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China’s ‘common prosperity’ agenda shows every sign of backfiring
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China’s ‘common prosperity’ agenda shows every sign of backfiring

A seriously underperforming stock market powerfully suggests both that China’s economic miracle is not all it’s cracked up to be and that its political hierarchy is not as secure as it seems.

  • by Jeremy Warner

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Great disconnect: The world may not be ready for looming economic trouble

Great disconnect: The world may not be ready for looming economic trouble

The end of the easy money era is coming but as yet, markets and economies have yet to experience any notable disruptions. This could lead to an unhappy adjustment down the road.

  • by Mohamed A. El-Erian
Davos without ‘Davos’: A tiny Swiss village is left in limbo

Davos without ‘Davos’: A tiny Swiss village is left in limbo

The resort town in the Swiss Alps once played host to the biggest personalities in the world. What happens when they don’t show up?

  • by David Gelles
China’s home-grown slowdown rings alarm bells for global economy

China’s home-grown slowdown rings alarm bells for global economy

China’s slowing economy and declining birthrates are ominous signs for a world that has relied on it to drive much of its economic growth in the past decade.

  • by Stephen Bartholomeusz
Political rhetoric insufficient to help Aussies own their own home

Political rhetoric insufficient to help Aussies own their own home

While the upcoming election looks set to be long on rhetoric about the joys of home ownership, it is also looking decidedly short on policies of real substance to help more Australians attain their own home.

  • by Jessica Irvine
Powell says Fed will lift rates if needed to contain ‘severe threat’ of inflation

Powell says Fed will lift rates if needed to contain ‘severe threat’ of inflation

‘If we have to raise interest rates more over time, we will,’ Powell told a Senate Banking Committee on Tuesday.

  • by Craig Torres
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Global supply chain pressures ease, but crisis isn’t over

Global supply chain pressures ease, but crisis isn’t over

A new index of global supply chains indicates the crisis peaked late last year but the pressures remain acute.

  • by Stephen Bartholomeusz
The Great Realignment is under way - that’s a good thing

The Great Realignment is under way - that’s a good thing

The US Fed is expected to lift official interest rates this year. That might sound scary, but it’s not.

  • by Jessica Irvine
Omicron a ‘clear risk’ to pay rises in 2022, say leading economists

Omicron a ‘clear risk’ to pay rises in 2022, say leading economists

An economy derailed by the explosion of COVID-19 cases would also see high hopes for wage growth dashed, economists have warned.

  • by Jessica Yun
Death to Davos: It might be time to end the global elite’s annual schmoozefest

Death to Davos: It might be time to end the global elite’s annual schmoozefest

The annual VIP gathering in the Swiss Alps where a who’s who of the world party and pat each other on the back has been delayed by COVID. Perhaps it should stay that way permanently.

  • by Lucy Burton
It’s holiday season so let’s have fun with some economic puzzles
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Illness

It’s holiday season so let’s have fun with some economic puzzles

Economists are latching on to the fact that many of the decisions we make are not rational.

  • by Ross Gittins