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Prof Nouriel Roubini Warned of a Prolonged Downturn and Sluggish Recovery from the Coronavirus

Nouriel Roubini

Economist Prof Nouriel Roubini has warned of a prolonged downturn and sluggish recovery from the coronavirus in his recent BBC interview. Professor Roubini also said any recovery will be in the shape of what economists call a “U”, or even “something closer to an L” – what he calls a “Greater Depression.” — “These jobs […]

Ashley Galina Dudarenok: Tencent Ecosystem Opportunities Post Coronavirus

Ashley Galina Dudarenok

China marketing expert, Ashley Galina Dudarenok spoke with Markus Kuhlo from Tencent about opportunities after coronavirus. Some of the pressing questions they discussed are: How’s Tencent going global with its cloud services? Is Europe ready for the New Retail? How does it really feel working for one of China’s largest tech giants? Watch Digital China […]

Andy Xie: Coronavirus lessons for China: prioritise health care and quality of life over economic growth

Dr Andy Xie, renowned economist, in his recent SCMP article, opined that the pandemic has shown that countries with robust health care systems could contain the spread of Covid-19 without a complete shutdown. Instead of the mindless pursuit of debt-fuelled GDP growth, China should focus on revamping its scandal-ridden health care sector. The household deleveraging […]

Ashley Galina Dudarenok on Bloomberg – How Coronavirus Impacts China’s Ecommerce

Ashley Galina Dudarenok

Ashley Galina Dudarenok was interviewed by Bloomberg on how coronavirus is impacting China’s e-commerce. Are the Chinese citizens spending money after the lockdown? Is there really “revenge spending” as retailers hoped? Which e-commerce platforms in China are winning the game? Ashley shares her observations in the interview. Ashley Galina Dudarenok is a China marketing expert with […]

Peggy Liu shares her insights on how travel would be affected by COVID-19

Peggy Liu

Peggy Liu, Chairperson of JUCCCE, shares her insights on how travel would be affected by COVID-19. Mass tourism will not pick up again until vaccines are widely available, which she estimates will take at least 2 years. That is a virtual travel barrier that will deter anyone from doing leisure travel, or roundtrip business travel. […]

Lijia Zhang: The coronavirus pandemic is nature’s wake-up call to humans who have lost their Way

Lijia Zhang

In her recent opinion piece for SCMP, renowned author and speaker Lijia Zhang shared insights on the coronavirus pandemic, sustainable development and more. Here are a few highlights: The Tao-te Ching says: “Man takes his law from the Earth; the Earth takes its law from Heaven; Heaven takes its law from the Tao. The law […]

Dr Andy Xie: How the greedy ruling elite failed us, by putting profit before pandemic preparedness

Dr Andy Xie

In his recent SCMP article, Dr Andy Xie, renowned economist opined that the ruling elite has failed us, by putting profit before pandemic preparedness. The ruling class has been ignoring expert warnings of a pandemic, which resulted in the difficult situation the world is now facing. Ay attempts to align supply chains to health care […]

Dr Shirley Yu interviewed by BBC on the CoronaVirus Impact to the Chinese Economy

Dr Shirley Yu

Dr Shirley Yu interviewed by BBC on the CoronaVirus Impact to the Chinese Economy in early Feb 2020, shortly after China shut down Wuhan due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Dr Shirley Yu (于泽), is a former CCTV 9 anchor, an experienced moderator and author. She holds a PhD in Economics from Peking Univeristy and started her career […]

Arnold Ma: China economy picking up again after the Coronavirus crisis

Arnold Ma

China has been hit hard by the coronavirus outbreak. The whole country was locked down for a few weeks since late Jan 2020. With the virus under control, China gradually relaxed the lockdown measures and the citizens are going back to work and going out to shop again. According to Arnold Ma, as of 21 […]

Dr Andy Xie: Three ways the coronavirus could trigger a global financial crisis – and why central bankers are to blame

Dr Andy Xie

In his most recent SCMP article, Dr Andy Xie details how the coronavirus (COVID-19) could trigger a global financial crisis. Dr Xie talked about the most vulnerable industries: tourism-related companies, commercial real estate sector and residential property market. He also discussed how cutting interest rates will not help these sectors, but it will boost speculation. […]

Michele Wucker: How Hard Will COVID-19 Slam the Global Economy?

Michele Wucker

Michele Wucker, author of Gray Rhino, shared her insights on the impact of COVID-19 on the Global Economy in her recent article published on Linkedin. So far, estimates of the hit that Chinese economic growth will take range from 0.2 to 0.8 percent, depending on whether the outbreak slows as spring arrives and temperatures increase, […]

Andy Xie: Luck may be the only thing standing between the coronavirus and a US stock market crash

Andy Xie

In his recent SCMP article, Andy Xie posited that the slowdown in Chinese manufacturing and ripple effect on global supply chains will hit the global economy hard, even if a recession can be avoided. He further emphasized that if the coronavirus outbreak cannot be contained by summer, a crash worse than the 2008 crisis awaits America’s […]