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  1. July 16, 2014

    China GDP shows progress on rebalancing

    China’s economy grew by 7.5 per cent in the second quarter, topping expectations and suggesting stimulus efforts to...

  2. FT Alphaville

    May 29, 2014

    Chinese QE turns American?

    Yeah, we know, it’s semantic. China are already the kings of QE. But bear with us for a bit. The nature of their QE may be...

  1. beyondbrics

    March 12, 2014

    Analysts see prospects for China economic support

    A gloomy outlook for key Chinese economic data to be announced on Thursday is prompting analysts to predict that Beijing may...

  2. beyondbrics

    February 17, 2014

    China: progress in campaign against shadow finance

    Much of the reaction on Monday to the announcement of China’s financing numbers for January has focused on the sharp...

  3. February 12, 2014

    China trade data confuse more than clarify

    China, with frustrating predictability, has served up another February conundrum for the global economy, publishing data...

  4. FT Alphaville

    January 8, 2014

    Where the WMP things are

    Consider this from Standard Chartered’s Stephen Green et al: [Wealth Management Products'] yields tend to move with...

  5. November 17, 2013

    UK trade minister bats for trade facilitation deal in Bali

    Britain’s outgoing trade minister has pleaded for negotiators to resolve their differences and reach a World Trade...

  6. FT Alphaville

    October 2, 2013

    Because the results of China's local government debt audit just can't come fast enough

    SIV/ LGFV/ LGIV/ *shrug* Whatever you choose to call the vehicles China’s local governments used to fund infrastructure when...

  7. FT Alphaville

    July 23, 2013

    Japan's lessons for China

    In last week’s post about when does a growth deceleration become a crisis, we looked at the likely inevitability of change...

  8. MBA blog

    July 22, 2013

    Inspiration from an entrepreneur

    In late spring we were fortunate to attend the third and final lecture in the Pears Business School Lecture Series. The...

  9. FT Alphaville

    July 17, 2013

    By the way, China isn't rebalancing

    Stephen Roach recently wrote for Yale Global Online arguing that yes, rebalancing is happening, but the new leadership have...

  10. July 15, 2013

    GSK probe shows the peril of operating in corrupt markets

    Old Asia hands doubt that police action against executives of GlaxoSmithKline in China marks the dawning of a new era of...

  11. FT Alphaville

    June 24, 2013

    About those mid-tier Weapons of Mass Ponzi in China

    First a chart from Fitch’s China shadow banking guru, Charlene Chu: That shows the issuance of Wealth Management Products by...

  12. FT Alphaville

    June 19, 2013

    Mediocrity and the civil service in China

    Some interesting stuff from Stephen Green, Wei Li and Lan Shen at Standard Chartered: Government officials get paid a lot...

  13. June 19, 2013

    BT chief Livingston to be trade minister

    BT boss Ian Livingston shocked the City by quitting as chief executive of the UK telecoms group to replace Lord Green as...

  14. FT Alphaville

    May 15, 2013

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York… FT ALPHAVILLE FT Alphaville is hiring! Do you have a good sense of humour, a thick skin and know how...

  15. FT Alphaville

    May 15, 2013

    That sighing sound you hear from China

    … is strategists everywhere cutting their GDP forecasts. Last week Standard Chartered’s China economist Stephen Green and...

  16. beyondbrics

    April 8, 2013

    China: manufacturers 'restocking'

    Hunting for signs of cyclical recovery in Chinese manufacturing? Look at inventories, says Standard Chartered Bank. The...

  17. beyondbrics

    March 11, 2013

    China: riding the hog cycle

    Could rising food prices come back to haunt China’s leaders once more? A sharp increase in inflation, revealed in economic...

  18. March 5, 2013

    Investors pour record sums into China

    Capital flows out of China have reversed course dramatically with a record jump in a key gauge of inflows at the start of...

  19. beyondbrics

    January 28, 2013

    China: Volvo roars in, stocks roar away

    embed1 Another good start to the week in emerging market equities, with Chinese stocks rising sharply following news of...

  20. January 27, 2013

    Chinese industrials set for profit surge

    Profits at Chinese industrial companies are expected to surge in the coming months after a rebound in the fourth quarter of...

  21. FT Alphaville

    January 9, 2013

    China's (not remotely insignificant) rebalancing challenges

    A great new year piece from Standard Chartered’s China economist Stephen Green. The country’s economy, he writes, is...

  22. beyondbrics

    December 6, 2012

    China GDP: If not 10%, then what?

    If China’s days of growing at 10 per cent are over, what might be a plausible average growth rate for the near future?...

  23. October 26, 2012

    Financial tomes

    Jack Covert remembers the moment he became aware of a publishing phenomenon. It was in the early 1980s, at the downtown...

  24. FT Alphaville

    October 26, 2012

    A China property development recovery... or not?

    Capital Economics is pouring cold water on the notion of a recovery in the Chinese property construction sector, despite...

  25. beyondbrics

    October 15, 2012

    China exports: a complicated picture

    Parsing China’s numbers is not for the faint hearted. The more closely one looks at China’s impressive trade data in...

  26. FT Alphaville

    October 15, 2012

    What to make of the latest round of Chinese data

    Such a lot of data has come out since Friday that we wanted to wrap it all here. The short version is, it’s not great but...

  27. beyondbrics

    October 5, 2012

    Can China property buck the trend?

    With so many China doom-mongers anticipating a property bubble to burst in the country, along comes a prediction to the...

  28. FT Alphaville

    October 3, 2012

    Chinese property is baaaaack!

    Remember Chinese property? How there was a boom in apartment building that amounted to some 10 per cent of GDP, and now...

  29. beyondbrics

    September 17, 2012

    China's slowdown: Fed to the rescue?

    embed1 For the last 4 years, a common question among global economy watchers has been: will China save the world? Stories...

  30. FT Alphaville

    September 11, 2012

    One for the China bull(s)

    Don’t say we never do anything nice for you. We found four positive signs this week, and while at least three of them might...

  31. FT Alphaville

    September 11, 2012

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York… FT ALPHAVILLE Is the iron ore panic over? Neil presents some wondrous news for iron ore producers...

  32. FT Alphaville

    September 11, 2012

    You only get the broad picture [updated]

    We’ll start by quoting Stephen Green of Standard Chartered on the (possibly) unicorn-like big China stimulus: We know...

  33. beyondbrics

    July 13, 2012

    China GDP: green shoots, black clouds

    As with most Chinese data, there was something for everyone in the latest set. Growth was the slowest in 3 years, but it was...

  34. FT Alphaville

    July 3, 2012

    What Google searches tell us about China

    Back in 2009 Standard Chartered’s Wei Li and Stephen Green figured out that while the great Chinese firewall may be capable...

  35. Westminster Blog

    July 3, 2012

    Will Diamond Bob bring others down with him? UPDATED

    Bob Diamond, who resigned as Barclays CEO today Now that Bob Diamond has quit as chief executive of Barclays, what does that...

  36. June 12, 2012

    Companies wary of investment in Myanmar

    Western companies are holding back from investing in Myanmar, citing uncertainty over post-sanctions regulations in their...

  37. June 10, 2012

    Trinity Hall in bank venture with council

    A Cambridge university college has joined forces with the city’s council-controlled pension fund to launch a bank targeting...

  38. June 7, 2012

    China faces stimulus dilemma

    In chess, the term “zugzwang” describes a situation in which a player cannot skip a turn but any move he makes will put him...

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