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The Internationalisation of the Renminbi (Interview with Dan Steinbock)

September 30, 2015 • China, Columns, Dan Steinbock, Global Capital Markets, GLOBAL ECONOMYComments (1)

By Dan Steinbock      According to Dan Steinbock, the internationalisation of the renminbi is accelerating. The inclusion of the yuan in the IMF basket of reserves is now a matter of time.   On August 11, the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) adjusted the exchange-rate of the Chinese renminbi (RMB) against the US dollar to …

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Civilised Cities: A New Model of Sustainable Urbanisation with Chinese Characteristics

July 30, 2015 • China, Climate Change & Society, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, GLOBAL ECONOMY, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Bao Zonghao The title of the civilised city, which is awarded every three years since 2005, has been the highest comprehensive accolade for Chinese cities. Hundreds of cities and their residents in 31 municipalities, provinces and autonomous regions have


“The Still Running Red Queen” – China Since the Financial Crisis

March 26, 2015 • BUSINESS & INNOVATION, China, GLOBAL ECONOMYComments (0)

By Michael Murphree and Dan Breznitz In the years following the Financial Crisis, China managed to avoid recession. In this article, Michael Murphree and Dan Breznitz argue that China’s growing economic success is in great part related to its greatest


The Greening of Asia: Businesses’ Role in the World’s Biggest-Ever Environmental Clean-Up

March 26, 2015 • Asia - Pacific, China, Climate Change & Society, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, EMERGING TRENDS, World DevelopmentComments (1)

By Mark L. Clifford The challenge of improving Asia’s environment has been translated into business opportunities. These range from providing clean, always on, tap-water and sewage treatment to providing renewable energy and energy efficient buildings. It


China and Europe: Reconnecting Across a New Silk Road

March 26, 2015 • China, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, Europe, GLOBAL ECONOMY, Global GiantsComments (0)

by Xiangming Chen and Julia Mardeusz Since 2013, economic and trade relations between China and Europe have grown significantly. In this article, the authors look beyond conventional economic indicators, like trade, and political issues, like human rights,


How Will China Rebalance?

November 26, 2014 • Capitalism in the 21st Century, China, EMERGING TRENDS, Global Capital Markets, GLOBAL ECONOMY, Global GiantsComments (1)

By Michael Pettis China urgently needs to rebalance its economy, but how it chooses to do so should not be constrained by undue focus on the value of the renminbi. In an edited excerpt from his book Avoiding the Fall, Michael Pettis looks at various


China and the Middle East: More Than Oil

November 26, 2014 • China, EMERGING TRENDS, Frontier Markets, GLOBAL ECONOMY, International Relations, Middle East & AfricaComments (1)

By Abbās Varij Kāzemi & Xiangming Chen China has spread its ties to the Middle East in ways that go beyond oil. Below, Abbās Varij Kāzemi and Xiangming Chen argue that if we want to know what China’s next global move might be, we should watch the


Contemporary Business and Management Challenges in China

September 26, 2014 • BUSINESS & INNOVATION, China, Editor’s Choice, In-depthComments (0)

By David De Cremer and Jess Zhang In today’s global context, Chinese companies face significant challenges in internationalising their services – not least that posed by contrasting styles of leadership. However, Chinese companies and government are


Shadow Bankers Fight a Losing Battle in China

September 26, 2014 • China, FINANCE & BANKING, Global Capital Markets, Personal FinanceComments (0)

By Joe Zhang “If President Xi Jinping wants Chinese people to realise their own ‘China dream’, he must tame the credit monster. Shadow banking is only the shadow, not the monster waiting in the shadows.” Below, Joe Zhang argues that shadow banking is


The Hidden Advantage of Chinese Subsidies

September 26, 2014 • Capitalism in the 21st Century, China, Global Capital MarketsComments (0)

By Usha C. V. Haley and George T. Haley How did China move so swiftly in capital-intense industries without labour-cost or scale advantage from bit player to the largest manufacturer and exporter in the world? Below, Usha and George Haley argue that subsidies