15 December 2019

The Economist

The Economist is one of the most widely recognised and well-read current affairs publications.
  • Last year e-commerce giant Alibaba launched its first "Village Taobao" service center in Hangzhou, allowing farmers to trade their produce online. Photo: Xinhua

    China must get back to business after financial volatility

    - Sep 23, 2015 10:15am
    After several months of financial volatility and policy stumbles, global commentators now argue that China’s economy is destined for a long period of stagnation or worse. It is widely believed that the country’s economic success has...
  • If the renminbi took over the leadership of the global financial system from the US dollar, the economic impact would be significant. Photo: Bloomberg

    What if the renminbi competed with the US dollar?

    - Sep 5, 2015 8:02am
    Last month, The Economist published a special report called The World If – a compilation of scenarios about what might happen across politics, business and technology. One of the topics it considered was what would happen...
  • Following the Occupy protests last year, Hong Kong's pan-democrats (center) have rejected the government's electoral reform package. Meanwhile, anti-Beijing sentiment or 'nativisim' is on the rise in the city. Photos: HKEJ, Reuters

    What next for Hong Kong?

    - Jul 2, 2015 11:25am
    The question of how Hong Kong will choose its next chief executive in 2017 has long divided the territory. On June 18, Hong Kong’s Legislative Council vetoed the Chinese Communist Party’s plans to reform the territory’s...