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US Economy: Awry Euro claims could reward US investors, housing could recover

The day has started well with the Ira Sohn conference giving a lot of hope to ideas floating around in my head since that jump began last year, but then … Continue reading

May 17, 2012 · 1 Comment

India vs China : ( A likes comparison) Chinese inflation ticks down to 3.4%

While Indian inflation is likely to step out of the sub 7% mark on the wholesale levels to more than 8% following the retail index, Chinese inflation ticked up to … Continue reading

May 10, 2012

JP Morgan’s New Derivatives for Trade Finance | Banking Insight

Trade Finance could be a new money spinner for banks as the business volumes of traditional products keep growing at more than 30%. For example China’s import bill alone is … Continue reading

April 10, 2012

Chinese Banks pull in claws! AgBank 2011 results still up 29%

The Bank reported profits of $19.3 bln or RMB (CnY)122bln for the full year despite significant headwinds as the CBRC asked the top 4 Chinese Banks to redenominate another CnY … Continue reading

March 25, 2012 · 1 Comment

Asia Impact: China lowers GDP target, AIA sale second time lucky for AIG

StanChart compared well with other ASia Giant HSBC but HSBC has outgrown it in Hongkong and Mainland China just by virtue of having been their longer, even with including an … Continue reading

March 5, 2012 · 1 Comment

China knows it is not there yet, it knows its the leader to be? | Insight China

Getting from Investment to Consumption As western journalists discover everyday, it is now okay to publish to their readers the weight of the empty malls and cities on the Chinese … Continue reading

February 12, 2012 · 1 Comment

Indonesia – The next $1T economy | Insight Asia

While countries like Vietnam, Malaysia and Phlippines could weel browbeat others like Pakistan in the growth equation in the next ten years, including erstwhile minnow Bangladesh, Indonesia will go well … Continue reading

February 6, 2012 · 10 Comments

China helps itself to a few Euro?

Markets reacted abruptly to China’s welcoming comments for Angela Merkel in Beijing. China had made similar noises when Klaus Regling , the EFSF head had visited Beijing at the end … Continue reading

February 2, 2012

China wins again! Despite monetary easing in 2012..challenges ahead

China’s monetary policy started easing just in time as manufacturing stays in contraction mode but is away from its August/November bottom at 47.4 while Europe gets deeper into trouble with … Continue reading

January 9, 2012 · 9 Comments

China wins again! CCB, AgBank chiefs to replace regulators

As Liu Mingkang and Wu Dingfu of the Banking and insurance regulators cross the age of 65, CCB and AgBank chiefs stepped down this Saturday morning to take up the … Continue reading

October 29, 2011 · 1 Comment

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