This week, there was fresh debate over whether China will overtake the US to become the largest economy in the world this year, the RMB inched one step closer to true internationalization, and all eyes were on Hong Kong to gauge the impact of the Occupy Central protests on the economy.
According to the World Bank, China is set to become the largest economy in the world by the end of 2014. But China’s rise to economic superpower status comes at a cost to its international maneuvers. China’s economy has emerged rapidly in the past two or three decades. It surpassed Germany’s in 2009 and Japan’s […]
This week, China PMI index (Purchasing Managers Index) showed a slight improvement as did the Shanghai Composite Index; Microsoft likely to face anti-monopoly charges; and Tesla changes its stance on charging stations. Numbers You Should Know Even as the world is still taking in all the economic data released by the US this week, here […]
China’s capital account liberalization and the new normal. Strolling through Hong Kong Central district at the junction of Garden Road and Queens Road Central, passers-by may not realize that they are at the epicenter of the next big step in global finance. Aside from remnant colonial buildings the architecture is 21st century urban, with signature […]
Chinese banks employ various strategies as they steadily march into international markets On July 6th 2012, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), the world’s largest bank by market value, became a controlling shareholder in The Bank of East Asia’s US subsidiary after receiving final approval from American regulators to purchase 80% of the bank’s […]