Wei Gu joined this week the China Speakers Bureau. She is a Chinese journalist and works as columnist at Reuters’ Breakingviews from Hong Kong. While her focus is on finance, Wei Gu’s sharp analyses also deal with China’s politics and media.Read More →

China’s GDP has depended largely on huge investments in infrastructure, rather than consumption. Economic analyst Arthur Kroeber argues in IBNLive that this policy is not longer possible, although ending it might be a tough call as the political transition asks for stability. Read More →

Economist Heleen Mees is making her first inroads into the US media with her PhD, blaming Chinese savings as the basis for the current financial crisis. But they got help, explains Heleen Mees in CNBC, as Ben Bernanke, chairman of the US Federal Reserve, triggered of aggressive rate cuts from the early 2000s.Read More →

The financial crisis in both Europe and the US is deepening, so it is no wonder that the November top-10 of most sought-after speakers has a few of our financial specialists on top. Both Shaun Rein and Victor Shih have been trying to dispel especially European hopes China could bail their economy out.Read More →

China’s local government have been financing their wealth mostly by selling off land. As debts to fuel economic growth rise, more land sales might be on the agenda, tells financial and political analyst Victor Shih in Bloomberg, increasing the gap between rich and poor.Read More →

Shaun Rein by Fantake via FlickrChina will not be able to play a role in mitigating a new financial crisis, like it did in 2008 at the first dip, writes business analyst Shaun Rein in CNBC. Sky-high debts and a stiff inflation rate limit the country’s room In CNBC: ThreeRead More →