Since 2009, FT Confidential Research (FTCR) has been providing independent in-depth, data-driven analysis on China and Southeast Asia macroeconomics and key economic sectors.
We deploy an unparalleled network of on-the-ground researchers who regularly interview thousands of consumers and hundreds of companies, generating proprietary data on areas such as freight movement, infrastructure, migrant labour and shadow banking trends across China and e-commerce in Southeast Asia.
Our research is used by global investors, fund managers, consultants and central banks, among others.
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In a global economy and intertwined financial markets, FTCR’s analysis gives you the trusted insight into China and Southeast Asian economies you need to make informed decisions.
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Prepared with on-the-ground data collected by our 8 researchers, more than 200 data points collected through monthly surveys and validated with our 5 years of historical data.
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