Category Archives: economy

Taiwan arms purchages help US economy – Wendell Minnick

Image via Wikipedia Ending US weapon sales to Taiwan might also end a very lucrative trade that has helped the US economy greatly, writes Wendell Minnick in Defense News. Taiwan…

Inflation undermines consumer confidence – Arthur Kroeber

Arthur Kroeber by Fantake via Flickr China’s government is placing its bets on increasing domestic spending by consumers, tells Arther Kroeber in The Guardian. But the inflation seems to be…

Three reasons why China’s banks are fragile – Victor Shih

Victor Shih by Fantake via Flickr Despite three trillion US dollar in foreign reserves, China’s banking system is more fragile than you would think when you look at that figure…

Property remains major wealth creator – Rupert Hoogewerf

Rupert Hoogewerf Despite government measures to curb housing speculation, property kept on creating wealth for China’s¬†millionaires, says Rupert Hoogewerf or Hurun in the Shanghai Daily, as he publishes his latest…

Inflation: China’s nightmare – Shaun Rein

Shaun Rein by Fantake via Flickr Shaun Rein addresses at CNBC China’s largest nightmare, inflation, as real estate prices and wages go up. But he remains optimistic about the country’s…

Why China does not need Home Depot – Paul French

Image via Wikipedia What foreign companies, trying to tap into the China market, regularly forget is that there is no need for their services, tells retail analyst Paul French at…

Can China deliver on its five-year plan? – Helen Wang

Helen Wang Increased domestic consumption and sustainable growth are key in the country’s new five-year plan. But can it deliver on two critical issues, beating inflation and affordable housing, author…

Fat profits for foreign firms in China – Shaun Rein

Shaun Rein by Fantake via Flickr Foreign firms in China currently make fat margins, showing the strenght of the economy,¬†Shaun Rein tells Bloomberg, despite high profile failures like Barbie, Home…

Five books on China’s economy – Victor Shih

State-driven by Getty Images via @daylife Leading political economist Victor Shih reviews five books he recommends on China’s economy for The Browser. Number one is Huang Yasheng‘s Capitalism with Chinese…

As no.2, China cannot hide anymore – Arthur Kroeber

Arthur Kroeber by Fantake via Flickr While China’s rank as the second economy in the world means little in material terms, it has an important psychological effect on its international…