China Publications

CEO Challenge®

  1. Conference Board CEO Challenge® 2013: Countering the Global Slowdown

    Unlike last year, CEOs are looking inward for solutions to slow economic growth and focusing on people and processes—and less concerned about external factors such as risk and regulation.

    (CEO Challenge®, July 2013)

  2. Conference Board CEO Challenge® 2014: People and Performance
    While CEOs see talent as the critical link in meeting their top business challenges, the 2014 CEO Challenge survey results show a heightened focus on customers and reputation and less concern about regulation and external risk. (CEO Challenge®, January 2014)

China Center Publications

  1. China Center -- What to Watch for: China’s multilateral and regional trade negotiations

    The political-economy factors driving China’s soft fall lead us to be skeptical that domestic-led economic reform will be possible. However, the potential for coercing certain reforms via an outside-in, WTO-style roadmap may still exist.

    (China Center Publications, December 2014)

  2. China Center -- What to Watch For: Trust default edition

    The first four months of 2014 saw a rash of news stories detailing near-defaults in a range of Chinese financial products. Our thoughts on the issue: Get used to it.

    (China Center Publications, May 2014)

  3. China Center Chart Dive: China's Long March toward a Diminishing Labor Supply

    China is currently experiencing a pronounced demographic shift that will have a serious impact on MNCs in China. Over the past decade, it has transformed from a nation with an abundance of young people to one with an increasingly aged population.

    (China Center Publications, January 2017)

  4. China Center Chart Dive: Chinese IPO Pops—Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger

    IPO shares often undergo an initial "pop" when first launched as investors bid up prices to acquire a piece of the newly listed company. China’s IPO market has a reputation for being especially hot, however, and it is common for new listings to see pops that have gone on for days, or in 2016, even weeks. 

    (China Center Publications, December 2016)

  5. China Center Chart Dive: New GDP Projections Suggest Ongoing "Soft Fall" to Continue

    The Conference Board has released its updated global growth projections for 2017, and the next two five-year periods. Our projection for China shows a continuation of the “long soft fall” in GDP growth to 3.8 percent in 2017, down from 3.9 percent in 2016.

    (China Center Publications, December 2016)

  6. China Center Chart Dive: RMB devaluation — a guided market correction

    Looking forward, a reasonable scenario is that depreciation will remain “guided” and gradual, in line pace-wise with recent trends.

    (China Center Publications, June 2016)

  7. China Center Chart Dive: The CFETS Basket and RMB Valuation—How It Works and Why It Matters

    China is now using 13 separate exchange rates to create a new index-based approach to help it manage the value of its currency. Known as the "CFETS basket" (China Foreign Exchange Trade System), this new tool is a weighted index designed to decouple the RMB from the USD.

    (China Center Publications, August 2016)

  8. China Center Chart Dive: Watch out for a housing price down-cycle and its knock-on effects

    There is a strong correlation between China’s monetary cycles and housing price cycles, but it is important to note that a down-cycle in housing prices means slower price growth, and not necessarily negative price growth. 

    (China Center Publications, September 2016)