Category Archives: debts

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.

Zombie firms: some might die – Sara Hsu

Chinese authorities have started to crack down on zombie firms, firms that mostly exist in name. A good sign, writes financial analyst Sara Hsu in the Diplomat, but there might be huge differences between provinces, she warns, as the government also wants to avoid job losses.

Can China afford sustainable healthcare? – Sara Hsu

Already underfunded and facing a fast aging population, healthcare in China is under pressure. Financial analyst Sara Hsu sees some encouraging tests in keeping costs down, but many more reforms are needed to pass the test, she writes in the Diplomat.

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.”

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.

Arthur Kroeber: between the bull and the bear

The Economist reviews economist Arthur Kroeber´s book China’s Economy: What Everyone Needs to Know®, where he explores the options for China between collapse and success. “Between these extremes lies a wide expanse of “muddle-through” alternatives.”

Services and consumption will drive growth – James Roy

Manufacturing is – as planned by the central government – down, but services and consumption will keep economic growth for the rest of this year at 6.4, 6.5% says business analyst James Roy to Money Control.

Lower GDP hurts paying back debts – Victor Shih

China´s GDP dropped to 6.4% and while many countries would be happy with such a growth, it creates a major problems for China, as current debts cannot be served, warns financial expert 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.