China has cemented itself as an economic powerhouse fueled by rapid growth and social development. Already the world's second-largest economy, the nation's influence is undeniable. But conflicting headlines and recent market turmoil are leaving investors with big questions about the future. Dr. Michael Hasenstab, Chief Investment Officer, Templeton Global Macro offers an in-depth look at the challenges and opportunities China faces as it continues to grow.
The government has long played an influential role in China's economic rise. But Dr. Hasenstab says key reforms and innovation have the private sector becoming increasingly more important.
The US, Eurozone and Japan are each telling very different economic stories. Dr. Michael Hasenstab breaks down the latest data and offers insights about where these regions are headed.
The US Economy is showing signs of picking up steam; Greece continues to cloud the recovery in the Eurozone; and Japan is making progress on reforms, but is it enough to boost growth? Dr. Michael Hasenstab examines these developments and the divergent roles of monetary policy in each region.
China has reached a crucial stage in its economic evolution. Dr. Michael Hasenstab says while the country's transformation poses challenges, there are still reasons for optimism about China's prospects.
China's economic transformation doesn't come without challenges. Dr. Michael Hasenstab takes a closer look at the role of monetary policy, potential debt risks and the impact of the recent equity market turmoil.
China's population has long had a profound impact on the country's story. Dr. Michael Hasenstab examines the evolution of China's labor market and the possibility of falling into a middle-income trap.
China's traditional growth sectors have slowed. Find out where new opportunities are emerging to pave the way for a rebalancing in the economy. Dr. Michael Hasenstab takes a closer look at this shift and the new growth engines on the rise.
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