Has Hong Kong become a failed state?
Hong Kong cannot protect its citizens, provide basic services or command the trust of its people, and it is failing to provide the safety and stabilit…
Investors eye up a new round of Chinese stimulus
Chinese policymakers have announced new stimulus measures to contain the fallout from the coronavirus. Asset managers are already positioning themselv…
The coronavirus makes China’s economic balancing act even harder
2020 should be the year when China straightens out its heavily indebted economy. But the coronavirus could throw a spanner in that plan, says John Ste…
India’s drive for economic reform weakens
India's government is neglecting economic reform in favour of pushing nationalist policies
Is coronavirus panic reaching a peak yet?
As the coronavirus scare continues, John Stepek asks if the markets’ panic has been too extreme, and looks at the possibilities for investors.
US-China trade truce boosts stockmarkets – for now
Markets brightened up after China agreed to import more from the US and America greed to lower some tariffs on Chinese goods. But the trade war is far…