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Sell-off in Didi shares is a clear warning of the dichotomy faced by investors
Beijing is applying pressure but corporate governance demands are rising at home
Britain has to reboot its relationship with a country that is a commercial partner, rival, and political adversary
China’s economy was already facing headwinds before the Covid-19 pandemic broke out. The crisis now turns it into an unpredictable and volatile power, says George Magnus.
The economy may no longer be in freefall but it faces a demand shock as well as other headwinds
For Chinese economic policymakers employment is top of the worry list
Trade tensions, Hong Kong and economic slowdown pose threats to the Communist party
Both sides should step back and seek sectoral and industry specific deals
The president cannot risk caving in to anything that threatens China’s core interests
Currency will be under pressure no matter how the US-China trade battle unfolds
Two new books do an admirable job of judging the communist superpower on its own terms
But a further round of tariffs on goods is contentious and damaging
Peak in bond yields coincides mostly with that in the Federal Funds rate
The state is conflicted as regulator, owner and participant in the finance sector
No real deleveraging and 2018 will probably see more monetary easing to assuage markets
As the Chinese leader tightens his grip, serious economic questions remain
Xi is turning his focus to the economy just as the $10tn equity market enters the MSCI
The risk of a financial system funding shock will be more advanced if policy eased
The authorities reckoned that doing nothing was worse than trying to restore order
President-elect’s pledge to reignite US growth presents tricky challenge for central bank
The president has a chance to stabilise Brazil and begin painful reforms, writes George Magnus