China

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

It’s smarter to invest in renewable energy in India than the US – Quartz Multimedia – 17/05/2017

In their annual ranking of the world’s top 40 markets for investing into renewable energy, consultancy firm EY named China (pdf) the world’s most attractive renewables market for 2017, followed by India.

Source:  Quartz Multimedia, 2017/05/17

Moody’s Downgrades China Over Worries About Its Growing Debt – New York Times – 23/05/2017

Moody’s Investors Service downgraded its credit rating on China’s sovereign debt by a notch on Wednesday, saying the steady buildup of debt in the Chinese economy would erode the country’s financial strength in the years ahead.

Source:  New York Times, 2017/05/23

It’s smarter to invest in renewable energy in India than the US – Quartz Multimedia – 17/05/2017

In their annual ranking of the world’s top 40 markets for investing into renewable energy, consultancy firm EY named China (pdf) the world’s most attractive renewables market for 2017, followed by India.

Source:  Quartz Multimedia, 17/05/2017

Deal Paves Way for Mega-sized U.S. Energy Exports – Oil & Gas 360 – 16/05/2017

A new deal between China and the U.S. has thrown open a door for U.S. LNG producers to export the country’s vast energy supplies to China. It’s the first step for the U.S. to become a key supplier that fuels the world’s biggest energy consumer.

Source:  Oil & Gas 360, 16/05/2017

China will benefit – Business Mirror – 16/05/2017

President Duterte’s P8.2-trillion infrastructure program may sink the Philippines into deeper debt, an analyst said in a Forbes article on Sunday.

Source:  Business Mirror, 16/05/2017

Why is China Investing in Solar Energy ? – Newsweek – 30/04/2017

It’s not quite as cheap as onshore wind generation at utility scale right now, but it’s now price competitive with natural gas generation in a large number of countries including some of the biggest such as the USA, China and India.

Source:  Newsweek, 2017/04/30

Debt in India and China: Two contrasting stories — and the big picture – Gulf News – 28/04/2017

Sustaining economic growth for a long period of time is great, but can the same be said about debt-fuelled growth?

Source:  Gulf News, 2017/04/28

Debt Crisis Shakes Chinese Town, Pointing to Wider Problems – New York Times – 25/04/2017

China, the world’s second-largest economy after the United States, has considerable firepower to address any financial crisis. But many economists worry that hidden debt bombs could expose the breadth and severity of the problem.

Source:  New York Times, 2017/04/25

China Doubts U.S. Climate Pledge as Trump Mulls Paris Exit – Bloomberg – 25/04/2017

China, the world’s top emitter of carbon dioxide, is questioning whether the U.S. is doing enough under President Donald Trump to meet commitments made as part of the landmark Paris climate accord.

Source:  Bloomberg, 2017/04/25