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James Parker

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.

Posts by James Parker
March 17, 2014

China Doubles Currency Trading Band

By James Parker
The announcement is at least a partial explanation for a recent fall in the renminbi.

March 16, 2014

Panasonic Announces China Pollution Premium

By James Parker
The company announces plans to pay expats in China a premium to compensate for pollution.
March 09, 2014

China’s Mixed Economic Signals

By James Parker
With a bond default and a new GDP growth target, this was an interesting week for China economy watchers.

March 03, 2014

China Intentions Unclear on Weakening Currency

By James Parker
What is behind the recent slide in the renminbi? There are several possible answers.

February 24, 2014

The Rise of China’s Online Investment Funds

By James Parker
Despite criticism, the funds seem a positive for China’s repressed depositors.

February 18, 2014

China’s Bank Lending Rises

By James Parker
An unexpected increase raises questions about the direction of China’s monetary policy.
February 08, 2014

10 Books for Understanding China's Economy

By James Parker
Pacific Money writer James Parker recommends the most insightful economics and finance offerings.

February 06, 2014

China Needs to Tread Carefully on Reforms

By James Parker
Beijing was correct not to allow Credit Equals Gold No. 1 to default.

January 31, 2014

Emerging Market Jitters

By James Parker
The last week of January saw investors move out of emerging markets.

January 26, 2014

China’s Economic Headlines

By James Parker
With 2014 not even a month hold, some of the stories of 2013 are already back in the news.

January 22, 2014

Massive Credit Card Data Theft in South Korea

By James Parker
Information on 20 million cards was stolen and sold to marketing companies.
January 20, 2014

China’s Shadow Banking Challenge

By James Parker
As the government attempts to rebalance the economy, it will face testing moments in the shadow banking sector.

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