The U.S. economy is struggling but at least it’s not as bad as Europe’s, Ed Conard, a former Bain Capital partner, says at a debate at the Center for American Progress in Washington. But Austan Goolsbee, former Obama economic adviser, argues that it’s completely illogical to even compare the two. Let us know where you stand in this debate in the comments section below.
The world’s second largest economy continues to attract huge investment flows with the accent still on growth and boosting the domestic economy. But with International and home-grown issues becoming more problematic, potential investors need to tread carefully and choose their targets. Where are the opportunity areas and what to avoid?
Are we going to see a broad reform of the political and social agenda under China’s new leadership or will it be ‘steady as she goes?’
What kind of restructuring can we expect to see on the banking, securities and foreign currency front?
The ‘short China’ lobby is still quite vocal, should people be listening to them?
What investment areas are worthy of backing away from, and which ones would you pile in?
Is the accounting debacle that emerged last year still a huge embarrassment for China? What’s going to be done to change that, beyond initiatives like limiting the VIE structure and restricting certain companies and sectors from IPOs?
Is Europe and the poor economic outlook there a major issue for China? What role, if any, is China expected to play in Europe’s need for capital and investment?