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The end of Chinese lockdowns and the reopening of trade

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The end of Chinese lockdowns and the reopening of trade

Risks of disruption to ports and shipping are outweighed by a boost to global demand

Mohamed El-Erian: Why passive investing makes less sense in the current environment

BUSINESS

Mohamed El-Erian: Why passive investing makes less sense in the current environment

This is an investment world that will reward much greater selectivity and dynamic asset allocation

China’s record $2.6 tn rise in savings fuels ‘revenge spending’ hopes

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China’s record $2.6 tn rise in savings fuels ‘revenge spending’ hopes

Doubts linger over consumers’ willingness to deploy ‘excess’ deposits

Luxury boom shows the staying power of the ultra-rich

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Luxury boom shows the staying power of the ultra-rich

Many of our expectations about the spending patterns of the wealthy are being confounded

New oil reality bites for Kremlin

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New oil reality bites for Kremlin

Energy boom boosted Putin in 2022 but price cap and falling cost of crude worries policymakers

How Apple tied its fortunes to China

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How Apple tied its fortunes to China

The company spent two decades and billions of dollars building a supply chain of unprecedented sophistication. Now, a reckoning is coming

Geopolitics threatens to destroy the world Davos made

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Geopolitics threatens to destroy the world Davos made

World Economic Forum delegates fear that a long period of peace and economic integration could be coming to a close

What economists get wrong about personal finance

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What economists get wrong about personal finance

The advice given by academics and by financial self-help gurus is often very different

Wall Street’s top cop trains his sights on crypto

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Wall Street’s top cop trains his sights on crypto

Damian Williams faces big test in prosecuting high-profile case against FTX’s Sam Bankman-Fried

Xi Jinping’s plan to reset China’s economy and win back friends

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Xi Jinping’s plan to reset China’s economy and win back friends

Amid a chaotic exit from COVID lockdowns, China is looking to reduce its international isolation and boost its growth rate

We need to pay more attention to misaligned signals on the global economy

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We need to pay more attention to misaligned signals on the global economy

Investors should be wary of a repeat of last year’s ‘transitory inflation’ type of mistake

US inflation has not ‘turned the corner yet’, IMF's Gita Gopinath warns

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US inflation has not ‘turned the corner yet’, IMF's Gita Gopinath warns

Fund’s second-in-command urges Fed to ‘stay the course’ on rate rises this year

The new Gulf sovereign wealth fund boom

BUSINESS

The new Gulf sovereign wealth fund boom

Companies are flocking to the Middle East to raise capital just as they did in 2008. But funds say they are being more strategic about investments

Central bank digital currency: blockchain could upend banking

BUSINESS

Central bank digital currency: blockchain could upend banking

Banks must lead industrialisation of their services or risk further erosion of earnings from core activities

Business trends, risks and people to watch in 2023

BUSINESS

Business trends, risks and people to watch in 2023

What to look for this year in the corporate world in sectors from energy to private capital and technology

Sharp fall in global dealmaking brings pandemic-era frenzy to a halt

BUSINESS

Sharp fall in global dealmaking brings pandemic-era frenzy to a halt

M&A suffers record decline in second half of 2022 as interest rate rises hit financing

Financial trends: investors seek safety via Great Rotation

BUSINESS

Financial trends: investors seek safety via Great Rotation

Darkening economic outlook has increased the appeal of capital-preserving defensive stocks

Time for new investors to take an old approach

BUSINESS

Time for new investors to take an old approach

Losing money should not lead young people to lose faith in investing. Long term rewards will make it worth it

Carmakers quietly cut ties with China in supply chain shake-up

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Carmakers quietly cut ties with China in supply chain shake-up

International groups are sourcing parts from other markets as fears rise of breakdown in relations with Beijing

Investors rush out of equity funds to end rough year

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Investors rush out of equity funds to end rough year

Weekly net outflows accelerate after upbeat run in markets. Retreat marks the fastest pace in two decades

Investing in 2023: Equities still offer value in tough times

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Investing in 2023: Equities still offer value in tough times

There will still be value in equities in 2023, but you’ll need to look hard for it

What this year in crypto has taught us

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What this year in crypto has taught us

Saying I told you so is not much use, but the market implosion holds some real lessons

Lessons from the gilts crisis

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Lessons from the gilts crisis

The meltdown was an early warning about radical changes in financial markets and suggests pension systems might not be fit for purpose

India overtakes China in M&A fees for western banks for first time

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India overtakes China in M&A fees for western banks for first time

Wall St Bankers pivot as Chinese companies turn to local advisers and Covid restrictions weigh on demand