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As the rest of the world limps along, China’s economy is surging

As the rest of the world limps along, China’s economy is surging

After grinding to a halt during the pandemic, China's factories are once again churning out goods for the world and its citizens are opening their wallets.

  • by Keith Bradsher

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Trump's hands-on approach to running the world's largest economy raises eyebrows
Donald Trump

Trump's hands-on approach to running the world's largest economy raises eyebrows

Trump is running the $27 trillion US economy with the same hands-on vigour he brought to his Manhattan real estate firm.

  • by David J. Lynch
Wealthy property heir bets big on troubled Hong Kong
Markets

Wealthy property heir bets big on troubled Hong Kong

Adrian Cheng has been one of the most aggressive property investors in Hong Kong. But at a time of economic and political uncertainty, he has a lot on the line.

  • by Shirley Zhao and Bruce Einhorn
China's building binge gets its economy back on track
China

China's building binge gets its economy back on track

The coronavirus pandemic forced China to bring industrial activity to a halt earlier this year, but the country is revving its engines again.

  • by Matt Phillips
Echoes of the GFC: The US could be repeating its 2009 mistakes
Coronavirus pandemic

Echoes of the GFC: The US could be repeating its 2009 mistakes

The US economy has emerged from the first six months of the pandemic in far better shape than many feared. But it is losing steam, and there are fears it will lead to permanent damage.

  • by Ben Casselman and Jeanna Smialek
Slow death spiral: Europe's economy is in fundamental crisis
Opinion
Coronavirus pandemic

Slow death spiral: Europe's economy is in fundamental crisis

The recovery of Europe's economy was already fading before the second wave of COVID-19 struck, now the road ahead is looking treacherous.

  • by Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
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HSBC in the firing line as US-China spat escalates
Opinion
Opinion

HSBC in the firing line as US-China spat escalates

Europe's biggest bank faces a situation that the market has priced as worse for HSBC than a potential collapse of the global financial system.

  • by Christopher Williams
China puts up a great economic wall
Opinion
China relations

China puts up a great economic wall

President Xi Jinping's solution for global trading disputes is to drive domestic demand and consumption among its 1.4 billion people.

  • by Eryk Bagshaw
The UK moves closer to negative interest rates
Analysis
Analysis

The UK moves closer to negative interest rates

The Bank of England has taken another step towards negative rates amid rising COVID infections and a looming unemployment crisis.

  • by Russell Lynch
New Zealand in recession on back of historic GDP fall
World markets

New Zealand in recession on back of historic GDP fall

The decline covers most of the period between the end of March and mid-May, when the whole country spent seven weeks in strict lockdowns.

  • by Tom Pullar-Strecker
Fed set to keep interest rates low for years
Federal Reserve

Fed set to keep interest rates low for years

The Fed projects to keep rates low until at least 2023 but Wall Street slides lower as Jerome Powell casts doubt over the speed of the economic recovery.

  • by Ann Saphir and Howard Schneider