Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank

Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank

Chinese President Xi Jinping launched the new “Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank” (AIIB) in Beijing on the 16th Jan 2016. The AIIB represents a shift in global lending from global banks like the International Monetary Fund (IMF) or the World Bank, as is...
Chinese Stock market halted

Chinese Stock market halted

This is the second time the chinese stock market has halted trading. Chinese stocks plunged Monday, spurring a trading halt for the rest of the session, and other APAC stock markets after feeble manufacturing surveys revived concerns over the mainland’s economic...
The Debt-Deflation Trap Facing China

The Debt-Deflation Trap Facing China

At a time of slowing economic growth and massive corporate debts, a deflationary spiral would be China’s worst nightmare. In addition, the risk is mounting. The producer price index (PPI) has been in negative territory for 39 consecutive months, since February 2012....
How China’s bull market could bleed into its economy

How China’s bull market could bleed into its economy

Don’t bet more than you can afford. Don’t borrow to play. Don’t chase your losses. Quit while you’re ahead.   If only Chinese stock market investors had followed these basic gambling rules. Seduced by dreams of getting rich quick, millions of inexperienced Chinese...