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Africa takes a pummelling
Africa takes a pummelling
The great African growth story is proving to be little more than a fairy tale, at least for now, as the continent takes a beating from all...
Fed concerns pound emerging markets
Fed concerns pound emerging markets
Emerging-market stocks retreated with their currencies as renewed concern about United States interest rate hikes and Brazil's rating cut sapped...
Reporter the fall guy for Chinese crisis
Reporter the fall guy for Chinese crisis
Wang Xiaolu, a business reporter, was detained last Tuesday after claiming China's securities regulator was pondering ending interventions aimed at...
China's stocks sink most since 2007 as state intervention fails
China's stocks sink most since 2007 as state intervention fails
The Shanghai Composite Index tumbled 8.9% to 3 197.31 at 1.14pm local time, erasing its gain for the year. The Hang Seng China Enterprises...
China frees its currency - Which African nations have the most to fear?
China frees its currency - Which African nations have the most to fear?
No one from the US to Europe quite appears to know what to make of China’s sudden move to allow market forces more sways in determining the...
China confident despite volatile stock markets
China confident despite volatile stock markets
The world’s economic wellbeing, especially the health of emerging markets, is increasingly tied to China’s performance, and while its economic...
Beijing scrambles to calm markets as shares slip again
Beijing scrambles to calm markets as shares slip again
After a plunge of more than 8% in major indexes on Monday, Chinese regulators said they were prepared to buy shares to stabilise the stock market,...
Chinese investors bank on state succour
Chinese investors bank on state succour
Lu Tao can't sleep. He gets bouts of panic at night. And he's too afraid to tell his parents why.
Stock market rout stalls China's march to liberalisation
Stock market rout stalls China's march to liberalisation
As China's central bank chief looked out on the annual gathering of his nation's legislature in the Great Hall of the People in March, he had every...
China stocks rise after Beijing slaps curbs on selling
China stocks rise after Beijing slaps curbs on selling
Chinese stocks rallied on Thursday after the securities regulator banned shareholders with large stakes in listed firms from selling, in Beijing's...
Market euphoria could end in tears
Market euphoria could end in tears
The slow recovery in the United States and continued distress in Europe has seen investors piling into stock markets around the globe to enjoy the...
The super-rich swell their ranks and keep getting richer
The super-rich swell their ranks and keep getting richer
This happened as soaring stock markets helped bolster the fortunes of investors.

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