Deglobalization Round-Up: October 21

Corporate investigations and intelligence firms decide Hong Kong isn’t worth the risk. Across the border, a Japanese businessman is formally arrested by Chinese authorities. Meanwhile, India gets uncomfortable with yuan-denominated payments for oil—though France doesn’t too concerned with using the Chinese currency for LNG trade. Plus: the UK’s MI5 warns of Chinese espionage on an “epic scale.”

The Week That’s Done: HongShan (née Sequoia China) eyes global investments

Sequoia’s China spin-off is searching for investment targets worldwide, underlining private capital flows as an arena of geopolitical competition. Meanwhile, a fertilizer shock could raise global food prices, Japan deals with an inflation and deflation dilemma, BYD spots another IRA backdoor, and US inflation rears its stubborn head. Plus: oil and gas volatility.