President Xi Jinping will visit the World Economic Forum next week in Davos as the first Chinese head of state. It is part of China´s push for international recognition, but political and financial analyst Victor Shih sees at this stage little room for progress, he tells at the Economic Times.
Although there is no reason to believe China´s economy is heading for a crash, the lack of real structural reforms still makes investors worried, writes economist Arthur Kroeber for the Brookings Institute and author of China’s Economy: What Everyone Needs to Know? While the state sector was supposed to shrink, it continues to grow.
How deep are the pockets of the People´s Bank of China (PBOC) to keep on funding its financial system? According to economist Arthur Kroeber they are safe for another year, and can use the time to clean up the current mess. Learning how to communicate with the markets is one talent that needs urgent development, he tells Bloomberg.
The governor of China´s central bank, the People´s Bank of China, Zhou Xiaochuan tried to ease the expected turmoil on the financial markets ahead of their opening after Lunar New Year. Zhou tries to save the few reforms he was able to achieve, says financial expert Victor Shih to Bloomberg.
China has faced a record outflow of capital since the end of 2015. Efforts to stop that outflow, maybe needed, delay severely the planned liberalization of the financial markets, writes financial analyst Sara Hsu in the Diplomat. “The rate of change is dissatisfying to those calling for reform.”