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 Readies New Stimulus Measures for Stocks, Economy

China Readies New Stimulus Measures for Stocks, Economy

Despite reports that officials had given up trying to support the stock market, Beijing is actually preparing new measures to shore up not only stocks but the slowing economy.

Vietnam’s Stock Market Tempts Investors Despite Fears of China Contagion

Vietnam’s Stock Market Tempts Investors Despite Fears of China Contagion

Foreign funds worry that today’s majority shareholders might not sell much and that company accounting standards lack timely information.

Beijing Loses Grip as Freaked Investors Send Shares to New Lows

Beijing Loses Grip as Freaked Investors Send Shares to New Lows

Chinese stocks are plummeting again this week as investors show signs of giving up confidence in the market, economic growth and Beijing's ability to control share prices.

Apple iPhone Faces Tough Battle to Regain Top Spot in China

Apple iPhone Faces Tough Battle to Regain Top Spot in China

Chinese-brand smartphones sell for less than half the price but without the perception of quality and social status associated with Apple.

Notoriously Volatile Chinese Stocks Show Signs of Bottoming Out

Notoriously Volatile Chinese Stocks Show Signs of Bottoming Out

China's benchmark stock exchange appears to have stabilized after a free fall that shook financial markets around the world.

China's Currency Devaluation Hurts These Big Luxury, Food Brands

China's Currency Devaluation Hurts These Big Luxury, Food Brands

Firms such as Apple, LVMH, Starbucks and General Mills that export goods to China will lose money as they convert yuan proceeds into foreign currencies. China's exporters will gain.

Chinese Companies May Struggle After Massive Stock Market Losses

Chinese Companies May Struggle After Massive Stock Market Losses

A renewed struggle for China’s smaller companies could jeopardize the income of the same firms listed in the United States.

Why Japanese Firms Have a Huge Competitive Edge in Vietnam

Why Japanese Firms Have a Huge Competitive Edge in Vietnam

Japanese companies are taking advantage of their government's growing economic aid to Vietnam and snaring lucrative contracts in the Southeast Asian nation.

Apple Slowdown in China Is Shared by More Brands

Apple Slowdown in China Is Shared by More Brands

China's stock market meltdown is starting to slow Chinese consumption of U.S. luxury goods, and major brands like Apple are taking notice.

China's 'Green' Building Boom Is Bonanza for Companies Like Honeywell

China's 'Green' Building Boom Is Bonanza for Companies Like Honeywell

Here are some companies -- and a fund -- that should benefit from China going green.