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Kelvin Lau

Senior Economist, Greater China

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Meet the author

Kelvin is a member of the Bank’s Greater China research team, with over 20 years of experience in economic analysis. He specialises in offshore Renminbi development, and provides research on the economies of China and Hong Kong and their integration, including Greater Bay Area development. Kelvin co-authored the book The Offshore Renminbi: The Rise of the Chinese Currency and Its Global Future (Wiley, 2012). He was also instrumental in the construction of the Standard Chartered Renminbi Globalisation Index, the first industry benchmark that tracks the progress of the currency’s internationalisation. His views are frequently quoted by international and local media. Kelvin is also the Honorary Economist of the British Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong.

Insights Insights by Kelvin

Elevated expectations: the next step for the Greater Bay Area

According to our annual client survey, we can expect to see subdued business growth in the Greater Bay Area in…

Trade beyond borders | 5 Sep 2019

Belt and Road shines through the US-China trade dispute

Could the trade dispute be fuelling the growth of the world's largest infrastructure trade project?

Trade beyond borders | 21 Nov 2018

Our survey says… China’s tech future lies in the Greater Bay Area

One of China’s most dynamic regions is reaching an exciting turning point, boding well for its economy

Trade beyond borders | 1 Aug 2018

China: reinventing through robotics

With more investment in automation, China’s manufacturers are moving up the value chain

Navigate the future | 11 Jul 2017

The unstoppable ascent of the renminbi

The offshore renminbi market is about to mark its fifth anniversary – expect big things in the next five years

Trade beyond borders | 10 Jun 2015

ASEAN set to become Asia’s next Pearl River Delta

Manufacturers look to relocate from China to ASEAN as wages continue to rise

Trade beyond borders | 26 May 2015

Renminbi’s international march gathers pace

Are companies and investors ready to capitalise on one of the biggest shifts in the financial markets this century?

Trade beyond borders | 11 Jul 2013

China’s rising wages reach a critical milestone

Pay for Chinese workers is on the up, and the implications to the economy are huge

Trade beyond borders | 19 Jun 2013