Vietnam: New Leadership and the Pressure for Economic Reforms
Politics,Economy,Southeast Asia
By Huong Le Thu - 25 Apr 2016

Vietnam: New Leadership and the Pressure for Economic Reforms

Economic policies beg for a major update from the implementation of the Doi Moi reforms in 1986. To ensure full integration into the global economy, including fulfilling expectations of the TPP, Vietnam need to do some serious adjustments.
China’s Great Pump Priming
Economy,China

By Ding Lu - 13 Apr 2016

China’s Great Pump Priming

China’s Stock Market Turmoil: A Painful Lesson for Investors and Regulators
Economy,China

By Jing Wan - 23 Mar 2016

China’s Stock Market Turmoil: A Painful Lesson for Investors and Regulators

China Facing the Exchange Rate Policy Dilemma
Economy,China

China Facing the Exchange Rate Policy Dilemma

The newly introduced mechanism of setting daily midpoint rates and the public statements by the PBoC and Chinese leaders were inconsistent and confused both domestic and international investors.
By Yuqing Xing - 23 Mar 2016 | 0 comments Read more...
Yu’e Bao: A Double-Edged Sword for Financial Innovation
Economy,China

Yu’e Bao: A Double-Edged Sword for Financial Innovation

Yu’e Bao is a repository for leftover cash from online spending. The speedy growth of the fund highlights the pervasive role now played by technologies, which at the same time disrupts important erstwhile state-controlled economic pillars such as finance.
Japan’s Economic Woes: Is Helicopter Drop of Money the Cure?
Economy,East Asia

Japan’s Economic Woes: Is Helicopter Drop of Money the Cure?

What is the hype that helicopter drop of money is exactly the kind of policy that Japan should seriously consider for getting it out of the quagmire of low inflation and low growth? Will it work?
China’s New Push to Reform the State Sector: How Far Can It Go?
Economy,China

China’s New Push to Reform the State Sector: How Far Can It Go?

A recent article authored by the Party Committee of China’s State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council in the Qiu Shi journal has stirred up heated discussions on the direction of China’s state-owned enterprise reforms.
By Sarah Y Tong - 11 Jul 2016 | 0 comments Read more...
MSCI Delays Inclusion of China A-Shares: A Blessing in Disguise?
Economy,China

MSCI Delays Inclusion of China A-Shares: A Blessing in Disguise?

MSCI Inc.’s decision on June 14, 2016 to not include China A-shares in the MSCI Emerging Market Index is seen by some analysts as a blow to the country’s efforts in raising its stock market profile and turning the RMB into an international currency. 
What Needs to Be Done to Avert a RMB Crisis
Economy,China

What Needs to Be Done to Avert a RMB Crisis

By investing aggressively in various parts of the world, China is transferring its foreign exchange reserves to other countries and intends to earn investment return from these activities. However, due to reasons such as economic slowdown and capital outflow, the balance of the foreign exchange reserves is diminishing.
By Na Xie - 06 Jul 2016 | 0 comments Read more...
AIIB:  A Viable Win-Win Model for the Global Financial Order?
Economy,China

AIIB: A Viable Win-Win Model for the Global Financial Order?

Initial worries of clashes between the AIIB and existing Bretton Woods institutions such as the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank have subsided with increasing cooperation among these institutions and adoption of similar governance rules.
How Concerned Should China Be about Brexit?
Politics,Economy,Hotspots,China

How Concerned Should China Be about Brexit?

The loss of the “Remain” vote in the referendum puts into question the multibillion dollar Sino-UK cooperation agreements signed during Chinese President Xi Jinping’s state visit to the UK last year, in particular the Hinkley Point nuclear project.
Xi Jinping Promotes One Belt and One Road in Central and Eastern Europe
Politics,Economy,China

Xi Jinping Promotes One Belt and One Road in Central and Eastern Europe

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s state visits to Serbia and Poland in June 2016 follow his state visit to the Czech Republic just 3 months earlier, underscoring the importance China places on the markets of Central and Eastern Europe.
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