Archive for April, 2011

China The Biggest: Trade Marks (Not To Mention Bordeaux Imports)

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

The latest in our “Biggest” series of posts highlight’s China’s rise as a producer of trade marks…and a consumer of wines. According to Peoples’ Daily: “China took the top spot in the world for the total number of trademark applications and valid trademark registrations at the end of last year…IPR authorities in China received over […]

Briefly…Top Ten Tweets (From FDI, FX & GDP, To Strikes, Facebook & Overwork)

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

Our weekly pick of (last week’s) China business tweets follows: 1. FDI up 33% RT @chinahearsay: Bloomberg | Foreign Direct Investment in China Rises to $12.5 Billion http://is.gd/svrVJC 2. FX: $3 trillion RT @BullishChina: China central bank gov says FX reserves excessive: report – Reuters http://sns.mx/OrcTy4 3. GDP, stats RT @NiuB: China Partly Lifts Veil […]

The EIU on China’s Housing Boom

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

The EIU kindly sent us a copy of their new report on China’s housing boom (not an overblown bubble), and some introductiory details (below). It is a very topical issue, and a good follow-up to the previous report on fast-growing cities (CHAMPS – that we noted here). “Fears of a major housing bubble in China […]

Briefly…Top Ten Tweets (From Q1 Stats, Prices & Princelings To Overwork, Luxury Ads, & Millionaires)

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

Our weekly pick of the last week’s China business news is below… 1. GDP & inflation: @shanghaidaily Shanghai Daily China’s economy expanded 9.7% in Q1 2011 from a year earlier, while inflation in March hits 32-month peak of 5.4%. http://xpo.sh/1ou (see also: GDP, stats RT @NiuB: China Partly Lifts Veil on GDP Data – WSJ […]

Guest Post: Bill Dodson on Doing Business in Chongqing – A Wild Ride

Friday, April 8th, 2011

Our last guest post, by Helen Wang was a pretty popular one, and it may have started a trend…as we now welcome Bill Dodson, author of “China Inside Out: 10 Irreversible Trends Reshaping China and its Relationship with the World” (link here for the book’s blog). Bill brings some practical insights for those who follow […]

Briefly…Top Ten Tweets (From Inflation, Property Prices & Pay, To 5-Year Plans, FDI Guidance & Luxury Goods)

Friday, April 8th, 2011

Briefly (and belatedly, due to a bit of a break from the blog while on the road over the past month) here is the pick of the past week’s business news. 1. GDP RT @ChinaTodayNews: ADB Raises China’s GDP Growth Forecast to 9.6%, Highlights Challenges… http://bit.ly/dRuHgm 2. Inflation RT @ftchina: China raises rates to tackle […]