China’s workforce and general population are ageing rapidly, and the grievously underfunded welfare and pensions system won’t cope. That’s a recipe for structural decline and turmoil, says Jonathan Compton.
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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.
Hong Kong’s niche as a secure gateway to China is under threat as China opens its markets to foreign money.
The key question for China now is whether it can avoid repeating the fate of Japan in 1989 and its “lost decades”.
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.
MSCI’s decision to include Chinese “A-shares” in its emerging market index shines a fascinating light on the passive vs active investing debate, days Merryn Somerset Webb.
You wouldn’t think a Chinese chemical maker and a talking tom cat would have much in common. And you’d be right.
Amazon, Google and Facebook aren’t the only winners in ecommerce and online media – savvy investors should also buy China’s big four to maximise gains, says Rupert Foster.
Emerging markets had a good 2016, says Andrew Van Sickle. But what does next year hold?
I don’t believe in the Great Men theory of history, says Rupert Foster. But all China’s latest great man has to do to succeed is keep calm and carry on…
After the political upheavals of 2016, a period of profound social and economic change is upon us. John Stepek looks at the big trends investors must be ready for next year.