China’s property woes are spreading beyond Evergrande
Evergrande Center office building
Chinese economy

China’s property woes are spreading beyond Evergrande

Instability sparked by the troubles of Evergrande, China’s heavily-indebted property giant, is spreading to the wider property market, and it could af…
5 Oct 2021
China’s energy crunch could export inflation around the globe
Coal-fired power plant in China
Chinese economy

China’s energy crunch could export inflation around the globe

As China suffers an energy crisis too, the odds of stagflation – slowing growth but rising prices – increase. John Stepek explains why and what that m…
1 Oct 2021
China Evergrande just missed a bond payment. Does it matter?
Evergrande offices
China stockmarkets

China Evergrande just missed a bond payment. Does it matter?

Troubled Chinese property giant Evergrande has just missed making an interest payment to some of its bondholders. That's not a surprise, says John Ste…
24 Sep 2021
Xi Jinping’s crackdown spreads to Macau and Hong Kong
Chinese stocks
Chinese economy

Xi Jinping’s crackdown spreads to Macau and Hong Kong

The Chinese government is cracking down on Macau's gambling sector and Hong Kong's property companies.
24 Sep 2021
China’s property woes are coming to a head – so what happens now?
Evergrande building in China
China stockmarkets

China’s property woes are coming to a head – so what happens now?

Chinese property giant Evergrande is in big trouble. And with no bailout plan yet, markets are getting nervy. John Stepek looks at how things might go…
20 Sep 2021
Evergrande: is China facing a Lehman Brothers moment?
Chinese economy

Evergrande: is China facing a Lehman Brothers moment?

China's property market is overheating. And one of its biggest developers, Evergrande, is in struggling to repay its debts. John Stepek looks at what'…
9 Sep 2021
China may be cheap, but is it cheap enough to make investing there worth it?
China stockmarkets

China may be cheap, but is it cheap enough to make investing there worth it?

China’s crackdown on its markets has spread beyond Big Tech to all sectors of the economy. Investors in China must now ask themselves: is it worth it?
7 Sep 2021
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Investors must think again about China
China stockmarkets

Investors must think again about China

Under Xi Jinping, China is becoming increasingly hostile to business. Foreigners pouring money in might do well to reconsider.
4 Sep 2021
China: rule by law, not rule of law
China stockmarkets

China: rule by law, not rule of law

Beijing’s sudden attack on the online-education sector is a wake-up call for global investors, says Edward Chancellor
23 Aug 2021
Regulatory crackdowns drive investors to China’s chipmakers
Chinese economy

Regulatory crackdowns drive investors to China’s chipmakers

Investors are ditching fintech and the big Chinese tech stocks and flocking to semiconductor companies instead. Saloni Sardana analyses why that is.
17 Aug 2021
Regulators are rattling investors in China. What's next?
Chinese economy

Regulators are rattling investors in China. What's next?

Regulators are baring their teeth and rattling investors in China. David Stevenson explains what happens next
12 Aug 2021
What does China’s Covid Delta outbreak mean for the economy? 
Chinese economy

What does China’s Covid Delta outbreak mean for the economy? 

China is experiencing an outbreak of Delta cases which is considered worse than the initial outbreak in Wuhan last year. Saloni Sardana analyses wheth…
9 Aug 2021
Why is China easing monetary policy?
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
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
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
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
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