Upstarts nip at top fashion brands

Luxury brands are being shunted aside by shoppers as unique designer goods edge into their territory For China's young fashionistas, shopping malls seem to have lost some of their sparkle, clogged up as they are with shops selling luxury brands that seem ... ( read original story ...)

AIA Group expands new business despite China curbs

AIA Group Ltd (1299.HK), the world's third-largest life insurer by market value, said on Friday new business rose 28 percent in 2016, buoyed by strong customer demand in its main markets in China and Hong Kong. Value of new business rose to $2.75 billion ... ( read original story ...)

China Rapid Finance Said to Target U.S. IPO as Soon as 2017

China Rapid Finance, a Shanghai-based peer-to-peer lender, is planning to raise at least $100 million in an initial public offering in the U.S., people familiar with the matter said. The company, which raised $20 million at a pre-money valuation of $1 ... ( read original story ...)