Hong Kong’s brain drain
Hong Kong at night with lightning
Chinese economy

Hong Kong’s brain drain

A change in the political atmosphere and a harsh zero-Covid regime has seen thousands flee the global financial hub. Does it have a future – or will S…
14 May 2022
Xi Jinping’s zero-Covid dilemma
Xi Jinping
Chinese economy

Xi Jinping’s zero-Covid dilemma

Xi Jinping’s zero-Covid strategy is toast, but strongmen don’t say so. Matthew Partridge reports.
4 May 2022
Why China's Covid lockdowns will be the next big shock for global growth
Covid disinfection team in Beijing
Global Economy

Why China's Covid lockdowns will be the next big shock for global growth

China’s attempts to eradicate Covid with repeated lockdowns will affect supply chains and depress the global economy.
4 May 2022
Avoid China’s stockmarket – here’s what to invest in instead
Xi Jinping arrives for a ceremony  in Beijing
China stockmarkets

Avoid China’s stockmarket – here’s what to invest in instead

China’s stockmarket is not a good place for investors to be. But you can't just ignore the world's second-largest economy, says Dominic Frisby. Here, …
2 May 2022
China’s currency is falling – the last time it did this, markets crashed
Chines yuan banknote
Currencies

China’s currency is falling – the last time it did this, markets crashed

China’s currency, the yuan, has seen its biggest drop since 2015. And with a slowing economy, it won't be raising interest rates. John Stepek explains…
26 Apr 2022
The best markets in Asia and how to invest in them
Emerging markets

The best markets in Asia and how to invest in them

China and Indonesia should do well over the next year, while India and Vietnam have exceptional long-term prospects. From tech giants to banks, there …
22 Apr 2022
China tries to calm its stockmarkets
China stockmarkets

China tries to calm its stockmarkets

After Chinese tech stocks plunged, the government said it would introduce policies that would benefit the markets – sending stocks soaring.
25 Mar 2022
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The stockmarket rebound has nothing to do with Ukraine or the Federal Reserve
Stockmarkets

The stockmarket rebound has nothing to do with Ukraine or the Federal Reserve

Stockmarkets bounced yesterday after the Fed raised interest rates and hopes of peace in Ukraine rose. But more relevant was what happened in China. J…
17 Mar 2022
How China's “zero-Covid” policy could affect the global economy
Chinese economy

How China's “zero-Covid” policy could affect the global economy

As part of t its “zero Covid” policy, China is imposing stringent lockdowns as the number of cases rises sharply. Saloni Sardana looks at how this cou…
15 Mar 2022
China almost certainly owns more gold than the US – here’s why that matters
Gold

China almost certainly owns more gold than the US – here’s why that matters

China almost certainly owns a lot more gold than anyone else – including the USA. But how much? And why does it need so much gold? Dominic Frisby expl…
3 Mar 2022
China's stockmarket gets ready to roar
China stockmarkets

China's stockmarket gets ready to roar

Chinese stockmarkets had a terrible 2021, but with China's central bank easing monetary policy, 2022 could be much better.
4 Feb 2022
Hu Xijin: the silencing of China’s troll king
People

Hu Xijin: the silencing of China’s troll king

Hu Xijin had been described as the only man in China who could speak his mind – not least because his mind was as one with the ruling party – and what…
8 Jan 2022
Evergrande has finally officially defaulted – what does that mean for your money?
Corporate bonds

Evergrande has finally officially defaulted – what does that mean for your money?

Evergrande, the Chinese property giant, has defaulted on its debts. John Stepek asks if it is just the first in a long line of Chinese property compan…
10 Dec 2021
The three key risks for investors in China, and how to tackle them
China stockmarkets

The three key risks for investors in China, and how to tackle them

Xi Jinping’s vision for the future of China is very different to the past. Stricter social control and the slow struggle to tackle problems in the eco…
19 Nov 2021
China’s economy faces a triple shock
Chinese economy

China’s economy faces a triple shock

Power cuts, the pandemic and the property slowdown are slowing China's economy down.
22 Oct 2021
Emerging markets: the Brics never lived up to their promise – but is now the time to buy?
Emerging markets

Emerging markets: the Brics never lived up to their promise – but is now the time to buy?

Twenty years ago hopes were high for Brazil, Russia, India and China – the “Brics” emerging-market economies. But only China has beaten expectations. …
18 Oct 2021
China’s property woes are spreading beyond Evergrande
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
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?
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 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?
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: China’s epic property bubble hisses air
Chinese economy

Evergrande: China’s epic property bubble hisses air

Evergrande, once the world’s most valuable real-estate group, is now the world's most indebted as China's epic property bubble starts to deflate.
17 Sep 2021