China is trying to push its two biggest aluminium businesses together as part of a planned shake-up of state-owned enterprises (SOEs), industry sources said, a move that would create the world's largest aluminium maker.
After a dizzying two weeks that saw a rapid plunge and rebound in equity prices, investors are looking forward to a week of economic data that may provide clarity on the likelihood of a near-term US interest rate hike and help tamp down the mark
Legislators have approved amendments to China's 15-year-old air pollution law that grants the state new powers to punish offenders and create a legal framework to cap coal consumption, the Asian giant's biggest source of smog.
A volatile ride for global markets this week ended calmly on Friday even as worries over Chinese economic growth and the Federal Reserve's plans to raise interest rates weighed on stocks, but oil rebounded sharply for a second day.
Firms and organisations from 22 countries are set to take part at a China-Arab exhibition, with several heads of state, ministerial officials and leaders of commerce associations in attendance.
The China-Arab S
The alarming scale of China's economic slowdown is pushing European exporters to accelerate a move into premium goods and services, sacrificing volumes if necessary to sustain margins.
As Chinese rivals gain expertise in areas
Oil prices jumped more than 4.5 per cent on Thursday after a rally in equity markets and an unexpected fall in US crude inventories, but worries over the Chinese economy and a global oil glut kept the outlook uncertain.
China's richest man said on Thursday the government needs to give up any "fantasy" of maintaining high economic growth rates, unusually bold comments at a time when Beijing is grappling to contain a market meltdown that has hammere
World shares sagged on Wednesday as investors feared fresh rate cuts in China may not be enough to stabilise its slowing economy or halt a stocks collapse that is wreaking havoc in global markets.
Europe's main stock markets,