Commentaries

Rob Cox: Belt and Road paving way to worrying excess
19/04/2018
HONG KONG, REUTERS BREAKINGVIEWS -- In a conference room overlooking Victoria Harbour, a senior banker smacked a mahogany table in mock theatricality and caused the tea cup on it to rattle around. Inf...
India's Grip on Strategic Port Loosens as Iran Turns to China
11/04/2018
NEW DELHI, KARACHI, BLOOMBERG -- A remote Iranian port could be the next trigger for geopolitical tensions between rivals China and India.India has pledged more than $500 million to develop the strate...
HSBC donates top banker to China’s soft power push
11/04/2018
HONG KONG, REUTERS -- HSBC is catering to China's soft power push, creating a job title sure to charm Beijing: Head of Belt and Road Initiative.The Asia-focused lender has staffed the role with senior...
China's `Belt and Road' Gains Momentum From Kunming to Mombasa
10/04/2018
KARACHI, BLOOMBERG -- China’s massive build program to recreate trade routes stretching from Asia to Africa and Europe is gaining momentum.Since President Xi Jinping’s flagship Belt and Road project w...
What Markets Can Expect Next From China: David Millhouse
05/04/2018
FORSYTH BARR, BLOOMBERG -- Trade tensions between the U.S. and China have escalated to the point where each side has slapped tariffs on imports. The logical question is: What now? Although I am hopefu...
China's Financial Opening Isn't Quite What It Seems: Andrew Polk
04/04/2018
BEIJING, BLOOMBERG -- Although trade tensions between the U.S. and China show no signs of abating, there are some reasons for cautious optimism. One is that the Americans have finally gotten around to...
Asia-Pacific's biggest ports face steep climate bill
22/03/2018
KUALA LUMPUR, REUTERS -- U pgrading Asia-Pacific's biggest ports to cope with the effects of climate change will cost up to $49 billion, but the bill could be even higher if no action is taken, resear...
Hong Kong's Dilemma Is What to Do With its Massive Pile of Cash
27/02/2018
HONG KONG, BLOOMBERG -- While Hong Kongers suffer through the world’s least affordable property market, their government is enjoying the flip-side of the real-estate and stock-market boom: One of the...
Xi's the Big New Key-Person Risk for Emerging Markets
27/02/2018
HONG KONG, BLOOMBERG -- Riots, drought, social instability: Emerging markets are never easy. Now investors face a potentially bigger test -- they must decide whether President Xi Jinping's determinati...
Xi's Indefinite Rule Feeds Doubt China Will Play by the Book
27/02/2018
HONG KONG, BLOOMBERG -- Xi Jinping’s decision to cast aside China’s presidential term limits is stoking concern he also intends to shun international rules on trade and finance, even as he champions t...