Commentaries

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'...
The importance of One Belt One Road for Indonesia
01/06/2017
President Jokowi will certainly prioritize Indonesia’s national interests in relation to China’s One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiatives as many Chinese-Indonesian joint projects have experienced delays...
ASEAN infrastructure gap turns negatives into positives
22/05/2017
HSBC INSIGHTS--If a spending deficit of US$1.2 trillion in six key Asian economies and a rising tide of protectionist rhetoric in Europe don’t seem the most promising combination of business prospects...
Why Belt and Road is more than the sum of its parts
20/05/2017
HSBC INSIGHTS--Announced by President Xi Jinping at Davos in January, China’s inaugural Belt and Road Forum this May comes at an historic inflection point in the course of economic evolution. China wi...
Singapore adjusts its economic sails as China and regional infrastructure fuels growth
20/04/2017
HSBC INSIGHTS--It is not always plain sailing in business, particularly when you are trading across borders. HSBC's 2017 Trade and Business Confidence Survey polled more than 2,000 corporates globally...