Market Intelligence

Market Intelligence gives you a quick look at news and trends around the world that reflect four broad themes influencing today’s global marketplace. We call these themes The Infinite Loop.

Market Intelligence: Asia

Global Rebalancing / 08.07.18

Hong Kong embracing virtual banks

Hong Kong, a global leader in banking and finance, is bracing for the arrival of so-called virtual banks — financial institutions without physical branches where all transactions are online – reports CNBC.

Global Rebalancing / 04.18.18

Movie attendance slumps in U.S., Canada but strong overseas

An April 4 report from the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) reports that worldwide box-office revenue grew 5% to $40.6 billion in 2017, even as movie-going slumped in the U.S. and Canada, according to Bloomberg.

Global Rebalancing / 01.17.17

Japan dethrones China

According to Reuters, China will soon be dethroned by Japan as the top holder of U.S. government debt. Why? The Chinese central bank has been dipping into its foreign exchange reserves to support the yuan, while its Japanese counterpart has been content to allow the yen to weaken.

Global Rebalancing / 10.18.16

An aging base

Japan's small firms, many of which are “mom-and-pop” operations, are dying out as their aging owners struggle to find successors, according to Reuters.