China’s economy

What Dr Copper is telling us about China’s tough balancing act

The price of copper has tumbled as China’s leaders struggle to keep their economic plan on the road. John Stepek explains why that matters for your money.

How China’s shifting monetary policy could fuel a final surge for global markets

China is moving away from reducing debt to focus on external problems. That could mean loosening monetary policy – and a rebound in market sentiment.

Prepare for a stormy summer for China's economy

A sliding currency, weakening stockmarket and the threat of a trade war with the US spell trouble for China’s economy.

China: a bad time to tussle over tariffs

Investors may be overestimating China’s vulnerability to a trade war, but a slowing economy and an overheated property market, it’s not a good time.

Is China’s bear market a major threat to your portfolio?

Most global stockmarkets are looking a little wobbly at the moment. But Chinese stocks are in a full-blown bear market. John Stepek explains what that means for you.

We’re heading ever closer to all-out trade war

Donald Trump has slapped another $200bn-worth of tariffs on Chinese goods. John Stepek looks at what’s behind the move, and what a trade war would mean for investors.

Chart of the week: who will suffer most in a trade war?

If the trade war between the US and China worsens, both countries’ growth will suffer as they raise barriers against a wider range of goods and make it harder for foreign companies to gain footholds.

Who will win the battle of the tech firms – America's west or China's east?

Will America’s west coast or China’s east win the battle for tech firm supremacy? It’s still all to play for, says Matthew Lynn.

The biggest threat to markets from a trade war

A trade war with China might be a vote-winner for Donald Trump, but there are unlikely to be many winners, says John Stepek. Investors should plan accordingly.

China retaliates in growing trade war

The tit-for-tat trade skirmish between America and China intensified this week with Beijing announcing its own set of tariffs.

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