- PE: New Year, New Hurdles
China's golden years for private equity funds have passed. But PE is still in the game, and some funds may be poised for profit.
- Judicial Reform: A New Round
The Politburo's newest judicial reforms highlight progress and obstacles in the movement to establish an impartial legal system.
- Human Bird Flu on the Rise
Four cases of avian influenza have been confirmed in China since the start of 2009, already one more than the total for 2008.
- Climage Change: Crucial Decisions in 2009
On top of post-Kyoto emissions targets, a UN conference to be held at the end of the year will decide, or fail to decide, how the global community responds to climate change.
- Steel: Undergoing Reshuffle
2008 saw an industry myriad small companies began consolidating into several giants. But the outcome of the reshuffle is still unclear.
- Hard Landing vs. Stimulus
The market will come back only when China and the U.S have completed sufficient structural reforms to create a sustainable growth cycle.
- What Happened To Russia?
While oil prices were no doubt a factor in Russia's sudden plunge, the current situation cannot be explained with looking at the country's banking system.