Reading the Chinese tea leaves in a tricky market climate

China's current business environment has both opportunities and risks, making it imperative to pursue a well-diversified investment strategy. PHOTO: REUTERS
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SINGAPORE - It's been tough lately for equity and fixed-income investors around the world.

The performance of stocks and bonds has been negative - something that's happened on just 1 per cent of occasions since 1926. Asia's current peak-to-trough drawdown in share prices is the worst since the 2008 global financial crisis.

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