China, Monopolies & M&A

Friday, March 12th, 2010

We have covered M&A (including Chinese outbound investment) and monopolies in China before, but new news is now on offer, with the announcement of Diageo’s bid for Chinese spirits maker Shuijingfang, as well as coverage of the Anti-Monopoly Law (AML) and the role of state-owned enterprises (SOEs). See the links from our tweets below for […]

Innovative ODI (With M&A, FX & Branding)

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

The news of China’s Overseas Direct Investment continues to flow. Here we present some of the latest ODI stories, as covered on our micro blog, ChinaBlogTweets (see feed and link on the sidebar). These stories indicate that (outbound) cross-border M&A is on the rise, with recent examples in Africa and in Australia, and that China’s […]

Briefly…Top Ten Tweets: From the Environment to Environmental ODI, Rejected ODI, Odious Autos and Dodgy Data. And a Bit of Economics & Politics.

Friday, June 5th, 2009

1. Environment: “It is a disgraceful lifestyle to drive a BMW but have only dirty water to drink”. China’s environment minister http://bit.ly/3qXGp Comment: The environment is looming large as a topic, and is also getting a lot of fiscal stimulus attention. For more on what he said, and on “green” ODI and carbon taxes, see […]

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 […]