Archive for August, 2010

Briefly…Top Ten Tweets (From Education, Protectionism & Investment To Strategic Search, Electric SOEs & A Megacity)

Friday, August 27th, 2010

Welcome to our weekly pick of (last week’s) news from our ChinaBlogTweets Twitter feed. This week’s post is another lighter, holiday version. Full service (and commentary will follow again next week). 1. Education: Fraud, ethics etc RT @chinahearsay: Guardian: Understanding China’s academic woes – Steven Kuo http://is.gd/evOG8 2. Protectionism: Huawei & ZTE (also see earlier […]

China The Biggest: IPO

Friday, August 27th, 2010

We already know that China is the largest IPO market but, after the Agricultural Bank of China slipped on its “greenshoe”, China has now also produced the largest IPO ever (again). Reuters reports: “Agricultural Bank of China’s (AgBank) (1288.HK)(601288.SS) initial public offering hit a record $22.1 billion on Friday, after it exercised an over-allotment option […]

Briefly…Top Ten Tweets (From Shadow Income, Consumer Confidence & Labour Costs, To New Energy, State Competition & Certification)

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

Welcome to our weekly pick of the news from our ChinaBlogTweets Twitter feed. This week’s post is a lighter, holiday version (next week too). Full service (and commentary will follow again thereafter). 1. Useful set of 2010 stats: China Economy by Numbers – July http://goo.gl/bXZJ (China Daily) (see also: RT @chinaeconreview: China posts $28.73b trade […]

Profiles: Li, Li & van der Chijs (Geely, Baidu, & Tudou)

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

Three personal profiles, relating to three interesting businesses, caught our attention last week, and they are presented via the links below. Li Shufu: Geely Chairman Profile RT @eobserver: Reading: The Economist’s Face value: Li Shufu – China’s lucky man bags Volvo – http://bit.ly/9Tgdj4 Robin Li: Baidu CEO RT @niubi: Meet Baidu CEO Robin Li. @ChristinaLarson […]

Briefly…Top Ten Tweets (From Slowing Growth, Fishy Stats & Industry Clusters, To M&A, Alignment & Secret Risks)

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

China’s growth seems set to continue its managed slow-down – and a recent estimate from the State Information Centre, reported in China Economic Review, puts the Q3 GDP figure at 9.3% year-on-year (compared to 10.3% in Q2 and 11.9% in Q1. However, for all the estimates and statistics, an open mind is still required. As […]

Briefly…Top Ten Tweets (From Rankings, Relocations & Consumption To FDI, Exports & Gifts)

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

Last week’s news included the a warning that while policy-induced slowing of the economy continues (not a bad thing), some risks remain. In Caixin, Yi Gang, a deputy governor of the People’s Bank of China (and leader of SAFE) said that “the probability [of a double dip] is small. Nevertheless, he said that the growth […]