August 10, 2016

Heavy debt burdens in Asia show no sign of abating as another shipbuilding company, and this time a Chinese one, defaulted on its debt obligations this week.

Wuhan Guoyu: defaults on RMB...

August 1, 2015

Rapid growth in household debt may not be a systemic risk to the whole Asia-Pacific region, but it is dampening economic growth prospects for Thailand in 2015.

 

Thai Government Downgrades...

July 15, 2015

Deloitte's excellent Q3 2015 Asia Pacific Outlook looks in detail at the growth of household debt in the  region. Traditionally profiled as thrifty savers with an adversity to credit, da...

March 30, 2015

A recent report by the McKinsey Global Institute shows a rapid build-up in debt within the global eocnomy since the global financial crisis hit in 2007. By the end of Q2 2014, global deb...

March 21, 2015

Martin Wolf, Chief Economics Commentator at the Financial Times, gave a wide-ranging talk around global economic issues during a recent interview with Boston Consulting Group. He discuss...

March 16, 2015

Against a backdrop of increasing global liquidity, the Asia-Pacific region has seen a rapid build-up in cross-border bank credit during the past 18 months, according to Bank of Internati...

February 7, 2015

In as recent speech to the Bank of International Settlements, Stephen King, Chief Economist at HSBC, highlighted the following perils associated with excessive reliance on loose monetary...

January 25, 2015

 

Though rapid growth in debts caused the financial crisis in 2008, the amounts of debt held by governments and companies across the world are growing and are well past safe levels, accor...

January 25, 2015

High levels of debt are slowing global growth and preventing a recovery, according to a new paper by Stephanie Lo and Kenneth Rogoff. 

 

Debt Remains High by Historical Standards

 

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