Ralph Jennings

Ralph Jennings lived in Beijing for seven years as a writer, editor, student, teacher and consumer. Originally from Portland, Oregon, Jennings has covered financial markets in Asia since 2008. His news reports often examine markets from a macro-policy angle on behalf of individual traders as well as institutional investors. He currently lives in Taipei, where he covers general and financial news in East Asia and studies for a master's degree. He can be reached on Twitter at @Laowiseass, on LinkedIn at Ralph Jennings or on Google+ at Ralph Jennings.

Recent Articles By The Author

China Expects Even Slower Growth, But This Time No One's Panicking

China Expects Even Slower Growth, But This Time No One's Panicking

Beijing’s official forecast of its slowest growth since 1990 points to weak traction for China's economic restructuring, but everyone’s at least used to it now.

Why You Won't Be Afraid to Invest in Chinese Stocks in Five Years

Why You Won't Be Afraid to Invest in Chinese Stocks in Five Years

Chinese share prices have been volatile, to say the least, but policymakers have ample incentives to moderate their swings.

Apple's Big Rival in China Looks to Take Another Bite of Smartphone Sales

Apple's Big Rival in China Looks to Take Another Bite of Smartphone Sales

A new model will bolster smartphone brand Xiaomi’s No. 1 spot in the China market, holding Apple back, but it may ultimately lose ground to other Android devices.

Don't Want to Touch Volatile Chinese Stocks? Soon You Might Have To

Don't Want to Touch Volatile Chinese Stocks? Soon You Might Have To

China is angling to get its 'A' shares included in a popular index, which would force some big ETFs and mutual funds to shift money into Chinese equities.

China Does an About-Face, Rolls Out Red Carpet for Foreign Investors

China Does an About-Face, Rolls Out Red Carpet for Foreign Investors

China’s relaxation of rules on historically restricted foreign investors reflects panic in Beijing about capital markets and slowing economic growth.

A New Disruptor Displaces Samsung in World's Largest Smartphone Market

A New Disruptor Displaces Samsung in World's Largest Smartphone Market

Little-known Android smartphone brand Oppo has displaced Samsung in China due to price and marketing. Does it have a future offshore?

China Pumps Billions Into Banks, Signaling Fresh Economic Panic

China Pumps Billions Into Banks, Signaling Fresh Economic Panic

Beijing’s effort to stoke liquidity ahead of a major public holiday bares concerns about defaults and deeper worries about a longer-term economic crisis.

Why China's Economy -- and Stock Market -- Are Such a Mess

Why China's Economy -- and Stock Market -- Are Such a Mess

Continued overproduction at state-owned companies despite poor demand is holding back China's efforts to reverse its slowing economic growth.

Relief for Foreign Investors as Vietnam Settles Political Dispute

Relief for Foreign Investors as Vietnam Settles Political Dispute

The departure of a Vietnamese leader who favors quick pro-investor reforms will help foreign funds simply by ending political gridlock that has stalled the market from opening.

China, Desperate to Boost Stocks, May Open Market to Foreign Investors

China, Desperate to Boost Stocks, May Open Market to Foreign Investors

Considering the recent implosion in Chinese stocks, the effort may resemble trying to buy insurance while your house is burning down.