North Asia

In depth: Cainiao's IPO withdrawal and Alibaba's bumpy ride

The Chinese internet giant’s recent ride hasn't been easy amid geopolitical tensions, a gloomy domestic economy and the high cost of capital. FA spoke to analysts and economists to assess the firm's outlook, as Alibaba drives its break-up strategy.
March 27, 2024

China Evergrande's founder given life ban by CSRC

Hui Ka Yan has been fined $6.53m and banned from the securities market by the China Securities Regulatory Commission, after unit Hengda Real Estate was found to have falsified revenue for the 2019 and 2020 financial years by over $70bn.
March 19, 2024

AI's rapid evolution

Artificial intelligence (AI) was the big stock story of 2023. Christopher Chu asked experts about how AI is likely to perform as an investment opportunity in 2024.
March 14, 2024

Standard Chartered rings leadership changes

Amid wider changes, Roberto Hoornweg, global head, financial markets, and Sunil Kaushal, regional CEO, Africa & Middle East, are to become co-heads of Corporate & Investment Banking (CIB), with Simon Cooper set to leave.
March 13, 2024