China – and Macron’s U-Turn

By Peter Koenig Less than a week ago, President Macron was lambasting Italy for signing agreements with China in the context of their New Silk Road,...

China – A Critical Global Growth Engine, Despite Deceleration

By Dan Steinbock Despite U.S. trade wars, China will stick to its growth target and fiscal easing in the short-term, deleveraging in the medium-term and...

China’s 2019 Growth Outlook

By Dan Steinbock As China’s growth seems to be slowing, some observers see the country amid a “severe downturn.” As they mistake China’s secular deceleration...

Global Economic Outlook after Trump-Xi Timeout

By Dan Steinbock As many hoped, the highly anticipated Trump-Xi meeting in the Buenos Aires G20 Summit resulted in a truce. The devil is in...

The World-Class Lessons of China’s Shanghai Free-Trade Zone

By Dan Steinbock Amid the fifth anniversary of the Shanghai Free-Trade Zone, new economic zones are proliferating in China’s critical productivity centers. Despite trade wars,...

How APEC Can Boost Free Trade in Asia Pacific

By Dan Steinbock Amid trade wars, the outcome of the APEC meeting matters. As globalization is at crossroads, trade in Asia today will shape world...

How International Observers Undervalue the Chinese Bond Market

By Dan Steinbock     Criticism is typical of vibrant international media. Yet, prejudiced biases in financial matters have the potential to harm investors worldwide. The...

How Trade Wars Penalize Asian Currencies

By Dan Steinbock Not so long ago, Asian currencies anticipated depreciation pressures to increase, due to monetary normalization. Yet, it is the trade wars that...

US Trade War with China

By Peter Koenig WASHINGTON, May 29 (Reuters) - The United States said on Tuesday that it will continue pursuing action on trade with China, days after Washington and...

AIIB: Experiments in Scaling-up Development Finance

By Daniel Poon Since its launch in January 2016, what are the significant developments on the operations of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)? In...

Trump’s Feeble Phase 1 China-US Trade Deal

By Dr. Jack Rasmus With the announcement today, January 16, 2020 of the signing of the US-China Phase 1 ‘mini’ trade deal, and the US...