Donald Gasper

Donald Gasper is a Hong Kong-based analyst and commentator.
Donald Gasper
Donald Gasper is a Hong Kong-based analyst and commentator.

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Opinion | Pain of tariffs and sanctions behind China and Russia’s push to dethrone the US dollar

Russia is looking to launch yuan-denominated bonds, and has agreed with China to work on settling more of their bilateral trade in the yuan or the rouble. Other trading partners suffering from US sanctions and along China’s belt and road map are also open to de-dollarisation.

16 Jun 2019 - 8:55PM

Russia is looking to launch yuan-denominated bonds, and has agreed with China to work on settling more of their bilateral trade in the yuan or the rouble. Other trading partners suffering from US sanctions and along China’s belt and road map are also open to de-dollarisation.

Pain of tariffs and sanctions behind China and Russia’s push to dethrone the US dollar
Opinion | The world is slowly drifting away from the US dollar as the sole reserve currency
  • Central banks around the world are showing interest in increasing their foreign reserves in the Chinese yuan
17 Feb 2019 - 11:43PM
  • Central banks around the world are showing interest in increasing their foreign reserves in the Chinese yuan
The world is slowly drifting away from the US dollar as the sole reserve currency
Beating heart picks up pace

Central Kowloon’s luxury residential enclaves of Ho Man Tin, Beacon Hill and Kowloon Tong tempt new residents and investors with fresh properties

26 Nov 2018 - 3:18PM

Central Kowloon’s luxury residential enclaves of Ho Man Tin, Beacon Hill and Kowloon Tong tempt new residents and investors with fresh properties

Beating heart picks up pace
Opinion | China and Russia want to develop Arctic energy resources together, and US disapproval may not deter them

China has helped to finance Russia’s quest to develop Arctic resources after US sanctions, and deeper involvement may follow if Beijing can acquire a management role.

12 Sep 2018 - 5:30PM

China has helped to finance Russia’s quest to develop Arctic resources after US sanctions, and deeper involvement may follow if Beijing can acquire a management role.

China and Russia want to develop Arctic energy resources together, and US disapproval may not deter them
The View | Can the BRICS form a wall to counter the damaging effects of US trade protectionism?

A discussion of US trade policies are likely to dominate the ongoing BRICS summit but the five countries must forge closer ties to be an effective global force.

26 Jul 2018 - 10:23PM

A discussion of US trade policies are likely to dominate the ongoing BRICS summit but the five countries must forge closer ties to be an effective global force.

Can the BRICS form a wall to counter the damaging effects of US trade protectionism?
The View | How China’s Belt and Road Initiative can extend its reach to the edge of the European Union

China’s linking its Belt and Road Initiative with the Eurasian Economic Union will open up a new trade corridor.

22 May 2018 - 10:50PM

China’s linking its Belt and Road Initiative with the Eurasian Economic Union will open up a new trade corridor.

How China’s Belt and Road Initiative can extend its reach to the edge of the European Union
Lantau’s affordable ‘hidden gems’ are attracting investors
New Territories North and West offer a haven for Hongkongers looking for more laid-back lifestyle
Why Hong Kong investors may find Russia newly attractive
Following IMF’s nod for the renminbi, it’s up to Beijing to decide when to lift all capital controls
Second world war remembrance gives nations a chance to renew their bonds
Jack Ma is rewriting the rules of capitalism

It's official: the initial public offering last week of Alibaba Group now ranks as the world's largest IPO, having raised US$25 billion.

28 Sep 2014 - 6:03AM

It's official: the initial public offering last week of Alibaba Group now ranks as the world's largest IPO, having raised US$25 billion.

Jack Ma is rewriting the rules of capitalism
US charges of PLA hacking likely to hurt rather than protect American business

Last month, the US Department of Justice launched a highly publicised indictment against five employees of the People's Liberation Army, accusing them of cyberhacking to steal US commercial secrets.

16 Jun 2014 - 3:03AM

Last month, the US Department of Justice launched a highly publicised indictment against five employees of the People's Liberation Army, accusing them of cyberhacking to steal US commercial secrets.

US charges of PLA hacking likely to hurt rather than protect American business
London's belated courting of Chinese banks will pay off

Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne blundered when he claimed recently that 160 million Chinese watched the popular British period television drama Downton Abbey.

28 Oct 2013 - 3:26AM

Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne blundered when he claimed recently that 160 million Chinese watched the popular British period television drama Downton Abbey.

London's belated courting of Chinese banks will pay off
Loss of Chinese banks will dent London's ambitions
Can the BRICS break through the global gridlock?

Radical reforms of institutions tend to come in the wake of wars, as was the case after the second world war with the creation of the United Nations and the Bretton Woods financial architecture - the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, the predecessor of today's World Trade Organisation.

6 Jul 2017 - 11:38AM

Radical reforms of institutions tend to come in the wake of wars, as was the case after the second world war with the creation of the United Nations and the Bretton Woods financial architecture - the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, the predecessor of today's World Trade Organisation.

Can the BRICS break through the global gridlock?
Russia's far east should be on Apec's agenda
New credit rating agency will bring needed competition

The opening in Hong Kong last week of Universal Credit Rating Group, a new ratings agency with Chinese, Russian and US partners, comes at a time when confidence in the dominant US-based agencies is at a low point.

1 Jul 2013 - 1:51AM

The opening in Hong Kong last week of Universal Credit Rating Group, a new ratings agency with Chinese, Russian and US partners, comes at a time when confidence in the dominant US-based agencies is at a low point.

New credit rating agency will bring needed competition
Laos, Russia join WTO path to growth