Beijing squeezes, and HSBC knows where it makes most of its money. Standard Chartered, another UK bank, did the same… Read More HSBC Embraces China’s Crackdown on Hong Kong, Goes All-In on Asia Pivot
A little known financial mechanism set up by the World Bank could be behind the decision not to declare the coronavirus a pandemic… Read More Is Wall Street Behind the Delay in Declaring the Coronavirus Outbreak a “Pandemic”?
The rapid spread of the coronavirus in Italy, on top of clusters in South Korea and Japan, has finally kicked officials in some countries into panic, even if they aren’t sure what to do… Read More Coronavirus: Panic Begins
The slowdown in Chinese manufacturing and ripple effect on global supply chains will hit the global economy hard, even if a recession can be avoided. If the outbreak cannot be contained by summer, a crash worse than the 2008 crisis awaits America’s inflated asset markets… Read More Luck May Be the Only Thing Standing Between the Coronavirus and a US Stock Market Crash
New expose shows how American intelligence secretly owned and operated encryption company whose devices were used by the governments of more than 100 countries over decades, so the US now fears a repeat by the Chinese with the services of the 5G giant… Read More Why Washington Is Paranoid About Huawei
China’s banks are already suffering record loan defaults as the economy last year expanded at the slowest pace in three decades. What would happen if Chinese Q1 GDP growth printed negative for the first time on record?… Read More China’s Banks Face $6 Trillion Coronavirus Cataclysm If Epidemic Is Not Contained Soon
Global task force sounds alarm over ‘very dangerous’ dollar crunch… Read More Does the IMF Have Enough Firepower to Backstop Global Financial System?
It’s a true Black Swan event that stocks haven’t yet noticed… Read More How Could The Coronavirus Impact The Markets?
Nothing makes sense in their late stages… Read More Bubbles Are Brutal
Defaults, weak banks threaten growth and financial stability. Wary of moral hazard, officials have been reluctant to step in… Read More China Financial Warning Signs Are Flashing Almost Everywhere
emocratic freedoms aside, many nations in the world but particularly the U.S., Britain and China have interests to protect in Hong Kong… Read More The Nature of the Hong Kong Protests
Asia specialist and distinguished columnist David P Goldman is convinced the US and Europe stand a chance against the Red Dragon – but the clock is ticking… Read More ‘You Can Never Be China’s Friend’: Spengler