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Spencer Sheehan

Spencer Sheehan is a Hong Kong-based writer. Fluent in Mandarin, he has ten years of experience of researching and writing about China and the Asia-Pacific region for CBRE, Standard & Poor’s, Juwai, the European Union, United Nations, and Pacific Epoch.

Guangzhou Rental Reforms: A Step in the Right Direction for China’s Real Estate Market
August 01, 2017
Guangzhou Rental Reforms: A Step in the Right Direction for China’s Real Estate Market
The new policies have limited scope for tenants and much more needs to be done.
Guangzhou Rental Reforms: A Step in the Right Direction for China’s Real Estate Market
Why China’s Local Debt Policies May Spell Slower Growth
July 18, 2017
Why China’s Local Debt Policies May Spell Slower Growth
China’s government is cracking down on local level debt, and this may dampen GDP growth in the second half of 2017.
Why China’s Local Debt Policies May Spell Slower Growth
4 Takeaways From China’s Latest GDP numbers
July 18, 2017
4 Takeaways From China’s Latest GDP numbers
Growth in a number of areas picked up markedly in June. So why are markets still cautious?
4 Takeaways From China’s Latest GDP numbers
5 Takeaways From Li Keqiang’s World Economic Forum Speech
July 05, 2017
5 Takeaways From Li Keqiang’s World Economic Forum Speech
In Dalian, Li Keqiang pressed China’s case for global leadership and assured investors about economic stability.
5 Takeaways From Li Keqiang’s World Economic Forum Speech
Tough Times for China's Real Estate Developers
June 28, 2017
Tough Times for China's Real Estate Developers
The struggles of developers are starting to impact China's economy.
Tough Times for China's Real Estate Developers
China’s Struggle With Demographic Change
June 20, 2017
China’s Struggle With Demographic Change
Will China's aging population bring down the economy?
China’s Struggle With Demographic Change
How to Reform China’s SOEs
June 07, 2017
How to Reform China’s SOEs
The IMF has clear guidelines for SOE reform, but results will be a long time coming.
How to Reform China’s SOEs
The Problem With China’s One Belt, One Road Strategy
May 24, 2017
The Problem With China’s One Belt, One Road Strategy
China has a mixed record with large infrastructure projects abroad, something OBOR host countries should keep in mind.
The Problem With China’s One Belt, One Road Strategy
5 Factors Holding Back China’s Economic Reform
May 12, 2017
5 Factors Holding Back China’s Economic Reform
Local level factors are weighing on China’s reform momentum.
5 Factors Holding Back China’s Economic Reform
The Trouble With China's Latest Subway-Building Binge
May 03, 2017
The Trouble With China's Latest Subway-Building Binge
 New models are necessary to avoid the mistakes of the past.
The Trouble With China's Latest Subway-Building Binge
China's Latest Economic Data Beats Estimates
April 17, 2017
China's Latest Economic Data Beats Estimates
China’s surprise GDP performance in the first quarter of 2017 is unlikely to be sustainable.
China's Latest Economic Data Beats Estimates
China’s Minimum Wage Growth Slows, But Businesses Still Feel the Squeeze
April 14, 2017
China’s Minimum Wage Growth Slows, But Businesses Still Feel the Squeeze
Even as minimum wage growth slow, rising labor costs are still pressuring businesses.
China’s Minimum Wage Growth Slows, But Businesses Still Feel the Squeeze
4 Trends Influencing Chinese Real Estate Developers in 2016
April 07, 2017
4 Trends Influencing Chinese Real Estate Developers in 2016
Data from the 2016 property market is a good news/bad news scenario for developers.
4 Trends Influencing Chinese Real Estate Developers in 2016
China’s Subtle But Significant Attitude Change on Monetary Policy
March 30, 2017
China’s Subtle But Significant Attitude Change on Monetary Policy
The People’s Bank of China’s monetary policy changes are strongly impacting the outlook for 2017 and beyond.
China’s Subtle But Significant Attitude Change on Monetary Policy
What China’s PPP-Fueled Investment Boom Means for the Economy
March 21, 2017
What China’s PPP-Fueled Investment Boom Means for the Economy
Public-private partnership infrastructure spending will boost China’s economy but increase local government debt.
What China’s PPP-Fueled Investment Boom Means for the Economy
Five Themes From China’s 2017 Economic Data So Far
March 14, 2017
Five Themes From China’s 2017 Economic Data So Far
Data from January and February gives the earliest picture of what to expect from China's economy this year.
Five Themes From China’s 2017 Economic Data So Far
China’s 'Two Sessions' and the 2017 Economic Outlook
March 09, 2017
China’s 'Two Sessions' and the 2017 Economic Outlook
Li's work report was light on new economic reforms, indicating that stability remains the government's main goal.
China’s 'Two Sessions' and the 2017 Economic Outlook
What's Driving Shanghai's Bull Run?
March 01, 2017
What's Driving Shanghai's Bull Run?
The Shanghai market is on a winning streak, thanks to beneficial government policies.
What's Driving Shanghai's Bull Run?
China's Hukou Reforms and the Urbanization Challenge
February 22, 2017
China's Hukou Reforms and the Urbanization Challenge
China is speeding up hukou reform, but that won’t be enough to solve the migrant worker problem.
China's Hukou Reforms and the Urbanization Challenge
5 Trends in China’s Real Estate Market in 2017
February 13, 2017
5 Trends in China’s Real Estate Market in 2017
China's real estate sector will boom in some areas, and struggle in others.
5 Trends in China’s Real Estate Market in 2017
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