The macroeconomic indicators used to analyse China’s economy over the past few years include economic growth and trade, monetary and fiscal policy and inflation trends.
According to the 2019 Global Housing Affordability Survey, Hong Kong is the most expensive city to live in. In 2018, the housing price to income ration in Hong Kong is 20.9, resulting in that the living space per capita in Hong Kong is approximately 12㎡.
Over the past few weeks, trade spats have shaken global markets. Worldwide, trade conflicts are being borne of political rather than economic woes — is this the new normal?
Despite today’s climate of rising trade tariffs and falling trade volumes, UniCredit’s Global Head of Global Transaction Banking, Luca Corsini, claims we have reason to remain optimistic for trade finance revenues in the coming months, pointing to the rising need for security in trade transactions, the rise of digital platforms to simplify and expand service provision, and continued infrastructure development stemming from Asia.
Specialist intelligence company EXX Africa’s director Robert Besseling assesses that African governments are increasingly integrating infrastructure investment options into a more competitive landscape that seeks to bridge the massive annual financing gap. However, accomplishing sustained economic growth, meeting revenue collection targets, and achieving positive indicators will be required to balance growing debt levels and record fiscal expansionism.
The nature of Xi Jinping’s political hegemony has altered China’s conduct and outlook of international trade; based on China’s economic past, what could this spell for the future?
History’s most ambitious and extensive infrastructure project the Belt and Road Initiative is currently underway. If successful, China will become the world’s undisputed Centrepoint of trade. However, such a triumph will not come easily.
Coriolis CEO and author of ‘The Weaponization of Trade’ Dr. Rebecca Harding discusses the US-China trade war and the new standards that it is bringing to trade.
The world’s largest exporter, China is set to grow with its huge Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) over the next few years. TFG heard from Lantana Tech’s CEO, Derek Lee, on some of the challenges and opportunities within this market.
TFG heard from Lionel Taylor and John Bugeja at Trade Advisory Network on the global outlook for trade, what’s changed, and how companies are shifting their supply chains to counter the macroeconomic and geopolitical challenges today
We heard about the global state of the SCF market. Collaborators: Dr Rebecca Harding, Mark Abrams and Simon Kleine
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