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Strong credit not a surprise, policy stance to be sustained

We received a lot of questions regarding the higher-than-expected credit figures in January. How to interpret it? Does it represent a shift in the policy stance of the People’s Bank of China(PBOC)? What ...

Zhu Haibin | February 27, 2014, Thursday

China not slowing for businesses

A number of media have suggested that the current restructuring in China will come at the cost of faster economic growth. But in reality, we are seeing an acceleration of business results for international ...

Nicolas Musy | February 24, 2014, Monday

How on earth can Facebook justify WhatsApp price?

For mere mortals who haven’t partaken in whatever Kool-Aid Mark Zuckerberg is serving at Facebook’s Hacker Way headquarters, is there any way to justify the US$19 billion it is paying for WhatsApp? It ...

Peter Thal Larsen and Rob Cox | February 24, 2014, Monday

China’s new rules facilitate offshore debt servicing

China’s recent relaxing of controls on cross-border foreign exchange flows could help to facilitate Chinese companies’ offshore debt servicing. However, it does not improve offshore creditors’ ability ...

Fitch Ratings | February 20, 2014, Thursday

Comcast: How to win at monopoly

The proposed merger between the cable television interests of Time Warner Cable and its principal rival, Comcast, demonstrates a neat example of how the theory of the free market differs so radically ...

Nicholas Wapshott | February 20, 2014, Thursday

Chinese firms need to use yuan more

In the meteoric rise of the yuan as a global currency, if 2012 was the year of the “Why,” then 2013 was the year of the “How,” as global corporates embraced the Chinese currency in earnest..This year, ...

Michael Vrontamitis | February 17, 2014, Monday

Alibaba tests the limits of China’s non-bank banking

Alibaba isn’t a bank. But for customers it’s getting hard to tell the difference. Users of China’s dominant e-commerce website can now deposit funds, make investments, take out loans and even give out ...

John Foley | February 17, 2014, Monday

China to fare well with US tapering

Since the beginning of December 2013, the MSCI emerging markets index has declined 13 percent. The selloffs in many emerging markets, especially Turkey, Argentina and Brazil, were triggered by their ...

Ma Jun | February 13, 2014, Thursday

Alibaba’s US$1.6b map deal fuels online land grab

Alibaba’s purchase of AutoNavi is a land grab, in two senses. The Chinese e-commerce group has offered a premium price to buy out the 72 percent of the US-listed mapping company it doesn’t already own, ...

Robyn Mak and John Foley | February 13, 2014, Thursday

China trust’s default avoidance fuels moral hazard risks

The move to avoid default by a trust product managed by China Credit Trust comes as a relief to local investors and market participants, but it also represents a potentially missed opportunity to limit ...

February 10, 2014, Monday


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