Asian economy

Chinese stocks rally as crackdowns ease
A woman walks by a signpost for Didi
China stockmarkets

Chinese stocks rally as crackdowns ease

China’s CSI 300 benchmark stockmarket index has rallied 13% since a low early last month as conditions improve for investors.
15 Jun 2022
China’s zero-Covid labyrinth
Chinese transit officer in protective gear
China stockmarkets

China’s zero-Covid labyrinth

China’s zero-Covid policy will lead to an “extended period of sub-par growth” as constant lockdowns constrict its economy.
25 May 2022
What's behind Sri Lanka’s crippling debt crisis?
Sri Lanka's President Gotabaya Rajapaksa
Emerging markets

What's behind Sri Lanka’s crippling debt crisis?

Sri Lanka has been hit by a triple whammy of economic shocks and has gone to the IMF for a bailout. It may just be the first domino to fall in a globa…
20 May 2022
Hong Kong’s brain drain
Hong Kong at night with lightning
Chinese economy

Hong Kong’s brain drain

A change in the political atmosphere and a harsh zero-Covid regime has seen thousands flee the global financial hub. Does it have a future – or will S…
14 May 2022
The return of the Marcos dynasty to the Philippines
Ferdinand Bongbong Marcos Jr
Emerging markets

The return of the Marcos dynasty to the Philippines

The Philippines has elected Bongbong Marcos as president, three decades after his family was ousted from power in a popular revolution. What does that…
12 May 2022
Singaporean stocks: a cheap play on life after Covid
Emerging markets

Singaporean stocks: a cheap play on life after Covid

Singapore is returning to normal after the pandemic, with almost every sector in the stockmarket set to benefit.
4 May 2022
Why China's Covid lockdowns will be the next big shock for global growth
Global Economy

Why China's Covid lockdowns will be the next big shock for global growth

China’s attempts to eradicate Covid with repeated lockdowns will affect supply chains and depress the global economy.
4 May 2022
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Avoid China’s stockmarket – here’s what to invest in instead
China stockmarkets

Avoid China’s stockmarket – here’s what to invest in instead

China’s stockmarket is not a good place for investors to be. But you can't just ignore the world's second-largest economy, says Dominic Frisby. Here, …
2 May 2022
Indonesia aims to step up its economic growth
Emerging markets

Indonesia aims to step up its economic growth

Indonesia's economic growth has lagged that of neighbours such as the Philippines and Vietnam. But soaring commodity prices could change that.
28 Apr 2022
China’s currency is falling – the last time it did this, markets crashed
Currencies

China’s currency is falling – the last time it did this, markets crashed

China’s currency, the yuan, has seen its biggest drop since 2015. And with a slowing economy, it won't be raising interest rates. John Stepek explains…
26 Apr 2022
Surge in Covid cases in China rattles markets. What is going on?
Chinese economy

Surge in Covid cases in China rattles markets. What is going on?

The resurgence of Covid in China has led to fears that lockdowns could derail the global economic recovery. Saloni Sardana explains what is going on a…
26 Apr 2022
The best markets in Asia and how to invest in them
Emerging markets

The best markets in Asia and how to invest in them

China and Indonesia should do well over the next year, while India and Vietnam have exceptional long-term prospects. From tech giants to banks, there …
22 Apr 2022
Richard Liu: the downfall of China’s Jeff Bezos
People

Richard Liu: the downfall of China’s Jeff Bezos

Xi Jinping’s crackdown on the tech barons claims another scalp as Richard Liu, founder of JD.com, China’s second-biggest ecommerce giant, steps down. …
18 Apr 2022
Is China set to dominate the world?
Asian economy

Is China set to dominate the world?

Having secured a presidency for life within the country’s borders, Xi Jinping is now going for world domination – not out of megalomania, but a concer…
14 Apr 2022
Three Asian growth stocks to invest in the world's fastest growing markets
Share tips

Three Asian growth stocks to invest in the world's fastest growing markets

Avo Ora of Pictet Asset Management, picks three Asian growth stocks in the world's fastest growing markets and explains why he would put his money in…
4 Apr 2022
China tries to calm its stockmarkets
China stockmarkets

China tries to calm its stockmarkets

After Chinese tech stocks plunged, the government said it would introduce policies that would benefit the markets – sending stocks soaring.
25 Mar 2022
South Korea: new president, new policies
Asian economy

South Korea: new president, new policies

Yoon Suk-yeol has been elected as as South Korea's next president, a move that could bring new economic policies and reinvigorate the country's stockm…
18 Mar 2022
The stockmarket rebound has nothing to do with Ukraine or the Federal Reserve
Stockmarkets

The stockmarket rebound has nothing to do with Ukraine or the Federal Reserve

Stockmarkets bounced yesterday after the Fed raised interest rates and hopes of peace in Ukraine rose. But more relevant was what happened in China. J…
17 Mar 2022
How China's “zero-Covid” policy could affect the global economy
Chinese economy

How China's “zero-Covid” policy could affect the global economy

As part of t its “zero Covid” policy, China is imposing stringent lockdowns as the number of cases rises sharply. Saloni Sardana looks at how this cou…
15 Mar 2022
China almost certainly owns more gold than the US – here’s why that matters
Gold

China almost certainly owns more gold than the US – here’s why that matters

China almost certainly owns a lot more gold than anyone else – including the USA. But how much? And why does it need so much gold? Dominic Frisby expl…
3 Mar 2022
Japan takes a small step towards post-pandemic reopening
Japan stockmarkets

Japan takes a small step towards post-pandemic reopening

Foreign students and business travellers will be allowed in to Japan from next month, although tourists will remain barred for now.
25 Feb 2022
China's stockmarket gets ready to roar
China stockmarkets

China's stockmarket gets ready to roar

Chinese stockmarkets had a terrible 2021, but with China's central bank easing monetary policy, 2022 could be much better.
4 Feb 2022