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.
This week, China’s factory activity improved a little even as factory employment figures slumped; Adobe announced its intention to shutter its China R&D center while other MNCs remain upbeat; and the Alibaba share price fell after last week’s spectacular IPO.
The first signs of light emerge amidst the dark prospects for private enterprises in China’s ever-tightening credit market It’s been a miserable few months for financing in China’s private sector. A growing number of debt defaults by companies has spurred regulatory crackdowns on the unofficial lending sector, sometimes called ‘shadow banking’, which has sustained (not […]
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 […]