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

Changing China Nibbles Into American Fast-Food Chains

Changing China Nibbles Into American Fast-Food Chains

In the coming years American restaurants will fight to keep their fry vats hot in China as economic growth cools, competition from local brands increases and Beijing considers food-safety regulations.

Yes, You Can Actually Invest in China's Worsening Air Pollution

Yes, You Can Actually Invest in China's Worsening Air Pollution

China's taking advantage of cheap oil to boost consumer spending, which is making air pollution there worse. For investors, there are ways to play both the problem and the solution.

Pepsi's Smartphone in China: Why it Won’t Totally Fizzle

Pepsi's Smartphone in China: Why it Won’t Totally Fizzle

The soft drink icon is following Snoopy and Hello Kitty in a branding gambit that could raise its food and beverage sales in a large but increasingly competitive market.

China's Latest Market Crackdown Has Backfired So Far

China's Latest Market Crackdown Has Backfired So Far

Chinese stocks have plunged over 5% the past week amid uncertainty over how far the government's cleanup campaign might go.

Why the Chinese Currency's New Status Matters to Investors

Why the Chinese Currency's New Status Matters to Investors

At first glance, the yuan’s inclusion in an international special drawing rights basket looks symbolic, but longer-term gains await portfolio investors.

China Easing Restrictions on Thousands of OTC Stocks

China Easing Restrictions on Thousands of OTC Stocks

China is opening up its over-the-counter market to foreign investment funds, though it may be a while before these funds decide to wade into this murky, thinly traded market.

China's New Weapon to Support Markets: Detectives

China's New Weapon to Support Markets: Detectives

China’s criminal probes will scare people into following the law, give the markets a cleaner image and show the world Beijing intends to support share prices.

Beijing Pushes Hard to Reverse Image of 'Made in China'

Beijing Pushes Hard to Reverse Image of 'Made in China'

China's president has been traveling the world to promote not just Chinese products but Chinese-run factories and big construction projects.

Time to Buy These 14 Chinese Stocks in the MSCI Indices?

Time to Buy These 14 Chinese Stocks in the MSCI Indices?

MSCI is about to add 14 Chinese companies to its China Index and Emerging Markets Index. But investors may have to wait a few months before seeing any price gains.

China's Economy -- and Stocks -- Face 'Mediocre Muddling Through'

China's Economy -- and Stocks -- Face 'Mediocre Muddling Through'

China expects its economy to grow 6.5% annually over the next five years, which means Chinese companies will probably have to depend more on business outside its borders.