PODCAST: Construction Material Woes, and a New Bull Market

Much has been said about China's suffering property developers, but construction material makers are also in trouble. Will the government come to their rescue? And offshore China stocks enter bull territory with a 25% rally for the Hang Seng Index. What's driving this sudden surge, and will it last?

PODCAST: Ping An Trust Misses a Payment, and SAIC Sells Down Its India Venture

Ping An Trust has missed a $100 million payment on a wealth management product tied to Zhenro, a property developer. Does this show the woes afflicting China's trust industry are creeping up the food chain to top-tier names like Ping An? And leading automaker SAIC has sold 51% of its India venture to local partners for $624 million. Is this purely a commercial move, or is it also motivated by concerns about recent China-India tensions?

PODCAST: A Fitch Downgrade, and New Steps to Bring Back Global Tourists

Fitch has lowered its outlook on China's sovereign rating to "negative," citing economic uncertainty. What does this mean for investors, and what's the likelihood of an actual ratings downgrade? And China has ordered all hotels rated three stars or higher to accept foreign credit cards. Will this help to bring back foreign travelers after three years of Covid isolation?