Foreign Direct Investment has been an incredibly important catalyst for China’s economic development, bringing in the capital, technology and know-how that made China the world’s factory. But China is no longer so fresh and attractive to foreign investors as return on assets is falling. FDI to China increased 3.9% on the year to RMB 731.8 billion in the first 11 months of 2016—the 2015 expansion was 5.6%. Besides, increasing labor costs have become a heavy burden to foreign enterprises, especially manufacturers, who can cut costs by moving to Southeast Asia.
Penny Pritzker, US Secretary of Commerce, discusses the shape of the US-China trade relationship
As China changes, companies are being forced to adopt China Plus One strategies and look at other countries for manufacturing.
This week, we contemplate whether China’s economy needs another stimulus given that the state of various economic indicators. In other news, the Shanghai Free Trade Zone plans to become an international trading hub for various commodities and Alibaba’s profits stunned company watchers. Does the economy need more stimulus? Since China barely missed its GDP growth target in the […]
China and Brazil’s relations have been characterized by an ‘imperfect interdependence’ thus far. How will that change going forward? Last April, Brazilian and Chinese Foreign Ministers met in Brasilia to launch the ‘First Strategic Global Dialogue’ between the two countries. Sino-Brazilian strategic dialogues would now be held annually, providing China and Brazil the occasion to regularly meet […]
The BRICS countries are becoming a very important player in a rather unlikely arena: development cooperation. Here’s why they are better off working together as a bloc, rather than as individual countries. In the last decade, the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) countries have increased their presence in a rather different field. […]
In 2003, Sir Evelyn de Rothschild and Lady Lynn Forester de Rothschild set up E.L. Rothschild LLC, a privately funded family investment company to oversee a variety of the Rothschilds’ global investments. Today E.L. Rothschild has made a number of investments in a diverse bunch of sectors across continents. In this interview, Lady de Rothschild, […]