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Who Pays For Tariffs?

The Trump Administration’s tariff strategy begs the question as to who actually pays for these duties. Does the American consumer pay through higher prices and efficiency losses caused by disruptions in the global supply chain as Liberty Street Economics argues in a recent article?

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The U.S.-China Trade War Enters Uncharted Waters

In the five predictions we made for 2019 at the beginning of the year, our first and most important was that the trade war between the United States and China would be successfully resolved by June 30. U.S. President Donald Trump and China’s President Xi Jinping are scheduled to meet at the G20 Summit in […]

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The Road Ahead For China’s Automobile Industry

For the first time in memory, China’s unit vehicle sales declined in 2018, registering a 2.8 percent year over year decline.

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Jack Perkowski On the U.S. Trade Dispute With China

Last week, the United States and China announced that they would put their trade dispute on hold while further negotiations take place over the coming weeks.

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MTD’s 2016 Predictions: How Did We Do?

As in past years, MTD made its predictions for 2016 last January, and it is now time to grade our paper.

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Managing the Dragon’s Predictions for 2016

The Year of the Monkey got off to a rocky start in China, demonstrating once again just how much events in China now impact the rest of the world. In 2016’s first day of trading, shares on the Shanghai Stock Exchange (“SSE”) plunged 7 percent, triggering circuit breakers that cut short the day’s trading session. […]

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China Needs A Robust Stock Market

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are the lifeblood of any economy, whether it is fully developed like those in the United States or Germany, or one that is still emerging like China’s. According to Yijiang Wang, Professor of Economics and Human Resource Management at the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business in Beijing, SMEs account […]

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China Begins Another Round Of SOE Reform

Earlier this year, Sinopec Group, China’s top oil refiner, announced the sale of a 29.99 percent interest in its retail sales arm to a group of twenty-five investors for RMB 105 billion ($17 billion). While the equity sale was a first of its kind transaction that raised a substantial amount of capital for one of […]

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Watch: Jack Perkowski on China’s Stock Markets

Jack appeared on CCTV America to provide his insight on China’s stock market and economy. Click the video below to hear what he had to say on the recent rises and falls of China’s stock markets, or follow this link.

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Putting China’s Stock Market in Perspective

The recent declines in China’s stock market have triggered speculation that the Chinese economic miracle may be finally coming to an end. Combined with a declining growth rate in the country’s gross domestic product (“GDP”), many China observers worry that that the $4 trillion loss in stock market value since June will derail the government’s […]

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