Asia is seeing growing rivalries—and also the enduring influence of the US. In the post-war years it was perhaps easy to take for granted the deep and vast sway held by the US in Asia—from its significant role in the Asian Development Bank to its closeness to regional powerhouse Japan. China’s recent rise has reconfigured the terms of politics, economics and trade in Asia—and the world. That has informed the US’s much-discussed ‘pivot’ to Asia, a key plank of which has been the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). Are China’s prospects in trade and regional influence hampered because it is not a signatory of the TPP?
PBOC’s move to devaluing the RMB didn’t just follow weak exports data, but also IMF requirements for more market-driven exchange rates.
Is the yuan devaluation the start of a currency war, or a reflection of Beijing’s plan to give the market more power?
One of many economic indicators, China’s imports continue to inch up, but only just.
Penny Pritzker, US Secretary of Commerce, discusses the shape of the US-China trade relationship
The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank has ruffled many feathers even before its formal launch. We bring you the lowdown on what it is and how it compares with the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank.
A huge shift in trade and relations could be underway across Eurasia, and China’s New Silk Road policy is at the heart of it
This week, we saw the debut of Alibaba’s bonds, the new China-Australia FTA, and China’s factory output shrank thanks to the APEC conference.
Politics can often be a deal breaker in business between India and China. But now that might change due to changes in both economies.
This week, China’s exports and imports data showed robust growth despite forecasts that were less rosy; and Alibaba’s financial arm Alipay got a makeover.