China

August 16, 2023
China’s deflation could impact investors around the world premium
As the latest inflation data confirmed, China fell into deflationary territory in July, with consumer prices down 0.3% from last year. Investors worldwide need to prepare for the fallout and revise their strategies. China's government has been minimising deflation fears, with People's Bank of China and National Bureau of Statistics officials saying there is no foundation for long-term price drops. As I was quoted by CBS News, amongst other media, Read More
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May 24, 2023
Ultimate gift for China if US defaults  premium
Should the US fail to raise the debt ceiling and default on its financial obligations, it would be the ultimate gift to China.  President Biden held talks on Tuesday with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, yet after an hour, McCarthy said both sides remained far apart on reaching an agreement to lift the debt ceiling. However, he added: "It is possible to get a deal by the end of the week. It's not that difficult to get to an agreement." Biden has previously also stated he Read More
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April 2, 2023
Alibaba’s breakup marks era of major opportunities in China for investors premium
This week, the breakup of Chinese mega-conglomerate Alibaba marks the beginning of a series of enormous opportunities for global investors in China. On Tuesday, the business empire – founded by Jack Ma – announced it is planning to be divided into six units and look into fundraisings or listings for the majority of them. Alibaba is a multinational tech conglomerate operating several e-commerce, retail, and tech businesses, including payment systems, Read More
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November 29, 2022
China protests spook markets; investors prepare for sharp rebound premium
Although stock markets across the globe have been spooked over the recent protests in China against the government's zero-Covid policy, investors must be prepared for an imminent sharp rebound. Thousands took to the streets after 10 people lost their lives in a fire in a high-rise block in Urumqi, western China, last Thursday. Many are of the opinion that the strict Covid restrictions contributed to the fatalities. As Asia trade opened on Monday, the Hang Read More
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August 30, 2022
U.S. China deal is a massive investor wake-up call premium
Trade relations between the United States and China have just been given a considerable boost following last week’s agreement between the two nations which allows U.S. regulators to inspect the audits of Chinese firms whose stocks are traded on U.S. exchanges. In a lengthy dispute, U.S. regulators had pledged to eliminate Chinese companies from U.S.-based stock exchanges if China doesn’t permit inspections. To my mind, this tentative agreement is certainly positive news. Read More
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