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.
The devaluation of the renminbi could mean more countries joining the ‘race to the bottom’. John Stepek looks at what’s behind the yuan’s fall, and what it means for investors.
Last Monday, the stockmarket in China fell by 8.5%, its worst day since early 2007, and second-worst percentage drop ever.
From oil to Chinese stocks, panic is spreading through the markets, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
Chinese stockmarkets have seen huge losses recently. So are they on the verge of collapse? Or could we be at the start of a long bull market? John Stepek investigates.
The amount of gold China owns has long been a secret. But now it’s out, and it’s less than anyone thought. John Stepek looks at why China’s coming clean now.
Thousands of amateur Chinese investors have been devastated by a 30% plunge in the Shanghai Composite index.
Without political union, the euro can’t work. George Magnus talks to Merryn Somerset Webb about the future of the eurozone.
China’s central bank has sent a clear signal that it is prepared to stand behind stock buyers.
After leaping 140% in just one year, rampant Chinese stocks have suffered their worst five-day period since 2008.
The recent rally in Chinese stocks has raised fears of a bubble – but this is a bull market that’s only just beginning, says Rupert Foster.