Archive for July, 2010

Briefly…Top Ten Tweets (From Goldilocks, Growth & Economic Crimes, To Oil Spills, Espionage & SMEs)

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

The economic debate on growth and inflation continues to rage, and was put nicely in the FT – drawing on an old Standard Chartered report it wondered whether the economy could be served up at just the right temperature, or whether the bears (exemplified by Andy Xie) would be right about inflation risks. For the […]

Enjoy (Daily Deals)

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

Regular readers may recall our involvement with (and interest in) Enjoy Shanghai (also on Twitter). We are excited to announce the launch of a new daily deal service for group purchases. Check out EnjoyMeitain which offers, each day, a “fantastic deal on something cool to do in Shanghai. From dining and nightlife, spas, health and […]

China Business News(letter, Blog & Tweets)

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

There is little time available for most people to prioritise and process the torrent of information that constantly flows out of China. But, with the rapid pace of change, executives and investors in China cannot afford to fall behind the times, or to miss emerging trends, opportunities or risks. As a result we have put […]

China The Biggest: IPO Market

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

China is already the biggest in many areas (as noted in past posts). And this leadership is not just related to production and consumption – this year it is expected to become the largest market for initial public offerings (IPOs), with some US$74 billion being raised. China Economic Review notes: “Chinese firms are expected to […]

Briefly…Top Ten Tweets (From First Half Figures, Intensity & Investment, To IP, Successes & Shades of Grey)

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

We have already had revised GDP figures, but they are not alone. The latest revisions relate to the government’s energy intensity targets. “Creative accounting” or not, it is clear that this is a political priority. As a result businesses should watch the associated risks, and align with the policy to benefit from the opportunities. The […]

Briefly…Top Ten Tweets (From Manipulation, Ratings & IPOs, To Cities, Consumption & Labour Woes)

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

Welcome to our China business week in review… China keeps growing, and we keep an eye on by how much…the latest in a long line of projections came from the IMF, with an estimate of 10.5% for 2010 (a bit ahead of the 10.1% Goldman Sachs estimate last week). But it is not just GDP […]

Briefly…Top Ten Tweets (From Manufacturing, Minimum Wages & 2nd Tier Cities, To Second Home Markets, Risks & Revisions)

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

We kick of our weekly summary with another note on the World Cup which was, we are told by ChinaSmack, “made in China”. It should be no surprise that China is the source of official balls, stadium seats, mascots, vuvuzelas, condoms (!?), and a variety of merchandise. It is a useful reminder of how far […]

Visualizing Cars In (or The Coming Crash of) China

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

Re-hashing the title of Gordon Chang’s infamous book, “The Coming Collapse of China”, we bring you some fabulous “infographics” on China’s car market from…Chinfographics. http://chinfographics.com & Twitter.com/chinfographics. We have been following their auto series on Twitter, and wanted to share it, as it is a great way to visualize just how far China has travelled, […]

Don’t Quote Me (On Apple – Or GE – In China)

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

The most quotable quote was hard to pick this time round, but we are leading with a rather wonderful one, from Liu Chuanzhi of Lenovo, about his US rival, Steve Jobs of Apple. As the FT reported: “[Liu] told the Financial Times: “We are lucky that Steve Jobs has such a bad temper and doesn’t […]