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China’s stockmarket melt-up will end in tears
People in Beijing
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
The tug of war over Hong Kong
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China's economy

The tug of war over Hong Kong

China’s move to take more control over Hong Kong could lead to deeper civil unrest and imperil its role as a global financial centre.
13 Jun 2020
Chinese stocks are set for a bumpy ride
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China stockmarkets

Chinese stocks are set for a bumpy ride

Chinese stocks have held up well during the pandemic, but the recovery has been uneven.
12 Jun 2020
US-China tension mounts
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Stockmarkets

US-China tension mounts

Could a resumption of the US-China trade war sink the stockmarket?
5 Jun 2020
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China’s economy to shrink for the first time since 1976
China's economy

China’s economy to shrink for the first time since 1976

China may now be on course for its first quarterly contraction since 1976, with Goldman Sachs predicting a 9% plunge in first-quarter economic activit…
20 Mar 2020
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Has Hong Kong become a failed state?
China's economy

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…
14 Feb 2020
Investors eye up a new round of Chinese stimulus
China's economy

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…
6 Feb 2020

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China's feverish stockmarket weighs the cost of the coronavirus
China stockmarkets

China's feverish stockmarket weighs the cost of the coronavirus

China’s stockmarket fell by 8% in one day – the biggest daily fall in more than four years. But investors shouldn't panic.
6 Feb 2020
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The coronavirus makes China’s economic balancing act even harder
China's economy

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…
6 Feb 2020
Is coronavirus panic reaching a peak yet?
Stockmarkets

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.
3 Feb 2020
US-China trade truce boosts stockmarkets – for now
Stockmarkets

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…
27 Jan 2020
Will this year bring any cheer for China's markets?
China stockmarkets

Will this year bring any cheer for China's markets?

China's double-digit growth rates of previous decades are long gone. Will the weakness continue?
17 Jan 2020
China’s maturing corporate bond market
China's economy

China’s maturing corporate bond market

Chinese companies are defaulting on their debt in record numbers. And the trouble could spread to state-owned enterprises.
20 Dec 2019
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Cracks spread in China's fragile economy
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Cracks spread in China's fragile economy

China's annual economic growth is forecast to dip below 6% in the final quarter of this year and continue to fall into 2020 thanks to weaker exports a…
6 Dec 2019
Investors maintain confidence in Hong Kong
Stockmarkets

Investors maintain confidence in Hong Kong

The protests in Hong Kong caused the territory to plunge into recession in the third quarter, and has also begun to weigh on local markets. But invest…
21 Nov 2019
Alibaba’s cash call comes off
Stockmarkets

Alibaba’s cash call comes off

Despite the ongoing violence in Hong Kong, demand for Alibaba’s secondary listing has been so strong that it will stop taking orders from retail inves…
21 Nov 2019
Chart of the week: China’s smog index heralds weakness
China's economy

Chart of the week: China’s smog index heralds weakness

Smog levels in five major Chinese cities climbed along with house prices in early 2017 and late 2018. Now, it's pointing down.
18 Nov 2019
Will the yuan’s recovery last?
Currencies

Will the yuan’s recovery last?

China’s yuan pushed through the symbolically important seven-to-the-dollar mark for the first time since August last week. Will its strength continue?
15 Nov 2019
All the gold in China: money and power goes east
Economy

All the gold in China: money and power goes east

China has far more gold than official figures suggest – as much as America, in fact. He who owns the gold makes the rules, says Dominic Frisby.
15 Nov 2019
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Why Hong Kong’s protests are an urgent warning for Beijing
Economy

Why Hong Kong’s protests are an urgent warning for Beijing

The protests that have shaken Hong Kong will not threaten China’s grip on power for now. But the country’s leaders will need to learn the right lesson…
31 Oct 2019
Investing in China: growth, innovation and profit
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Investing in China: growth, innovation and profit

SPONSORED CONTENT - Rowan Francis of the TAMAC Qilin-China Champions fund takes a long-term look at the opportunities available to investors in China.
28 Oct 2019
China’s downturn threatens global growth
Economy

China’s downturn threatens global growth

Economic growth in China is slowing. And that will do nothing to help a lethargic global economy.
25 Oct 2019