Why is China easing monetary policy?
People's Bank of China
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
Didi Chuxing
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
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?
Taiwan’s president Tsai Ing-wen
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
Chinese jewellery shop
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
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
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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
The good news is already priced in to China's stockmarkets
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
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
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
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
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
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