Category Archives: economy

Next: the US China trade war – Shaun Rein

US Congress intends to pass a currency bill, potentially triggering off a trade war with China by imposing tariffs on trade, notes business analyst Shaun Rein with increasing amazement in CNBC.

China’s currency is not the issue – Janet Carmosky

Trade sanctions in China will not create jobs in the USA, argues China-veteran Janet Carmosky in Forbes. She disassembles three of the most-used arguments in favor of trade sanctions.

Two different ways to look at a currency – Arthur Kroeber

The US and China are at loggerheads again over the way China deals with its currency. It does not help both China and the US have two fundamental different ways to look at their currency, says economic analyst Arthur Kroeber, quoted by the Japan Times.

The debate: The End of Cheap China – Shaun Rein

The End of Cheap China: Economic and Cultural Trends that will Disrupt the World is the title of Shaun Rein’s book, expected in March 2012. But the debate on the book has already started, at his linkedIn Group, The End of Cheap China.

The economic damage of internet filters – Marc van der Chijs

The slowdown of China’s internet filters is costing internet entrepreneur Marc van der Chijs the equivalent of three working weeks per year, he estimates on his weblog. It hurts the country’s international competitiveness.

Zambians vote against China – Howard French

When the Zambians voted out their president last week, the election was also a referendum against China, writes journalist Howard French in The Atlantic. “Zambia has been at the leading edge of China’s drive to expand its relations with the continent.”

China’s right to undervalue its exchange rate – Arthur Kroeber

China is manipulating its currency to boost its export, US criticasters say. China sees an undervalued exchange rate as the right of a developing country, just like other did in the past, argues economic analyst Arthur Kroeber in the Voice of America.

Inflation undermines consumer confidence – Shaun Rein

Rising food prices are worrying China’s consumers, tells business analyst Shaun Rein in CNBC. Although he also discovered the women keep on shopping for now, although their buying habits changed dramatically.

China has more billionaires than the US – Rupert Hoogewerf

China has 270 billionaires, tells Hurun founder Rupert Hoogewerf in the Want China Times, more than the US, although the Hurun Rich list 2011 does not give all their names.

China: expected to continue economic growth – Arthur Kroeber

Europe and the US might be bracing for another economic hit, but economic analyst Arthur Kroeber explains in The Financial Times why he expects China to continue growing – in stead of crashing like others predict.