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.
China's stockmarket crash
China’s stockmarket has taken a battering, and the panic is starting to spread across the globe. But it’s only a matter of time before central banks step in, says John Stepek.
The renminbi has dropped and markets are jittery – but a great long-term buying opportunity for Chinese equities lies ahead, says Rupert Foster.
Last Monday, the stockmarket in China fell by 8.5%, its worst day since early 2007, and second-worst percentage drop ever.
Chinese stockmarkets have seen huge losses recently. So are they on the verge of collapse? Or could we be at the start of a long bull market? John Stepek investigates.
Thousands of amateur Chinese investors have been devastated by a 30% plunge in the Shanghai Composite index.
Stockmarkets in the developed world will struggle in the next decade. Emerging markets such as Iran and China are the place to be, says Matthew Lynn.
China’s stockmarkets have been under severe pressure recently. But Lars Henriksson thinks he’s found an interesting way to play them.
In the past few days, authorities have redoubled their efforts to prop up China’s stockmarket.
China’s stockmarket is down by 30% from its highs. But that’s “normal and good”, says Rupert Foster. And in the long term, there’s plenty of value in quality Chinese stocks.
China’s central bank has sent a clear signal that it is prepared to stand behind stock buyers.