China’s stockmarkets

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China's stockmarket crash

China's stockmarkets have seen huge rises – the Shanghai Stock Exchange Composite index rose 150% in a year, and the Shenzhen Stock Exchange Composite Index rose 190%. But in mid-2015, they started falling back to earth. Is this the start of an equally huge bear market, or just a correction in the long-run bull market?

Chart of the week: China snacks on peanuts

A surge in demand for peanuts in China is outstripping supply from the top exporter Argentina, sending the price of the legumes soaring.

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.

George Magnus: Now is not the time to relax over China

A peaceful, slumbering dragon? Think again, economist and commentator George Magnus tells Merryn Somerset Webb.

Exploit China’s shares gap

If you’re planning to invest in China, it’s useful to understand that there are two classes of shares: “A” shares and “H” shares. Sarah Moore explains the difference.

Buy China for the long term

Many investors may have been put off China by the dramatic swings in the market. Sarah Moore explains why that’s a mistake.

Optimists vindicated: China is ticking along nicely

The panic over Chinese growth appears to have been overdone as the country’s construction sector forges ahead.

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.

Chinese markets’ explosive New Year

Chinese markets have had a spectacularly bad start to the year. But the fuss may be overblown – investors should focus on the long term.

Another tough year ahead for equities?

Last year wasn’t good for equities. And 2016 has started badly too, with poor Chinese data causing a global slide, and the FTSE 100 having its worst start to a year since 2000. So what’s next?

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