China Tries to Jump-Start Its ETF Market With Foreign Money

China has opened another gateway for international investors to send cash into the country’s stock market, hoping to boost its fledgling exchange-traded-funds industry. Earlier this month, securities regulators in Hong Kong and mainland China approved the inclusion of dozens of ETFs in a popular cross-border trading link called Stock Connect. The funds, mostly listed in … Read more

Global Investors Dump Bonds of Chinese Banks That Lent Heavily to Russia

HONG KONG — International investors are rapidly unwinding what was once a popular trade in Chinese bonds. For years, foreigners loaded up on debt from Chinese state-owned lenders known as policy banks, which fund domestic and overseas projects like dams, roads and airports. The easy-to-trade yuan-denominated bonds were viewed as almost as safe as China’s … Read more

Dividend Payouts Hit Record Despite Rocky Stretch in Markets

Dividend payouts set another record in the second quarter, a reassuring sign to investors who have flocked to steady, income-generating stocks during the market downturn this year. The companies in the S&P 500 paid out a record $ 140.6 billion in dividends in the most recent quarter, according to the S&P Dow Jones Indices. That’s … Read more

China’s Slowdown Could Tamp Down Global Inflation

China’s slowdown may have a silver lining for the rest of the world: weaker inflation. Growth in the world’s second-largest economy has tumbled this year as Covid-19 outbreaks triggered mass lockdowns and business closures. The government has announced a range of stimulus policies, but many economists say Beijing’s 2022 growth target of around 5.5% is … Read more

China’s Slowdown Could Tamp Down Global Inflation

China’s slowdown may have a silver lining for the rest of the world: weaker inflation. Growth in the world’s second-largest economy has tumbled this year as Covid-19 outbreaks triggered mass lockdowns and business closures. The government has announced a range of stimulus policies, but many economists say Beijing’s 2022 growth target of around 5.5% is … Read more

China to Conclude Didi Cybersecurity Probe, Lift Ban on New Users

SINGAPORE — Chinese regulators are concluding yearlong probes into ride-hailing giant Didi Global and two other US-listed tech firms, preparing as early as this week to lift a ban on their adding new users, people familiar with the discussion said. The regulators plan as well to allow the mobile apps of Didi, logistics platform Full … Read more

China’s Markets Are Tested by Foreign Outflows and a Falling Currency

HONG KONG—A withdrawal of foreign capital from China and a weaker yuan have prompted comparisons with 2015, when Beijing faced a vicious cycle of outflows and currency depreciation. China has plugged many of the holes that once allowed its citizens and companies to move money out of the country, making a destabilizing exodus of homegrown … Read more

Emerging-Markets Currencies Stay Strong Despite Dollar’s Rise

A strong US dollar isn’t driving emerging-markets currencies into a tailspin. That is unusual. Returns on emerging-markets currencies are higher than on those from developed economies since January, according to data compiled by Barclays. The WSJ Dollar Index, which measures the US dollar against a basket of currencies, is up nearly 6% year to date, … Read more

China’s Markets Are Tested by Foreign Outflows and a Falling Currency

HONG KONG — A withdrawal of foreign capital from China and a weaker yuan have prompted comparisons with 2015, when Beijing faced a vicious cycle of outflows and currency depreciation. China has plugged many of the holes that once allowed its citizens and companies to move money out of the country, making a destabilizing exodus … Read more

China’s Markets Are Tested by Foreign Outflows and a Falling Currency

HONG KONG — A withdrawal of foreign capital from China and a weaker yuan have prompted comparisons with 2015, when Beijing faced a vicious cycle of outflows and currency depreciation. China has plugged many of the holes that once allowed its citizens and companies to move money out of the country, making a destabilizing exodus … Read more