Nick Edwards

Nick Edwards is a financial journalist with 25 years' experience in international real-time news, video-on-demand TV and print. Most of his career has been spent covering Asia's growing influence on the global economy, investment markets, international business and financial policymaking.
Nick Edwards
Nick Edwards is a financial journalist with 25 years' experience in international real-time news, video-on-demand TV and print. Most of his career has been spent covering Asia's growing influence on the global economy, investment markets, international business and financial policymaking.

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China’s falling FX reserves do not prove the case for capital flight
Chart of the day: China tech valuations still at full stretch

Some 25 US-listed mainland firms have had privatisation offers so far this year, with 22 of them announced before the end of June as the Shanghai and Shenzhen stock markets were imploding. 

4 Sep 2015 - 10:42PM

Some 25 US-listed mainland firms have had privatisation offers so far this year, with 22 of them announced before the end of June as the Shanghai and Shenzhen stock markets were imploding. 

Chart of the day: China tech valuations still at full stretch
Chart of the day: China's debt woes worsen
China credit ratings unharmed by market volatility, Fitch says
Why Asia matters so much to the new boss at Credit Suisse

Flick through the presentation slides Tidjane Thiam and his team ran through with investors when the newly installed Credit Suisse chief executive unveiled second-quarter earnings and it quickly becomes apparent why his first trip two weeks later is to Asia - it is his golden goose and he makes no bones about it.

28 Aug 2015 - 9:25PM

Flick through the presentation slides Tidjane Thiam and his team ran through with investors when the newly installed Credit Suisse chief executive unveiled second-quarter earnings and it quickly becomes apparent why his first trip two weeks later is to Asia - it is his golden goose and he makes no bones about it.

Why Asia matters so much to the new boss at Credit Suisse
Australia confident on trade with China despite market woes
China cuts interest rates in bid to halt stock turmoil and reassure markets after 'Black Monday'

Beijing cut interest rates and eased bank lending limits yesterday in a bid to stop panic selling in mainland stock markets that smashed them to eight-month lows, even as equities elsewhere in the world began to recover from the previous day's rout which investors termed "China's Black Monday".

20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM

Beijing cut interest rates and eased bank lending limits yesterday in a bid to stop panic selling in mainland stock markets that smashed them to eight-month lows, even as equities elsewhere in the world began to recover from the previous day's rout which investors termed "China's Black Monday".

China cuts interest rates in bid to halt stock turmoil and reassure markets after 'Black Monday'
SCMP H1 profits up on exceptional gains, eyes digital strategy to offset downside risks
Chart of the day: Why China's economic stimulus isn't working
The US$26 trillion debt problem that is crushing competitiveness in China
China stock volatility argues for more market reforms, Capital’s Rothenberg said in last interview
Leverage overhang leaves mainland China stocks exposed to fresh falls
China's IMF ambitions revealed in new archive report

China's bid to play a bigger role in the management of the global financial system has been in train since it helped draw up the rules that created the International Monetary Fund in 1944.

20 Jul 2015 - 8:50AM

China's bid to play a bigger role in the management of the global financial system has been in train since it helped draw up the rules that created the International Monetary Fund in 1944.

China's IMF ambitions revealed in new archive report
How Peninsula hotels make profits from the past

Clement Kwok King Man has had a busy 12 months. In that time, the Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels chief executive has opened a new Peninsula hotel in Paris, signed a €300 million (HK$2.55 billion) deal to develop one in Istanbul and submitted a planning application for a landmark site in London.

17 Jul 2015 - 10:01PM

Clement Kwok King Man has had a busy 12 months. In that time, the Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels chief executive has opened a new Peninsula hotel in Paris, signed a €300 million (HK$2.55 billion) deal to develop one in Istanbul and submitted a planning application for a landmark site in London.

How Peninsula hotels make profits from the past
Chart of the day: China falls drag Hong Kong stocks back among Asia's cheapest

The fall in Chinese stock prices has pushed Hong Kong-listed mainland firms back into the Credit Suisse "Cheapest Four" trading basket. Being overweight, the components of the Cheapest Four basket have outperformed the MSCI Asia Ex-Japan Index by 1.9 per cent in the year to date. 

16 Jul 2015 - 11:26AM

The fall in Chinese stock prices has pushed Hong Kong-listed mainland firms back into the Credit Suisse "Cheapest Four" trading basket. Being overweight, the components of the Cheapest Four basket have outperformed the MSCI Asia Ex-Japan Index by 1.9 per cent in the year to date. 

Chart of the day: China falls drag Hong Kong stocks back among Asia's cheapest
After US$3 trillion crash discount, BNP says just 24 China stocks are worth buying
The cost of China's market stability and how to pay for it
Beijing’s policy missteps leave market signals far from clear
Chart of the day: China's downward drag on growth

The drop in the mainland equity market strikes a sombre tone, particularly in terms of the potential downside risks it poses to the economic growth in emerging markets. 

21 Jul 2015 - 12:31PM

The drop in the mainland equity market strikes a sombre tone, particularly in terms of the potential downside risks it poses to the economic growth in emerging markets. 

Chart of the day: China's downward drag on growth
China Markets Live - Mainland and Hong Kong stocks settle higher after severe rout
Global growth threat posed by China's structural economic shift

Structural shifts in international trade flows and industrial activity have likely turned China into the single biggest threat to global economic stability.

10 Jul 2015 - 9:30AM

Structural shifts in international trade flows and industrial activity have likely turned China into the single biggest threat to global economic stability.

Global growth threat posed by China's structural economic shift
Chart of the day: What's happening to Asian exports?

Asia's economic challenges might just be getting tougher if an extended export malaise is any guide. "Without a revival in shipments, it is difficult to foresee a pickup in growth more broadly," HSBC's economists write in a new note to clients highlighting a big shift in export patterns. 

14 Jul 2015 - 11:49AM

Asia's economic challenges might just be getting tougher if an extended export malaise is any guide. "Without a revival in shipments, it is difficult to foresee a pickup in growth more broadly," HSBC's economists write in a new note to clients highlighting a big shift in export patterns. 

Chart of the day: What's happening to Asian exports?
Volatile China stocks close higher, Hong Kong ends sharply up

Welcome to SCMP.com's live coverage of China's stock market chaos here's how todays trading unfolded. China's market rebounded to finish higher while Hong Kong finished strongly as the weeks-long rout in equities seems to slow down for now. As before, we'll be bringing you updates as they happen on price levels, the biggest fallers and gainers and other key trading data, as well as breaking news and expert opinion on key developments.

2 Sep 2016 - 2:16PM

Welcome to SCMP.com's live coverage of China's stock market chaos here's how todays trading unfolded. China's market rebounded to finish higher while Hong Kong finished strongly as the weeks-long rout in equities seems to slow down for now. As before, we'll be bringing you updates as they happen on price levels, the biggest fallers and gainers and other key trading data, as well as breaking news and expert opinion on key developments.

Volatile China stocks close higher, Hong Kong ends sharply up
Chart of the day: China's falling stocks herald easier credit for companies

Mainland stocks in free fall despite a series of government policy interventions has many investors figuring it to be a sign of an impending financing catastrophe for the corporate sector. Not according to data crunched by analysts at HSBC. 

8 Jul 2015 - 9:26AM

Mainland stocks in free fall despite a series of government policy interventions has many investors figuring it to be a sign of an impending financing catastrophe for the corporate sector. Not according to data crunched by analysts at HSBC. 

Chart of the day: China's falling stocks herald easier credit for companies
China’s margin-trading binge more to do with state-owned enterprises than mom and pop
Investors still not convinced by Beijing’s bid to end US$2.8 trillion market rout

Restoring battered investor confidence is the cornerstone of Beijing's sweeping response to a US$2.8 trillion domestic stock market rout that could yet set off a systemic crisis and derail reforms to transform the country's economic model.

8 Jul 2015 - 10:00AM

Restoring battered investor confidence is the cornerstone of Beijing's sweeping response to a US$2.8 trillion domestic stock market rout that could yet set off a systemic crisis and derail reforms to transform the country's economic model.

Investors still not convinced by Beijing’s bid to end US$2.8 trillion market rout
Chart of the day: China shares may still have a long way to fall

The best guide to mainland share performance over the past decade has been Beijing's monetary policy settings. Tight policy caps upside, while loose policy lifts prices. 

2 Jul 2015 - 9:31AM

The best guide to mainland share performance over the past decade has been Beijing's monetary policy settings. Tight policy caps upside, while loose policy lifts prices. 

Chart of the day: China shares may still have a long way to fall
Chart of the day: Beijing sees diminishing policy returns on A shares

Investors pondering why Beijing's weekend interest rate cuts did not trigger a sustained rally for mainland shares yesterday can of course point to the rise in risk aversion sparked by the deepening Greek crisis. 

30 Jun 2015 - 9:48AM

Investors pondering why Beijing's weekend interest rate cuts did not trigger a sustained rally for mainland shares yesterday can of course point to the rise in risk aversion sparked by the deepening Greek crisis. 

Chart of the day: Beijing sees diminishing policy returns on A shares
Hong Kong regains IPO crown as deal frenzy sets new records in first half
Why China’s currency is key to resolving its economic policy “trilemma”