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    1. December 26, 2014

      The story of Germany

      Germany: Memories of a Nation, by Neil MacGregor, Allen Lane RRP£30, 640 pages Reluctant Meister: How Germany’s Past is...

    2. November 5, 2014

      Lord Green urges UK business to strengthen case for EU

      British business needs to be more vocal in making the case for Britain’s membership of the European single market a leading...

    1. beyondbrics

      August 6, 2014

      China's property woes have further to run - survey

      China’s property market – seen by some as the biggest risk facing the global economy – appears to be weakening across the...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. beyondbrics

      April 8, 2013

      China: manufacturers 'restocking'

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

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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?...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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