In the yawning gap between China’s risk-averse banks and the country’s liquidity-strapped suppliers, supply chain finance solutions are now emerging as one of the real growth sectors in financial services in China
If traditional industries are the ground troops in the looming conflict, cross-border e-commerce platform Youkeshu is China’s militia. Its CFO talks trade warfare, hedging strategy and bank relationships.
In a first for the country's banks, one of China's big-four lenders taps fintech to provide a loan online. The bank says using technology will offer businesses in the agriculture sector easier access to liquidity.
If you want to see IFRS in action, look no further than the estimated $100bn Xiaomi mega-IPO. The Chinese tech giant's growth in value can look like accumulated losses depending on your accounting standard.
Tariffs are just one of Trump’s weapons to move manufacturing and the global supply chain back to the US. Companies such as Apple could face a potential 40% increase in production costs, Goldman Sachs estimates.