Reuters Investigates

Intrigue in China’s U.S. Treasury buying

June 30, 2011

A Reuters exclusive today describes a method China used recently to hide some of its U.S. Treasury purchases – “US caught China buying more Treasuries than disclosed.”

Do you want the NSA to be the cyber-police?

June 16, 2011

Today’s special report looks at what the U.S. government is and is not doing to fight cyber attacks. Read it in multimedia PDF format here.

With Chinese small caps, it’s buyer beware

May 11, 2011

Today’s special report “Chinese stock scams are the latest U.S. import” shows again that when it comes to a bargain, it’s buyer beware. In this case, when a small-cap Chinese stock seems to promise outlandish growth, it might be worth finding out more before you buy.

The big chill in U.S.-China M+A

April 12, 2011

Today’s special report looks at U.S.-China M&A activity – or rather the lack of it. Drawing on previously unpublished State Department cables, the report examines how the failed Unocal bid and other high profile aborted transactions made it difficult for companies in China and the United States to do deals with one another.

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Tencent, De Wolfe among interested buyers for Myspace

April 7, 2011

De Wolfe and Murdoch in happier times (Photo: Reuters)

De Wolfe and Murdoch in happier times (Photo: Reuters)

Chinese Internet holding company Tencent, Myspace founder Chris De Wolfe and Myspace's current management team are among the 20 odd names kicking the tires at the once might social network to see whether it's worth buying outright or partnering in some sort of spin-out with current owner News Corp.

The Macau Connection

March 14, 2011

We teamed up with Matt Isaacs and the Investigative Reporting Program at U.C. Berkeley for a special report last week on the murky world of Macau casinos.

Have you driven an F3 lately?

March 9, 2011

By Ben Berkowitz

Diplomats, consultants and analysts have plenty of questions about Chinese car maker BYD and its growth tactics, but there’s one thing no one can question: BYD shares have made a lot of people a lot of money in recent years.

China’s U.S. debt holdings make it a powerful negotiator

February 17, 2011

Worrying about the power China has over the U.S. as America’s largest foreign creditor has become a national pastime. It’s a bipartisan issue in Congress and a favorite subject among pundits lamenting the decline in U.S. influence around the world. But could China really use its Treasury purchases to shape U.S. policy? Diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks and obtained by Reuters suggest that has already happened.

Vietnam’s Capitalist Roaders

January 14, 2011

A woman dressed in the traditional Vietnamese “ao dai”costume serves tea to Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung (front R) during the opening ceremony of the 11th Party Congress in Hanoi January 12, 2011

Solar energy vs wildlife

January 5, 2011

Sarah McBride reports on brewing battles between environmentalists in her special report: “With solar power, it’s Green vs. Green.”