Economy

China’s economy is moving up a gear

Tiananmen Square tank man © Getty Images

Last year, China’s economy suffered from the trade war with the US and the stockmarket was slumping. So Beijing decided to switch gears and stimulate the economy once again. It appears to be working.

Worldpay: Britain’s most spectacular success story

Worldpay has emerged as probably the most spectacular British business success of the last decade, says Matthew Lynn. And it all started at Royal Bank of Scotland.

China’s demographic crisis

In 2015, the 1979 policy allowing couples to only have one child was reversed. But the birth rate has continued to fall, which bodes ill for the economy and social stability. Simon Wilson reports.

The charts that matter – the yield curve is dangerously close to inverting

The Federal Reserve’s renewed dovishness has had a dramatic effect on the yield curve. John Stepek explains what that means, and looks at the rest of the charts that matter most to the global economy

A shake-up at Japanese corporations

Improved corporate governance, better relationships with shareholders and more companies paying dividends. Japanese corporations are finally getting their act together.

Investors flee European equities

Slowing GDP growth and disappointing data has prompted the longest run of persistent outflows from European equities in a decade.

Trump’s budget is a wily political move

The US president gears up for negotiations with budgets that have no hope of passing. Emily Hohler reports.

Mr Charisma takes aim at the presidency

US congressman Beto O’Rourke has announced his candidacy for the presidency and he’s off to a flying start.

A revival of Thai democracy?

Thailand’s election will be flawed, but it’s a step forward. Matthew Partridge reports.

Britain is in a political mess, but not an economic one

Given the political mess the country is in, you might assume that Britain was in economic meltdown. But in truth, we are enjoying something of a purple patch.

The Federal Reserve is doing what markets want – so why aren’t they going up?

At its latest meeting, the Federal Reserve surprised everyone by being even more dovish than expected. But markets aren’t exactly roaring ahead. John Stepek explains why.

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