Chinese stocks finished in bear-market territory on Monday, even as the country's central bank rolled out a easing package over the weekend.» Read More
China's soft economic data belie the "broad-based recovery" that has taken place during the second quarter in the world's number two economy.
Greece's drama is nearing a potentially catastrophic denouement, likely hijacking market attention from economic pulse checks on China and Japan this week.
China's online money market funds have transformed how millions of Chinese invest their savings, but some see red flags. The FT reports.
A slew of China data offered some indication the worst of the mainland's economic slowdown may be over, although the recovery may disappoint.
Economists at the People's Bank of China said they had cut their 2015 inflation forecast for China to 1.4 percent, from an initial 2.2 percent.
Whether China shares are bubbly depends on which data bit catches the fancy, but the market has outstripped fundamentals and is overbought, Credit Suisse said.
We are seeing extraordinarily reflationary policies from the world's central banks, says Jonathan Pain, Author of the Pain Report
China is pulling out all the usual easing props to counter its slowing economy, but the old hats don't appear to be working as well as they used to.
The plunge in Chinese stocks is likely to be temporary, and unlikely to spill into world markets unless it becomes prolonged and triggers recession in the second-biggest economy.
Western investors see China as a slowing giant, but local traders have used a more optimistic take to score their biggest gains in years.
Foreign flows, investors using borrowed money to buy equities and a taste for new public offerings have aided a mega-rally in Chinese stocks in 2015.
China's economic growth looks set to miss the government's targets, but the mainland's markets still offer good value, Pimco said in a note.
Ahead of the data deluge on Wednesday, Jing Ulrich, vice chairman, Asia Pacific at JP Morgan, discusses how China is progressing with its transition towards a consumption-driven growth model.
Instead of valuations, the possibility of further rate cuts will continue to fuel the rally in Chinese markets, says Herald Van Der Linde, head of Asia Equity Strategy at HSBC.
As the lowering of borrowing costs does not benefit everyone, Hans Goetti, head of Investment Asia at Banque Internationale à Luxembourg (BIL), expects Beijing to roll out more supportive measures.
Nizam Idris, MD and head of Strategy, Fixed Income & Currencies at Macquarie, says Sunday's rate cuts indicate that mainland authorities are falling behind the curve in terms of controlling the economic slowdown.
Apart from monetary easing, a "big fiscal stimulus" in terms of infrastructure is needed to create demand in China, says Frederic Neumann, MD & Co-Head of Asian Economics Research at HSBC.
Ron Napier, head of Napier Investment Advisors, discusses whether China's proactive policy actions can address its economic slowdown.
The cut in interest rates will be positive for markets as it indicates that Beijing is stepping up on measures to stop the economic slowdown, says Alaistair Chan, economist at Moody's Analytics.
China's exports and imports tumbled in April, dashing hopes of a seasonal rebound and underscoring concerns over the spotty trade picture in the world's second biggest economy.