Asian economy

Asia’s “tiger economies” have stopped growling
Balinese people walking on a beach for Melasti ceremony prayers
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
MoneyWeek podcast
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?
People's Bank of China
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
Didi Chuxing
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
Market in Hanoi
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
Bitcoin plunges after China cracks down on crypto – what does this mean for investors?
Bitcoin & crypto

Bitcoin plunges after China cracks down on crypto – what does this mean for investors?

Bitcoin was in freefall on Wednesday after China banned financial institutions from offering crypto services. Saloni Sardana explores what this means …
19 May 2021
How will India’s Covid crisis affect the global economy?
Emerging markets

How will India’s Covid crisis affect the global economy?

The wave of Covid infections sweeping through India has sparked a humanitarian crisis. But with India’s economy the fifth-biggest in the world, could …
6 May 2021
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Will China invade Taiwan?
Global Economy

Will China invade Taiwan?

A successful takeover by China of what it sees as its own renegade province would be a crowning glory for President Xi Jinping. But the stakes are hig…
24 Apr 2021
China owns a lot more gold than it’s letting on – and here’s why
Gold

China owns a lot more gold than it’s letting on – and here’s why

In a world awash with money-printing, a currency backed by gold would have great credibility. And China – with designs on the yuan becoming the world’…
21 Apr 2021
Why China’s bad bank has some investors rattled
Chinese economy

Why China’s bad bank has some investors rattled

A state-backed bank in China, created to clean up bad loans in the wake of the Asian financial crisis, is in trouble. And it might not be bailed out. …
16 Apr 2021
What China’s new red dawn means for Hong Kong
Chinese economy

What China’s new red dawn means for Hong Kong

China has once again moved to tighten its control over the former British territory and global financial centre. What will remain of the old Hong Kong…
10 Apr 2021
Investors get a reality check in China as stockmarkets fall
China stockmarkets

Investors get a reality check in China as stockmarkets fall

The People’s Bank of China, started to remove liquidity from the financial system at the start of this year, driving stock prices down.
2 Apr 2021
China’s bull market pauses for breath
China stockmarkets

China’s bull market pauses for breath

China's CSI 300 stockmarket index has fallen by 10% from its latest peak. But investors may just be catching their breath. 
12 Mar 2021
How to invest in Vietnam – an emerging market that shone in a difficult year
Emerging markets

How to invest in Vietnam – an emerging market that shone in a difficult year

Vietnam has been one of Asia’s most promising markets for a long time. Now it is shaking off the global coronavirus crisis and looking better than eve…
12 Mar 2021
Will the China-US trade war continue?
Global Economy

Will the China-US trade war continue?

The White House still seems to be talking tough on China, but few people know how Joe Biden will handle the world’s second-biggest economy.
5 Feb 2021
The good news is already priced in to China's stockmarkets
Chinese economy

The good news is already priced in to China's stockmarkets

China’s CSI 300 stockmarket index gained 27% last year and is already up 4% in 2021, with investors being seduced by the country’s growth outlook.
29 Jan 2021
Inflation looks likely to take off this year – but there’s one key risk
Inflation

Inflation looks likely to take off this year – but there’s one key risk

With the world’s governments spending money hand over fist, inflation looks certain to take off at some point. But China could change all that. John S…
19 Jan 2021
Why investors should beware of India’s surging stockmarket
Emerging markets

Why investors should beware of India’s surging stockmarket

The BSE Sensex benchmark index has soared by 90% since March, largely driven by foreign investors. But India's bull market is very vulnerable.
15 Jan 2021
How Asia's RCEP deal has brought the return of free trade
Global Economy

How Asia's RCEP deal has brought the return of free trade

While Britain and the EU struggle to come to terms, 15 Asia-Pacific countries quietly signed the biggest free-trade deal in history. That’s a welcome …
25 Dec 2020
Emerging markets are bouncing back
Emerging markets

Emerging markets are bouncing back

The MSCI Emerging Markets index plunged by 33% between 1 January and 23 March as economies locked down. But it has since rallied by 68%.
24 Dec 2020
Australia’s economy bounces back
Asian economy

Australia’s economy bounces back

Australia’s economy endured its first recession in 29 years in the first half of 2020. But things are now looking up.
20 Dec 2020
Post-Covid-19, China’s markets are back to square one
China stockmarkets

Post-Covid-19, China’s markets are back to square one

2020 has been a landmark year for Chinese markets, with foreign investors snapping up more than ¥1trn of local assets.
19 Dec 2020