Why a Chinese slowdown isn't scary

07/22/2013

The figures haven't been kind to China lately. Gone are the days of double digit growth, trade data have weakened, credit markets have overheated and fears of a housing bubble remain. But despite the bearish headlines, the long-term picture for China looks quite good and a slowdown might actually be healthy, according to HSBC.

The sluggish silk road: China’s growth slows to 7.5%

07/16/2013

The slowdown most experts expected has finally set in - Chinese GDP growth slowed to 7.5 percent in the second quarter, unhinging skepticism but hardly effecting stocks and indexes.

Hong Kong sees no shelter from housing storm

07/09/2013

A combination of slowing demand from mainland Chinese buyers, higher interest rates and tight property restrictions could present a perfect storm for Hong Kong's real estate market, according to an economist at HSBC.

Oil extends gains above $103 after U.S. hiring jump

07/09/2013

The price of oil extended gains above $103 a barrel Monday after a stronger-than-expected jump in U.S. hiring suggested demand for fuels will increase. Benchmark crude for August delivery was up 18 cents at $103.40 at early afternoon Bangkok time in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract on Friday jumped $1.98 to close at $103.22 in New York after the Labor Department reported that U.S. employers added a robust 195,000 jobs in June and many more in April and May than previously thought. The job growth suggests a stronger economy. Oil has also been pushed higher by instability in Egypt where Mohammed Morsi was ousted as president by the military l

Is 'state capitalism' killing emerging markets?

07/03/2013

BOSTON — The US economy is a rusty has-been. The future lies in nimble, dynamic emerging markets like China, Brazil and Russia.

3 reasons why we shouldn't worry about China's poor economic reports

07/03/2013

Any way you look at it, the two Chinese manufacturing reports we just got were not great.

Can one of Europe’s poorest countries change its ways?

07/01/2013

HAJMEL, Albania — Wine production has a long history in the northern region of Zadrima: The first recorded planting of its signature grape Kallmet took place in 1555.

At ASEAN, China agrees to formal talks to ease South China Sea tensions

07/01/2013

China agreed Monday to hold formal talks to resolve tensions in th South China Sea, key areas of which are disputed Southeast Asian nations.