- China and the Afghan Endgame
The challenge for China is to exert its power and influence in a way that harmonizes with the US, despite widespread displeasure among Chinese at America’s position on a variety of issues
- Famine and Hope in the Horn of Africa
The US and Europe are not only failing to respond to the African drought; they have probably contributed to it through their greenhouse-gas emissions.
- HSBC China Manufacturing PMI at 49.3: HSBC Report
At 49.3,the reading of manufacturing PMI is consistent with an IP growth rate of around 12-13%, leaving enough room for Beijing to keep tightening measures in place through 3Q to check inflation.
- America's Locust Years
It is becoming increasingly clear, however, that the problem is one not only for the US, but for the rest of the world as well.
- Alibaba, Yahoo, Software Settle Alipay Dispute
The new owner of Alipay would pay Alibaba Group 37.5 percent of the total equity value of Alipay, or a payment of at least 2 billion dollars and up to 6 billion dollars for any liquidity event.
- Read China's Lips
China is no longer willing to risk financial and economic stability on the basis of Washington’s hollow promises and tarnished economic stewardship.
- A Greek Catch-22
Without Ecuador’s gimmicks, buybacks do not seem to be the solution to Greece’s debt overhang.