David Mcwilliams: The great maul of China’s partners

China’s commodity appetite made it a drivers of the world economy. Now those who fed it are beginning to falter

4th October, 2015
Falling commodity prices are hurting the average Chinese investor as well as the nation’s economy Picture: Getty

When you look around at the world economy, one thing strikes you: America is on its own in terms of having a growing economy. There simply has not been a period in recent history where global growth rates are so divergent. Europe is still gripped by austerity, Japan hasn’t been right for a generation and the Chinese economy is facing a rapid post-boom contraction. Elsewhere, the big commodity-based emerging markets like Brazil, South Africa and...

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