The IFF China Report 2019

Insight and perspectives from the world’s leaders, premier policy-makers and financiers

The Bay Area Devlopment

Located at the start of the Maritime Silk Road, the Guangdong–Hong Kong–Macau Greater Bay Area seeks to harness advanced technology and green finance to catch up with the economically advanced bay areas of New York, San Francisco and Tokyo.


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Accelerated development in Nansha

Cai Chaolin, general director of the Administrative Committee of Guangzhou Nansha Free-Trade Zone, explains why prime-placed Nansha is becoming an education and healthcare hub and a centre for connectivity across the region

On the heels of the big three

Antony Leung, IFF vice-chairman and former financial secretary of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, argues that the Greater Bay Area’s unique geographic advantages and determination to accelerate innovation is seeing it catch up with the bay…

The securities surge

China’s investment banks still fall behind first-class international practitioners in their size and levels of internationalisation, says An Qingsong, executive vice-president of the Securities Association of China. But their strength is increasing in…

Developing green finance in Guangzhou

Qiu Yitong, director of the Bureau of Financial Affairs, Guangzhou Municipality, lists the city’s green finance infrastructure achievements, and calls for new policies to increase the speed and reach of energy-saving and environmentally friendly…

The cities that never sleep

Robin Xing, chief China economist at Morgan Stanley, explores the reasons behind the rapid growth of China’s urban agglomerations, and a future of efficient transportation, advanced industrial chains and a transformation in productivity

Go your own way

Denis Depoux, deputy head, Asia, at Roland Berger, says China can be inspired by European examples of manufacturing infrastructure success, but it must draw up its own region‑specific plan to unleash technological innovation and turn the Greater Bay Area…

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