Category Archives: economy

State-owned companies get too many loans – Arthur Kroeber

Private companies have a hard time getting bank loans, says economist Arthur Kroeber to Barron’s. But that is nothing new, he adds, the problem is that state-owned companies get loans too easy. That division is more important than the level of China’s debts, he adds. “Too much attention has been paid to the debt problem.”

Boardrooms have to shape up to face the fallout of the trade war – Harry Broadman

International trade veteran Harry Broadman discusses how the world’s boardrooms have to shape up to deal with the fallout of the trade war and global tumult hitting companies and countries.

Trade war focus: Trump’s reelection in 2020 – Harry Broadman

Trade negotiations between the US and China have moved away from substantial issues, as the Trump administration is using the ongoing trade war as a tool to win the presidential elections in the US 2020, says Harry Broadman, former top trade and economic adviser to Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton to CNBC.

Debunking China myths in Africa – Howard French

Many stories about China and the Chinese in Africa are simply myths, says journalist and author Howard French, of China’s Second Continent: How a Million Migrants Are Building a New Empire in Africa. HeĀ discusses how Chinese entrepreneurs ended up in Africa. “There was no big masterplan by the Chinese state to do so,” he says at The Columbia Global Centers in Nairobi.

How Trump tries to weasel out of the trade war with China – Arthur Kroeber

The phase-1 trade deal between China and the US is a non-deal paving the way out of an untenable situation, says leading economist Arthur Kroeber in Money Week.

How Hong Kong fell into China’s economic orbit – Shirley Ze Yu

Mainland China has been watching the recent events in Hong Kong with astonishment, to say the least. LSE scholar, fellow at Harvard Kennedy School andĀ  former Chinese national television (CCTV) news anchor Shirley Ze Yu explains in the South China Morning Post how the former British colony has fallen into China’s economic orbit and how – in the long run – it will join the mainland.

Shirley Ze Yu joins China Speakers Bureau

The China Speakers Bureau is happy to announce that Dr. Shirley Ze Yu has decided to join the China Speakers Bureau. She is currently visiting Senior Fellow, Institute of Global Affairs at the London School of Economics.

China has fewer wealthy people than ever – Rupert Hoogewerf

For the first time in 21 years the annual Hurun (China) rich list notes fewer wealthy people, says its chairman Rupert Hoogewerf to AFP. “Nearly 40 percent of those in the rich list two years ago has dropped off,” he said.

Why global companies should fear the trade war – Arthur Kroeber

US companies make US$544 billion in annual revenue in China, much more than the US exports to China, warns economist Arthur Kroeber at Barrons. Global companies will feel the heat.

China’s consumers pick pork over iPhones – Victor Shih

China’s consumers are changing because of the trade war and food-driven inflation, says China expert Victor Shih at the Investor Place. They will pick pork over iPhones, he says, with a drastic impact on the stock markets.