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Can ‘Macronomics’ save France?

21 November 2014

The French government is expecting much from the reforms of new economy minister…

Spending holds back growth

Spending holds back growth

14 November 2014

The trend in consumer spending is the dominant factor that drives the US economy.…

Spain hits the speed limit

Spain hits the speed limit

14 November 2014

Spain not only returned to growth in 2014 after five years of contraction, it…

Asia’s changing trade

Asia’s changing trade

10 November 2014

Trade has been the lifeblood of Asia’s growth and the key to its prosperity.…

China’s closer ties with Taiwan and Korea

China’s closer ties with Taiwan and Korea

10 November 2014

China has been the biggest trading partner of South Korea and Taiwan for…

The economics of falling oil prices

The economics of falling oil prices

10 November 2014

Oil prices have fallen sharply in dollar terms from their June 2014 peak. A lack of…

Emerging markets PMI

PMI continues gradual improvement

Conditions in the Chinese manufacturing sector improved marginally, according to the HSBC China Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index™. The index was 50.4 in October, unchanged from the Flash reading, and up from 50.2 in September.

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China and the renminbi

China share link opens more gates

16 September 2014

The new Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect scheme is a way into China’s equity market for…

China policy easing

China policy easing

4 September 2014

China’s economic growth is losing momentum. The past few rounds of mini-stimulus measures have…

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Renminbi timeline

10 November 2014

China’s economic growth and liberalisation are leading to increasing international use of its currency, the renminbi. We chart some of the recent milestones.

RMB: moving forward

RMB: moving forward

12 May 2014

The renminbi is used by one fifth of the world’s population. Outside of China it remains little known, compared with the US dollar or euro. Helen Wong, Chief Executive Officer, HSBC China, explains why that is changing fast.

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