China The Biggest: Online Payments System

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

It seems China will be the biggest in everything eventually, so we expect this series to continue for some time but, for now, we just want to note that (to the surprise of many who have never heard of it) that Alibaba’s Alipay, has overtaken PayPal as the biggest online payments system in the world. […]

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 […]

China The Biggest: Property Investment Market

Friday, March 12th, 2010

The latest in our (likely to be endless) series on China’s emergence as the biggest international player in may areas. The latest, but not that last, is property. China Daily notes: “China overtook the United States as the world’s biggest property investment market last year and will probably keep the lead in 2010 on economic […]

China The Biggest…Double Bill Edition (Autos & Exports)

Monday, January 25th, 2010

We have seen a lot of China as the biggest in may areas, recently in gold. It has also been pushing for the top exporter (as reported here). Now it has hit the top spot on autos and exports: – Autos…China is big, and bits of it are getting ever bigger…- China the biggest… RT […]

China The Biggest: Gold Buyer

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

Back in 2008 we already remarked on “China The Biggest: Gold Producer”. Now it has also become the biggest gold buyer too, according to a report from People’s Daily (h/t @westlawchina). “World Gold Council (WGC) data reveals that for the first time in 21 years the world’s central banks have been net buyers of gold […]