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Business 12 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM Premium

Clampdown on excessive lending in China

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao has ordered a clampdown on excessive lending, the strongest call yet to tackle a problem that could undermine the country's economic growth and complicate key reforms of banks and state firms.

Economy 14 Mar 2017 | 12:00 AM Premium

Johor monitors impact from China clampdown on fund movement

JOHOR BARU: Johor is closely monitoring any impact from China’s latest move to tighten its grip on funds moving out of the country after the yuan declined to more than eight-year lows.

Business 24 Aug 2012 | 12:00 AM Premium

India faces Twitter backlash over Internet clampdown

NEW DELHI: The government faced an angry backlash from Twitter users on Thursday after ordering Internet service providers to block about 20 accounts that officials said had spread scare-mongering material that threatened national security.

Business 25 Mar 2017 | 12:00 AM Premium

Local currency stabilises after clampdown on derivative and hedging market

THE ringgit has been through a tumultuous ride since Bank Negara decided to act against the non-deliverable forward (NDF) market in December last year.

Business 18 Jun 2019 | 12:08 AM Premium

Huawei expects US$30b revenue hit from US clampdown

It is the first time the Chinese tech giant has quantified the potential impact of American actions against it

Business 25 May 2019 | 12:00 AM Premium

Dirty fuel clampdown risks nosedive for Mideast crude

THE global push for cleaner-burning ship fuel is threatening to drive the value of Middle East crude to a record low even as supplies are squeezed.

Technology 21 May 2019 | 10:45 PM Premium

US eases curbs on Huawei; founder says clampdown underestimates Chinese firm

SHANGHAI/NEW YORK: The United States has temporarily eased trade restrictions on China's Huawei to minimize disruption for its customers, a move the founder of the world's largest telecoms equipment maker said meant little because it was already prepared for U.S. action.

Corporate News 30 Aug 2018 | 9:16 AM Premium

China private equity industry faces turbulence after debt clampdown

HONG KONG: China's private equity industry is cooling, with fundraising on course for one of its worst years since the global financial crisis and returns under pressure, hurt by tighter domestic liquidity following Beijing's war on debt and Sino-U.S. trade tensions.

Markets 23 Nov 2017 | 9:16 AM Premium

Bond selloff, debt clampdown jitters slam Chinese shares

SHANGHAI: Worries over a sustained bond selloff in China bled into the country's stock markets on Thursday, dealing blue chips their worst one-day loss in nearly 18 months, as investors reacted to the government's latest measures to reduce risks in the financial system.

Economy 03 May 2017 | 11:11 PM Premium

No UK clampdown on EU migrants for years after Brexit

LONDON: Britain may have to allow European Union migrants to come to the country without restrictions for several years after Brexit because of the scale of the challenge of setting up a new immigration system, a think tank said on Thursday.