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James Parker has lived in Beijing for eight years and has worked at both foreign and domestic financial institutions. He is also engaged in consulting in the areas of international economics and international political risk, and teaches post-graduate finance courses for various UK Universities.

China Doubles Currency Trading Band
March 17, 2014
China Doubles Currency Trading Band
The announcement is at least a partial explanation for a recent fall in the renminbi.
China Doubles Currency Trading Band
Panasonic Announces China Pollution Premium
March 16, 2014
Panasonic Announces China Pollution Premium
The company announces plans to pay expats in China a premium to compensate for pollution.
Panasonic Announces China Pollution Premium
China’s Mixed Economic Signals
March 09, 2014
China’s Mixed Economic Signals
With a bond default and a new GDP growth target, this was an interesting week for China economy watchers.
China’s Mixed Economic Signals
China Intentions Unclear on Weakening Currency
March 03, 2014
China Intentions Unclear on Weakening Currency
What is behind the recent slide in the renminbi? There are several possible answers.
China Intentions Unclear on Weakening Currency
The Rise of China’s Online Investment Funds
February 24, 2014
The Rise of China’s Online Investment Funds
Despite criticism, the funds seem a positive for China’s repressed depositors.
The Rise of China’s Online Investment Funds
China’s Bank Lending Rises
February 18, 2014
China’s Bank Lending Rises
An unexpected increase raises questions about the direction of China’s monetary policy.
China’s Bank Lending Rises
10 Books for Understanding China's Economy
February 08, 2014
10 Books for Understanding China's Economy
Pacific Money writer James Parker recommends the most insightful economics and finance offerings.
10 Books for Understanding China's Economy
China Needs to Tread Carefully on Reforms
February 06, 2014
China Needs to Tread Carefully on Reforms
Beijing was correct not to allow Credit Equals Gold No. 1 to default.
China Needs to Tread Carefully on Reforms
Emerging Market Jitters
January 31, 2014
Emerging Market Jitters
The last week of January saw investors move out of emerging markets.
Emerging Market Jitters
China’s Economic Headlines
January 26, 2014
China’s Economic Headlines
With 2014 not even a month hold, some of the stories of 2013 are already back in the news.
China’s Economic Headlines
Massive Credit Card Data Theft in South Korea
January 22, 2014
Massive Credit Card Data Theft in South Korea
Information on 20 million cards was stolen and sold to marketing companies.
Massive Credit Card Data Theft in South Korea
China’s Shadow Banking Challenge
January 20, 2014
China’s Shadow Banking Challenge
As the government attempts to rebalance the economy, it will face testing moments in the shadow banking sector.
China’s Shadow Banking Challenge
Indian Inflation Eases Slightly
January 15, 2014
Indian Inflation Eases Slightly
But inflationary pressures built into the economy complicate matters for the Reserve Bank.
Indian Inflation Eases Slightly
China Tackles Statistics Reform
January 09, 2014
China Tackles Statistics Reform
The chief statistician announces plans to tackle the country’s notoriously dodgy figures.
China Tackles Statistics Reform
Another Challenging Year Awaits for India’s Economy
January 06, 2014
Another Challenging Year Awaits for India’s Economy
Lower growth rates and stubborn inflation will keep the Reserve Bank of India on its toes.
Another Challenging Year Awaits for India’s Economy
China’s Rebalancing: A Transition to Slower Growth
January 02, 2014
China’s Rebalancing: A Transition to Slower Growth
China looks set to post slower growth in 2014, as its economic rebalancing continues.
China’s Rebalancing: A Transition to Slower Growth
China Faces Local Debt Conundrum in 2014
December 31, 2013
China Faces Local Debt Conundrum in 2014
An audit shows local government debt at a level that requires action.
China Faces Local Debt Conundrum in 2014
China Faces Cash Crunch Again
December 23, 2013
China Faces Cash Crunch Again
Short-term borrowing costs jump as the central bank tries to reform the credit market.
China Faces Cash Crunch Again
China Focuses on Local Government Debt
December 16, 2013
China Focuses on Local Government Debt
A key economic conference highlights Beijing’s concerns about the buildup of debt at the local government level.
China Focuses on Local Government Debt
Death Dealing Company Attracts Investor Interest
December 15, 2013
Death Dealing Company Attracts Investor Interest
Investors flock to an IPO by a Shanghai company specializing in the burgeoning death care market.
Death Dealing Company Attracts Investor Interest
Qantas in Trouble
December 07, 2013
Qantas in Trouble
Australia’s international airline is downgraded to junk status, as the government rejects calls for subsidies.
Qantas in Trouble
China as Unsure About Bitcoin as Everyone Else
December 06, 2013
China as Unsure About Bitcoin as Everyone Else
Although it has announced new controls, it is unclear what direction Chinese authorities will take with the virtual currency.
China as Unsure About Bitcoin as Everyone Else
IPO Changes Imminent in China?
December 02, 2013
IPO Changes Imminent in China?
A weekend statement by the China Securities Regulatory Commission suggests that a reformed IPO market may soon reopen.
IPO Changes Imminent in China?
Instability Hits Thailand’s Economy
November 28, 2013
Instability Hits Thailand’s Economy
Markets take note of the escalating protests as the Bank of Thailand makes a surprise rate cut.
Instability Hits Thailand’s Economy
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