Stock market

People visit a shopping mall in Beijing, China, on 18 February 2024. (Pedro Pardo/AFP)

China’s capital market faces challenge of shrinking population

Chinese academic Han Heyuan notes that amid longstanding challenges, an emerging issue could sink China’s capital market further in dire straits: a declining population.
An electronic ticker displays stock figures in Pudong's Lujiazui Financial District in Shanghai, China, on 29 January 2024. (Raul Ariano/Bloomberg)

Private equity in China heads for exits amid three-year stock slump

China ended 2023 with the world’s worst-performing equity market as the blue-chip CSI 300 Index fell for the third straight year, plunging 35% over 36 months, making it difficult for private equity and venture capital firms to exit their investments. How will these firms deal with the country's stock slump?
An electronic ticker displays stock figures in Pudong's Lujiazui Financial District in Shanghai, China, on 29 January 2024. (Raul Ariano/Bloomberg)

Can China’s ailing stock market turn the tide after the Chinese New Year?

Government intervention has seemingly given investors some respite amid the tumbling stock market. However, can the upward trend continue past the Chinese New Year? Lianhe Zaobao correspondent Yang Danxu looks into the matter.
Buildings in Pudong's Lujiazui Financial District in Shanghai, China, on 29 January 2024. (Raul Ariano/Bloomberg)

China’s three-year stock slump resists policy prescriptions for rebound

China ended the year with the world’s worst-performing equity market and its blue-chip CSI 300 Index down for the third straight year, losing 35% over 36 months. Amid different approaches to stabilising the stock market, several economists think that the key is to formulate appropriate policies and promoting necessary structural reforms to help get the economy back on track to its potential growth rate.
A woman poses for photographs in front of publicity posters for Blossoms Shanghai in front of Fairmont Peace Hotel in Shanghai, China, on 11 January 2024. (CNS)

Wong Kar-wai's Blossoms Shanghai stirs up nostalgia for Shanghai of the 1990s

As the popular TV series Blossoms Shanghai shows the thriving Shanghai of the 1990s, the Shanghai of today is a far cry from the TV series. How can Shanghai find its rhythm again?
The logo of Tencent is seen at a Tencent office in Shanghai, China, on 13 December 2021. (Aly Song/Reuters)

China’s gaming industry takes a hit amid challenging outlook

The proposal of new gaming regulations in China have sent shockwaves through the industry, with the top gaming company Tencent seeing its market value drop dramatically. Lianhe Zaobao senior correspondent Chew Boon Leong takes a look at the challenges facing the industry.
Motorists and cyclists on the Bund in Shanghai, China, on 9 January 2024. (Qilai Shen/Bloomberg)

[Big read] When will the Chinese stock market thrive again?

Even with the efforts of the Chinese government to revitalise the stock market, investors and shareholders seem to be unconvinced and hesitant in putting in funding, which in turn is not helping the market to recover as fast as would be hoped. What else can be done to bring back the good days?
Pedestrians walk at Shibuya Crossing in the Shibuya district of Tokyo, Japan, on 27 October 2023. (Philip Fong/AFP)

China may find cure for stagflation by studying Japan’s experience

According to a report by Morgan Stanley released in August, China is facing the triple challenge of mounting debt, an ageing workforce and deflation, raising concern that the country is heading for a fate similar to Japan’s in the 1990s. Could Japan’s experience offer lessons to Chinese policymakers about how to battle prolonged stagnation?
A screen showing the Hang Seng Index is seen outside Exchange Square, in Hong Kong, China, on 18 August 2023. (Tyrone Siu/Reuters)

Chinese netizens: Hong Kong now an international financial centre 'heritage site'

Hong Kong’s position as an international financial centre is now a thing of the past as multinational corporations withdraw from the city and its stock market shows signs of foreign capital outflows. Lianhe Zaobao journalist Tai Hing Shing finds out if Hong Kong’s financial market is truly on its way down.