China has a "significant problem" from its gigantic debt load, and its reform options may worsen it, said the ex-chief of the IMF's China division.
Saker Nusseibeh, CEO of Hermes Investment Management and banking standards board member, shares his view on whether the People's Bank of China will act.
The murky balance sheets of China's banks have long spurred fears of an impending crisis, but the clean-up may already be proceeding apace, UBS said.
China's July industrial production came in a tad below forecasts, growing 6.0 percent on-year, in another sign the mainland's economy is slowing.
A shift in China's economy from manufacturing to services-driven growth won't hurt resource-heavy Australia, according to experts.
Asia markets traded mixed on Thursday, with sentiment likely driven by the drop in oil prices.
UBS' Wayne Gordon expects dollar/yuan to head to 6.8 by the year end, as the U.S. economy continues to strengthen and Fed hike expectations increase.
JPMorgan's James Sullivan explains that Asian emerging markets are set to outperform as global growth and risk assets turn a corner.
China's yuan issues arise from it attempts to reconcile with the G20 edict that markets should determine currency value, says BBH's Marc Chandler.
A year ago, China rattled markets as policy changes decked the yuan. Now, the renminbi looks set to slide, but markets aren't panicking.
Producer prices in China fell at their softest pace in two years in July, offering some comfort to the country's manufacturers.
China could be lining up an RRR cut if exports and imports slow and if its inflation cools, says Parry International Trading's Gavin Parry.
UBS WM's Dominic Schnider and JPMorgan's Adrian Mowat discuss their expectations of China's economic data due this week and yuan moves.
China's foreign exchange reserves fell to $3.20 trillion in July, central bank data showed on Sunday, in line with analyst expectations.
Asia markets fell on Wednesday, with the Nikkei selling off on the back of another yen spike amid disappointment with the country's stimulus plan.
Saxo Bank Group CEO, Adam Reynolds, says he will sell USD/JPY around 103 as the BOJ running up against limits of what it can do.
The official activity gauge slipped into contraction territory but an unofficial survey pointed to an expansion for the first time in 17 months.
Daniel So from CMB International Securities explains why the Caixin figure was surprising following a weak print from the official gauge.
As long as the greenback is strong, the renminbi can't afford to be weak, notes Liu Li Gang from Citi.
Fixed asset investment has been declining, which means China may be unable to fulfill its 10.5 percent investment goal, according to Citi's Liu Li Gang.