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The worldwide wobble

FOR much of 2013 the world’s big stockmarkets had a magical quality about them. They soared upwards—America’s S&P 500 index rose by 30% last year, …

Pound drops to $1.3401, lowest level against dollar since late December

May 21, 2018<br>5:26 AM<p>May 21, 2018<br>4:58 AM<p>Stocks worldwide are stepping higher Monday following signs of easing in U.S.-China trade tensions. Below are some of the initial reactions from analysts to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s market-moving remarks.<p>May 21, 2018<br>4:19 AM<p>U.K. stocks rose on Monday, …

Asia PMIs: not great, even when they are good

The monthly temperature-taking of Asian manufacturing, aka the purchasing managers index, is out for some of Asia’s bigger economies – and at first …

Express Scripts shares slip 2% after earnings, outlook

May 3, 2018<br>12:00 AM<p>Overall global gold demand falls to its lowest first-quarter level since 2008, driven by a slump in demand for gold bars and exchange-traded funds backed by the precious metal, according to a report from the World Gold Council.<p>May 2, 2018<br>11:32 PM<p>A consultant and onetime lobbyist …

Davos video: Martin Wolf on safer markets and Japan/China tensions

From the World Economic Forum in Davos, Martin Wolf on whether markets are safer now and why Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe’s comments on China …

Abe sees World War One echoes in Japan-China tensions | Reuters

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has said Japan and China should avoid repeating the past mistakes of Britain and Germany, which fought in World War One despite strong economic ties, according to his main government spokesman in Tokyo.<p>Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe addresses …

Will Japan and China Go to War?

Could Japan and China be on course to military conflict? Asia hands all over the Pacific Rim have recently been forced to contemplate the possibility …

Davos debate: What Chinese delegates made of Abe’s comments

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe did not shy away from discussing the tensions with China in his speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos. Lifen …

Davos: China rejects Abe’s WW1 analogy

At a debate in Davos Joseph Nye, the American political scientist, asked the Chinese foreign minister, Wang Yi, what he felt about the comments of …

The good and bad of China's growth

<b>So the good news is that China's economy is growing at a marginally reduced annual rate of 7.7% per annum.</b><p>And the bad news is that China's economy is growing at a marginally reduced annual rate of 7.7% per annum.<p>What do I mean?<p>Well, whether or not you regard China's official economic statistics as …

China economic growth rate stabilises at 7.7%

<b>China's economy, the world's second-largest, has shown signs of stabilising, as 2013's growth rate matched that for 2012, official data suggests.</b><p>Gross domestic product (GDP) grew at an annual rate of 7.7% in the October-to-December period, down from 7.8% in the previous quarter.<p>But it was still …

SoulCycle withdraws IPO plans it filed back in 2015

May 26, 2018<br>3:01 PM<p>Range of businesses—including fisheries, landscapers and those in summer tourist spots—have complained about worker shortages.<p>May 26, 2018<br>2:43 PM<p>Vote to repeal constitutional amendment underscores shift to increasingly secular nation that is steadily embracing the liberal mores …

Stock Markets

Is China About To Plunge Into Financial Crisis?

Is China about to have its own Bear Stearns moment? I have been thinking a lot about this after reading a smart report released today by BofA Merrill …

China trades more goods across its international borders than any other country. Its provinces also trade a lot with each other, but this trade is far from balanced. If each of China's provinces were treated as an independent economy, they would record enormous trade deficits and surpluses with the rest of the country and the world http://econ.st/1fLDxyW

On the overvaluation of the yuan

2014-01-21T14:08:12.000Z<p>By: Izabella Kaminska<p>There aren’t many people out there who agree with us that China has a yuan overvaluation problem, and …

China Flash PMI: yin and yang

Print this page<p>China’s early manufacturing sentiment reading – the Flash purchasing managers index – came in at 49.6 on Thursday for January. That …

Chinese chicken

2014-01-30T08:45:46.000Z<p>By: David Keohane<p>More macabre farmyard and less ‘where the WMP things are‘ this time…<p>It’s a matter of canards and Bertrand …

Chinese New Year – the horse is coming

As the western world has left the Christmas and New Year holiday season behind, China is gearing up for the Chinese New Year. This centuries-old …

Dow posts largest weekly gain in 3 months

Jun 9, 2018<br>8:28 AM<p>The television star and chef hanged himself in the bathroom of his hotel room, French prosecutor tells AP.<p>Jun 9, 2018<br>6:39 AM<p>After weeks of sniping, President Donald Trump says the U.S. and its closest allies made progress on the first day of the G-7 meeting in Canada, as he jokes …

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[video] China: a bribe-free new year

As China prepares to ring in the Year of the Horse, celebrations are expected to be more frugal than previous years as a high-profile austerity and …

Davos debates: China corruption crackdown

<i>By Martin Arnold, Banking Editor, in Davos</i><p>The first of many debates about China at Davos this year made an unexpectedly hostile debut this morning as …

Former China official sees key local government deleveraging

You can bring a horse to water. But can you stop it from drinking (too much)? In the upcoming year of the horse, China’s leaders need to figure out …

Dominion Energy Midstream Partners stock price target cut to $13 from $25 at Stifel Nicolaus

Apr 30, 2018<br>7:33 AM<p>Apr 30, 2018<br>7:32 AM<p>Dominion Energy Midstream Partners downgraded to hold from buy at Stifel Nicolaus<p>Apr 30, 2018<br>7:31 AM<p>Chico’s shares jump 3% premarket<p>Apr 30, 2018<br>7:31 AM<p>Chico’s says does not expect Amazon deal to be material to 2018 earnings<p>Apr 30, 2018<br>7:31 AM<p>Chico’s FAS to …

In defence of China’s shadow banks

2014-02-03T10:39:15.000Z<p>By: David Keohane<p>A sanguine note on China’s shadow banks from JPMorgan’s Flows & Liquidity team to cheer those spooked by …

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What’s a chengyu for ‘subprime is contained’?

2014-01-28T13:18:11.000Z<p>By: Joseph Cotterill<p>There <i>is</i> a nice <i>chengyu</i> in the latest note from Bin Gao, BofAML’s China rates strategist: 居安思危, ‘be …

[video] China comes in to land

Estimated purchasing managers index from HSBC for China suggests a shrinking manufacturing sector. James Kynge, emerging markets editor, and John …