Taiwan Positioned for Role in Wealth Management and Corporate Financing

Voice of America

President Tsai Ing-wen told local business tycoons last week that her administration plans to liberalize the local economy.


How Covid-19 Reaffirmed the Dominance of the Dollar

Xiaochen Su

Asset prices in the U.S. have not quite tracked economic activity during Covid-19. One factor is the movement towards the dollar.


Eastern Dragon and the Dangerous Rise of High-Frequency Trading in China

Qian Han

The impact of high-frequency traders on the financial markets has been in the throes of heated debate in China since the latest market rout.


China’s Fevered Property Market Exporting Risk to Asia

Tristan Kenderdine

Global risk merchants are starting to fret over Chinese local governance — a matter that was conveniently ignored throughout the growth boom of the past two decades.


The Structural Shifts at Play in Xi's Macroeconomic Balancing Act in China

The debate about China’s growth slowdown since 2010 continues to rage. Some think that the drop in China’s growth rate is cyclical. Others believe that trend growth has shifted down a gear.


Book Review: How Bankers Lied, Cheated and Colluded to Rig the World’s Most Important Number

Maria Zhivitskaya

In 'The Fix: How Bankers Lied, Cheated and Colluded to Rig the World’s Most Important Number,' Liam Vaughan and Gavin Finch offer a multidimensional journalistic account of the Libor scandal, drawing on interviews, court testimony and legal evidence. With the book unraveling like an engaging detective story and full of lively portraits of key characters, Maria Zhivitskaya only wishes that it was longer.


Hong Kong Handover: Riding the Property Roller Coaster

Agence France-Presse

'They bought their first apartment in 1970 for HK$45,000 (US$5,775), moving seven times before they splashed out HK$7.85 million on their Wonderland Villas home - it is now worth double that.'


Book Review: Capital Without Borders: Wealth Managers and the One Percent by Brooke Harrington

Sin Yee Koh

In 'Capital Without Borders: Wealth Managers and the One Percent,' Brooke Harrington offers an in-depth look into the work of wealth management professionals who ensure that the ‘one percent’ keep getting richer. Drawing on interviews and Harrington’s own experiences of a wealth management training program, Sin Yee Koh finds this a well-researched and clearly written ethnographic study that focuses attention on a key industry behind the continuation of global inequality.


Weighing China’s Skyrocketing Investment in the United States

Theodore H. Moran

Chinese investment in the US has jumped threefold, driven by acquisitions.


China Faces the Impossible Trinity

Victor Shih

The People’s Bank of China is walking a tightrope.

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