Asian economy

How will India’s Covid crisis affect the global economy?
Covd vaccine in India
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
Will China invade Taiwan?
Taiwan’s president Tsai Ing-wen
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
Chinese jewellery shop
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
Lai Xiaomin, chairman of China Huarong Asset Management Co
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
Martin Lee
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
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
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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
Nasty surprises in Chinese corporate bonds
Corporate bonds

Nasty surprises in Chinese corporate bonds

Beijing is allowing more state-owned firms to default on their debt, leading to some nasty surprises.
12 Dec 2020
Asia's RCEP: free trade without the red tape
Global Economy

Asia's RCEP: free trade without the red tape

Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), Asia's new trading block, shows that it is possible to create large single markets without making …
22 Nov 2020
RCEP: what the world’s biggest free-trade deal means for your money
Global Economy

RCEP: what the world’s biggest free-trade deal means for your money

The “Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership” (RCEP), a free-trade deal recently signed by China and 14 other nations, encompasses 30% of the glob…
19 Nov 2020
How Thailand became Asia’s toothless tiger
Emerging markets

How Thailand became Asia’s toothless tiger

Thailand was once an economic tiger that rocked world markets. Not any more, with tourism decimated but the pandemic and GDP set to shrink by around 7…
30 Oct 2020
China’s V-shaped stockmarket bounce
China stockmarkets

China’s V-shaped stockmarket bounce

China's economy contracted sharply in the first three months of 2020, but it has since staged a V-shaped comeback, with the CSI 300 index up more than…
23 Oct 2020
China’s stockmarket bounces as the economic recovery quickens
China stockmarkets

China’s stockmarket bounces as the economic recovery quickens

China’s strong economic recovery has propelled local stockmarkets higher, with the CSI 300 index up 12% for the year-to-date.
9 Oct 2020
Income-hunting: A focus on Asia
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Income-hunting: A focus on Asia

SPONSORED CONTENT – Although coronavirus has had a huge global impact, Asia Pacific economies are exhibiting encouraging resilience
6 Oct 2020