* US and Iran set date for nuclear talks
* Shanghai gambles on new free trade zone
* Attacks in Kashmir kill 12 ahead of talks
* China delays Suntech bankruptcy hearing
* China banks face daunting money squeeze
* India urged to liberalise bond markets
* Alibaba hits back at HK authorities
* Markets: up
US and Iran set date for nuclear talks
Detailed negotiations over Iran’s nuclear programme will start in Geneva next month, it was announced on Thursday, following a meeting in New York that included one of the few encounters between senior US and Iranian officials since the 1979 Islamic revolution.
Shanghai gambles on new free trade zone
Some see the 28km free trade zone as a short-term boon for local property developers and landowners but others hope it will be a crucible for reform.
Attacks in Kashmir kill 12 ahead of talks
Separatist groups claims responsibility for strikes on police and army targets amid fears they could derail hopes of detente at UN meeting
China delays Suntech bankruptcy hearing
Decision puts off settlement that has implications for international creditors seeking to recover assets in the country.
China banks face daunting money squeeze
There are doubts about whether the country’s banks have the necessary risk management skills for the brave new world they are entering.
India urged to liberalise bond markets
Financial regulator criticises restrictions as ‘complicated’ and leaving India less open to foreign debt investment than emerging market peers.
Alibaba hits back at HK authorities
Joe Tsai accuses city of letting world pass it by after listing authorities refused to let Chinese internet group control the make-up of its board.
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