China’s stockmarkets

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?

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.

Chinese A-shares, emerging markets, and the myth of passive investing

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.

Why a Chinese chemicals maker paid $1bn for a cartoon cat

You wouldn’t think a Chinese chemical maker and a talking tom cat would have much in common. And you’d be right.

Profit from the internet’s Magnificent Seven

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.

Clouds gather over emerging markets

Emerging markets had a good 2016, says Andrew Van Sickle. But what does next year hold?

China’s growth juggernaut will keep on trucking

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…

The five forecasts every investor should heed in 2017

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.

Chart of the week: China snacks on peanuts

A surge in demand for peanuts in China is outstripping supply from the top exporter Argentina, sending the price of the legumes soaring.

Will China finally turn respectable?

Index provider MSCI’s admittance of China’s domestic stockmarket into its emerging-market indices would be a small but symbolic move.

George Magnus: Now is not the time to relax over China

A peaceful, slumbering dragon? Think again, economist and commentator George Magnus tells Merryn Somerset Webb.

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