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2020/08/25 | Voice of America

Taiwan Positioned for Role in Wealth Management and Corporate Financing

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

2020/04/15 | Xiaochen Su

How Covid-19 Reaffirmed the Dominance of the Dollar

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

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.

2017/08/14 | Tristan Kenderdine

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.

2017/07/31 | Yiping Huang, Yan Shen and Quizi Fu

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.

2017/06/28 | Agence France-Presse

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.

2017/01/25 | Tristan Kenderdine

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.

2016/11/30 | Atif Ansar and Bent Flyvbjerg

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.