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Economics North America

Despite new tax, China’s interest in Canada remains strong

Despite a new 15% tax on foreign property buyers in Vancouver, Canada will continue to attract Chinese investment, especially in agribusiness and tourism.

Asia Pacific Security

Should Taiwan’s missile mishap be a concern for investors?

Taiwan’s missile launch feeds into steadily worsening relations with the Mainland. Should investors in Formosa be concerned? On July 1st, as the Chinese Communist Party celebrated its 95th anniversary, a

Asia Pacific Natural resources and energy

How Asia’s dead are causing instability

Asia’s aging populations, lack of burial space, religious preferences, and environmental concerns are causing problems in Singapore, Hong Kong, and beyond.

Asia Pacific Politics

The decline of “One Country, Two Systems” in Hong Kong

January has seen a series of student protests throughout Hong Kong, driven by concerns over Beijing’s growing influence in Hong Kong’s domestic affairs. These political developments create several risks for

Asia Pacific Economics

Is Alibaba buying influence with South China Morning Post purchase?

GRI looks at Alibaba’s move to buy the 112-year old Hong Kong English-language daily, and what it means for Hong Kong’s media and Alibaba’s future. Christmas came early for China’s

Asia Pacific Finance

China’s Nascent Stock Market in Trouble

Up until a couple of months ago the Chinese stock market was one of the most profitable in the world, rising up to 140% in just a year-and-a-half. However, the

Economics International The Week Ahead

Weekly Risk Outlook

Russia and Ukraine announce a new round of gas talks as Ukraine feels financial strains. Argentine farming coalitions plan protests. Australia considers cutting interest rates. U.S. Congress debates the funding

Asia Pacific Finance

China’s Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect fails to deliver

At the start of 2015, the landmark Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect is entering an important phase. Still, investors have to temper their expectations when it comes to gaining more access

Asia Pacific Economics

Do Occupy protests hurt Hong Kong’s economy?

After almost 10 weeks of protests, Occupy Hong Kong is coming to an end. Having failed to halt the protests using other means, Beijing has sought to underline the economic

Asia Pacific Politics

Protests jeopardise Hong Kong’s leverage with Beijing

Hong Kong protestors demand that Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying step down and for Beijing to allow free elections in 2017. Yet, volatile financial markets undermine some of the city’s leverage with Beijing.