China’s economy

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China’s alarming debt pile

China’s public and private debt pile has mushroomed to 255% of GDP in the past few years, warns the Bank for International Settlements.

Chart of the week: investors ignore China’s sinking currency

China’s renminbi, or yuan, has slid by more than 6% in trade-weighted terms this year, and has also kept falling against the dollar.

Will China finally turn respectable?

Index provider MSCI’s admittance of China’s domestic stockmarket into its emerging-market indices would be a small but symbolic move.

China orders more growth – and will get it

While few believe China’s official growth figures, the economy should pick up.

Can China succeed in defending the yuan?

China burned through $100bn of its foreign-exchange reserves last month trying to prop up its currency, the yuan.

China gobbles up Syngenta

China National Chemical Corporation, or ChemChina, has bought Switzerland’s Syngenta, making the biggest foreign takeover by a Chinese firm to date.

Asia’s most dangerous job changes hands

Tsai Ing-wen has been “thrust into one of Asia’s toughest and most dangerous jobs” after winning Taiwan’s presidential election.

Shanghai surprise: the week that shook global markets

Investors have been scared witless by the plunge in the Chinese stockmarket and currency, the yuan. Andrew Van Sickle explains why you should stay calm.

Best job in the world right now? Chinese stockbroker

The Chinese stockmarket has had to halt trading more than once already this year. John Stepek looks at what the crash means for the world’s markets, and the global economy.

Currencies: China starts to wriggle in dollar straitjacket

China’s central bank has moved pre-emptively to prevent the yuan being dragged upwards with the US dollar.

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