The Nansha New Area Explained – Guangdong Free Trade Zone


In this article, we look at some of the features outlining the Nansha New Area including a basic overview, major services served and catered to within the development zone, and finally, the objectives and mandates the Nansha New Area intends to accomplish.

Getting Growth Into Asia – The India Option


As we are now in the midst of a China slowdown expected to last a minimum of two-three years, in this series of articles I have been looking at China alternatives when it comes to getting growth into your Asian business. As I discussed in an earlier article, my view is that China’s GDP growth is probably at about the three percent mark nationally, with some provinces almost certainly experiencing lower and even negative growth.

How U.S. Companies Can Access the ASEAN, Chinese & Indian Domestic Markets Via the TPP Agreement


Although much commentary about the TPP has concentrated on China losing parts of its manufacturing sector to Vietnam, the reality is that the TPP agreement also offers a ‘back door’  for American companies in particular to enter the ASEAN, China and Indian consumer markets at vastly reduced import tariffs. This route also specifically applies to fellow TPP members […]

The TPP – Good for U.S., Australian and New Zealand Exports and Malaysia & Vietnam’s Processing Trade


Details of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal have now been released, with both the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) and the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade placing the complete text in the public domain for the first time.  The deal, which still has to be approved by the U.S. Congress, effectively eliminates tariffs on specific goods traded […]

Getting Growth into Asia – the ASEAN Option


In this article, Chris Devonshire-Ellis examines foreign direct investment into the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, and discusses how each of these countries compares to China.

The U.S. TPP “Yarn Forward” Program and Implications for China & Vietnam


Chris Devonshire-Ellis talks about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal, which was signed off last month and is about to be ratified by the member states.

China’s GDP Growth – More Shocks Ahead


Last week China released its GDP growth figures for Q3 2015. Officially stated as being 6.9 percent, this marked the lowest period of growth in China since the beginning of the Global Financial Crisis in 2007. Chris Devonshire-Ellis talks about China’s GDP growth rate here.

IMF Warning – China To Experience Mass Corporate Bankruptcies


The IMF has issued a stark warning concerning emerging markets and China in particular as regards a looming corporate credit crunch. Stating that a combination of lingering debt burdens in advanced economies and vanishing market liquidity could result in a new credit crunch when conditions tighten, the IMF singled out China as a high risk market in Asia and warned that there was no margin for error for policymakers navigating these hazardous risks.

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