China’s main stockmarket index, the CSI 300, has had a roaring year so far, gaining 25% and outstripping its major rivals. And last week there was more good news for the bulls.
Moody’s decision to downgrade China’s credit rating is no surprise, and many believe it will have no real impact.
China may now have more billionaires than America. In 2000, it had just one. That should be good news – but some of them are feeling very nervous. Alex Rankine reports
Donald Trump’s election gave commodities a boost last autumn. But now the trend has reversed, with metals especially weak. The culprit is the key driver of demand: China.
Markets are getting worried about China’s massive levels of debt. No matter how it’s resolved, there’s going to be pain for everyone, says John Stepek.
Whoever has the most gold, makes the rules, says Dominic Frisby. For the moment, that’s the US – but don’t count on things staying that way.
China has launched a new online system where a million large firms can report figures directly, bypassing corrupt local officials.
Emerging markets had a good 2016, says Andrew Van Sickle. But what does next year hold?
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.
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.
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.