The badly handled crisis at the stock markets and the unfortunate devaluation of China´s currency are still casting shadows on the country´s financial future, says economist Arthur Kroeber at CNBC. At this stage it is very unclear whether the central government has the capability to handle needed financial reforms.
While at the beginning of his tenure, market forces popped up regularly in the official parlance, by now it is clear that centralized power is key for president Xi Jinping, with markets at a second place at best, says economist Arthur Kroeber in the New York Times.
While the word ´recession´ is seldom used in China, many industries and region are facing rough times, now the country´s economy is in the middle of a transition into a new economy, tells economist Arthur Kroeber at NPR.
One of the reasons financial markets went out of control, is because president Xi Jinping is mostly focused on politics and geopolitical ambitions, says political analyst Arthur Kroeber in the Washington Post.
The government has really messed up almost anything they did on the financial markets, says financial analyst Arthur Kroeber on NPR. Internal divisions between different factions did not help to make sound financial decisions.
Dust might have settled down on the recent surprise devaluation of the Yuan by the time President Xi Jinping will meet his counterpart in the US, says financial analyst Arthur Kroeber in Bloomberg. Relations with the IMF have been defining the moment for this long-expected move.
US media have been up in arms after China started to devaluate its Yuan, accusing it of starting a currency war with the US dollar. Nonsense, argues economic expert Arthur Kroeber in the Business Standard. China has long been blamed for manipulating its currency, a practice it is going the abolish, although it might not make everybody happy in the short run.
The devaluation of the yuan was right, argues economist Arthur Kroeber, according to the Washington Post. But the timing was most unfortunately, leading to the – wrong – conclusion the central government was taking panic measures.
Many analysts tumbled over each other to dismiss China´s record devaluation of its currency. But financial analyst Arthur Kroeber disagrees, and says it is a necessary move to financial reforms in the middle and long term, CityWire writes.
Heated arguments still rage on the effect of the recent downturn of China´s stock markets. And while the government dealt badly with the financial markets, the effect on China´s economy will be limited, writes economist Arthur Kroeber in ChinaFile.