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For Xi Jinping, the markets are only secondary – Arthur Kroeber

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.

How the government messed up financial markets – Arthur Kroeber

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.

There is no good time for a devaluation – Arthur Kroeber

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.

Yuan devaluation is not a currency war – Arthur Kroeber

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 timing of the devaluation was wrong – Arthur Kroeber

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.

Why the devaluation of the yuan is a good idea – Arthur Kroeber

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.

Stock markets will not drag the economy down – Arthur Kroeber

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.

One China, three worries – Arthur Kroeber

Economist Arthur Kroeber spells out three worries for China in the Business Standard. The stock market, short-term growth and long-term growth and reform. Here is his first worry. Damage to the economy seems limited.

What has happened to the market forces? – Arthur Kroeber

Two years ago, China promised market forces will enter the financial arena. But is has been a mixed message from the start, and after the government tried to save a dropping stock market, financial analyst Arthur Kroeber looks for the Brookings Institute at what has happened.

What does the government wants at the stock markets – Arthur Kroeber

A sky-high rally, a scary fall and unprecedented government action to stop that fall. Is the government for the first time losing its dominance to market forces, as some suggested? Financial analyst Arthur Kroeber does not think so, he tells Globe and Mail.