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2017/08/16 | Qian Han
Eastern Dragon and the Dangerous Rise of High-Frequency Trading in China
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
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.
2017/07/05 | Maria Zhivitskaya
Book Review: How Bankers Lied, Cheated and Colluded to Rig the World’s Most Important Number
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
'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.'
2017/03/15 | Sin Yee Koh
Book Review: Capital Without Borders: Wealth Managers and the One Percent by Brooke Harrington
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.
2017/02/18 | Theodore H. Moran
Weighing China’s Skyrocketing Investment in the United States
Chinese investment in the US has jumped threefold, driven by acquisitions.
2017/02/14 | Victor Shih
China Faces the Impossible Trinity
The People’s Bank of China is walking a tightrope.
2017/02/12 | Matthew Phan
Interwoven with Banks: Shadow Banking in China
Deposit rate liberalization in China was a big step forward but the country still has work to do in improving transparency, loss-bearing and risk pricing in the financial system.
China Returns to ‘Bird in the Cage’ Economic Policy
Short-term policy changes in 2017 China will have lasting consequences for the greater Asia Pacific long-term economic forecast.
2016/12/15 | Sara Hsu
The Lengthening Shadow of China’s Banking Sector
China's shadow banking sector will continue to grow in a climate that is failing to integrate market forces into financial products.
China’s Great Wall of Debt
As China's carousel of credit goes around, observers may interpret the system to be one happy affair. Until the wheels come off.
2016/11/20 | Antonio De Vito
BOOK REVIEW: 'The Hidden Wealth of Nations: The Scourge of Tax Havens'
In 'The Hidden Wealth of Nations: The Scourge of Tax Havens,' Gabriel Zucman makes a provocative argument about the large-scale evasion of taxes as well as how to tackle this global issue. Antonio De Vito highly recommends this concise, nontechnical and clearly argued book to everyone interested in understanding how the international financial system is making illegal use of tax havens.
2016/10/14 | Chublic Opinion
'Frenzonomics' and China's Property Bubble
China's property boom: The prospect of a spectacular crash in the fashion of the stock market last year is scary. To many people a market that continues to rally looks more fearsome.
2016/10/05 | Malaysiakini
Quizzed by Parliament, Australian Bank Denies 1MDB Link
ANZ, one of Australia's biggest banks, holds 25 percent of Ambank, the Malaysian bank U.S. investigators said was used to channel part of the funds allegedly siphoned from 1MDB.
2016/07/12 | Edward White
U.K. Tries to Quell Brexit Fears in Taipei
'If I can reassure you, and get that into your papers and broadcast media, that is what I am seeking to do here.'