Multinationals are ill-equipped to handle rapid rise in RMB

Almost two-thirds (62%) of companies in Asia-Pacific, Europe and the U.S. with exposure to China’s renminbi expect transaction volumes to more than double in...

China’s International Renminbi Is Coming – Is Wall Street Ready?

By Dan Steinbock             On October 1, the Chinese renminbi officially becomes the fifth international reserve currency. Until recently, Washington played...

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...

China’s Economy of Peace

By Peter Koenig China, about a decade ago, has deliberately embarked on an Economy of Peace. A strategy that China pursues, unimpressed by constant aggressions...

China’s Environmental Challenges

By Judith ShapiroChina’s huge environmental challenges are tied to domestic politics, rapid economic growth, and an intense phase of globalization. With rising wealth there...

The Challenge of Frugal and Greener Winter Olympics

By Dan Steinbock Recently, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) awarded the 2022 Winter Games to Beijing, in a joint bid with the city of Zhangjiakou,...

Who Are ASEAN’s Biggest Military Spenders, Really? 

By Dan Steinbock The conventional military narratives highlight aggregate expenditures and downplay per capita spending. Realities are more nuanced, both globally and in Southeast Asia.   The...

Differentiated Policies Needed for China’s Property Market

By Dan Steinbock While some observers claim China is heading for another property bubble, the big picture is more complex. There are signs of bubble...

The Dim Sum Bond Market and its Role in the Internationalization of the Renminbi

By Hung-Gay Fung & Jot Yau This article discusses how offshore RMB markets help internationalize the renminbi in the global arenas of trade and investment....

Fed’s Expected Hikes Fuel Unease in Currency Markets

By Dan Steinbock Renewed allegations of “currency manipulation” in the US-China bilateral agenda have less to do with the Chinese renminbi than US election politics...

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