Briefly…Top Ten Tweets (From Reserve RMB, Inflation & Fines, To Drought, Dialogue & Government Transition)

Friday, May 13th, 2011

Below is our pick of the last week’s China business news from our ChinaBlogTweets Twitter stream: RMB Reserve: RMB, 2016? RT @beyondbrics: China’s renminbi: the next reserve currency http://on.ft.com/m4VlGl (see also: RMB RT @NiuB: HSBC Says Yuan to be Among Top Three Int’l Currencies Caixin http://bit.ly/iH7Bw1; RT @ftchina: China trade surplus surges to $11.4bn http://on.ft.com/jjc0Se) […]

Don’t Quote Me (On Trojan Horses & ODI)

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

Plenty of people (from Africa to America, and Australia, to get the list started) have questioned the resource and security implications of China’s overseas direct investment “ODI” (not to mention technology sales from the likes of Huawei and TCL). But others have been keen to attract investment – especially in these difficult economic times. Which […]

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 […]

Seeing More ODI From CIC

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

As we reported on Twitter…It’s busy at CIC these days: RT @caijingonline: CIC to Invest US$ 6 Bln with Fund Managers… http://t.caijing.com.cn/fpSymg 10:09 AM Jun 19th from TweetDeck Overseas Direct Investment is active in China as the recession brings down prices and offers expansion opportunities overseas. China’s sovereign wealth fund, CIC, is on the prowl […]

It’s a “No” from Rio. But a “Yes” for ODI.

Friday, June 5th, 2009

As we reported on Twitter: “Rio’s says no to Chinese ODI – WSJ: Rio Tinto Scuttles Its Deal With Chinalco http://bit.ly/Ogrf9” This is just the latest news on China’s overseas direct investments (ODI – more here). It may have failed, but others have succeeded, and China’s appetite for resources (and the “odd” brand…like Hummer) is […]

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 […]

It’s a Deal For Chinese ODI

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

Chinese overseas direct investment (ODI) continues apace – but with a focus on solid resources rather than shaky financials. But can the politics of protectionism be far behind? And will China be better prepared for it this time round? CSMonitor reports: “Squeezed between falling profits and the credit crunch, a growing number of troubled corporations […]

Briefly…Exports Down; Rebates Up; ODI Up

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

So much news, and so little time! We are experimenting with a new format that allows us to give maximum news in minimum time. So, in addition to our regular posts, here is some more news, in brief: China’s January exports fall 17.5% from a year ago Los Angeles Times – CA,USA The biggest percentage […]

A (China) Bonus For The Big Banks

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

As the big global banks are being bashed about the size of their bonuses, those that took a punt on big investments in their Chinese counterparts seem to be queuing up to sell their stakes (which, unlike all those sexy subprime investments, have created some real value). First to go was UBS, as reported in […]