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China has defined the last few years – but with the country's slowdown, or correction, this doesn’t look likely to stay. What will be the next big economy to dominate headlines?

Which economy will be the new China?

China has defined the last few years – but with the country’s slowdown, or correction, this doesn’t look likely to stay. What will be the next big economy to dominate headlines?

World Finance spoke to Alec Ross, former Senior Advisor for Innovation to Hillary Clinton, about his predictions for 'the next China’. ...

Market ill around the world is being blamed on China. But is this justified?

China: the epicentre of market angst

Market ill around the world is being blamed on China. But is this justified?

World Finance spoke with Mike Ingram from BGC Partners about the situation in the world’s second largest economy, and the country’s end game. ...

Western investors have been patiently observing Myanmar's growth story – but wait too long and you'll miss out, say KBZ's Nyo Myint and Zaw Lin Aung

KBZ Group: Don’t wait too long to invest in Myanmar’s growth

Western investors have been patiently observing Myanmar’s growth story – but wait too long and you’ll miss out, say KBZ’s Nyo Myint and Zaw Lin Aung

After 50 years of isolation under military rule, Myanmar's economy has been slowly opening up in the past few years. That may pick up pace now that Aung San Suu Kyi's party has won the election. Nyo Myint, Senior Managing Director of KBZ Group, and Zaw Li...

Low commodity prices are having quite the impact – Christine Lagarde even said that countries dependent on such Nigeria for example must now adapt to a “different phase” in the global economy

How can emerging economies recover from the Dutch disease?

Low commodity prices are having quite the impact – Christine Lagarde even said that countries dependent on such Nigeria for example must now adapt to a “different phase” in the global economy

World Finance asked Simon French, Chief Economist for Panmure Gordon, how realistic is this. Come back later for a full transcript of this video....

As if 2016 didn’t look gloomy enough for global markets, the World Bank has downgraded the year’s forecast for economic growth - thanks to widespread, ongoing slowdown across the world’s major emerging markets

Emerging economies hold markets back in 2016

As if 2016 didn’t look gloomy enough for global markets, the World Bank has downgraded the year’s forecast for economic growth – thanks to widespread, ongoing slowdown across the world’s major emerging markets

World Finance spoke with Simon French, Chief Economist for Panmure Gordon on what’s is causing emerging economies growth to slow. Come back later for a full transcript of this video....

China has been leading the financial news agenda of late. But following its crash of 2015, what impact have global markets felt?

Keep calm and carry on looking towards China

China has been leading the financial news agenda of late. But following its crash of 2015, what impact have global markets felt?

World Finance asked Panmure Gordon's David Buik about China's economy moving forwards. Come back later for a full transcript of this video....

The IMF has recently given China its seal of approval, adding the yuan to its drawing rights basket.

The IMF’s approval a double-edged sword for China

The IMF has recently given China its seal of approval, adding the yuan to its drawing rights basket.

China now faces pressure to step up efforts to liberalise its currency and broader financial and capital markets. World Finance spoke with Patrick Chovanec, Chief Strategist at Silvercrest Asset Management, on how the country is getting on. Come ba...

China has been the major business story over the past few years. But with a slowdown hitting global markets in 2015, what does the future hold for the Asian giant?

Politics have stifled China’s economy

China has been the major business story over the past few years. But with a slowdown hitting global markets in 2015, what does the future hold for the Asian giant?

World Finance spoke with Patrick Chovanec, Chief Strategist at Silvercrest Asset Management, on what China needs to do, moving forwards, to ensure its economy is on the right track. Come back later for a full transcript of this video....

The Bank of China faces a daily fine of $50,000 in the US unless it complies with a court request to give details of customers accused of selling fake goods

Does China have enough incentive to crack down on counterfeits?

The Bank of China faces a daily fine of $50,000 in the US unless it complies with a court request to give details of customers accused of selling fake goods

World Finance spoke with Paul Kilmer, an expert in trademark, copyright and unfair competition law, on China’s counterfeit industry and the knock-on economic costs. Come back later for a full transcript of this video....

Cuba makes another leap in foreign relations as it reaches a breakthrough with international creditors

Cuba reaches historic Paris Club pact

Cuba makes another leap in foreign relations as it reaches a breakthrough with international creditors

On December 12, Cuba concluded a “historic accord” regarding its outstanding loans to the Paris Club, an informal group of countries that give credit to developing countries. After two years of negotiations, an agreement has been reached to restructur...

The China-Colombia relationship in the 21st century went from zero to multi-billion dollars within a decade. However, despite its apparent success, the affair is largely a story of failure

Why can’t China and Colombia work together?

The China-Colombia relationship in the 21st century went from zero to multi-billion dollars within a decade. However, despite its apparent success, the affair is largely a story of failure

World Finance speaks with Sabrina van den Bos, from SOAS University of London, on how a multi-billion dollar bilateral trade relationship can be fruitless. Come back later for a full transcript of this video....

Chinese president Xi Jinping has unveiled his plan to make China “moderately well off” by 2020

The Hukou, inequality and corruption – what’s on Xi Jinping’s radar?

Chinese president Xi Jinping has unveiled his plan to make China “moderately well off” by 2020

World Finance asks Kerry Brown of Chatham House what goals President Xi Jingping has laid out to stimulate China’s economy, and if they are realistic. Come back later for a full transcript of this video....

The slowdown in China has disrupted economic networks and strategies in the region, with Southeast Asia and South Korea taking hits across the board. Tom Bailey asks whether Asia can remain a key driver of world economic growth

Asia’s big slowdown rattles the world

The slowdown in China has disrupted economic networks and strategies in the region, with Southeast Asia and South Korea taking hits across the board. Tom Bailey asks whether Asia can remain a key driver of world economic growth

“For its swiftness and confounding of experts, the evaporation of the Asian economic ‘miracle’ probably ranks second only to the unravelling of Soviet socialism”, wrote Walden Bello, the Filipino academic and politician, for the Australian-based j...

China’s one-child policy has come to an end. Introduced in 1979 to limit the birth rate in the world most populous country, it is said to have prevented 400 million births. But now it’s gone, how will the country fare?

Can two children solve China’s economic woes?

China’s one-child policy has come to an end. Introduced in 1979 to limit the birth rate in the world most populous country, it is said to have prevented 400 million births. But now it’s gone, how will the country fare?

World Finance speaks with Kerry Brown from Chatham House on the impact China's controversial family planning policy has had and whether abolishing it will be the silver bullet needed to get the economy back on track. Come back later for a full tran...

No economy attracts more interest than that of China, one of the engines of global growth. But its most remarkable feature is how quickly it got there from 35 years of strife-ridden reform

The story of China’s transformation into an economic powerhouse

No economy attracts more interest than that of China, one of the engines of global growth. But its most remarkable feature is how quickly it got there from 35 years of strife-ridden reform

1978 China does a dramatic U-turn after a period of closed, disastrous Red Book-style economics under Chairman Mao that caused misery and poverty for millions. Following a power struggle with the ‘gang of four’ – a communist political faction –...

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