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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
US-China trade truce: both sides back down
Economy

US-China trade truce: both sides back down

China and America have agreed to a “pretend” trade deal, with details are so thin that the Chinese preferred not to call it a “deal” at all. That didn…
17 Oct 2019
Are Trump and Xi desperate enough to kiss and make up yet?
Economy

Are Trump and Xi desperate enough to kiss and make up yet?

Chinese growth is struggling. US markets look vulnerable. But are the two leaders desperate enough to put a positive spin on the next round of trade t…
7 Oct 2019
China at 70: a crucial turning point
Economy

China at 70: a crucial turning point

After a remarkable four decades of headlong growth China is approaching a crucial turning point.Can its leadership keep the good times rolling?
3 Oct 2019
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The battle for the London Stock Exchange
Economy

The battle for the London Stock Exchange

The Hong Kong stockmarket is muscling in on a tie-up between the London Stock Exchange and data provider Refinitiv. It is set to fail, says Matthew Pa…
19 Sep 2019
Take your chances in China with these two investment trusts
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Take your chances in China with these two investment trusts

These two China-focused, London-listed investment trusts are excellent long-term bets, says Max King.
10 Sep 2019
China can tough out trade tensions with the US
Economy

China can tough out trade tensions with the US

China’s economy is feeling the pain of US tariffs. But with no elections to bother its leadership, it is in a much better position than the US to ride…
6 Sep 2019
The US-China decoupling means things will be tough for a generation of investors
Economy

The US-China decoupling means things will be tough for a generation of investors

The new Cold War between the US and China means that the next three decades will be very different to the last three – and that’s going to make invest…
27 Aug 2019
China fires a warning shot as the trade war escalates
Economy

China fires a warning shot as the trade war escalates

China’s currency, the yuan, has weakened significantly against the dollar. That suggests the trade war will only get worse, says John Stepek. Here’s w…
6 Aug 2019
China sits out protests in Hong Kong
Economy

China sits out protests in Hong Kong

Beijing may be using harsh language against the protesters in Hong Kong, but if you read between the lines, it is clear that it is treading carefully.
1 Aug 2019
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Star Market, China’s Nasdaq-like tech stock exchange, starts trading
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Star Market, China’s Nasdaq-like tech stock exchange, starts trading

Star Market, Shanghai’s new technology-focused stock exchange, is hoping to nurture local tech firms and bypass New York and Hong Kong.
25 Jul 2019
China’s economic growth hits a 27-year low
Economy

China’s economic growth hits a 27-year low

The release this week of second-quarter economic figures revealed that China's economy is growing at its slowest pace in 27 years.
18 Jul 2019
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What does China’s slowdown mean for the global economy?
Economy

What does China’s slowdown mean for the global economy?

China's economy is growing at its slowest rate since 1992, when it started reporting its GDP performance. John Stepek looks at what's behind the lates…
15 Jul 2019
Hong Kong’s roar of rage
Economy

Hong Kong’s roar of rage

The storming of Hong Kong's legislative assembly and spray-painting over symbols of Chinese authority was “a collective roar of rage” against the gove…
4 Jul 2019
Forget the trade truce – here’s what really matters for markets now
Economy

Forget the trade truce – here’s what really matters for markets now

Markets rallied after Donald Trump and Xi Jinping patched up their differences at the G20 summit. But trade talks are just a sideshow. What really mat…
1 Jul 2019
Hong Kong faces a perfect storm
Economy

Hong Kong faces a perfect storm

Hong Kong is under threat from both China and the US, as the American Congress proposes removing the arrangements that exempts the territory from Dona…
20 Jun 2019
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The yuan: a new front in the trade war?
Economy

The yuan: a new front in the trade war?

China’s currency, the yuan (also known as the renminbi), has slumped to a new low for 201 as Trump’s tariffs put a strain on the country’s manufacturi…
14 Jun 2019
Tiananmen Square: 30th anniversary of a massacre
Economy

Tiananmen Square: 30th anniversary of a massacre

It’s been 30 years since the Tiananmen Square protests and reform looks as distant as ever. Matthew Partridge reports.
6 Jun 2019
The casualties of Trump’s trade war
Economy

The casualties of Trump’s trade war

Chinese tech giant Huawei is under fire in Donald Trump's trade war. Many Western firms may suffer collateral damage.
25 May 2019
Don’t worry about China selling US bonds – worry about this instead
Currencies

Don’t worry about China selling US bonds – worry about this instead

As a tactic in its current trade war with the US, China dumping US bonds is often presented as its trump card. But it has another, more dangerous opti…
23 May 2019
The trade war between the US and China is all about tech
Economy

The trade war between the US and China is all about tech

With the current focus on Huawei, it’s clear that the US China trade war isn’t about tariffs, it’s about technology. John Stepek explains how it affec…
21 May 2019
Trump's tweet triggers trade tariff tit-for-tat
Economy

Trump's tweet triggers trade tariff tit-for-tat

On Monday the US president tweeted that “China should not retaliate” to increased tariffs. But two hours later Beijing announced $60bn of its own tari…
16 May 2019
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Trade wars are a stupid idea, but it seems we’re going to have one anyway
Economy

Trade wars are a stupid idea, but it seems we’re going to have one anyway

Global markets have reacted badly to the escalation of the US-China trade war. John Stepek looks at what’s going on and what it means for your money.
14 May 2019
China's economy falters over trade-war threat
Economy

China's economy falters over trade-war threat

Donald Trump's threats to ramp up his trade war have provided a nasty shock to China's economy and stockmarkets.
9 May 2019
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