Category Archives: finance

China sends its inflation to the US – Shaun Rein

Federal Reserve chief Ben Bernanke is not worried about inflation in America, writes Shaun Rein in CNBC, but he should be worried when China sends its high costs to the US.

What about the underground financial bubble? – Victor Shih

Victor Shih of the Northwestern University has been doing much of the legwork to find out how much China’s debt actually is, much higher than China’s financial authorities want to admit, he writes on this blog of the Financial Times. Much of the country’s financial bubble remains underground.

Growth, not efficiency fuels economy – Arthur Kroeber

Even premier Wen Jiabao calls China’s economy unstable, unbalanced, uncoordinated and ultimately unsustainable, writes Reuters. But despite those misgivings, economic growth will steam ahead, adds economic analyst Arthur Kroeber.

Inflation undermines consumer confidence – Arthur Kroeber

Arthur Kroeber by Fantake via Flickr China’s government is placing its bets on increasing domestic spending by consumers, tells Arther Kroeber in The Guardian. But the inflation seems to be…

China: less of a miracle – Victor Shih

Victor Shih by Fantake via Flickr China’s three trillion US dollar of foreign reserves and other assets might look impressive, but when you withdraw the country’s debts and other liabilities,…

Hong Kong still has nothing to fear from Shanghai – Shaun Rein

Hong Kong via Wikipedia Since Shanghai emerged as a financial stronghold at the mainland, Hong Kong has been living in fear its would be outpaced by its northern competitor. Shaun…

The looming curreny war – Andrew Leung

Image by Fantake via Flickr A currency war is looming with the US threatening to impose punitive tariff mechanisms which may trigger a global trade war, writes Andrew Leung at his…

Where China is hiding its debts – Victor Shih

Victor Shih Fantake via Flickr Professor Victor Shih from the Northwestern University is the main investigator, looking for China’s sky high debts after its financial rescue operation. In Business Week Shih…

Rutledge, Ann

Ann Rutledge is a founding principal and CEO of R&R Consulting, which is a pioneer in dynamic structured credit modeling tools. An adjunct assistant finance professor at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in Hong Kong, Ms. Rutledge has consulted to high-level representatives of China’s MIIT (Ministry of Industry and Information Technology), CCDC (China Bond), CFOs of large SOEs, SOE banks and security companies, municipal and commercial leaders of Hangzhou, Tianjin, Shanghai and Beijing cities, and national accounting and statistics bureaus under the Ministry of Finance

Hsu, Sara

Sara Hsu is an expert on Chinese shadow banking and economic development. Dr. Hsu has coauthored two books on shadow banking, Informal Finance in China: American and Chinese Perspectives (2009) and Chinese Shadow Financial System (2012; in Chinese). She travels from New York.