Djibouti is one of the most heavily indebted nations to China, as a portion of its economy’s size. Photo: AFP

China’s loans to rest of the world worth US$5 trillion, 6 per cent of global economy, new study reveals

  • The world’s debt to China grew tenfold between 2000 and 2017, from US$500 billion to US$5 trillion, with 80 per cent of emerging nations receiving Chinese funds
  • Kiel Institute estimates that 50 per cent of Chinese overseas funding is outside data captured by World Bank and IMF, raising concerns over transparency
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Djibouti is one of the most heavily indebted nations to China, as a portion of its economy’s size. Photo: AFP
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The conflict between the US and China is likely to cast a shadow over the global economy for some time to come. Photo: EPA-EFE

US-China trade unpredictability likely to weigh on global economy

  • Given large gaps between US and Chinese positions, deal ending trade war may not be possible before the end of the year, analysts say
  • Uncertainty is causing businesses to postpone decisions, hurting investment and consumption
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The conflict between the US and China is likely to cast a shadow over the global economy for some time to come. Photo: EPA-EFE
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