The Big Call
A confluence of factors - including declining demand in the US and European markets, rising input costs in China and an appreciating renminbi - are set to slow export growth in the coming few months from its blistering pace this year.
The entrance of Apple's new iPad throws a fast-developing domestic e-reader market into turmoil.
Apple's tablet iPad has been flying off the shelves since its official launch in China, and its e-book reader application iBooks is proving to be most popular.
Once China's dominant e-reader brand, Hanwang is facing stiff competition from new rivals at both the low and high end of the market.
The online media giant has launched its e-reader device at a loss in the hope it can drive traffic to boost online literature sales.
Chinese banks have been concentrating on the need to boost fee income as a proportion of total revenue for some time. Now many are achieving this but questions over the quality and sustainability of this trend remain.
A selection of key financial data.
Capital Intensive China
The compulsory fund provides a stable source of financing for the lower end of the real estate market, so even as commercial loan policies are tightened, the affordable housing segment is likely to remain strong, particularly in lower tier cities.
Best of Chinese Commentators
Asia ex-Japan equity funds took a major share of flows to emerging markets over the last two weeks led by a strong interest in China following the announcement of further tightening measures to curb the country's hot property market.
Dr Kerry Brown, senior fellow of the Asia Programme at Chatham House, talks on one of the biggest challenges facing Beijing this decade.
Renminbi Compass, a new research service launched by the FT, aims to act as a navigational guide through the expanding universe of renminbi asset classes. With the Chinese currency gaining ever-wider acceptance around the world and Beijing taking steps to open its capital account, we are broadening our research coverage to include not only equity funds but also all other important renminbi asset classes, such as chengtou bonds, dim sum bonds, real estate, trust products, underground banking, art, antiques and several others.