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.
The USTR, the United State Trade Representative, has qualified the Chinese Great Firewall, blocking and filtering internet traffic, as a trade barrier. Analyst Sara Hsu is not that sure, and suggests more research to find this our, in the Diplomat.
Much reform to a market-driven economy has been achieved in 2015, wrote the National Development and Reform Commission’s (NDRC) Report on the Implementation of the 2015 Plan. But there is much left to do says financial analyst Sara Hsu in the Diplomat.
China´s leaders have announced that reform (and even merger) of state-owned enterprises are high on the political agenda. But at the same time, the central government does not want to lose control. Can both ambitions go together, wonders financial analyst Sara Hsu in the Diplomat. Mixed ownership does not mean an orientation on the market.
Few things are sure in China, but the government has called all hands on deck to regain control over the economy. Financial analyst Sara Hsu gives for the Diplomat an overview of the measures already taken to stabilize China´s financial industry.
China´s debts level has reached record heights, but the state will continue to guarantee sovereign debts, writes financial analyst Sara Hsu. And that support is also extended to state-owned companies like Cosco and ChemChina, despite downward pressures from the rating agencies, she argues in the Diplomat.
Many growth indexes in China might point south, consumer spending is one of the few that might indicate government policies might be working, writes financial analyst Sara Hsu in the Diplomat. Americans still consume per capita 53 times more goods and services than Chinese, so there is much room to growth, she says.
China´s farewell to double-digit growth is causing multinational companies headaches, also in the services industry where China is heading to, writes financial analyst Sara Hsu in the Diplomat. Now the downturn seems manageable, but she sees a rocky way ahead.