Moody’s recent downgrading of China’s sovereign debt rating triggered waves of reaction in both financial markets and policy circles.
Asian societies are aging, and Thailand is aging rapidly. Already over 10 percent of the Thai population, or more than 7 million people, are 65 years old or older. By 2040, a projected 17 million Thais above 65 years of age will account for more than a quarter of the population.
China’s military cyber power capabilities are increasingly being augmented by a civilian dimension to increase their potency.
China’s e-commerce market continues to see high double-digit growth year on year. The Double 11 event on 11 November 2017 – also known as Singles’ Day, when single people in China celebrate, and which has become a popular shopping holiday – was a clear example of how China’s consumption-led economy is evolving digitally.
When the Sino-Vietnamese war ended on March 16, 1979, it was hardly a definite resolution of the conflict.
China’s plan for a modern Silk Road of railways, ports and other facilities linking Asia with Europe hit a $14 billion pothole in Pakistan. Pakistan’s relations with Beijing are so close that officials call China their “Iron Brother”.
Portfolio strategists need to look beyond economic development when eyeing new investment.