Commentaries

South African coal loses Europe, but gains South Asia: Russell
06/02/2018
CAPE TOWN, REUERS -- A decade ago South Africa sent the bulk of its coal exports to Europe, a market now disappearing right before its eyes.But far from being worried, South Africa's coal exporters ar...
China's development push in poor countries worries non-profits
29/01/2018
DAVOS, REUTERS -- China's development push into poor countries is marginalizing the role of human rights bodies, green groups and other non-profits, making it harder for them to play their traditional...
At Davos, Modi Forgets What Leadership Looks Like: Mihir Sharma
25/01/2018
BLOOMBERG VIEW -- Whatever you might say about Prime Minister Narendra Modi -- and plenty of people have had a lot to say in the past -- not even his critics have called him an uninspiring speaker. He...
A North Korea Solution: Take Kim Out of the Loop: Tobin Harshaw
22/01/2018
BLOOMBERG -- "I probably have a very good relationship with Kim Jong-un." In uttering those words earlier this month, President Donald Trump managed to take U.S.-North Korea relations, which have long...
Big News From China Is Its Implosion Didn't Happen: Daniel Moss
22/01/2018
BLOOMBERG -- China's economic performance is all about what hasn't happened. That's huge.The world's No. 2 economy didn't implode under a mountain of debt, nor did trade tensions with the U.S. bring e...
Inside the growing backlash against China
11/01/2018
NEW YORK, REUTERS -- China’s rise over the last generation has been impressive, with the country moving from the periphery to the center of the global system, and climbing from impoverished backwater...
Is China serious about curbing pollution along the belt and road?
27/12/2017
Earl Carr and Yan Chen say the world, including the US and Japan, is watching Beijing’s unprecedented investment project, wondering whether it will follow through on climate-friendly targets and begin...
Growth-Blessed Southeast Asia Has More to Cheer About in 2018
19/12/2017
SINGAPORE, BLOOMBERG -- Southeast Asian nations are riding a global trade boom that’s set to underpin solid economic growth next year, supporting the region as it embarks on monetary policy tightening...
Hoping to extend maritime reach, China lavishes aid on Pakistan town
18/12/2017
GWADAR, REUTERS -- China is lavishing vast amounts of aid on a small Pakistani fishing town to win over locals and build a commercial deep-water port that the United States and India suspect may also...
Fed, ECB and China Pose Key Dangers for Asia's Dollar-Bond Boom
14/12/2017
HONG KONG, BLOOMBERG -- Asian borrowers have turned to dollar bonds like never before this year, and 2018 is shaping up to be little different -- unless the world’s key central banks flub their stimul...