Taming China’s Stock Markets: Is the Anti-Graft Drive Working?
Economy,China
By Gang Chen - 13 Dec 2016

Taming China’s Stock Markets: Is the Anti-Graft Drive Working?

An unprecedented stock rout in the summer of 2015 led to draconian anti-graft investigations into officials and executives in China’s financial sectors, with at least eight officials in the China Securities Regulatory Commission being detained.
Land Transfer and Rural Economic Reform in China
Economy,Society,China

By Jiwei Qian - 09 Dec 2016

Land Transfer and Rural Economic Reform in China

Can Trump “Warm” to the One Belt One Road Initiative?
Politics,Economy

By Alek Chance - 02 Dec 2016

Can Trump “Warm” to the One Belt One Road Initiative?

Vietnam’s Strategic and Economic Wellbeing in Peril if TPP Fails
Economy,Southeast Asia

Vietnam’s Strategic and Economic Wellbeing in Peril if TPP Fails

A cancelation of or suspension of talks on the TPP means Vietnam will lose an important opportunity for international economic integration. And it is likely to result in a slow-down in Vietnamese reforms.
By Huong Le Thu - 01 Dec 2016 | 0 comments Read more...
Southeast Asian Foreign and Economic Policies in the Trump Era
Politics,Economy,Southeast Asia

Southeast Asian Foreign and Economic Policies in the Trump Era

Both Malaysia and the Philippines along with others in the original ASEAN-5 are already comfortable in terms of their partnerships with Japan, and they will find working with China to be a productive and possibly value-added new infrastructure construction partnership experience.
By Tai Wei Lim - 30 Nov 2016 | 0 comments Read more...
Modi’s Demonetization of Rupee Banknotes: Bold Reform or Reckless Adventure?
Economy,South Asia

Modi’s Demonetization of Rupee Banknotes: Bold Reform or Reckless Adventure?

Modi explained that the demonetization was to stop counterfeiting of the current banknotes, as these had allegedly been used for funding terrorism. It was also designed to crack down on black money, a term which refers to income illegally obtained or undeclared for tax purposes.
Xi Heralds Age of China-led Globalization at APEC Summit
Politics,Economy,China

Xi Heralds Age of China-led Globalization at APEC Summit

While the US and its allies were reeling from the recent election of Donald Trump as US president and his pledge to scrap the US-led Trans-Pacific Partnership once he comes into office, Chinese President Xi Jinping pushed APEC members to accelerate their negotiations towards the completion of two alternative regional trade agreements.
China Takes Over the Reins of Globalization from the West
Economy,China

China Takes Over the Reins of Globalization from the West

China is the world’s second largest economy; although its economic growth has dropped to a lower gear, the volume of its economy will overtake the US’ in the near future. A frail US economy sets the stage for China to ascend to the leader’s podium.
Trumponomics: A Danger to Prosperity?
Politics,Economy,Hotspots

Trumponomics: A Danger to Prosperity?

Will Donald Trump’s presidency pose a danger to the country’s prosperity? Or will it “make America great again” by doubling US economy’s annual growth to 3.5-4.0 percent?
By Ding Lu - 19 Nov 2016 | 0 comments Read more...
China’s Economic Gifts as Extension of its Foreign Policy
Politics,Economy,China

China’s Economic Gifts as Extension of its Foreign Policy

China as a “regional bank” is not constrained geographically to Asia. In Latin America, the China Development Bank and the Export-Import Bank of China provided upwards of USD 29 billion to Latin American governments in 2015. In Europe, Chinese FDI increased by 44 percent from 2014 to reach USD 23 billion in 2015.
New Measures to Douse China’s Housing Frenzy
Economy,Society,China

New Measures to Douse China’s Housing Frenzy

Several factors underpin the latest housing boom in China. The central government’s de-stocking strategy is a big contributor. The easy monetary and cheap credit environment has boosted the development of the capital-intensive real estate industry. The declining supply and the rising price of land have pushed up housing prices in the high-tier cities.
By Zhihua Zhou - 04 Nov 2016 | 0 comments Read more...
China P2P Lending Under Scrutiny
Economy,China

China P2P Lending Under Scrutiny

The Chinese government has prohibited the practices of cash pooling, loan granting, and deposit taking, and has now limited the P2P platform operator’s role to just providing a matching place for lenders and borrowers, acting only as an information rather than a credit intermediary.  
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