Porsche accused of “quality problems”, denounced by hundreds of protestors besieging showroom
Friday, 13 January 2012
Thursday, 12 January 2012
China must bring to heel an estimated $1.6 trillion shadow banking system if it is to deflate enormous asset bubbles fuelled by unregulated lending and stop small firms from getting forced to look to loan sharks for working capital.
Wednesday, 11 January 2012
Even China? Could the world’s economic juggernaut, having grown an average of 10 per cent annually for three decades, face a slowdown or what for China would be a recession?
Does it have a real estate ‘bubble’ about to ‘pop’? What would be the global consequences? Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner visits China and Japan this week. These questions form a backdrop. With Europe’s slump and America’s sluggish economy, a sizable Chinese slowdown would be bad news.
Tuesday, 10 January 2012
From the outside, China often appears to be a highly centralized monolith. Unlike Europe’s cities, which have been able to preserve a certain identity and cultural distinctiveness despite the homogenizing forces of globalization, most Chinese cities suffer from a drab uniformity.
Several provinces’ debt-to-GDP ratio tops national figure
Monday, 9 January 2012
Ending a politically charged two-year trial, Malaysia’s High Court acquitted the country’s opposition leader, Anwar Ibrahim, of sodomy charges on Monday.
Sunday, 8 January 2012
A Chinese man who reportedly said his grandmother was one of many thousands forced into prostitution for the Japanese army during World War Two was arrested on Sunday for a firebomb attack at the Japanese Embassy in Seoul, police said.