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.
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 […]
The week that was: the Chinese economy clocked 7.5% growth; new home prices still in a tailspin; Shanxi-based Huatong Road & Bridge Group heads for a bond market default; and Alibaba delays its IPO. China growth picks up steam The world’s second-largest economy grew 7.5% in the second quarter, slightly faster than the 7.4% rate […]
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 […]
The week that was: Transformers raked in the riches in China; Chinese brands stole market share from global brands; Tencent picked up a stake in China’s Craigslist 58.com; and the exchange rate for the RMB was further liberalized. Transformers in China: Age of Prosperity Michael Bay’s latest movie doesn’t have the apocalyptic undertones in China […]
The week that was: metal-financing fraud puts small traders in risks; forex interest rate liberation expands in Shanghai; Xunlei files for IPO; and Fosun buys into US film studio. China’s metal-financing scandal: ramifications Missing stockpiles of metals used as collateral to secure bank loans at China’s third largest port has caused domestic and international lenders to […]
The week that was: Premier Li Keqiang shakes hands with the Queen, RMB gains more tradability , and some facts about the over-exaggerated Chinese property bubble. Li Keqiang Goes Shopping in the UK Following President Xi Jinping’s visit to Europe in March, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang visited the UK and Greece this week, taking with him contracts […]
The week that was: Alibaba continued to make waves with its UCWeb buy and China Post tie-up; Baidu tied up with Vanke; and expect more Chinese IPOs in the US. Alibaba Remains Active Before IPO China’s dominant e-commerce giant Alibaba continues to make headlines this week, as the company buys out UCWeb for an undisclosed […]
The week that was: China’s growth slows further; financial regulators wrangle over debt problems; and meat processing company Shuanghai International (now known as WH Group) prepares to list in Hong Kong. China prepares for slower growth More signs of a slowing Chinese economy this week—imports and exports fell by 11.3% and 6.6% year-on-year in March, surprising […]