Asian economy

Will the China-US trade war continue?
Worker in a Vietnamese factory
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
Shanghai
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
Shopper in a Chinese supermarket
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
Indian farmers protest
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
Xi Jinping
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
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
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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
China’s bulls stampede as recovery gathers strength
China stockmarkets

China’s bulls stampede as recovery gathers strength

China's benchmark CSI 300 stockmarket index has gained 12% so far this year and is up by 32% since 23 March as the country's industrial and consumer r…
21 Sep 2020
China adds shine to base metals
Industrial metals

China adds shine to base metals

Metals prices have rallied hard after China's government unveiling plans for new infrastructure building, including railways, power lines and electric…
28 Aug 2020
Equity investors ignore US-China split at their peril
Stockmarkets

Equity investors ignore US-China split at their peril

Washington and Beijing’s troubled relationship has taken a turn for the worse recently, but markets have become strangely blasé about the situation.
21 Aug 2020
Guru watch: buy gold ahead of China's big currency move
Gold

Guru watch: buy gold ahead of China's big currency move

China has steadily been building “a renminbi-based international payments system", says Charles Gave, founding partner and chairman of Gavekal.
27 Jul 2020
China leads the global economic recovery
Chinese economy

China leads the global economic recovery

China's economic recovery is now well under way, after a 6.8% fall in GDP in the first three months of the year.
22 Jul 2020
Singapore's economy will bounce back
Asian economy

Singapore's economy will bounce back

Singapore has been battered by the collapse of global trade, and its main stockmarket index has lost a fifth this year. But analysts are feeling posit…
17 Jul 2020
India's stockmarket rally runs out of steam
Emerging markets

India's stockmarket rally runs out of steam

India's BSE Sensex index fell early this week, and the country's economic outlook is shaky.
17 Jul 2020
China’s stockmarket melt-up will end in tears
China stockmarkets

China’s stockmarket melt-up will end in tears

China's stockmarkets are up by 13% so far this year, but the rally could end in a brutal crash.
10 Jul 2020