Category Archives: People’s Bank of China

Making sense out of the financial zigzag policies – Victor Shih

Making sense out of Beijing`s recent financial direction is hard, even for veteran political and financial analyst Victor Shi. In the Wall Street Journal, he tries to give it a shot. “As with any addiction program, the first step is to admit you have a problem.”

Will the Tobin tax work in China? – Victor Shih

China is preparing a Tobin tax, a tax on capital transactions. At this stage for a zero percentage, but the writing is on the wall. It´s effect on China´s currency depends very much on how the government is going to use this tool, says finance professor Victor Shih in Bloomberg.

Fiscal deficit divides lawmakers – Victor Shih

China´s lawmakers arrive in Beijing for their annual meeting and finance is high on their agenda´s. And opinions are divided, says political analyst Victor Shih to Bloomberg, for example when it comes to the fiscal deficit.

Central bank is safe for another year : Arthur Kroeber

How deep are the pockets of the People´s Bank of China (PBOC) to keep on funding its financial system? According to economist Arthur Kroeber they are safe for another year, and can use the time to clean up the current mess. Learning how to communicate with the markets is one talent that needs urgent development, he tells Bloomberg.

Central bank moves in to ease turmoil – Victor Shih

The governor of China´s central bank, the People´s Bank of China, Zhou Xiaochuan tried to ease the expected turmoil on the financial markets ahead of their opening after Lunar New Year. Zhou tries to save the few reforms he was able to achieve, says financial expert Victor Shih to Bloomberg.

Fight against capital outflows delays reforms – Sara Hsu

China has faced a record outflow of capital since the end of 2015. Efforts to stop that outflow, maybe needed, delay severely the planned liberalization of the financial markets, writes financial analyst Sara Hsu in the Diplomat. “The rate of change is dissatisfying to those calling for reform.”

China leadership lacks interest in economic reform – Arthur Kroeber

Relentlessness mayhem in China´s financial markets and its impact on the global economy is not having enough interest of China´s leadership, economist Arthur Kroeber tells Reuters. Their interest is too much focused on domestic affairs.

China´s melting foreign reserves – Victor Shih

China has been throwing much foreign reserve to maintain the value of its currency, the yuan. Financial analyst Victor Shih says in Bloomberg that while there is no acute problem, not all is well after hundreds of billions have evaporated.

What will China´s economy do in 2016? – Sara Hsu

Financial analyst Sara Hsu looks ahead in the Diplomat at 2016 and what the announced economic shift might mean for the country and the world. An overview of the current state of financial reforms in China.

Slowly China´s central bank will let the Renminbi float – Sara Hsu

Nothing is moving fast, but slowly China´s central bank PBOC will loosing its traditionally iron grip on its currency, writes financial analyst Sara Hsu in the Diplomat. Linking the Renminbi to a basket of currencies in stead of only the US dollar failed in the past, but might work out now.