Asian economy

China’s economy faces a triple shock
Workers in a Chinese steel factory
Chinese economy

China’s economy faces a triple shock

Power cuts, the pandemic and the property slowdown are slowing China's economy down.
22 Oct 2021
Emerging markets: the Brics never lived up to their promise – but is now the time to buy?
Xi Jinping
Emerging markets

Emerging markets: the Brics never lived up to their promise – but is now the time to buy?

Twenty years ago hopes were high for Brazil, Russia, India and China – the “Brics” emerging-market economies. But only China has beaten expectations. …
18 Oct 2021
India: the next global growth engine
Elephant procession in India © RAVEENDRAN/AFP via Getty Images
Emerging markets

India: the next global growth engine

India's stockmarket is booming, up by 37% so far this year, and the BSE Sensex index has delivered an annualised return over the last five years of mo…
15 Oct 2021
Japan’s new prime minister rattles the markets
Fumio Kishida
Japan stockmarkets

Japan’s new prime minister rattles the markets

Investors appear unimpressed with Fumio Kishida, the man chosen to succeed Yoshihide Suga as Japan’s prime minister.
8 Oct 2021
China’s property woes are spreading beyond Evergrande
Evergrande Center office building
Chinese economy

China’s property woes are spreading beyond Evergrande

Instability sparked by the troubles of Evergrande, China’s heavily-indebted property giant, is spreading to the wider property market, and it could af…
5 Oct 2021
China Evergrande just missed a bond payment. Does it matter?
China stockmarkets

China Evergrande just missed a bond payment. Does it matter?

Troubled Chinese property giant Evergrande has just missed making an interest payment to some of its bondholders. That's not a surprise, says John Ste…
24 Sep 2021
Xi Jinping’s crackdown spreads to Macau and Hong Kong
Chinese economy

Xi Jinping’s crackdown spreads to Macau and Hong Kong

The Chinese government is cracking down on Macau's gambling sector and Hong Kong's property companies.
24 Sep 2021
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China’s property woes are coming to a head – so what happens now?
China stockmarkets

China’s property woes are coming to a head – so what happens now?

Chinese property giant Evergrande is in big trouble. And with no bailout plan yet, markets are getting nervy. John Stepek looks at how things might go…
20 Sep 2021
Evergrande: China’s epic property bubble hisses air
Chinese economy

Evergrande: China’s epic property bubble hisses air

Evergrande, once the world’s most valuable real-estate group, is now the world's most indebted as China's epic property bubble starts to deflate.
17 Sep 2021
Japanese stockmarket enjoys a “Suga rush” as PM steps down
Japan stockmarkets

Japanese stockmarket enjoys a “Suga rush” as PM steps down

The Japanese stockmarket has hit a 30-year high following the resignation of prime minister Yoshihide Suga.
10 Sep 2021
Evergrande: is China facing a Lehman Brothers moment?
Chinese economy

Evergrande: is China facing a Lehman Brothers moment?

China's property market is overheating. And one of its biggest developers, Evergrande, is in struggling to repay its debts. John Stepek looks at what'…
9 Sep 2021
China may be cheap, but is it cheap enough to make investing there worth it?
China stockmarkets

China may be cheap, but is it cheap enough to make investing there worth it?

China’s crackdown on its markets has spread beyond Big Tech to all sectors of the economy. Investors in China must now ask themselves: is it worth it?
7 Sep 2021
Investors must think again about China
China stockmarkets

Investors must think again about China

Under Xi Jinping, China is becoming increasingly hostile to business. Foreigners pouring money in might do well to reconsider.
4 Sep 2021
China: rule by law, not rule of law
China stockmarkets

China: rule by law, not rule of law

Beijing’s sudden attack on the online-education sector is a wake-up call for global investors, says Edward Chancellor
23 Aug 2021
Regulatory crackdowns drive investors to China’s chipmakers
Chinese economy

Regulatory crackdowns drive investors to China’s chipmakers

Investors are ditching fintech and the big Chinese tech stocks and flocking to semiconductor companies instead. Saloni Sardana analyses why that is.
17 Aug 2021
Regulators are rattling investors in China. What's next?
Chinese economy

Regulators are rattling investors in China. What's next?

Regulators are baring their teeth and rattling investors in China. David Stevenson explains what happens next
12 Aug 2021
What does China’s Covid Delta outbreak mean for the economy? 
Chinese economy

What does China’s Covid Delta outbreak mean for the economy? 

China is experiencing an outbreak of Delta cases which is considered worse than the initial outbreak in Wuhan last year. Saloni Sardana analyses wheth…
9 Aug 2021
Asia’s “tiger economies” have stopped growling
Emerging markets

Asia’s “tiger economies” have stopped growling

Asian shares had their worst week since February last week. And the next few months look set to be bumpy.
16 Jul 2021
The MoneyWeek Podcast: Asia, financial repression and the nature of capitalism
Economy

The MoneyWeek Podcast: Asia, financial repression and the nature of capitalism

Russell Napier talks to Merryn about financial repression – or "stealing money from old people slowly" – plus how Asian capitalism is taking over in t…
16 Jul 2021
Why is China easing monetary policy?
Chinese economy

Why is China easing monetary policy?

The world’s central banks are starting to talk about pumping a little less money into their economies. All except one: the People’s Bank of China is n…
12 Jul 2021
What China’s war on tech firms means for investors
Tech stocks

What China’s war on tech firms means for investors

In the latest clampdown on Big Tech firms, China has banned local taxi app Didi Chuxing after a $4.4bn US stockmarket listing. And it’s not the only g…
6 Jul 2021
How rising Covid cases in Asia spell higher inflation in the US
Inflation

How rising Covid cases in Asia spell higher inflation in the US

The Federal Reserve argues that any inflation in the US will be transitory. But that's looking less convincing by the day. And now there's now another…
24 May 2021