No longer Crazy Jack Ma

Jack Ma

Alibaba's founder believed in the internet's business potential when few other Chinese did, and is now worth $27 billion.

Alibaba IPO prices at top end

The Chinese e-commerce giant prices its initial public offering at US$68 a share, raising US$21.8 billion.

Cementing China connection

Leeann Watson, general manager of Canterbury Employers Chamber of Commerce

The Canterbury Chamber of Commerce signs a co-operation agreement with a Chinese business.

Airways strikes deal in China

an air traffic control tower

State-owned air traffic controller will train 200 Chinese air traffic control staff.

NZ's allure grows for Chinese

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NZ could see more Chinese investors looking to move here after a US visa scheme hit its limit, an immigration specialist says.

Alibaba's unassuming lieutenant


For investors in Alibaba's potentially record initial public offering, Simon Xie, co-founder and VP, is one of the e-commerce giant's most important figures.

Kiwis should not fear China - adviser

Lochinver Station near Taupo

David Mahon is bemused concerns over the sale of assets to the Chinese surface only during election campaigns.

China's stock surge tipped to fizzle

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Chinese mainland shares hit 18-month highs but hopes the equity market may show signs of life after years of stagnation may be short-lived.

Renminbi investors unlikely to make a killing

China is set to edge the United States as the world's biggest economy this year, according to the World Bank. With the US increasingly cast as a fading force, the renminbi could well be the natural successor to the US dollar as the reserve currency, it's said. So investing in China's currency, the renminbi (RMB), seems a shrewd move - or is it?

Alibaba a lesson for investors


Foreigners who want to buy Alibaba shares in the Chinese e-commerce giant's US public offering will need to get comfortable with an unusual business structure.

Foreign land sales hotly debated

Lochinver Station near Taupo

Farm ownership stirred birthright rhetoric from David Cunliffe but gave John Key some strong moments in last night's debate.

Baby steps on road to China

Baby milk, bottle

Infant formula manufacturers are still battling to register with Chinese authorities in order to start exports.

Fears about China's economy

china manufacturing

Growth in China's vast factory sector slowed and conditions look uncreasingly unsteady.

Heinz in China food scare

Recalled Heinz infant food product in China

Heinz forced to recall infant food products in China after excess levels of lead found.

Chinese investors to help rebuild

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A large wave of Chinese investment is headed for Christchurch to assist the rebuild effort.

Start small, Asia exporters told

China crowd

China has a "seductive" lure but small exporters may be better targeting other Asian countries, a trade expert says.

Chinese company checks projects

Craig Investment Partners

Investors from a multibillion-dollar Chinese conglomerate have made a stealthy visit to Christchurch.

China close to settling $16m deal

Basin Reserve, China

The Chinese Government is planning to buy a big block of land close to Government House for a large new embassy compound.

Primary groups join forces

Andy Borland of Scales

A group of primary industry businesses has set up a launching pad to help its members find their feet in China.

Bank of China eyes Auckland

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Another Chinese banking giant might enter the New Zealand market.

Chinese capital to ban coal use

Beijing pollution

Beijing to ban coal use in its six main districts by the end of 2020 as it steps up efforts to combat air pollution.

King Salmon pulls plug on China

nz king salmon

New Zealand King Salmon has stopped selling into the Chinese market.

Food scare tests Chinese loyalty

China McDonald's

Chinese consumer loyalty to foreign fast-food brands, including McDonald's, KFC and Pizza Hut, is tested.

China's skyscraper mania

China skyscraper mania

Suzhou isn't even the biggest city in Jiangsu province, yet it's joining a rush for the sky.

China slowdown hits NZ

China slowdown

A drop in house prices disconcerts Chinese consumers, and weighs on Kiwi exports to China.

Extra China flights in summer


China Airlines will add an extra 15,000 seats on its Taipei to Auckland route.

a2 Milk Company approval

A2 Corporation.

NZX-listed The a2 Milk Company has been approved to be a manufacturer of a finished infant-formula product to China.

Chinese interest 'unprecedented'


NZ has only seen the "tip of the iceberg" of wealthy Chinese wanting to invest in Auckland property.

China to be biggest lamb market?

Lamb shoulder

ANZ agri chief says China could one day bypass the United Kingdom as the largest market for NZ lamb.

NZ on tourists' wish lists


High-spending Chinese tourists rank NZ third on their wish list of places to travel, according to a new report.

China's CCB moves into NZ market

China yuan money

Another of China's state-controlled banking giants has officially set up shop in New Zealand, gaining a banking licence from the Reserve Bank.

China's property moguls on secret path

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For years, wealthy Chinese have been transferring billions worth of their money overseas, snapping up pricey real estate in markets around the world despite their country's currency restrictions.

Fonterra expands in China

Fonterra Theo Spierings

Planned $342m dairy joint venture in China would help Fonterra's push into added-value products, expert says.

A Shanghai Story

Glen Murphy

OPINION: Chinese business consultant John Chan was one of the first people I met when I moved to China in 2003.

China tops US in debt stakes

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China's corporate issuers now account for about 30 per cent of global corporate debt, S&P says.

Fracking giant heads to China


State-of-the-art American fracking technology is coming to China's vast shale deposits.

China change to boost NZ

John Key

John Key believes a softening of China's one child policy could generate large infant formula sales.

China's labour market mismatch

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China is waking up to a potentially damaging mismatch in its labour market.

Investors look to China and US

global economics

This week, global markets will watch China's investment activity and industrial production, and US retail sales.

China, US factory growth accelerates


US and China manufacturing activity expands, putting the world's two largest economies on a firmer path to recovery.

China confidence heading higher

Shopping, shopping bags

Consumers are more optimistic about buying a car but gave mixed signals on the property sector.

China set to miss trade target again

China could miss its target for trade growth for a third year as higher labour costs and weaker global demand bite.

China-watchers divided over economy

China flag

Renowned economist Jim O'Neill says investing in China should focus on 'luxury-lite' firms.

We're making icecream for China

	 John Tregidga

Kerepehi factory will yield 40-50 jobs and tonnes of icecream.

Aussie threat to Asia exports cited

Minister Responsible for Novopay Steven Joyce

New Zealand's exports to Asia may face increasing competition from Australia, warns economic development minister.

Formula ranks to 'thin out'

China infant formula

Two infant formula manufacturers have applied to be audited after failing tough new Chinese rules.

Website's 'highway to China'

China flag

A Chinese online retailing website with more than 230 million users is encouraging small New Zealand businesses to use its platform as a "highway to China".

High hopes for Alibaba US IPO

Online shopping cart

Alicia Ma started selling Vegemite on Taobao - China's biggest online marketplace - a year ago.

Bridges to Japan, China

Celia Wade-Brown

Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown plans to open some lucrative doors while leading a business delegation to China and Japan.

Wealthy Chinese knock on door


Rich Chinese migrants turn to NZ now Canada has shut a scheme that let them to buy their way in there, say immigration advisers.

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