Despite dire predictions that China faced a slew of defaults, few mainland borrowers have welshed amid various stripes of government intervention.» Read More
China shadow banks have lower lending rates than traditional banks, China Beige Book data show, but it may not signal a hiccup in efforts to curb the sector.
Rather than China's latest reserve requirement cut for certain banks satisfying market calls for easing, it has instead spurred calls for more.
Moody's joined the drumbeat of pessimism on China property, cutting its view to negative, but it expects many developers' finances to remain stable.
Unsold properties have spurred fears that China's real-estate market may be a ready-to-burst bubble, but its "ghost towns" may not be all that empty.
The European Central Bank's Mario Draghi made clear the euro's strength is a possible trigger to ease monetary policy.
As China's first quarter growth hits 18 month low, Helen Qiao of Morgan Stanley and Hu Yifan of Haitong International discuss what to expect from the following quarters along with the nation's reforms agenda and its mounting corporate credit default woes.
Freya Beamish, Economist at Lombard Street Research explains why stimulus is not an option for China despite concerns over PPI deflation.
Arjuna Mahendran, CIO of Emirates National Bank of Dubai lays out crucial investment strategies and key regions to keep an eye out for in 2014.
Uwe Parpat, Managing Director, Head of Research at Reorient Financial Markets says that China's move to launch a benchmark bank lending rate is part of the country's reform push.
The verdict's still out on whether steps to address China's industrial overcapacity has worked. Guillaume Derville, Head of Equity Derivatives Strategy Asia Pacific at BNP Paribas, shares his view.
Robert Prior-Wandesforde, Director, Asia Economics at Credit Suisse warns that China's slowdown will hurt growth in Australia while the QE money flowing from Japan will not help the situation either.
While the scrapping the floor on lending rates reflects the government's determination to push ahead with reforms, economists say the practical impact would be minimal.
Liberalization of China's financial sector is expected to put significant pressure on Chinese banks profit growth, Stephen Schwartz, Chief Economist for Asia, BBVA, describes the impact on investors.
Frederic Neumann, MD & Co-Head of Asian Economics Research at HSBC, lists the most prominent headwinds investors in Hong Kong and China should be keeping an eye out for.
Frederic Neumann, MD & Co-Head of Asian Economics Research at HSBC says that despite a 7.6% unemployment rate, the Fed may still taper if data continues to show green shoots.
As policy makers keep liquidity tight in China, Manpreet Gill, Senior Investment Strategist at Standard Chartered explains where investors can still find rewards.
David Gaud, Asia Ex-Japan Equity Fund Manager of Edmond de Rothschild Asset Management recommends investing in European equities by making a case for possible ECB easing as the Fed carves out its QE tapering strategy.
Sailesh Jha, Chief Strategist at Arcus Capital Singapore, discusses investment strategy in the mainland in light of the recent PMI data.
Fed speakers could shape the trading day Thursday, starting with New York Fed President William Dudley who speaks just after the stock market open.
Garry Evans, Global Head of Equity Strategy at HSBC draws similarities between China in 2013 and the U.S. back in 1979. He also shares his opinion on investing in the equity markets and gold.