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Asia Pacific Finance

Banking reform in China: Too little, too late?

China’s economic expansion requires a responsive and responsible banking system to keep money flowing. This means financial reform in how China does business or else face severe financial implications having

Asia Pacific Finance

China and the AIIB on the Belt and Road: Power sans control

The multilateral development bank remains a key instrument of China’s foreign and development policy, even with its emancipation.

Asia Pacific Finance

Shadow banking in China: the potential for financial domino effect

Limits in acquiring capital push Chinese firms to rely on shadow banking, in turn finding a large and willing customer base, risking China’s stability.

Economics Finance

Trust is in short supply in recent years. What does that mean for investors?

New data suggests plummeting levels of trust worldwide in many governmental and private institutions, with far-reaching international consequences.

Europe Finance

Decisions delayed once again over Greece’s bailout

Greece is in the spotlight as debates regarding its bailout continue. Its fate is in the hands of the IMF, the EU and upcoming elections in Europe.

Finance South and Central Asia Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Mongolia’s banks threaten economic crash

Mongolia’s risk-laden and poorly managed banks are a major threat to national stability, as a bond repayment deadline threatens to trigger a default.

Finance South and Central Asia

Chinese currency management in 2017

China has exercised control over Renminbi valuation, but currency management tools are under stress. China faces challenges to its long term growth targets.

Finance International

The long shadow of 2016

Events that unfolded in 2016 are likely to continue to affect senior level decision making processes in the foreseeable future as the global economy moves toward a period of heightened uncertainty.

Finance North America

Under Trump, the national debt has the potential to grow

Donald Trump faces a myriad of problems upon inauguration this month. Among the financial and economic dilemmas is the national debt.

Finance Latin America Politics

Ecuador’s economic future: better without Correa?

The current political situation under Rafael Correa’s socialist government is worrisome for foreign investors, but several factors make for a more attractive market to invest in. The upcoming presidential elections