Archive for July, 2009

Briefly…Top Ten Tweets (From China Twits, Demographics and Risks to CSR ODI & IPOs).

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

Last week’s tweet selection is finally here. Yes, you can stop holding your collective cyber breath! Here goes: 1. China Tweeps: @chinameme China twits from twitter.com/christinelu @christinelu #Christinelu 6:13 PM Jul 24th from TweetDeck Comment: Christine Lu was in London talking about China, Geeks on a Plane and business issues. She highlighted @chinameme twitter.com/chinameme as […]

Innovative ODI (With M&A, FX & Branding)

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

The news of China’s Overseas Direct Investment continues to flow. Here we present some of the latest ODI stories, as covered on our micro blog, ChinaBlogTweets (see feed and link on the sidebar). These stories indicate that (outbound) cross-border M&A is on the rise, with recent examples in Africa and in Australia, and that China’s […]

Oh Rio…

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

The Rio case (see earlier post here) has continued to generate headlines as it manages to encapsulate several good news themes – China’s economic growth (and need for raw materials), its impact on trade (and need for raw materials), its continued investments overseas (and need for raw materials), its lack of transparency in legal (or […]

Graphic Culture (Gap)

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

For a light-hearted (but insightful) bit of cultural sensitivity training, follow the link… “The Difference between Chinese and Westerners”:http://jurl.it/Dug1 (RT @dedlam: RT @kaiserkuo The Difference between Westerners and Chinese, in simple graphic representation: http://jurl.it/Dug1 Very funny.8:33 AM Jul 16th from TweetDeck)

Can Good Numbers Be Bad?

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

The Chinese economy managed 7.9% GDP growth in the second quarter, and may be on course for the official 8% 2009 target: • GDP up 7.9% in Q2 – WSJ: China’s GDP Growth Accelerates on Stimulus http://bit.ly/AKx13 8:17 AM Jul 16th from TweetDeck But it is not without challenges, and not all are convinced by […]

Briefly…Top Ten Tweets (From Rio and Risks to Cultural Differences and a Corruption Crackdown).

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

It’s been another busy week on the China business front. Below is our selection of top tweets from our Twitter feed. Additional comments will follow… 1. Rio & Risk: #rio RT @GE_Anderson: Good insight on the China – Rio Tinto conundrum. http://is.gd/1EkLb about 23 hours ago from TweetDeck 2. Online: The biggest online keeps getting […]

Briefly…The Top Ten Tweets (From Corruption & Copies to Arrests & Crises)

Monday, July 13th, 2009

Here is our latest attempt to present the China bsuiness news week in review. Briefly. • RT @aimeenbarnes: No surprise here> China has issued new regulations…to curb corruption http://tinyurl.com/nve85w about 24 hours ago • Western Belt: Xian, Chengdu, Chongqing RT @China_Daily: twitter.com/china_daily New economic belt to boost W China http://ad.vu/rp9g 11:41 AM Jul 10th • […]

Rio & China’s Arrested Development

Monday, July 13th, 2009

The big China / corporate / M&A story of recent times was Chinalco’s bid for Rio Tinto (see here, there and everywhere). As we reported, the deal fell through – to the dismay of many in China. The state media made “The Perfidy of Rio” sound like sour grapes. Now there has been a more […]

Don’t Quote Me (On Bad Loans)

Monday, July 13th, 2009

China’s fiscal stimulus plan is busy stimulating the economy in large part because the banks are (very) busy lending. This is great news. In the short term…Longer term there are fears of a return to the bad old days of non-performing loans (NPLs), and the risk of yet another round of bank bail-outs. Our quote […]

The Economy. Less Bad. Lots of News.

Monday, July 13th, 2009

A collection of the latest economic news from our ChinaBlogTweets micro blog. In another world, there would be time to expand… • 8.2% GDP in 09? – China Post: RT @sinostream: http://xi.gs/06cw China will top government target of 8% growth: BNP 6:47 AM Jul 8th from TweetDeck • Exports -21.4%, Imports -13.2% y-on-y MW: China […]