying the government's policies were geared towards supporting a sound, rising trend.

  • China Raises Stamp Duty to Temper Soaring Stock Market Wednesday, 30 May 2007 | 1:22 PM ET

    The Chinese authorities decided to raise stock trading stamp duty to 0.3% starting on Wednesday from the current 0.1%, a move seen as a bid to clamp down on the overheated market.

  • China Stock Accounts Top 100 Million Mark Monday, 28 May 2007 | 9:09 PM ET

    The number of stock accounts in China has likely exceeded 100 million for the first time, as investors are lured to a market which has jumped 60% so far this year, the official ShanghaiSecurities News said on Tuesday.

  • Warning Is Sounded Over Hedge Fund Surge in China Wednesday, 23 May 2007 | 10:37 PM ET

    Global hedge funds have invested as much as $50 billion into China's soaring stock markets, a development that regulators should monitor, according to a report by a mainland think-tank cited in Thursday's South China Morning Post.

  • China May Restrict Red Chip A-share Offers Wednesday, 16 May 2007 | 10:10 PM ET

    China may set restrictions for domestic stock offers by Chinese firms incorporated abroad -- so-called "red chips" -- including a requirement of at least $130 million in annual net profit, the official Securities Times said on Thursday.

  • BoCom shares Surge 80% in Shanghai Listing Monday, 14 May 2007 | 10:27 PM ET

    Shares in Bank of Communications soared 80% as they listed in Shanghai on Tuesday, after the bank's Shanghai initial public offering attracted a record $189 billion in subscriptions.

  • Chinese Stocks Climb Despite Regulator's Crackdown Monday, 14 May 2007 | 1:03 AM ET

    China's main stock index climbed 0.80% to just below its record high on Monday as investors shrugged off an announcement by the securities regulator that it would crack down on insider trading and share manipulation.

  • Chinese central bank chief Zhou Xiaochuan acknowledged on Sunday that a bubble in the country's stock market was a concern and said the central bank was monitoring asset prices along with inflation.

  • The Shanghai stock exchange is in talks with HSBC and other high-profile foreign firms to list their shares in mainland China, as part of its strategy to revive the recently moribund bourse, the Financial Times reported on Tuesday.