Archive for the 'Consumer Market' Category

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%. (see also: GDP, stats RT @NiuB: China Partly Lifts Veil on GDP Data – WSJ […]

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… 2. Inflation RT @ftchina: China raises rates to tackle […]

Guest Post: Helen Wang & The Chinese Dream

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

The China Business Services bookshelf has a new addition (as previoulsy noted) in the form of Helen Wang’s book “The Chinese Dream”. It is a good read, with an informed, personal perspective on China’s growth, and on the rising power of China’s middle class. In this guest post Helen introduces the book, and shares some […]

Briefly…Top Ten Tweets (From Green Plans, Espionage & Corruption, To Huawei, Zijin & McDonald’s)

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

In case you missed it, while enjoying some Chinese New Year holidays, here is our latest pick of last weeks news: 1. Environment RT @GreenerChina: Q&A: Energy, Water, and China’s Economy #china #consumption (Also see: @ChinaDailyUSA China will invest $608 billion in water conservation projects over next 10 years; Emissions infographic RT @latestchina: […]

Briefly…Top Ten Tweets (From 2010 Stats, City Clusters & Required Reading, To 2011 Possibilities, Biting Apples & Uncountables)

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

Apologies that this post has been delayed due to A Very Busy Week, but please read on for our review of last week’s news from our ChinaBlogTweetsTwitter feed: 1. GDP 10.3% RT @FTAsiaNews: Chinese economy grew 10.3% last year – overtaking Japan… … (see also: GDP & domestic demand RT @chinanewsforum: China forecasts 9.8% rise […]

Briefly…Top Ten Tweets (From Chindia, Trade & Technology, To Online Retail, Social Media & Rural Marketing)

Tuesday, December 21st, 2010

Welcome to our weekly news review – with a selection of tweets from our ChinaBlogTweets twitter stream. 1. China & India RT @WSJChina: Wen: India Deals Worth $16 Billion (see also: ODI calling RT @WSJChina: Huawei to Invest $2 Billion in India ; RT @ftasiapacific: China signs $35bn in deals with Pakistan […]

10 for 10: Our Christmas List of China Lists

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

This is for festive starters, and we expect more material for another list before the year is out… 1. Quotes: Among others… RT @ChinaDailyUSA: We summarized the top 10 notable quotes in China in 2010 for you: – From China Daily, including the infamous and outrageous: “Sue me if you dare. My father is […]

Briefly…Top Ten Tweets (From Price Controls, Spending Plans & Tariff Blocks, To Tier 2, Buying Brands & Wikileaks)

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

A (very) quick review of last week’s news (it has been a busy week!): 1. Inflation RT @BullishChina: Wal-Mart Among Companies Facing China Price Controls – Bloomberg 2. 5YP, 7 industries RT @BullishChina: China Has $1.5 Trillion Spending Plan, Reuters Says – BusinessWeek 3. WTO RT @shaunrein: WTO Blocks EU Tariffs on Chinese […]

China’s City CHAMPS

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

The EIU has recently released (and has kindly shared with us) some research that caught our attention: “CHAMPS China’s fastest-growing cities”. A new acronym, yes (Chongqing, Hefei, Anshan, Maanshan, Pingdingshan and Shenyang), but well worth a read – and note that the report goes beyond those six cities, and looks at the top 20 fastest […]