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Mark McCord

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Mark McCord is a journalist for media outlets including the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong and a commercial writer for a number of fintech companies based in the UK and Europe.

In a 25+ year career as a news writer and editor he’s run the Hong Kong bureau for Agence France Presse and spent nine years editing for Bloomberg News. He reported from Ground Zero within minutes of the 9/11 attacks, Baghdad in the immediate aftermath of the Iraq war and Hong Kong at the height of the SARS epidemic.

He’s an avid music fan and covers the UK and US music scenes for the SCMP.

Does the Chines dragon still breathes fire?REUTERS/Neil Hall

As debt rises and the economy slows, economists ponder what the future holds for China's historic rise to global powerhouse.
lassic Red Austin Mini motor car parked on Felixstowe seafront promenade

Thousands of jobs and a decade of growth in the motor industry are being jeopardised by an absence of government clarity on the UK's Brexit arrangements.
A woman uses her phone next to a Gofun electric car which is available for rental in Yangzhou Jiangsu province China

Today's teenagers are expected to be the last generation to own their products outright as manufacturers refocus on service provision in the looming 'experience economy'.
Solar power station with workers near by

A research paper calling on the Bank of England to reposition itself as a promoter of sustainability has given economists food for thought as financial firms take up the green baton.
detail of modern hi tech data server in network center

Blockchain advocates say its promise of data security makes it as an answer to companies' GDPR headaches. Critics warn it could add to them.
Group of a young business people discussing business plan in the office

The EU's imminent GDPR rules are meant to secure consumers' data but companies will have to bear potentially crippling costs to comply.
Close up on a side mirror of a car with the UK flag on it

UK motor industry blames 17.5% slump in new car sales on uncertainty over Brexit and confusion about government emissions policies.
A man adjusts his tie at a Pro-Brexit event to celebrate the invoking of Article.

With a year until the separation between the UK and EU becomes final, Brexit is already showing some signs it'll be good for business.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at campaign event at Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino the day before the CNN Republican Presidential Debate

Trump could see a positive bump from proposed steel tariffs, but history suggests any trade war history will be a Pyrrhic one.
President Cyril Ramaphosa arrives to deliver his State of the Nation address at Parliament in Cape Town

The end of Jacob Zuma's corruption-mired presidency has raised hopes investors will return to South Africa. The signs so far are good, but his successor has much work too do.