Impact of European Debt Crisis on Asian Markets – A Critical Perspective

by: Ira Handa

Posted on July 2, 2010 at 9:07 PM



Trade analysts by and large have concluded that the European debt crisis would not have a significant impact in Asia. Refer to an earlier blog entry available at http://asialegalblog.com/?p=2562. This entry highlights some other legitimate concerns raised by experts and attempts to blend different views in order to asce...

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China : Outbound Investment

by: Ira Handa

Posted on June 22, 2010 at 8:06 PM



According to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), global foreign investment dropped 39% to around $1 trillion in 2009, against a high of $1.97 trillion in 2007.  During this time, China had foreign exchange reserves amounting to $2.4 trillion, accounting for 30.7 percent of the world total.  ...

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Europe’s Debt Crisis - Impact on Asia

by: Ira Handa

Posted on June 4, 2010 at 8:06 PM



Asian markets must have breathed a sigh of relief after coming out less affected than most countries from the global financial crisis but are now keeping their fingers crossed as the world watches the European debt crisis unfold.Financial markets are skeptical of the bailout plan, which the EU and the IMF created last m...

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The World Economy's Future: China and the Renminbi

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Posted on May 27, 2010 at 3:05 PM



Wensheng Peng, head of China research at Barclays Capital, recently spoke to FinanceAsia about economic measures China should consider before making substantial changes to its exchange rate policy. Peng’s suggestions include the further liberalization of capital controls in China, and for the renminbi to play an increas...

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Renminbi Emerges in China’s Private Equity Market

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Posted on April 29, 2010 at 4:04 PM



Until recently, China's private equity market had been dominated by foreign currency offshore funds run by international investors. This changed drastically when the Chinese central government and several municipal governments introduced new regulations to encourage and facilitate the formation and operation of Chinese ...

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China to Loosen Hold on Its Currency

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Posted on April 15, 2010 at 5:04 AM



The Chinese government is prepared to announce soon that it will let the yuan, also known as the renminbi, strengthen and allow its value to move more freely in the market. The yuan is pegged at a nearly fixed rate to the dollar, which has helped keep China’s exports at a cheap price. The move comes as a response to the...

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The Economy Isn’t Hindering All Divorces – UBS sells Bank of China

by: Richard

Posted on January 20, 2009 at 9:01 PM



An amazing sidebar to the state of the economy is that some people have been forestalling divorce because it is just too expensive.  For UBS, there is no better time to seek a divorce from the Bank of China.UBS recently sold its entire 1.33% stake in Bank of China in a private placement to institutional investors.  The ...

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Dollars and Yuan: Targeting the Chinese Monsoon Makers

by: Richard

Posted on December 9, 2008 at 12:12 AM



Law firms have invested substantial dollars and yuan building a China presence in recent years.  Some were following existing clients who were investing into China.  Others felt that they needed to be in China to prevent losing existing clients.  But once they are in China, firms need to be as aggressive marketing thems...

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