Commodities
China’s war on runaway commodity prices fuels retreat in iron ore
2 hours ago

Iron ore prices have plummeted since May, reflecting recent efforts by Beijing to rein in demand for steel and turn back high raw material prices that have hit Chinese producers.

China’s war on runaway commodity prices fuels retreat in iron ore

Iron ore prices have plummeted since May, reflecting recent efforts by Beijing to rein in demand for steel and turn back high raw material prices that have hit Chinese producers.

2 hours ago
Evergrande default ‘unlikely’ to threaten China’s banking system
21 Sep 2021 - 10:48PM
‘Government interference’ found in World Bank ‘Doing Business’ rankings
21 Sep 2021 - 12:47PM
Evergrande default ‘unlikely’ to threaten China’s banking system

An expected default by China Evergrande, the world’s most indebted developer, is worrisome but unlikely to threaten the stability of China’s financial system, according to research analysts.

21 Sep 2021 - 10:48PM
World Bank Group
‘Government interference’ found in World Bank ‘Doing Business’ rankings

The latest report by senior academics and economists follows a decision by the World Bank last week to cancel the ‘Doing Business’ series, citing internal audits and a separate independent probe by a law firm.

The latest report by senior academics and economists follows a decision by the World Bank last week to cancel the ‘Doing Business’ series, citing internal audits and a separate independent probe by a law firm.

21 Sep 2021 - 12:47PM
China travel
‘The tips are minimal’: China’s desperate tour guides try live-streaming

Struggling Chinese tour guides have begun live-streaming on video platforms such as Douyin during the coronavirus pandemic to make up for lost business.

Struggling Chinese tour guides have begun live-streaming on video platforms such as Douyin during the coronavirus pandemic to make up for lost business.

21 Sep 2021 - 4:07PM
21 Sep 2021 - 9:44AM
China ‘regrets’ WTO cannot hear its appeal over US solar panels tariffs ruling
20 Sep 2021 - 11:08PM
Are mounting concerns over China’s hidden local government debts justified?
‘The tips are minimal’: China’s desperate tour guides try live-streaming
21 Sep 2021 - 4:07PM
China ‘regrets’ WTO cannot hear its appeal over US solar panels tariffs ruling
21 Sep 2021 - 9:44AM
Are mounting concerns over China’s hidden local government debts justified?
20 Sep 2021 - 11:08PM
Australia says China must do better on free trade if it wants to join CPTPP

China’s membership would have a significant impact on trade in the Asia-Pacific region at a time of rising geopolitical tensions between Washington and Beijing.

China’s membership would have a significant impact on trade in the Asia-Pacific region at a time of rising geopolitical tensions between Washington and Beijing.

20 Sep 2021 - 7:35PM
China lobbies Australia for help to join regional trade pact despite spat

China has already expressed an interest to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) and has now submitted submissions to an Australian parliamentary inquiry.

China has already expressed an interest to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) and has now submitted submissions to an Australian parliamentary inquiry.

21 Sep 2021 - 9:16AM
China’s bid to join Pacific trade bloc would force reform: former minister

Wei Jianguo, a former vice-minister at the Ministry of Commerce, says China joining the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) could spark positive reform in some sectors of the economy.

Wei Jianguo, a former vice-minister at the Ministry of Commerce, says China joining the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) could spark positive reform in some sectors of the economy.

21 Sep 2021 - 9:17AM
Macroscope | Inflation is not the worry the Fed, and the markets, suppose
21 Sep 2021 - 6:01AM
Opinion | Evergrande is not China’s Lehman moment, but it spells trouble for growth
20 Sep 2021 - 10:41PM
Macroscope | US-China relations: two nations linked by financial risk can’t afford war
20 Sep 2021 - 3:30AM
China Briefing | Is conflict between the US and China inevitable? Not if they talk to each other

The bombshell revelation that a top US general held secret phone calls with his Chinese counterpart reveals the risks inherent amid rising tensions – but Biden and Xi’s conversation this month is a promising sign that fraught ties can be reset when there are open lines of communication.

18 Sep 2021 - 9:30AM
Editorial | Beijing bourse to extend Xi Jinping’s policy of common prosperity

New stock exchange will provide an avenue for innovative domestic companies to raise capital in a country trying to get to grips with fair distribution of wealth

17 Sep 2021 - 8:15AM
The View | Foreign firms will have to adapt to China’s ‘common prosperity’
16 Sep 2021 - 2:30PM
Opinion | ‘Common prosperity’ can start by stopping bias towards China’s migrant workers
13 Sep 2021 - 10:45PM
Macroscope | Inflation is not the worry the Fed, and the markets, suppose

The rise in US CPI unexpectedly slowed in August, which will ease pressure on the Fed to cut short its support for the US economy earlier than planned. Given the pandemic’s lingering impact on demand and the global supply chain, inflation is unlikely to wreak havoc the way it did four decades ago.

21 Sep 2021 - 6:01AM
Opinion | Evergrande is not China’s Lehman moment, but it spells trouble for growth

Beijing will not directly bail out China Evergrande, but it will use its influence over creditors to prevent a complete collapse of the embattled property developer.

Beijing will not directly bail out China Evergrande, but it will use its influence over creditors to prevent a complete collapse of the embattled property developer.

20 Sep 2021 - 10:41PM
Evergrande is not China’s Lehman moment, but it spells trouble for growth
Macroscope | US-China relations: two nations linked by financial risk can’t afford war

The interconnected fates of the US and China have become apparent from recent exchanges between George Soros and BlackRock. Financial markets in the US and China have perhaps never looked so fragile, and that is never a good position from which to go to war.

The interconnected fates of the US and China have become apparent from recent exchanges between George Soros and BlackRock. Financial markets in the US and China have perhaps never looked so fragile, and that is never a good position from which to go to war.

20 Sep 2021 - 3:30AM
US-China relations: two nations linked by financial risk can’t afford war

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