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What's Behind China's Bumpy 'New Normal'

Joseph E. Stiglitz | Posted 01.28.2016 | World
Joseph E. Stiglitz

SHANGHAI -- "Markets with Chinese characteristics" are as volatile and hard to control as markets with American characteristics. Markets invariably take on a life of their own; they cannot be easily ordered around. To the extent that markets can be controlled, it is through setting the rules of the game in a transparent way. The policy approach China adopts will strongly influence economic performance and prospects worldwide.

China Is Headed for a Debt Meltdown Like the U.S. in 2008 -- But Worse

Robert Hockett | Posted 01.08.2016 | World
Robert Hockett

What is now happening is that people are selling off Chinese assets and investing instead in (primarily) American assets -- including stocks but especially real estate. As momentum in these flows builds up, China faces the prospect of full-on meltdowns in its stock and real estate markets, just as occurred here in the U.S. in the late 1920s and post-2008 -- only worse.

China Stock Markets Open 2016 With Massive Implosion

Sheldon Filger | Posted 01.07.2016 | Business
Sheldon Filger

For the second time in three days, China's major bourses have had to stop trading in the early part of the trading session due to drastic sell-offs.

Why Eurasia Will Drive the Global Economy in the Future

George Yeo | Posted 11.10.2015 | World
George Yeo

SINGAPORE -- This summer, for the first time, financial turmoil in China created turbulence around the world and even hit New York. This was an historic event and is a portent of things to come. Yes, China fumbled. It could have avoided certain obvious mistakes which many saw coming, but the Chinese will learn from it. What the episode shows is how the relative weights are shifting in the world way beyond just trade.

Is The Thucydides Trap for the U.S. and China? A Response to Graham Allison

Mary Buffett | Posted 09.29.2016 | Politics
Mary Buffett

This week the Atlantic Magazine published "The Thucydides Trap: Are the U.S. and China Headed for War?" by Graham Allison. I have a great deal of respect for Graham Allison and he lays out a series of compelling arguments. But I believe he will be proven wrong in this case.

Watching China Wobble

Mary Buffett | Posted 09.15.2016 | Business
Mary Buffett

Regardless of the policy choices that Chinese leaders must face, the average Chinese citizen will not be able to go to the polls. How they choose to voice their frustration and how Chinese policymakers react will be a very interesting dance over the next 18 months.

When Markets Tumble, Just Chill, Says Legendary Investor

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 09.14.2015 | Business

Smart investors keep their cool. That's the message of a recent memo from Howard Marks, chairman of the investment firm Oaktree Capital. In a lengthy...

Why China's Economic Woes Are Causing Alarm in Africa

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 09.25.2015 | World

Every week, The WorldPost asks an expert to shed light on a topic driving headlines around the world. Today, we speak with Amadou Sy, director of the ...

China's Market Crash Means Chinese Supergrowth Could Have Only 5 More Years to Run

Brad DeLong | Posted 08.28.2016 | World
Brad DeLong

Markets do fluctuate, but the crash of Shanghai means China will soon need a new development model. And there seems to be no secret Chinese institutional or developmental sauce. China will -- unfortunately -- likely become another corrupt middle-income country in the middle-income relative development trap.

Why It Is a Loser's Game to Bet Against China's Leadership

Fred Hu | Posted 08.26.2016 | World
Fred Hu

BEIJING -- Moderating growth rates in the range of 5-7 percent per annum reflect the higher per capita income level and the changing growth paradigm in China. A modest slowdown is a necessary and healthy adjustment for China to transition to a new trajectory of more efficient and sustainable growth. But instead of greeting such a positive "new normal" with enthusiasm, the naysayers have reacted with dismay as though they would rather prefer the old growth model.

China's Turbulent Stock Market Slips Once Again

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 08.26.2015 | World

HONG KONG/SHANGHAI, Aug 26 (Reuters) - China's turbulent stock markets slipped again on Wednesday, as a double-barrelled blast of central bank stimulu...

China Cuts Rates And Reserve Ratio As Stocks Plummet Again

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 08.25.2015 | World

SHANGHAI/BEIJING, Aug 25 (Reuters) - China's central bank cut interest rates and lowered the amount of reserves banks must hold for the second time in...

Why China's Latest Currency Actions Are Market Driven

Nicholas R. Lardy | Posted 08.12.2016 | World
Nicholas R. Lardy

WASHINGTON -- The action taken by China, far from being a step to manipulate its currency, is actually an effort to let the RMB fluctuate according to the dynamics of the exchange markets.

China Devalues Yuan After Poor Economic Data

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 08.11.2015 | World

LONDON, Aug 11 (Reuters) - The global "currency war" entered a new phase on Tuesday as China's surprise devaluation threatened to unleash competitive ...

Letting China's Bubble Burst

Michael Spence | Posted 08.03.2016 | World
Michael Spence

NEW YORK -- As China's markets expand, they are increasingly outstripping policymakers' capacity to manage prices and valuations. The only practical way forward is for the Chinese authorities to focus on regulatory and institutional development, while following through on their commitment to allow markets to play the decisive role in allocating resources.

How China's Stock Market Volatility Undermines the Communist Party's Authority

George Chen | Posted 07.31.2016 | World
George Chen

HONG KONG -- At the very beginning of the Chinese stock market crisis in late June, many investors felt there were problems mostly related to liquidity issues. But gradually the concerns have grown to encompass more than the market itself. People have begun to talk about whether the government is capable of handling the stock market crisis, and whether this may end up as a broader crisis of governance.

Chinese Man Tries To Sell Pet Alpaca After Losing Big On Stocks

The Huffington Post | Matt Sheehan | Posted 07.29.2015 | World

With the Shanghai stock market once again in free fall, desperate times call for desperate measures. One Chinese man who reportedly lost big on stocks...

How China's 100 Million 'Stir Fry' Investors Helped Cause the Market Crash

Fred Hu | Posted 07.13.2016 | World
Fred Hu

BEIJING -- China's 100 million retail investors, while a relatively small percentage of the country's total population, make up the largest investing masses by head count the world has ever seen. China's investing public, connected via social media such as WeChat, is highly susceptible to crowd thinking and herd mentality.

China Stock Market Turmoil Hits Average Citizens Hard

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 07.09.2015 | World

China's stock market gained about 6 percent Thursday after 3 1/2 weeks in free-fall. The nation's Shanghai composite index plunged 32 percent before T...

Matt Sheehan

Shanghai's Stock Market is Collapsing. Do Chinese People Care? | Matt Sheehan | Posted 07.09.2015 | World

CHENGDU -- The Shanghai stock market has been one wild ride for the last few months. The world has watched as stocks soared for months before a precip...

Mandarins and China's Markets: When Faith Fades

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 07.08.2016 | Business
Tom Doctoroff

The Great China Stock Crash of 2015 may be recalled as the negative inflection point at which the faith of Chinese in their central government faded.

Why Is China's Stock Market Crashing?

The Diplomat | Bo Zhiyue | Posted 07.08.2015 | World

China’s stocks tumbled in recent weeks. Barely three weeks earlier, on June 12 (Friday), Shanghai Composite (SSEC) closed at 5166.35 points, the hig...

China Stock Market Crashing and Burning Before Our Eyes

Sheldon Filger | Posted 07.08.2016 | Business
Sheldon Filger

The world may be about to discover the true significance of China's emergence as one of the two largest economies on the planet.

Wall Street's Latest Gold Rush? The Booming China Market

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

BEIJING/HONG KONG (Reuters, By Steve Eder and Denny Thomas ) - Morgan Stanley (MS.N) chief executive James Gorman wasn't going to miss his chance. It...