Our latest commentary - Pigs might fly

Whist we, the British public, have been worn down by three years of Brexit debate, we should perhaps have some sympathy for the Chinese who have been confronted with debate that their economy will suffer a hard landing for close to seven years now. 

Back in August 2012 after Wen Jiabao, the then Chinese Premier, had announced that their revised annual growth target for 2012 was a measly 7.5% the Financial Times led with the headline - Economists weigh Chinese ‘hard landing’.  Four years later George Soros, the veteran hedge fund manager, declared - ‘A hard landing is practically unavoidable’.

Yet the Chinese economy has ignored these doom-mongers and has continued to march onwards, albeit with a few faltering steps along the way.