Fallen angels are debt market’s disgrace

An artificial distinction at the heart of the debt world undermines investment grade bonds

Bank of Japan seeks to bolster Abenomics

Disregard the naysayers: negative interest rates underline BoJ’s goal of beating deflation

Hedge funds target a weaker renminbi

Timing matters for investors betting against the currency and China’s central bank

Smart beta products risk being misleading

Investors may be surprised by two fundamentally different approaches under one smart-beta label

How South Korea is hurting European shares

Seoul hosts largest and most liquid market in the world for options on single stocks

What US election year means for investors

Where outcome is likely to matter is in areas such as individual tax reform, trade and healthcare

Global competitive easing leaves US alone

Fed less gung-ho about raising rates than it thought in December

Worries spur closer equities and oil ties

Both markets face volatility, contagion and unusual correlations

Looking to lift the January blues

There are three factors that could help investors shake off the sense of doom and gloom

China’s toughest test is within its walls

Shift from reliance on exports and investment carries risks but impact on markets is overstated

Currency risk matters for China property

Real estate used as collateral for 30%-40% of bank loans, says S&P

Pay attention to long-term debt cycle

Limits to spending growth financed by debt and money raises risks of policy ‘pushing on a string’

Regulators add to woes over Italian banks

In such a fragile system, mistakes can do great harm

Market woes a risk for global rebalancing

Investors must applaud China’s shift from investment to consumption

Contrarian investors see signs of life

Opportunities are emerging to tempt those with strong nerves

Cooler heads prevail even in market panic

Selling pressures in China will keep spilling into other regions

Investors seek China bargains in Hong Kong

A-shares trade at 40% premium to HK-listed H-share counterparts

Markets in for slower and bumpier climb

It’s a transition point but long-term money should stay invested

Renminbi fall reflects China’s transition

Shift to more market-based forex regime seems particularly fraught

China’s credit binge is the real concern

Massive accumulation of debt has received passive attention at most

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