China’s stockmarkets

Time to return to emerging markets

Emerging markets have been reinvigorated this year, with the benchmark MSCI Emerging Markets at a six-and-a-half-month peak and developing-world currencies up against a weaker dollar. And the rally looks set [...]

China's stockmarket crash

China's stockmarkets have seen huge rises – the Shanghai Stock Exchange Composite index rose 150% in a year, and the Shenzhen Stock Exchange Composite Index rose 190%. But in mid-2015, they started falling back to earth. Is this the start of an equally huge bear market, or just a correction in the long-run bull market?

How bad will things get for emerging markets? And will the pain spread?

The mess in emerging markets is spreading beyond Turkey and Argentina. John Stepek looks into how things have got so bad, and what’s likely to happen next.

Is China’s bear market a major threat to your portfolio?

Most global stockmarkets are looking a little wobbly at the moment. But Chinese stocks are in a full-blown bear market. John Stepek explains what that means for you.

Chinese firms rule emerging-market funds

In 2008 Chinese companies comprised 9% of the key benchmark for emerging-market funds. Today, it’s 27%.

All hands on tech! China’s giants set sail for the wider world

Firms such as Alibaba and Tencent already dominate ecommerce in China – now they’re expanding their reach. Investors should back them – at least for now, says Rupert Foster.

China’s new helmsman charts his own course

Xi Jinping has consolidated enough power to take China where he wants – whether forwards or backwards. Investors should hope for the best, says Cris Sholto Heaton.

A “Minsky moment” for China

The outgoing chairman of the People’s Bank of China warned that excessive optimism could lead to a sharp correction in the markets.

Tread carefully when investing in India and China

The re-emergence of India and China from their long economic slumber appears to offer investors the prospect of easy profits, but the lesson of history is to tread carefully in these countries, says Max King.

What next for Hong Kong?

Hong Kong’s niche as a secure gateway to China is under threat as China opens its markets to foreign money.

Is China turning Japanese?

The key question for China now is whether it can avoid repeating the fate of Japan in 1989 and its “lost decades”.

Chart of the week: MSCI takes baby steps into China

After several years of deliberation, index provider MSCI has considering added domestic Chinese A-shares to one of its major benchmarks, the Emerging Markets index.

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