John R. Carter

John is the Economics Editor based in Hong Kong. Prior to joining South China Morning Post, he worked for financial wire service Market News International for 34 years in North America, Europe and Asia, most recently as Asia Managing Editor.
John R. Carter
John is the Economics Editor based in Hong Kong. Prior to joining South China Morning Post, he worked for financial wire service Market News International for 34 years in North America, Europe and Asia, most recently as Asia Managing Editor.

Latest from John R. Carter

As US-China trade war intensifies, Philippines seeks to balance ties and even benefit from mounting tensions

The Philippine government is poised to award a contract to rebuild the city of Marawi to a Chinese state-owned firm but has emphasised there is no risk of falling prey to a ‘debt trap’.

12 Oct 2018 - 7:30PM

The Philippine government is poised to award a contract to rebuild the city of Marawi to a Chinese state-owned firm but has emphasised there is no risk of falling prey to a ‘debt trap’.

As US-China trade war intensifies, Philippines seeks to balance ties and even benefit from mounting tensions
Philippines’ economic woes could hurt President Rodrigo Duterte’s popularity but his government remains upbeat

Philippine inflation rose for a ninth straight month in September, to a near-10-year high, creating a potential stumbling block for the president as voters look to May’s midterm elections.

12 Oct 2018 - 8:53AM

Philippine inflation rose for a ninth straight month in September, to a near-10-year high, creating a potential stumbling block for the president as voters look to May’s midterm elections.

Philippines’ economic woes could hurt President Rodrigo Duterte’s popularity but his government remains upbeat
Top US, China trade negotiators unlikely to meet during IMF/World Bank talks, US official says

A potential meeting of US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and China’s vice-premier, Liu He, will not happen, since Liu will skip the international financial gatherings and a G20 finance ministers and central bank governors’ conference.

9 Oct 2018 - 3:58PM

A potential meeting of US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and China’s vice-premier, Liu He, will not happen, since Liu will skip the international financial gatherings and a G20 finance ministers and central bank governors’ conference.

Top US, China trade negotiators unlikely to meet during IMF/World Bank talks, US official says
Growing global links mean Turkey’s lira crisis poses risk to world economy
Beijing tells banks to lend more to small business as economy slows even before US tariffs start to bite