China’s economy

China: Asia’s next success story

Ignore the gloomsters, says Rupert Foster. Growth will slow for now, but the economy is undergoing a healthy transition to consumer-driven growth. The process will prove stronger than demographic headwinds.

Slowdown to slump fears for China

The deceleration in China’s economy has fuelled fears that the boom of the previous decade is turning to bust. Marina Gerner reports.

Trump ups the stakes in China trade war

The dispute over tariffs could be a foreshadowing of something far worse. Emily Hohler reports.

Chart of the week: China’s expanding middle-class muscle

Between 2006 and 2016, average incomes in China more than tripled from about $3,000 to $10,000 per year.

US-China trade tensions worsen

A new round of US trade tariffs on $16bn-worth of Chinese imports kicked in last week, and Beijing retaliated with levies on the same amount of American goods.

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.

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