China’s economy

Why China has to spend to boost growth, whether it wants to or not

China’s economy is slowing down. In a democracy, that’s no big problem; in a dictatorship, it spells trouble. John Stepek explains what’s going on, and how it affects your money.

What the trade war truce means for your money

Donald Trump has called a truce in the trade war and won’t be imposing punitive tariffs on Chinese goods. John Stepek looks at what’s behind the decision, and what it means for you.

A trade war in the US is just the most obvious of China’s problems

The US wants to completely overhaul its trade relationship with China. That will have a significant effect on China’s economy. But it’s got plenty of other problems to worry about, too, says John Stepek.

Tech giant caught in crossfire

The US struggle to contain China damages business, says Emily Hohler.

Why we could soon see peace break out in the trade wars

Both Donald Trump and Xi Jinping want to strike a deal in the US-China trade wars says John Redwood. But they both need to claim a victory.

China’s slowdown is really starting to rattle markets

China’s efforts to deflate its debt bubble, and its worsening trade relations with the US, are dealing a serious blow to the global economy. John Stepek explains what it means for your money.

China’s biggest problem is not Donald Trump – it’s a lot worse than that

China’s tension with the US is a problem. But the bigger problem, says John Stepek, is home grown: Xi Jinping backtracking on reform and tightening his grip on society.

China goes for growth

China hopes to move from an economy driven by investment to one based on consumption and service. But there are plenty of doubts as to whether it can pull it off.

Why Apple’s sales warning has rattled the currency markets

Apple’s admission that sales will be lower than expected is clearly a problem for the tech giant. But it has much bigger implications for the global economy as a whole. John Stepek explains why.

Temporary trade-war truce might be too late for China

The hiatus in the US China trade war is not enough to iron out deep-seated differences between the two countries over intellectual property, cybertheft and state support for Chinese companies.

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