Articles by Mark Hanrahan

Mark Hanrahan is a Senior Editor for the International Business Times, based in London. 

Prior to joinig IBT, he worked at the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong, The Huffington Post in New York City, and BBC Future Media in London, England. 

He is a graduate of the City University, London, and Queen Mary College, University of London, with majors in journalism and contemporary history. 

China securities regulator fired quits

Regulator Pays Price For China Market Turmoil

Xiao Gang, the head of China’s securities regulatory body, was removed from his post Saturday, in the wake of the Chinese markets’ terrible performance at the beginning of the year.
UK productivity data

UK Reports Dismal Productivity Data

The country’s productivity gap has widened to its worst level since records began, leaving it lagging significantly behind other G7 countries.
Euro Zone GDP

Eurozone GDP Grows 0.3% In Q4

Markets are likely to view the growth as unsatisfactory, considering the economy had the advantage of cheap energy, an export-boosting drop in currency and monetary stimulus.
HSBC Pay freeze

HSBC Cancels Pay Freeze

Chief Executive Stuart Gulliver told staff in a memo Thursday that the freeze, introduced two weeks ago, was abandoned after negative employee feedback.

China’s High-Wire Act

Macroeconomic tweaks and regulatory reforms are needed to bring China's markets in line with those of other nations, experts say. Will the changes happen?

'Bordeaux Futures Is Finished In China'

After Chinese investors suffered losses on record-high priced Bordeaux a few years ago, demand for 'En Primeur' futures contracts has withered on the vine.
House GOP

'Nobody Succeeds'

Conservative Republicans are seeking changes to House procedures, but some of their colleagues fear such a move would make the chamber impossible to govern.
UK EU renegotiation

UK Lists Its Demands To Stay In EU

Britain is seeking a rebalancing of power in the bloc, with reforms that would include allowing groups of national parliaments to scrap EU laws.