Is China heading for a secret recession?
The shutdown sparked by the coronavirus outbreak could put China at risk of a “secret recession”.
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…
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.
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…
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.
Coronavirus fear goes viral in the markets
The coronavirus outbreak is bringing back memories of the 2003 Sars epidemic, which cost the world economy $40bn.