Archive for December 22nd, 2016

China welcomes Sao Tome decision to ditch Taiwan ties

22-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Taiwan accused China of using Sao Tome and Principe’s financial woes to push its “one China” policy after the small West African state ended ties with the [...]
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Haze cloaks northern China

22-Dec-2016 Intellasia | CCTV | 6:00 AM

Heavy smog continues to cover vast areas of China. Air quality index readings are at alarmingly unhealthy levels. The country’s Central weather authorities have issued [...]
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China’s Bond Warning

22-Dec-2016 Intellasia | WSJ | 6:00 AM

The strong dollar will test China’s financial markets and economy. Beijing is learning about bond vigilantes. Last Thursday, after the US Federal Reserve raised [...]
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To Problems With China’s Financial System, Add the Bond Market

22-Dec-2016 Intellasia | NY Times | 6:00 AM

Chinese officials cheered on the country’s stock market when it reached heady new highs, offering hope that it could become a new source of money to fix China’s [...]
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Trump Shouldn’t Do Anything To Change US-China Trade Policy

22-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Forbes | 6:00 AM

Even though the US stock market has been bullish in the wake of the US presidential election, there is uncertainty in the air surrounding President-Elect Donald Trump’s [...]
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Why China matters in Trump’s economic policy

22-Dec-2016 Intellasia | USA Today | 6:00 AM

President-elect Donald Trump’s threats to impose big tariffs on China have put that country in the global spotlight. Trump says he wants to bring back American factory [...]
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China’s Island-Building Skills Lift Hopes in Duterte’s Backyard

22-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Among the first to gain from Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s China pivot could be the people who live on rickety wooden stilt-houses in a waterlogged area of his [...]
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How China Beats the US at Clean-Air Progress

22-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

As Beijing and more than 20 other cities in northern China have been plunged into another winter air-pollution crisis, with choking, toxic air and many people afraid to [...]
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China publishes supervisory list for foreign NGOs

22-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

China’s Ministry of Public Security published on Tuesday a list of government bodies that will act as a go-between with the ministry and foreign non-governmental [...]
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Japan successfully launches solid fuel rocket

22-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japan’s space agency said on Tuesday it had successfully launched a solid fuel rocket named Epsilon-2, the latest in Tokyo’s effort to stay competitive in an [...]
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In Japan, a new kind of business school is retraining jaded salarymen

22-Dec-2016 Intellasia | The Economist | 6:00 AM

THE Institute of Social Human Capital in Tokyo is an unusual sort of business-training school. Those who attend it (two-thirds are men) have mostly quit or taken redundancy [...]
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Japanese banks grapple with ultra-low interest rates

22-Dec-2016 Intellasia | The Economist | 6:00 AM

BANKS the world over are wrestling with low interest rates. Nowhere have they grappled for longer than in Japan. Although the Bank of Japan (BoJ) introduced negative rates [...]
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Abenomics, Almost By Accident, Just Might Work for Japan Next Year

22-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Realmoney | 6:00 AM

The news flow out of Japan does not reflect that the nation, with an economic output of $6.0 trillion per year, remains the third-largest in the world. It’s as if the [...]
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BOJ upbeat on economy, Kuroda shrugs off talk of rate hike

22-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda offered an upbeat view of the economy but sought to douse market talk the central bank may soon consider raising interest rates, vowing [...]
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Trump Helps Make Japan Normal Again

22-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

President-elect Donald Trump isn’t even in office yet, and he’s already delivered a helpful boost to the economy – the Japanese economy. At the end of a [...]
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