* Rules pave way for sale of new hybrid capital instruments
TOKYO - Japan is sending 100 soldiers and radar to its westernmost outpost, a tropical island off Taiwan, in a deployment that risks angering China with ties between Asia's biggest economies already hurt by a dispute over nearby islands they both claim.
TOKYO - Japanese companies' investments in Southeast Asia surged last year to almost three times the amount invested in China, after relations between Beijing and Tokyo soured in 2012 and Chinese labour costs rose, a government agency of Japan said on Friday.
BEIJING/HONG KONG, April 18 - China's central bank is considering opening a new channel for foreign institutions to invest in the domestic bond market, two sources familiar with its deliberations said, potentially widening access to the country's largely closed capital markets.
BEIJING, April 18 - China has launched an intense media campaign to defend the safety of producing a chemical used to make polyester fibre, as public opposition to new petrochemical plants threatens to disrupt expansion plans by state energy giants such as Sinopec Corp.
SHANGHAI - China will limit the amount of money consumers can transfer to third-party online payment platforms, aiming to protect banks and consumers from fraud amid an explosion of online and mobile payment transactions.
* Rules to protect data of clients who use third-party platforms
BEIJING, April 18 - China shares fell slightly on Friday, weighed down by property stocks after home price data for March showed a further cooling in the real estate sector.
BEIJING - China sentenced four activists to jail for up to three-and-a-half years on Friday for urging officials to reveal their assets, a lawyer said, the latest convictions in a crackdown on dissent that has drawn international criticism.
BEIJING - China's home price inflation slowed to an eight-month low in March, extending to a third month a loss of momentum in a property market that has been a strong spot in the world's second-largest economy.
The criminal complaint against Ross William Ulbricht, known as "Dread Pirate Roberts."