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An assertive China does not need the world that much – Arthur Kroeber

If the presidency of China over the G20 in Hangzhou has showed anything, it is that a more self-confident nation needs the rest of the world not as much as in the recent past, says political analyst Arthur Kroeber to LA Times. “The U.S. has less leverage to get things it wants.”

Wealth management tools circumvented banking restrictions – Arthur Kroeber

While China´s financial regulators have tried to prevent previous market panics, smaller banks have behind their backs been expanding credit lines to wealthy clients, says economist Arthur Kroeber, author of China’s Economy: What Everyone Needs to Know® to Dow Jones. The regulators now try to rein in those tools.

Investors unease about China: lack of real reforms – Arthur Kroeber

Although there is no reason to believe China´s economy is heading for a crash, the lack of real structural reforms still makes investors worried, writes economist Arthur Kroeber for the Brookings Institute and author of China’s Economy: What Everyone Needs to Know? While the state sector was supposed to shrink, it continues to grow.

After the hype: China has not been bleeding capital – Arthur Kroeber

The supposed capital flight from China has been keeping international financial markets more than busy. A hype, concludes economist Arthur Kroeber and author of China’s Economy: What Everyone Needs to Know® after looking at the figures in China File.

Donald Trump is right about China – Arthur Kroeber

China is becoming more mercantilist, and – in a narrow way – Donald Trump is right about China, says author Arthur Kroeber of China’s Economy: What Everyone Needs to Know® in an interview with Bloomberg. And the US are following a global trend for more protectionism.

Brexit fallout: limited risks for China – Arthur Kroeber

While the world is trying to get to grips with the fallout of a possible Brexit, very few of the effects for China can be sure, with the exception of the currency trade, says economist Arthur Kroeber to Bloomberg. At this stage, the risks seem fairly limited.

US-China relations: like an arranged marriage – Arthur Kroeber

China and the US start today annual high-profile talks in Beijing in an effort to mend their relations. In some ways the relations between both countries looks like an arranged marriage, says economist Arthur Kroeber to NPR. Relationship status? It’s complicated.

No reason to expect financial volatility now – Arthur Kroeber

Leading economist Arthur Kroeber does not see reason for financial volatility in the short run, he tells at Bloomberg. The Chinese government will not try another devaluation, like they mistakenly did in August, and the funding of banks is very solid, at least for the next two to three years.

Financial reform, Xi´s battleground – Arthur Kroeber

Journalist Ian Johnson interviews economist Arthur Kroeber, author of China’s Economy: What Everyone Needs to Know® on – among other subjects – China´s financial reforms and what has been derailing them in the New York Times. “The desire to control things has won out over the desire to reform and liberalize.”

China´s old growth model does not work anymore – Arthur Kroeber

Building more infrastructure has been a receipt for China to keep its economy growing double-digit for a long time. But that old growth model is no longer working, tells economist Arthur Kroeber, author of China’s Economy: What Everyone Needs to Know® in an interview with QZ.