Donald Gasper

Donald Gasper

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

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Opinion | US tactics to deny China a role in the Arctic are welcomed by no one but itself

Washington’s mischaracterisation of Beijing’s intentions has become the basis for its moves to increase its own presence in the Arctic and lean on its allies to undermine China’s.

Washington’s mischaracterisation of Beijing’s intentions has become the basis for its moves to increase its own presence in the Arctic and lean on its allies to undermine China’s.

13 May 2020 - 5:54AM
Opinion | As oil industry nears collapse, Saudi Arabia may have no option but to blink first in its price war with Russia

Given coronavirus-weakened demand, and with Russia in a better financial position to ride out the price rout, a heavily indebted Saudi Arabia simply cannot afford to sell at such low prices for much longer, unless it wishes to take the oil industry down with it.

Given coronavirus-weakened demand, and with Russia in a better financial position to ride out the price rout, a heavily indebted Saudi Arabia simply cannot afford to sell at such low prices for much longer, unless it wishes to take the oil industry down with it.

30 Mar 2020 - 1:13AM
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.

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.

10 Dec 2019 - 11:06PM
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
  • Central banks around the world are showing interest in increasing their foreign reserves in the Chinese yuan
17 Feb 2019 - 11:43PM
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

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
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.

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.

10 Dec 2019 - 11:36PM
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.

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
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.

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
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20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM
20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM
6 Apr 2015 - 3:00AM
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.

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
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.

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
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.

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
22 Jun 2012 - 12:00AM
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.

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
12 Dec 2012 - 2:35AM
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.

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
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