Hong Kong’s crown slips as Singapore takes over
Marina Bay Sands in Singapore
Asian economy

Hong Kong’s crown slips as Singapore takes over

As international sentiment sours on Hong Kong, other Asian financial hubs – primarily Singapore – are snapping up business.
6 Jul 2022
Chinese stocks rally as crackdowns ease
A woman walks by a signpost for Didi
China stockmarkets

Chinese stocks rally as crackdowns ease

China’s CSI 300 benchmark stockmarket index has rallied 13% since a low early last month as conditions improve for investors.
15 Jun 2022
China’s zero-Covid labyrinth
Chinese transit officer in protective gear
China stockmarkets

China’s zero-Covid labyrinth

China’s zero-Covid policy will lead to an “extended period of sub-par growth” as constant lockdowns constrict its economy.
25 May 2022
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
Avoid China’s stockmarket – here’s what to invest in instead
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
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
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Surge in Covid cases in China rattles markets. What is going on?
Chinese economy

Surge in Covid cases in China rattles markets. What is going on?

The resurgence of Covid in China has led to fears that lockdowns could derail the global economic recovery. Saloni Sardana explains what is going on a…
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
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