Category Archives: economy

Auto industry booms in a slowing economy – Sara Hsu

The Beijing Auto Show was an exceptional bright spot during an economic slowdown that is worrying many, writes financial analyst Sara Hsu in the Diplomat.”We can expect China’s auto industry to keep moving.”

Arthur Kroeber: between the bull and the bear

The Economist reviews economist Arthur Kroeber´s book China’s Economy: What Everyone Needs to Know®, where he explores the options for China between collapse and success. “Between these extremes lies a wide expanse of “muddle-through” alternatives.”

China has to change its steel policies – Sara Hsu

A dramatic reduction of global steel demand has sent the steel producers into disarray. China, good for half of the production, has upset the rest of the world by financing its export. A better policy would be keeping steel in store, until demand picks up again, writes financial analyst Sara Hsu in the Diplomat.

Why Chinese companies go after American brands – Shaun Rein

Lexmark was the latest American company, finding itself in Chinese hands. Chinese companies use acquisition to embark on their global journey, and they have a special appetite for American brands, tells business analyst Shaun Rein in Marketplace.

Mega trends for change in the next decade – Wang Haiyan

More globalization and technology is going to drive mega change in the coming decade, tells Wang Haiyan, managing partner of the China India Institute, a Washington, D.C.-based research and advisory organization, at Wealth Management. “And global market shocks from China, like the one we saw last summer, will only increase.”

Can China avoid Japan´s mistakes? – Arthur Kroeber

China is ahead of a range of challenging decisions, writes economist Arthur Kroeber in BloombergView. There is a real danger China will enter economic stagnation just like Japan did in the past, and Kroeber is not sure China´s leadership can avoid the same mistakes Japan made.

The two faces of China´s economy – Andy Mok

China is a country of two economic speeds, writes business analyst Andy Mok at LinkedIn. While parts of the economy is doing bad, especially the new economy is booming like never before. “The new economy is firing on all cylinders.”

What investors have to know about China – Arthur Kroeber

Investors have a hard time in figuring out what is happening in China. There are a few basics, says economist Arthur Kroeber, where they often get it wrong, he tells Benefits Canada, and he tries to address them.

Services and consumption will drive growth – James Roy

Manufacturing is – as planned by the central government – down, but services and consumption will keep economic growth for the rest of this year at 6.4, 6.5% says business analyst James Roy to Money Control.

China needs to be a Singapore on steroids – Arthur Kroeber

China has three scenario´s to choose from by the end of next year, when the new Party Congress convenes, tells author Arthur Kroeber,China’s Economy: What Everyone Needs to Know®, at the European Council of Foreign Relations. Or Russia-style nationalism, Japan-style slowdown 2.0 or a Singapore on steroids.