Commentaries

How China's Debt Crackdown Could Start Weighing on the Economy
12/12/2017
BEIJING, BLOOMBERG -- China’s sweeping deleveraging push is poised to inflict more pain next year.Authorities tightening funding in financial markets and reining in excessive borrowing will likely dea...
Public Perceptions of China in Indonesia: The Indonesia National Survey
05/12/2017
Despite increasingly close relations between Indonesia and China, concerns about Chinese investments and workers, as well as developments in the South China Sea, continue to dominate public discourse...
The wheels are now in motion for the South-east Asia railway network
27/11/2017
HSBC INSIGHTS -- The upcoming Asean Summit in Manila – in the bloc's 50 th year – is an opportune time to take stock of what's needed to supercharge the region's growth. And for nearly all members tra...
China's Belt and Road boosts sentiment for commodities, not demand
02/11/2017
By Clyde RussellLONDON, REUTERS -- One of the great hopes for a sustained bull run for commodities is China's Belt and Road initiative, with expectations of hundreds of billions of dollars in commodit...
Opportunity and risk along China's Belt and Road Initiative
10/09/2017
A survey report by the Singapore Business Federation and the Economist Corporate Network, said that over 80 per cent of business leaders polled in the region agreed or strongly agreed that China's Bel...
Assess Modi-Xi meet at Brics summit in post-Doklam reality
10/09/2017
The press briefing by foreign secretary S Jaishankar, on the Narendra Modi-Xi Jinping meeting at Xiamen after the BRICS summit, did not reveal anything substantial. What it did, however, underscore is...
Jokowi between Brics and a hard place
06/09/2017
Accepting Brics membership could be an opportunity for Indonesian President Jokowi to express a desire for ongoing good relations with China.This year, China holds the presidency of Brics, the coopera...
Vietnam's Repression May Threaten Its Growth
25/08/2017
HONG KONG, BLOOMBERG--Vietnam's economy has been performing remarkably well in recent years. Unemployment is just 2.3 percent. Growth is expected to exceed 6 percent annually until 2019. Disbursed for...
China's infrastructure diplomacy in Indonesia
04/08/2017
Despite enormous offer for infrastructure investment from China, President Joko Widodo must remember not to fall in the debt trap and become too dependent on China.As the lack of infrastructure is see...
Organization Culture- China's Silk Road versus the Washington Consensus
04/08/2017
The American led system is based on a federated network of "hub-spoke" allies which are distributed across Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Depending on American prerogatives in the past, whether it'...