Protectionist Cocktail: FDI + ODI + M&A. Mix with Global Recession. Add Dash of Espionage.

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

The risk of protectionism is rising due to the economic crisis, and international M&A is in the frame. China rejected Coke’s bid for “Chinese” (it is Hong Kong-listed) juice maker Huiyuan under the anti-monopoly law, after an extensive review, and on fears that it would give Coke too much control of the market. But others […]

Briefly…the Top Ten Tweets (Served Up With A Coke Cocktail & 607 Billion Texts)

Monday, March 23rd, 2009

Briefly….the Top Ten Tweets of the past week bring us an FDI-ODI-GDP Coke cocktail for un- (and under-)employed graduates and reactionary consumers – no wonder they have time to send 607 billion texts, and apply for plenty of patents! 1. Another China GDP downgrade from 8% to 6-7% – RT @BusinessDesk: Guardian business: OECD cuts […]

FDI Fizz

Friday, March 13th, 2009

Coke has been all over the blogosphere with its investment plans (we initially covered it here, last September). Now, as China is reported to be reviewing the Huiyuan deal under the new anti-monopoly law, Coke has announced dramatic expansion plans, and an additional US$2 billion of investment into China – something that will boost FDI, […]

FDI: The Rise & Fall (& Policy)

Thursday, January 15th, 2009

Two headlines to consider: 1. “Foreign direct investment in China rises 23.6% in 2008” (MarketWatch) 2. “Foreign Direct Investment in China Falls 5.7 Percent” (Bloomberg) Of course they are talking about different timeframes, but it is clear from the text that the FDI environment is on the turn. MarketWatch notes: “China’s foreign direct investment rose […]