Goldman Sachs granted full ownership of China securities venture

Goldman Sachs has received regulatory approval to take full ownership of its securities joint venture in China, allowing the investment bank to expand in the country as Beijing eases restrictions…

The French disrupter: rise of Eric Zemmour shakes up presidential race

Ever since Emmanuel Macron was elected French president in 2017, opinion polls have predicted that in next year’s contest he will again meet far-right leader Marine Le Pen in a…

China economy grows 4.9% in third quarter as post-pandemic momentum slows

China’s economic growth weakened in the third quarter as a property slowdown and energy shortages highlighted the country’s incomplete recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, posing a formidable challenge to President…

Shiseido targets acquisitions to expand focus beyond China

Shiseido will step up acquisitions of skincare brands to diversify its footprint beyond China following a radical restructuring of its assets during the Covid-19 crisis, its chief executive told the…

Latest news updates: Hungarian opposition picks outsider as poll challenger to Orban

Venezuela halts talks with opposition after key Maduro ally extradited Steven Grattan in Bogotá Venezuela’s government has suspended internationally sponsored negotiations with the opposition and revoked the house arrest of…

Venezuela halts talks with opposition after key Maduro ally extradited

Venezuela’s government has suspended internationally sponsored negotiations with the opposition and revoked the house arrest of six American prisoners after the US extradited a close ally of president Nicolás Maduro…

Biden’s green agenda at risk as coal-state Democrat digs in

Joe Biden’s bold climate agenda is in doubt following objections from a pivotal coal-state Democratic senator, undermining the US push for global action at next month’s climate summit in Glasgow.…

FT Executive MBA Ranking 2021: agility amid the pandemic

A French, a Chinese and a joint US-Hong Kong programme have held on to the three top spots in the FT’s 2021 Executive MBA Ranking, in a year marked by…

UK says China is welcome to invest in non-strategic parts of economy

The minister hosting Britain’s “global investment summit” this week said China is welcome to carry on investing in non-strategic parts of the UK economy and backed Saudi investment in Newcastle…

ECB considers boosting purchases of EU recovery fund debt

The European Central Bank is exploring raising its limit on purchases of EU-issued bonds, in a move that would enhance its flexibility in asset-buying schemes and boost the status of…