China’s economy will be ‘on fire’ in the second half of 2023, StanChart chairman says

Standard Chartered Bank (SCB) in downtown, brand logo and office building in Shanghai. Andy Feng | iStock Editorial | Getty Images China’s economy will be “on fire” in the second half of 2023 as the economic performance of East and West diverges, according to Standard Chartered Chairman José Viñals. The reopening of the Chinese economy … Read more

The Indo-Pacific Economic Framework: What it is – and why it matters

US President Joe Biden formally introduced the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework, or IPEF, this week during his first Asia tour, revealing Washington’s long-awaited Asia-Pacific economic strategy. It comes five years after the US unilaterally withdrew from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade deal signed by 12 countries in Asia-Pacific, North America and South America. With the US … Read more