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's Dilemma: Prop Up the Economy or the Stock Market?

China's Dilemma: Prop Up the Economy or the Stock Market?

If China allows the yuan to weaken, as it's doing now, that helps manufacturers maximize profits from exports. But a weaker currency makes the cratering stock market even less attractive.

Why Some Investors Aren't Worried About China's Economic Slowdown

Why Some Investors Aren't Worried About China's Economic Slowdown

These pros point out that China is steering its economy away from high-cost factory work and toward more sustainable things like consumption, tech and private investment.

Why China Won't Stop Meddling in Its Volatile Stock Market

Why China Won't Stop Meddling in Its Volatile Stock Market

The intervention will cause volatility that ripples into markets from New York to Taipei because the Chinese economy is linked to just about everyone else's.

In China, Even 'Star Wars' Faces Stiff Competition From Local Films

In China, Even 'Star Wars' Faces Stiff Competition From Local Films

Hollywood studios will compete best in the lucrative China cinema market by releasing 3-D films and anything with special effects -- two advantages over their Chinese peers.

China's Haphazard Attempts to Calm Markets Are Backfiring

China's Haphazard Attempts to Calm Markets Are Backfiring

As its stock market continues to crater, causing massive selloffs in global markets, Beijing seems to be fumbling for a solution to yet another financial meltdown.

China Privatizes Arms Production as It Quietly Seeks Global Customers

China Privatizes Arms Production as It Quietly Seeks Global Customers

Foreign defense contractors might dodge a few bullets to enter China’s military-industrial complex but will eventually find an inroad.

Chinese Stocks Face Another Wild Ride in 2016

Chinese Stocks Face Another Wild Ride in 2016

An awkward transition for China’s all-important economy, a possible new round of currency devaluation and lingering issues behind a share price rout in mid-2015 will keep share prices volatile.

Already Shaky Chinese Markets Face Record Turnover in Fund Managers

Already Shaky Chinese Markets Face Record Turnover in Fund Managers

The flight of Chinese portfolio managers this year after massive share price losses and amid a criminal crackdown may erode foreign investor confidence.

Chinese Firms Bail on U.S. Stock Listings as Market Rules Slow Business

Chinese Firms Bail on U.S. Stock Listings as Market Rules Slow Business

Farewells to U.S. stock exchanges will help Chinese firms prosper at home but erode investor access to the world’s largest economy.

China’s Brave New Climate Goal and the DIY Formula for Achieving It

China’s Brave New Climate Goal and the DIY Formula for Achieving It

Chinese authorities will tap green energy firms, particularly the ones at home, and get tougher on companies that aggravate air pollution.