Articles by Moran Zhang
- How China's Ballooning Local Gov't Debt Endangers Its Economy
December 30 2013 11:12 AM
China's total government debt amounted to approximately 53 percent of GDP. By comparison, the U.S. has a debt-to-GDP ratio of 73 percent.
- How Quickly Is China's Economy Gaining On The US?
December 27 2013 10:39 AM
While the U.S. eventually will lose its position as the world’s largest economy, this day is now expected to come later than previously forecast.
- In China, A Telecom 'Open Door'
December 26 2013 11:26 AM
Beijing wants private companies to have a greater role in state-run industries such as telecom.
- China's Smog Too Thick For Santa To Fly In
December 26 2013 8:45 AM
While China's GDP growth slowed again in 2013, it's still growing too fast, and the cost is environmental degradation.
- China Local Government Debt Doubles In 2 Years
December 24 2013 4:29 PM
The debt may have skyrocketed to about 20 trillion yuan ($3.3 trillion) at the end of 2012, a government think tank says.
- China's Banking System: It Isn't Quantum Physics, Apparently
December 24 2013 10:54 AM
Jingyuan Yao, former chief economist and spokesman for China’s National Bureau of Statistics, had choice words on the banking system.
- Japan: 7 Themes To Watch In 2014
December 24 2013 6:52 AM
Here’s a rundown of what economists think are the major local events/themes that will shape Japan’s economy and markets in 2014.
- Beijing: Cash Crunch? What Cash Crunch?
December 23 2013 12:49 PM
Beijing has become so worried about the worsening credit crunch that propaganda authorities have banned media use of the term "cash crunch."
- The States With The Most Underwater Mortgages
December 17 2013 2:56 PM
Despite improvements in the housing market, 6.4 million U.S. homeowners still owed more on their homes than what they're worth, CoreLogic said.
- Meet The Top 10 Creditors To The US
December 17 2013 10:15 AM
Foreign investors didn't shy away from U.S. Treasuries during the government shutdown and the threat to default in October.
- Fed December Meeting Preview: Why There May Not Be A Stimulus Reduction
December 17 2013 4:59 AM
Wednesday's post-FOMC press conference will also be Bernanke’s farewell appearance as Fed chairman.
- The Detail Hidden In This Chinese Bank's IPO That May Scare You
December 16 2013 11:16 AM
China Everbright Bank finally admitted (sort of) it defaulted on 6.5 billion yuan ($1.07 billion) worth of a loan due last June.
- Sprint To Bid For T-Mobile: WSJ
December 13 2013 4:33 PM
A merger would leave the U.S. wireless market dominated by three big companies.
- Reading The Tea Leaves From China's 2014 Economic Policy Meeting
December 13 2013 11:30 AM
The just-completed, annual, high-level meeting is closed-door, but a few themes were communicated.
- Earnings Preview For Dec.16-20: Oracle, FedEx, Nike
December 13 2013 6:26 AM
The rate of negative company earnings guidance has rocketed in recent weeks to unprecedented highs.
- Stanley Fischer To Be Nominated Fed Vice Chair
December 12 2013 8:32 AM
Fischer is well-known in international economic policy. At MIT, Fischer once taught current Fed Chairman Bernanke and ECB President Draghi.
- US Home Prices: Can Bullish Conditions Continue?
December 12 2013 5:52 AM
U.S. home prices have had an impressive run since the end of the housing crash. What's ahead in 2014?
- BofA: 10 Key Calls For 2014
December 10 2013 3:06 PM
The Bank of America sees the S&P 500 hitting 2,000 by year-end 2014, and gold dropping to $1,250 per oz. in Q1, before rebounding.
- Clues To Beijing's Thinking
December 10 2013 6:19 AM
China's annual Central Economic Work Conference, Dec. 10-12, typically includes a lengthy fiscal/monetary policy statement.
- China's Financial Reforms: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back
December 09 2013 1:12 PM
China has taken another step in liberalizing its financial sector by loosening its grip on interest rates.