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Consumers of last resort will be (also) in China

Two years ago, a Wall Street Journal article asked: Is the U.S. yet again destined to do the global economy’s heavy lifting? For a...

AIIB update, mid-2016

Canada Applies to Join AIIB - WSJ AIIB, officially established in December last year, currently has 57 members and is starting out with $100 billion in...

Economic slowdown in China

How is the slowdown affecting various Chinese regions? If we look at average growth rates between 2009-12 and then the latest 3 years of data (2012-14,...

Globalization is evolving, not receding

The loudest voices in the West come from “globalization pessimists”. Some deny that cross-border trade and international engagement and cooperation are beneficial. A separate group believes...

Happening in China - May 2016

The Economy Sovereign funds ignore climate risk — FT.com "The world’s largest government-backed investment funds have been accused of ignoring the risks climate change...

Gary Becker on freedom in China

Six years ago, Gary Becker wrote: The jump from middle-income to rich status is much harder to achieve than the ascent from poverty. But there are...

Happening in China - April 2016

The Economy Here comes the modern Chinese consumer | McKinsey & Company: "When asked about their expectations regarding future income, 55 percent of consumers we interviewed...

Houses with price tags of islands: Real Estate in China

On Friday, May 1st (2015), the following words appeared in a corner of the front page of the Financial Times: "Something is wrong when a...

Happening in China - March 2016

News China state firms seen boosting green energy investment in Australia - Yahoo News China makes gains, faces hurdles in extending financial services - Chinadaily.com....

United Kingdom's trade with the rest of Europe

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Regulating digital platforms in China

Today, a China Daily article described government complaints about Uber's subsidies to drivers: Speaking at a news conference in Beijing, he [the minister of transport] said...

China's opening to trade

A striking passage from C. Fred Bergsten's comment published in 2004 in Development challenges in the 1990s: leading policymakers speak from experience, edited by Tim Besley:...

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