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.

Clouds gather over emerging markets

Emerging markets had a good 2016, says Andrew Van Sickle. But what does next year hold?

Is a dotcom bubble forming in China?

There is no shortage of potential triggers for a global market correction next year, says Matthew Lynn. But one of the more likely is a huge bubble in Chinese tech stocks.

The five forecasts every investor should heed in 2017

After the political upheavals of 2016, a period of profound social and economic change is upon us. John Stepek looks at the big trends investors must be ready for next year.

America’s relationship with China could get very frosty under Trump

Donald Trump’s phone call with Taiwan’s president is a poke in the eye for China. John Stepek explains what it could mean for US-China relations, and the global economy.

China’s alarming debt pile

China’s public and private debt pile has mushroomed to 255% of GDP in the past few years, warns the Bank for International Settlements.

Chart of the week: investors ignore China’s sinking currency

China’s renminbi, or yuan, has slid by more than 6% in trade-weighted terms this year, and has also kept falling against the dollar.

Will China finally turn respectable?

Index provider MSCI’s admittance of China’s domestic stockmarket into its emerging-market indices would be a small but symbolic move.

China orders more growth – and will get it

While few believe China’s official growth figures, the economy should pick up.

Can China succeed in defending the yuan?

China burned through $100bn of its foreign-exchange reserves last month trying to prop up its currency, the yuan.

China gobbles up Syngenta

China National Chemical Corporation, or ChemChina, has bought Switzerland’s Syngenta, making the biggest foreign takeover by a Chinese firm to date.

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