Commentaries

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...
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...