The Global Economy

In an increasingly connected world, the international marketplace has been hit by rising commodity prices, fears of inflation and the subprime-mortgage crisis in the United States. Investors and consumers worldwide are watching whether strong growth in Asian countries is enough to counter slumping global stock markets.

Global Survey

Coal Can't Fill World's Appetite

Coal is suddenly in short supply and high demand worldwide.

Dollar's Fall Is Felt Around The Globe

Sharp decline of U.S. dollar on global markets blamed in part for economic misfortunes elsewhere in the world.

Oil Price Rise Causes Global Shift in Wealth

High oil prices fueling one of biggest transfers of wealth in history.

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Economic Spotlight

Spotlight on China

The Washington Post's Ariana Eunjung Cha, based out of Shanghai, covers business and finance in Asia.

Rising Costs in China Seep Into U.S. Market (Feb. 9, 2008)

Asian Exporters Feel U.S. Pain (Feb. 6, 2008)

Weak Dollar Fuels China's Buying Spree Of U.S. Firms (Jan. 28, 2008)

China's Bid to Tame Economy Begins a Real Estate Bust (Oct. 18, 2007)

In China, a Green Awakening (Oct. 6, 2007)

Famously Volatile, Richly Rewarding (July 22, 2007)

China's Quirky Stock Market Finally Matters (March 4, 2007)

In China, Capitalism 101 (March 1, 2007)

More China Stories

Post Magazine: Cashing In on Communism (Feb. 18, 2007)

In Africa, China Trade Brings Growth, Unease (June 13, 2006)

• Full Coverage: 2008 Olympics

Opinion: U.S.-China Trade Relations

The Rogue That Plays by the Rules (Sept. 2, 2007)

China's Trade Time Bomb (Robert J. Samuelson -- May 9, 2007)

A Broad Dialogue With China (Henry M. Paulson -- Dec. 11, 2006)

Opinion and Analysis



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