Economy

Issue of loan sharks in college campuses is catching attentions in China. (Photo by Mariko Tai)

China under heat to target loan sharks preying on college women

Spreading problem likely to be on agenda at National People's Congress in March

  • To get inside Beijing's head, look at the numbers

    Fiscal deficit, regional debt show costs of growth

  • Japan makes a toast to 'Premium Friday' spending drive

    Some events draw more homemakers than men in suits

  • Standard Chartered swings back to annual profit of $409mn

  • China's new permit system unsettles foreign companies

    No one over 60 or without a degree need apply; Nobel laureates welcome

  • The case for breaking with Beijing's growth target tradition

    Lofty goals lead to fudged data, excessive investment, chronic pollution

  • Japan's push for longer weekend butts with cultural norms

    Lack of support for Premium Friday could hinder economic benefit, labor reform

  • Dark mood overshadows Singapore's economic view

    City-state prepares for 'post-globalization' world

  • FT Confidential Research

    Asean DataView -- Vietnamese feel better off

    Vietnamese rank their financial wellbeing highest among Asean households

  • South Korea central bank holds rates for 8th month in February, as expected

  • China cotton growers fear cuts in vital subsidies

    Xinjiang farmers face water shortages and possible loss of government funding

  • Hong Kong keeps purse strings tight despite record surplus

    Holding back on heavier spending amid worry of real estate dropoff

  • Japan's gender wage gap persists despite progress

    Women earn 73% what men do

  • China moving to renew coal mining curbs

    Industry itself seeks limits to avoid looming price collapse

  • India's colonial-era stations to get Korean facelift

    New Delhi among 400 terminals to be modernized

  • Chinese flock to South Korea despite travel restrictions

    Defense tensions, scrapped flights didn't stop visitors from rising 8% in January

  • Chinese policymakers stuck in a trilemma

    Monetary policy autonomy and free capital flows ... or a stable yuan

  • Myanmar's reformist business tycoon leading economic evolution

    Chief of Max Myanmar symbolizes country's struggle to shed legacy of the past

  • Grab cozying up to government

    Ride-hailing service wants Indonesia to loosen up a little

  • JGBs less risky than Treasurys for first time in seven years

    CMA's sovereign default risk indicator reflects US political reality