Emerging economies take lead on going green, but investment needed – Eco-Business – 13/07/2017

Countries like India have grasped the benefits of shifting to low-carbon development, but they can’t do it alone. Where can they turn to for help?

Source:  Eco-Business, 2017/07/13

US Debt To GDP Hits A Record Level But China Catching Up Quickly – Value Walk – 12/07/2017

China’s rapidly growing corporate and personal debt is always cited as being one of the main risks to the global economy. The country’s debt mountain has exploded higher since the financial crisis, and after the World Economic Forum had warned that China’s debt would increase by a worrying $20 trillion by 2020 and could soon [...]

Costliest Gas in World Clouds China’s Campaign for Bluer Skies – Hellenic Shipping News – 06/07/2017

China has promised to make its skies blue again, but having some of the world’s most-expensive natural gas isn’t helping.

Source:  Hellenic Shipping News, 2017/07/06

China could export a recession to everyone else, says ex-IMF chief economist Kenneth Rogoff – CNBC – 06/07/2017

Former IMF economist Kenneth Rogoff said high debt levels in China were a big concern. China could export a recession, he said

Source:  CNBC, 2017/07/06

Russia, China Ink $11 Billion in Partnership Deals – Investitutional Investor – 05/07/2017

A Russian sovereign wealth fund announces the launch of a $10 billion co-investment fund with China’s development bank and is pairing with China’s sovereign wealth fund for another $1 billion investment.

Source:  Investitutional Investor, 2017/07/05

ECB Economic Bulletin: From economic to political concerns!

On Wednesday June 21st, the European Central Bank (ECB) released its regular Economic Bulletin in which the Frankfurt-based central bank said fresh concerns have arisen as old ones fade. Indeed, risks to global growth appeared to have diminished, notably with financial markets that are so far accommodating to the Federal Reserves (Fed) tightening without problems. [...]

China’s bond market to surpass Japan as world’s second largest in five years: UBS – CNBC – 22/06/2017

China's bond market will double in size from the current $9 trillion over the next five years, overtaking Japan's to become the world's second largest behind the United States', UBS Asset Management said in a report.

Source:  CNBC, 2017/06/22

5 Countries With the Most Invested in Renewable Energy – Energy & Capital – 17/06/2017

Bloomberg New Energy Finance estimates that by 2040, renewables will account for 35% of the world’s total energy production. The International Energy Agency (IEA) estimates solar and wind alone will account for a slightly less optimistic 21% of the world’s total by then.

Source:  Energy & Capital, 2017/06/17

IMF boosts China GDP growth forecast to 6.7% – FT – 15/06/2017

Fund urges Beijing to speed up reform to avoid economic decline.

Source:  FT, 2017/06/15

The Next Global Financial Crisis: A Chinese Sovereign Debt Default? – The National Interest – 28/05/2017

Moody’s recent downgrading of China’s sovereign debt rating triggered waves of reaction in both financial markets and policy circles. But like many other rating adjustments it looks more like a lagging, rather than a leading, indicator of an existing risk factor.

Source:  The National Interest, 2017/05/28