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 Stock Recovery Is Bringing Back Foreign Investors

China's Stock Recovery Is Bringing Back Foreign Investors

Foreign investors are wading back into Chinese stocks despite worries that the market's recovery may not last much longer.

China's Scrapping of One-Child Rule Has One Big Problem

China's Scrapping of One-Child Rule Has One Big Problem

China is hoping more babies means more consumer spending and a stronger economy. But the government may actually have things backwards.

Baidu Jumps Into China's Fast-Growing Online-to-Offline Market

Baidu Jumps Into China's Fast-Growing Online-to-Offline Market

China’s O2O market is estimated at $157 billion and the scramble is on to see which tech titan will grab the biggest share.

China Hedge Funds Firm, Signaling Reprieve for Battered Markets

China Hedge Funds Firm, Signaling Reprieve for Battered Markets

About four-fifths of China hedge funds have a long bias and have started to bring returns as share prices recover from mid-year losses.

Is China Hiding Just How Bad Its Economy Is?

Is China Hiding Just How Bad Its Economy Is?

China's latest stimulus efforts are aimed at bolstering the slowing economy. But the moves are fueling suspicions that the Chinese economy may be worse off than Beijing is letting on

China's 4G Wireless Network Is Exploding -- Here's Who Wins

China's 4G Wireless Network Is Exploding -- Here's Who Wins

Chinese smartphone makers, telecom carriers and ICPs in line to earn money following fast gains in popularity of 4G wireless services.

Feeling Brave? It May Be Time to Look at Chinese Stocks Again

Feeling Brave? It May Be Time to Look at Chinese Stocks Again

American investors eager to trade Chinese stocks after a dramatic mid-year fall can test them at home without restrictions but with buyer-beware caveats.

China Is Hustling to Compete With Pacific Trade Pact

China Is Hustling to Compete With Pacific Trade Pact

China isn't part of the huge trade agreement between 12 Pacific Rim nations. But Beijing isn't standing by while other Asian countries open their borders to more foreign investment.

China Did a Surprising Thing That Helped Stocks Rally

China Did a Surprising Thing That Helped Stocks Rally

China may have accidentally figured out how to stop its falling stock prices by letting market forces determine the value of its currency.

Visa and MasterCard Are Caught in China's New Spending Curbs

Visa and MasterCard Are Caught in China's New Spending Curbs

China hopes to protect its foreign reserves, the world’s largest, to cover liabilities and keep exchange rates stable against pressures from a slowing economy.