Articles by Bloomberg News

Ant Group’s Massive, Suspended IPO May Not Be Revived Until 2022

The chances that Jack Ma’s Ant Group Co. will be able to revive its massive stock listing next year are looking increasingly slim as China overhauls rules governing the fintech industry, according to regulatory officials familiar with the matter. Ant …

Ping An’s Goal to Pivot from Finance Group to Tech Giant Is Now Threatened

The headwinds that toppled Ant Group Co.’s initial public offering now threaten a $22 billion dream of China’s Ping An Insurance (Group) Co. — to pivot from a finance group to a tech giant and be valued like one. While …

Insurer Ping An Taps Rising Demand for Chinese Assets with Offshore Management Arm

Ping An Insurance (Group) Co., China’s largest insurer by market value, is tapping growing global demand for Chinese assets to expand its offshore asset management business as competition with foreign entrants intensifies. The overseas asset management arm aims to increase …

Cold Chain Mystery: Does Coronavirus Spread Via Contaminated Food Packaging?

Evidence shows that food is an unlikely route of transmitting the coronavirus across borders, but contaminated items continue to grab the spotlight, deepening the uncertainty over whether the $220 billion cold chain industry could be implicated in the spread of …

Third Wave of Severe Flooding Expected in China

China warned that the worst of the deluges that have led millions to be evacuated may be yet to come, after a third wave of floods formed in the upper reaches of the Yangtze River on Sunday. “The flood control …

China Ends Two-Year State Custody of Troubled Anbang Insurance

China’s two-year state custody of Anbang Insurance Group Co., the group that became a poster child for private companies with too much debt and lofty global ambitions, is set to end this weekend. Authorities took control of the 2 trillion …

Global Coronavirus Cases Soar to 10,000 as WHO Declares Health Emergency

The U.K. confirmed its first two cases of coronavirus on Friday, while the U.S. and Japan advised citizens to avoid traveling to China. Singapore suspended visas issued to Chinese citizens. Stocks fell in Europe and Asia as the virus continued …

Coronavirus Impact: Growing List of Global Firms Cut Back on China Business Activities

Starbucks Corp. has closed more than half of its coffee shops in mainland China — about 2,000 of them — and Toyota Motor Corp. is halting production in the country, as global corporations grapple with a SARS-like coronavirus that has …

China’s New Coronavirus Doesn’t Always Cause a Fever so Detection May Be Difficult

China’s new deadly virus is more difficult to contain than other pandemics because those infected may not get a fever, a symptom governments around the world are using to screen for the pathogen. The National Health Commission told local governments …

China Will Begin in Earnest in 2020 to Open Its Great Financial Wall

China’s big bang opening of its $45 trillion financial industry begins in earnest next year — a step-by-step affair that’s unfolding just as economic strains threaten the promised windfall luring in global firms. Starting with its insurance and futures markets, …