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How Taiwan Beat China to Emerge as Asia’s Top-Performing Economy in 2020

For the first time in 30 years, Taiwan’s economy raced past that of mainland China’s, growing 3.11 percent in 2020, exceeding China’s 2.3 percent expansion according to its National Statistics bureau. The last time Taiwan’s economy grew faster than that of China was in 1990 when the island’s 5.5 percent growth rate beat its larger […]

Will Chinese Citizens Be Coaxed Into Capital Markets?

On December 22, 2020, the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) held a meeting and discussed the topic of encouraging Chinese citizens to invest their savings in capital markets. This is the second time within 11 months this topic has been raised among the group. Coaxing the substantial pool of Chinese householders’ savings back into the […]

The UK Applies for Membership in Trans-Pacific Partnership

Since leaving the EU, the UK has requested to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). The CPTPP removes many tariffs between Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam. The UK is the first non-founding nation to apply as a member. “One year after our departure from the […]

China’s Violations of WTO Regulations Leading to Mistrust

The WTO is the world trade rule-setting organization. It was created after the World War II trade agreement between countries such as the United States and the United Kingdom to encourage economic ties and maintain a peaceful world, based on mutual values. It promotes unanimous decisions and requires all members to adhere to certain principles. […]

Tips for Building a Great Remote Team

Companies have faced unmatched struggles over the past year and some have responded by coming up with alternative ways to stay in business. One such strategy has been to carry out the process of hiring, training, and supervising newly recruited employees remotely. Employers already face several challenges in building teams when all the members are […]

Bezos Steps Down as CEO of Amazon, Will Focus on Space Exploration, Washington Post, Charities

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos announced he is transitioning away from CEO and to Executive Chair of the Amazon Board of Directors in a letter to staff on Tuesday. Bezos will transition away from his current role during Q3 of 2021 and his successor will be Andy Jassy, head of Amazon Web Services.  In his parting […]

Silver Markets Gap Up 7 Percent, Bullion Dealers Report Weekend Inventory Shortage Amid Retail Hype

A number of precious metal bullion dealers have reported inventory shortages and closed order taking on Sunday, Feb. 7, citing unprecedented weekend purchasing demand.  The U.S.-based MoneyMetals and APmex closed acceptance of new orders until metal markets opened at 6:00 p.m. EST on Sunday. Simultaneously, JM Bullion advised an expected 5 – 10-day delay in […]

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China’s Debt-Trap Diplomacy Is Weighing on Africa

It is normal for richer nations to give loans to poorer countries. But what is problematic is when the lender tries to use the...

6 Chinese Business Traditions You Should Be Aware Of

Different cultures have their own characteristics and propriety of conducting business. China is no different. Whether it is dealing with customers, partners, superiors, juniors,...

Hong Kong Banks Ordered to Monitor All Transactions Under the National Security Law

The Chinese regime has asked Hong Kong banks to monitor all transactions so as to report those that violate the National Security Law (NSL)....

China’s Shadow Banking Sector Is Facing Tough Times

The COVID-19 outbreak has cast a gloomy shadow over not only the formal financial industry of China, but also its shadow banking sector as...

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