This year's Shanghai auto show could be make or break for Japanese automakers in China. The FT's Patti Waldmeir reports on how Japan's automakers are pinning their hopes on winning over Chinese drivers with new releases and a more harmonious diplomatic relationship between Beijing and Tokyo.
After a decade of runaway car sales, Chinese cities are threatened by dangerous levels of pollution and traffic congestion.
Politicians and diplomats tell people to stay calm, but for international residents of Seoul, the threat of war is worrying. Meanwhile, South Korean workers on the border in Kaesong and Chinese truckers have seen their work affected. For more video content from the Financial Times, visit http://www.FT.com/video
Fears over an outbreak of bird flu in China have sent Chinese markets tumbling to multi-month lows Monday. The illness has reportedly claimed the lives of six people, while CNN reports Chinese officials killed 20,000 birds in response.
U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew was in China Tuesday to meet with new Chinese President Xi Jinping. China marks Lew’s first official foreign trip as treasury secretary
China's economy has grown at 8 per cent and more each year over the last decade, but much of that has been fuelled by debt.
Heineken reported a boost to volumes and earnings in 2012. But western Europe continues to be a drag for the Dutch brewer, so growth in emerging markets will be welcome.
President Obama speaks on deficit reduction measures in his annual State of the Union address. For more video content from the Financial Times, visit http://www.FT.com/video
The balance of power between creditors and countries depends on a court case battle between Argentina and hedge fund Elliot Associates. However, fears that case could trigger an Argentine default have eased recently, indicating that Buenos Aires could still win the case. John Peta, co-head of emerging market debt at Threadneedle Investments, discusses with capital markets correspondent Robin Wigglesworth whether markets are being overly optimistic
The European Central Bank meets on Thursday for the first time in 2013, with the eurozone still intact but unemployment high and growth slow. Julian Callow, chief international economist at Barclays, explains to capital markets editor Ralph Atkins why negative interest rates are difficult to sell and why the ECB still thinks its version of quantitative easing needs time