China’s Balancing Act

Committee Meeting
Asia, Banking & Finance
Date and Time: 
28 Feb 2018
08:30 to 10:00
Wednesday, 28 February, 2018 - 08:30 to 10:00
French Chamber Meeting Room, 541 Orchard Road, #09-01 Liat Towers
Registration Dates: 
31 Jan 2018
27 Feb 2018

For the first time in many years, investors have kicked off a New Year without highlighting hard landing risks in China.


Is the Chinese economy really more resilient than before? Will the recent fake data scandal affect investors’ confidence in the Chinese economy? The two biggest risks faced by China in 2018 are probably the local government debt problem and re-emerging trade disputes between China and US after China deepens its reform to contain financial risk.


Can China make progress while maintaining stability? In his presentation, OCBC’s China Economist Tommy Xie will also cover the following:

  • Why did Chinese growth remain resilient in the second half of 2017 despite higher funding costs?
  • Will recent fake data scandal dampen optimism sentiment?
  • Can China survive from the ballooning debt problem after total debt has reached more than CNY210 trillion in 2017?
  • With President Xi’s increasing focus on party, military and discipline, is China serious about economic reform?
  • Why did the market keep making mistakes on RMB?



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About the speakers:


  • Tommy Xie Dongming, Economist, Global Treasury Research, OCBC Bank

Tommy joined OCBC Global Treasury in January 2008 as the economist for Treasury Research & Strategy. He is responsible for the Greater China economic research. His views are cited in both English newswires such as Reuters, Dow Jones, Bloomberg, Shanghai Daily, Straits Times and top-tier Chinese newswires such as Xinhua, China Security Journal, Shanghai Security Journal, International Finance News and Lianhe Zaobao. He is also the bilingual regular commentator on the televised media including Channel News Asia and Channel 8, and provides the monthly forecasts on Chinese economic indicators to Bloomberg, Reuters and Dow Jones.


Prior to joining OCBC, Tommy worked for the Chinese government agency in London. He started his career at Bank of China in Shanghai.


Tommy received his MSc in Economics from University of Leicester in the UK. He is a chartered Financial Risk Manager (FRM) as well as the member of global MENSA high IQ society.



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