Archive for August, 2005

News Digest: “Bra Wars”

Wednesday, August 31st, 2005

Textiles trade negotiations (or bra wars  as the English press likes to call them) continue to take centre stage in both the US and EU. In the meantime traders, retailers and Chinese producers face the challenge of how to handle contracts that were agreed before the quotas were brought in. A long-term solution seems […]

New Look for China Business Services

Tuesday, August 30th, 2005

It is a pleasure to introduce our updated corporate identity, including a new logo and website. These changes have been designed to reflect the growth and development of our business, and to reinforce our continuing focus on the success of our clients – as well as our commitment to delivering the best local expertise. Our […]

Banking on China Conference

Tuesday, August 30th, 2005

China Business Services has been working with Financial Times Business to produce the first “Banking on China” conference. The high-profile event will be held on 24th November in the City of London, and is being sponsored by Standard Chartered Bank. The event is designed for financial services professionals, and is supported by The Banker magazine, […]

News Selection, August, 2005

Tuesday, August 30th, 2005

Selected news over the past month covers issues impacting the economy, China’s “go global” policy, publication of the top 500 copmpanies in China, and the challenge of choosing a Chinese name.

Advertising News

Tuesday, August 30th, 2005

The head of one of the world`s largest ad agencies says China will overtake all advertising markets except the United States in one in … China becoming key ad market Monsters and Critics.com – Glasgow,UK BEIJING, China (UPI)

Exporting Chinese Brands

Tuesday, August 30th, 2005

Building Chinese brands beyond China Few Chinese brands have traveled much beyond China to date … Financial Times – London,England,UK

Service Update Q3, 2005

Wednesday, August 17th, 2005

In the past quarter, China Business Services has continued to serve clients from around the world – including private and public companies in the UK, Italy, Russia, the US, and in China. Our specialst teams have managed a range of projects, including research; asset investigations; management of legal proceedings; due diligence; corporate structuring; identification of […]

RMB & Changing Values

Wednesday, August 17th, 2005

Finally it happend! As may of you will have gathered fom our China Business Bulletin on the day (and in many column inches since), the People’s Bank of China ended long-term speculation by announcing a 2.1% increase in the value of the RMB against the US Dollar. See the attached comments from the Governor of […]

Trading Successfully with China

Wednesday, August 17th, 2005

Trading with China has never been easy, and the UK experience is instructive. Problems were initially encountered by the hapless Lord McCartney, leader of the first British trade delegation in 1793. He refused to follow protocol, and was informed by the emperor that he saw no value in objects strange and mysterious  and had no use for your country’s manufactures.” We have come a long way since then, but in 2005 political and cultural issues still play an important role in China business, whether it is related to textiles, the arms trade, Japanese history books, or differing approaches to relationships and negotiation.

News Selection, July, 2005

Monday, August 1st, 2005

Selected news items from the past month include details of the RMB re-valuation; and continued export strength that has driven GDP growth to 9.5%… Exchange Rate Reform and Changing Mindsets 28-Jul-2005 Caijing Exports surge helps power 9.5pc growth 21-Jul-2005 Bloomberg via The Standard Exports break record 12-Jul-2005 Bloomberg via The Standard