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Exterior of the Evergrande Center in Shanghai. The property developer imploded and contributed to China's slowing economy in the third quarter of the year. Hector RETAMAL / AFP
The South African rand has long served as a sort of early warning system for investors to gauge the impact of Chinese economic news. And yesterday, the alarms sounded as the value of the South African currency fell 1.1% in response to worse-than-expected third-quarter data that revealed the Chinese economy slowed to ...

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“Ripple effects to the rest of the world could be significant due to weaker Chinese demand for raw materials… Even developed markets, including the U.S., would not be immune to a significant tightening in global financial conditions as a result of a negative China growth shock accompanied by financial stress.”
Mo Ji, Chief China Economist at Fidelity International

Twice-weekly podcast dedicated to exploring every facet of China's engagement in Africa. Hosted by Eric Olander and Cobus van Staden.
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Senior China-Africa Researcher
The South African Institute of International Affairs
Assistant Director, Global Economic Governance Initiative
Boston University
Dean of the School of Research and Graduate Studies
Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration