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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.

Posts by Spencer Sheehan
August 01, 2017

Guangzhou Rental Reforms: A Step in the Right Direction for China’s Real Estate Market

By Spencer Sheehan
The new policies have limited scope for tenants and much more needs to be done.

July 18, 2017

Why China’s Local Debt Policies May Spell Slower Growth

By Spencer Sheehan
China’s government is cracking down on local level debt, and this may dampen GDP growth in the second half of 2017.
July 18, 2017

4 Takeaways From China’s Latest GDP numbers

By Spencer Sheehan
Growth in a number of areas picked up markedly in June. So why are markets still cautious?

July 05, 2017

5 Takeaways From Li Keqiang’s World Economic Forum Speech

By Spencer Sheehan
In Dalian, Li Keqiang pressed China’s case for global leadership and assured investors about economic stability.

June 28, 2017

Tough Times for China's Real Estate Developers

By Spencer Sheehan
The struggles of developers are starting to impact China's economy.

June 20, 2017

China’s Struggle With Demographic Change

By Spencer Sheehan
Will China's aging population bring down the economy?
June 07, 2017

How to Reform China’s SOEs

By Spencer Sheehan
The IMF has clear guidelines for SOE reform, but results will be a long time coming.

May 24, 2017

The Problem With China’s One Belt, One Road Strategy

By Spencer Sheehan
China has a mixed record with large infrastructure projects abroad, something OBOR host countries should keep in mind.

May 12, 2017

5 Factors Holding Back China’s Economic Reform

By Spencer Sheehan
Local level factors are weighing on China’s reform momentum.

May 03, 2017

The Trouble With China's Latest Subway-Building Binge

By Spencer Sheehan
 New models are necessary to avoid the mistakes of the past.

April 17, 2017

China's Latest Economic Data Beats Estimates

By Spencer Sheehan
China’s surprise GDP performance in the first quarter of 2017 is unlikely to be sustainable.
April 14, 2017

China’s Minimum Wage Growth Slows, But Businesses Still Feel the Squeeze

By Spencer Sheehan
Even as minimum wage growth slow, rising labor costs are still pressuring businesses.

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