Robyn Meredith

Award-Winning Foreign Correspondent, Respected Asia Analyst and Best-selling Author, The Elephant and the Dragon

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 Award-winning foreign correspondent, Best-selling Author of The Elephant and the Dragon: The Rise of India and China and What it Means for All of Us

Robyn Meredith is one of the world’s best-respected Asia analysts through her work as an award-winning foreign correspondent and best-selling author of the definitive book on India and China, The Elephant and the Dragon: The Rise of India and China and What it Means for All of Us. Ms. Meredith is a veteran of Bloomberg TV, Forbes Magazine and The New York Times. She is based in Hong Kong.

Best-selling book

The Elephant and the Dragon was named one of Asia’s best books by the Wall Street Journal Asia, best business book of 2007 by and was a finalist for the New York Public Library’s Bernstein Award for Journalism.

“An exciting and journalistic account of one of the great economic stories of our time – the transformation of China and India.” –Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel prize-winning economist


A seasoned business journalist with more than a decade’s experience reporting on global business and economic trends from Asia, Meredith served for two years as Asia Correspondent for Bloomberg Television, where she interviewed heads of state and global CEOs.

Prior to joining Bloomberg Television in January 2011, Meredith served as Senior Editor, Asia for Forbes, also based in Hong Kong. Meredith joined Forbes in April 2000 as the magazine’s Detroit Bureau Chief and moved to Hong Kong in 2001. For Forbes, Meredith wrote cover stories on General Motors, Microsoft, Sony, Kodak, Toyota, Philips, Ratan Tata, Li & Fung, and Infosys. One of her articles was included in the 2002 Edition of the book “The Best Business Stories of the Year.”

“Robyn Meredith is a sharp observer of the two fastest growing developing countries. Her fine writing gives us a thoughtful and entertaining account of the challenges and achievements of these Asian giants that, hopefully, will be key propellers of global prosperity throughout the 21st Century”.  –Ernesto Zedillo, Director, Yale Center for the Study of Globalization and former President of Mexico

Meredith spent five years covering Detroit for The New York Times before her time at Forbes. As a writer for USA Today and American Banker, her compelling reporting exposed a pattern of insider deals at savings and loans that led to an overhaul of U.S. banking regulations governing initial public offerings after four Congressional hearings.


Meredith received a B.A., cum laude, in English Literature from Boston University and spent the 1998-1999 academic year as a Knight-Wallace Fellow at the University of Michigan Business School.

Areas of Expertise: Economic Outlook, Economy/Finance, Financial Markets, Global Economy & Emerging Markets, International Affairs & Business, Asia, Global Economy & Trade, International Business, Media & Current Events: International Affairs, Japan.

How to Win in the World’s ONLY Big Growth Markets

The road to recovery leads to Asia, with China leading the world out of recession. Today, China and India are the world's only large, fast-growing economies, while the U.S., European and Japanese economies are becalmed in the doldrums. Forward-thinking companies and investors looking for growth are targeting largely untapped markets in China and India, with more and more companies earning bigger profits in Asia than at home. But to prosper, business leaders must understand how to do business there.

All You Need to Know about India and China

The fact that these two giants are embracing globalization and capitalism represents a seismic shift in business and politics. Robyn Meredith calls this “Tectonic Economics.” The West must understand the changes at hand to thrive in this new world order.

America’s Urgent Competitiveness Challenge

The powerful rise of China and India has Americans worried – and it should. But far from despairing about the arrival of the new economic leviathans, the U.S. needs to unlock its own massive potential with a fresh sense of urgency.

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