Economics Asia

Quality Not Quantity the Key to an Innovation-Led China

November 18, 2015

By Colin Simpson China’s determination to use innovation as a key element of its efforts to update and upgrade its economy, reaffirmed last week, is a long-standing effort that has often, by many measures, fallen short. “Innovation will be the No. 1 driving force of development,” Xu Shaoshi, head of

China’s Equity Investors – the Fortunate Few

July 21, 2015

  BY TOM ORLIK AND FIELDING CHEN, BLOOMBERG INTELLIGENCE ECONOMISTS China’s equity investors are overwhelmingly rich, educated and eastern. The boom of the last year and government intervention to prop up the market have certainly increased their wealth. That probably hasn’t done much to bring higher consumption into play as a driver of growth. Data from

China’s New Silk Road

July 2, 2015

Will the trade routes of China’s One Belt, One Road plan reap the same rewards as the old Silk Road? This special report from Bloomberg’s Economics Asia Brief features insights on the initiative from economists and industry analysts. Click to read more.

Special Report on Asia’s Hedge Funds

June 30, 2015

Asia Pacific hedge fund assets grew to a record $177 billion in May, surpassing pre-2008 levels for the first time. Despite this milestone, firms in the region manage just 5 percent of industry assets. In this special report, we analyze the best-performing Asia Pacific-based funds by size and strategy and

Global Growth: How Strong Is the Engine?

June 25, 2015

This special report from Bloomberg Brief and Bloomberg Intelligence assesses the strength of the global economy and the risks of a slower expansion.Featuring commentaries on global interest rates, the U.S., Brazil, the euro area, the U.K., Africa, China, Japan, India and more. Click here to view the full supplement.   

Proportion of Chinese Banks’ Assets Is Too High: CKGSB

June 18, 2015

By Justin Jimenez Heading into 2015, what challenges lie ahead for China’s banking sector? Ou-Yang Hui, professor of finance at the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business, spoke with Bloomberg Brief about the state of the sector, the challenges it faces and the reforms that need to be made. Q: What do you expect

Too Big to Fail in China

June 18, 2015

By Tom Orlik, Bloomberg Economist Closing in on the sixth anniversary of the Lehman Brothers collapse, what has the world learned about the problem of banks that are too big to fail? In China, the answer appears to be: “not much.” Click here to view the full article taken from the Bloomberg Brief Economics

Vietnam Devalues Dong to Aid Exports

May 8, 2015

The State Bank of Vietnam devalued the dong for the second time this year in a bid to maintain export competitiveness and accelerate economic growth. The central bank weakened its reference rate 1 percent to 21,673 dong a dollar, it said in a statement. The currency is allowed to trade as much as

China on the Global Stage

April 27, 2015

The last decade has seen China rocket up the global economic rankings. Now its standing in international finance is starting to catch up. The yuan is emerging as a major international currency. The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank shows China flexing its muscles in global governance. This report brings together recent analysis from Bloomberg

Growth Rather Than Inflation Should Be Focus of India’s Policy Makers: Subbarao

March 27, 2015

Speaking at the annual Credit Suisse Asian Investment Conference,former Reserve Bank of India Governor Dr. Duvvuri Subbarao was upbeat about his country’s economic future. In an interview with Bloomberg’s Stew Hawkins, he also explained why the recent Indian budget didn’t go far enough and why it’s more important to focus on growth than inflation.