China’s economy

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.

Xi Jinping’s alarming power grab

China’s president will ditch limits on how long he can stay in power. Matthew Partridge reports.

Get ready for the return of inflation

The world is changing. The disinflationary environment of the last couple of decades is rapidly vanishing. You need to be ready for inflation, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

China braces for a slowdown

China looks on track for annual growth of about 6% this year, rather than the 6.7% widely expected.

Will China move on North Korea?

China’s President Xi has consolidated his power. His focus may now switch to the nuclear crisis.

Xi Jinping: The world’s most powerful man

China’s president Xi Jinping has tightened his grip on the reins of power.

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