China’s demographic crisis

In 2015, the 1979 policy allowing couples to only have one child was reversed. But the birth rate has continued to fall, which bodes ill for the economy and social [...]

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China’s demographic crisis

In 2015, the 1979 policy allowing couples to only have one child was reversed. But the birth rate has continued to fall, which bodes ill for the economy and social stability. Simon Wilson reports.

The charts that matter – the yield curve is dangerously close to inverting

The Federal Reserve’s renewed dovishness has had a dramatic effect on the yield curve. John Stepek explains what that means, and looks at the rest of the charts that matter most to the global economy

British stocks are set to soar

The FTSE 100 is yielding more than double America’s S&P 500 index. But it’s not just blue-chip multinationals that are cheap. Domestically orientated British stocks are, too.

A shake-up at Japanese corporations

Improved corporate governance, better relationships with shareholders and more companies paying dividends. Japanese corporations are finally getting their act together.

The most important number to look at before you buy any fund

Many investors get distracted by past performance when they buy a fund. But there’s something else to consider that will have a much bigger influence on your returns.

Investors flee European equities

Slowing GDP growth and disappointing data has prompted the longest run of persistent outflows from European equities in a decade.

Time to return to emerging markets

Emerging markets have been reinvigorated this year, with the benchmark MSCI Emerging Markets at a six-and-a-half-month peak and developing-world currencies up against a weaker dollar. And the rally looks set to endure.

Collectables: Scotch whisky heads east

Collectors in Asia have a thirst for rare Scotch whisky, says Chris Carter.

Share tips of the week

MoneyWeek’s comprehensive guide to the best of this week’s share tips from the rest of the UK’s financial pages.

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Three pilgrimages for food devotees

Spain is a foodie paradise. Here are three of the best destinations. Chris Carter reports.

Grade I-listed properties for sale

This week: Grade I-listed properties – from a Georgian townhouse in Bath to an 18th- century cottage in Salisbury Cathedral Close.

The boom in beauty

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