Monday, 12 December 2011

Production input inflation moderates slightly


As China prepares to withstand the shock of a deteriorating situation in Europe, it is clear that there is not much room for manoeuvre.

Monday, 5 December 2011

Hu's answer to Europe


Cartoon by Christian Adams in The Telegraph.

Saturday, 3 December 2011

Hong Kong still thriving 10 years after I left...


I left Hong Kong ten years ago. It was a great place to live and work (I was then Chief Economist for Asia and Bureau Chief at the Economist Intelligence Unit, EIU), but my lungs couldn't stand the air pollution, which has since got worse. After spending a fortune on medication and short breaks in cleaner climates, I moved back to the UK briefly before being enticed to Paris, where I ended up as Head of Global Relations in the Investment Division of the OECD, working mainly with China on the country's investment policies.

Yesterday I attended a seminar in New York organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) to present Hong Kong as "America's Bridge to Asian Growth". As always with HKTDC events, the presentations were authoritative, informative and wholly persuasive.