The MBS Economy

The country’s leadership has come to understand that the kingdom’s old model, based primarily on an oil-funded welfare state and rigid gender segregation, is no longer sustainable. Read More Here

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Pakistan Struggling To Pay Debts To China

Chinese debts are squeezing Pakistan’s pinched finances as external payments are set to balloon to US$14 billion at the end of this financial year. Nearly half is owed to Chinese commercial banks, largely for Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) related projects. Read More Here

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From California Capitalism To Bidenomics

The Biden administration’s ambitious spending and investment programs are precisely what the US economy needs to thrive in the twenty-first century. Best of all, the economic strategy now being pursued at the national level has already proven highly successful in the country’s wealthiest, most dynamic state. Read Here | Project Syndicate

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China’s Pakistan Investments A Double-Edged Sword

As rising Chinese investment promises to boost Pakistan’s ailing economy in an hour of need, there are concurrent nationalistic concerns expressed by local businesses and groups that Chinese investors are cornering key local industries, state assets and businesses to the detriment of Pakistani players and interests. Read Here | Asia Times

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The Global Reach Of China’s Venture Capital

Chinese VC investment has been excluded from India but is growing in South and Southeast Asia. How is that remaking foreign startup ecosystems? …If the India case is any indication, emerging markets fuelled with China’s initial startup cash may soon develop the base to raise their own funds from U.S. or domestic investors who come […]

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US-China Decoupling? Wall Street Missed The Memo

American banks, insurance companies and asset managers have lost none of their appetite for making money in China and have met with remarkably little deterrence from US President Donald Trump’s administration. Far from decoupling from China, Wall Street seems more intent on tightening the knot. Read Here | South China Morning Post

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The Many Trails Of Ant Group

When the last of the big four state-owned Chinese banks listed a decade ago, one could be forgiven for thinking that the age of mega Chinese financial listings was over. After all, with financial services being such a strategic sector for the Chinese Communist Party, who would have thought that the state’s stranglehold over banking and […]

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