Briefly…Top Ten Tweets (From Rankings, Relocations & Consumption To FDI, Exports & Gifts)

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

Last week’s news included the a warning that while policy-induced slowing of the economy continues (not a bad thing), some risks remain. In Caixin, Yi Gang, a deputy governor of the People’s Bank of China (and leader of SAFE) said that “the probability [of a double dip] is small. Nevertheless, he said that the growth […]

Briefly…Top Ten Tweets (From First Half Figures, Intensity & Investment, To IP, Successes & Shades of Grey)

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

We have already had revised GDP figures, but they are not alone. The latest revisions relate to the government’s energy intensity targets. “Creative accounting” or not, it is clear that this is a political priority. As a result businesses should watch the associated risks, and align with the policy to benefit from the opportunities. The […]

Briefly…Top Ten Tweets (From Manufacturing, Minimum Wages & 2nd Tier Cities, To Second Home Markets, Risks & Revisions)

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

We kick of our weekly summary with another note on the World Cup which was, we are told by ChinaSmack, “made in China”. It should be no surprise that China is the source of official balls, stadium seats, mascots, vuvuzelas, condoms (!?), and a variety of merchandise. It is a useful reminder of how far […]

Briefly…Top Ten Tweets (From Sponsors, Millionaires & Acquisitions, To IP, Corruption & Holiday Reads)

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

China might not be playing in the World Cup, but you cannot escape mention of it, even here in our weekly China business review – for an enterprising Chinese company, Yingli Solar, is taking part…as a sponsor. It is the first time that a Chinese company has taken this step, but it is unlikely to […]

Briefly…Top Ten Tweets (From Pegs, Pay & Chinese Walls, To Soft Power, Penthouses & IP)

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

Last week ended with a rush of Renminbi / RMB / Yuan headlines, following the decision by the People’s Bank of China to end the peg to the US dollar. Before anyone gets too excited, that means a return to the pre-crisis situation (so is not so very new). It does not mean a dramatic […]

Briefly…Top Ten Tweets (From Economists, Consumers & Workers, To Demographics, Dangers & Disruptions)

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

Some recent themes in China business continued to trend last week, and our review (and links) are below. Speed of change is the starting point for this post – something that can is represented in China by Shanghai’s changing skyline over the past 20 years (see the link below for comparative photos. And, yes, your […]

Briefly…Top Ten Tweets (From Statistics, Strikes & Rising Wages, To Middle Classes, State Capitalism & Firewalls)

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

Another week, another news review, and another GDP projection – this time 9-10%, courtesy of the World Bank, along with reports of continued, but slower, manufacturing growth. Where exactly the numbers will lead, nobody knows, but the National Bureau of Statistics is at least planning to try to improve GDP reporting from the provinces (unlikely […]

Briefly…Top Ten Tweets (From Growth, Energy Intensity & Dialogues, To Luxury, Strikes & Suicides)

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

The news from China keeps on coming, and we have picked some of the key headlines and issues from last weeks tweets. See below for our commentary, and the links that follow. China’s economic recovery may continue to contain a few fragile bubbles, but the OECD is now projecting GDP growth of over 11% in […]

Briefly….Top Ten Tweets (From Relationships, Gifts & Jeepzters, To Soft Protectionism, The Everywhere Party & Prison)

Friday, May 28th, 2010

This week (somewhat delayed and contracted thanks to lots of travel and little time) we have a quick round-up of last week’s news from ChinaBlogTweets, our Twitter feed. Enjoy:. 1. RMB RT @niubi: China Daily-Yuan revaluation may remain on back burner renminbi not going anywhere anytime soon? $$ 2. RT @fonstuinstra: China Speakers Bureau: […]

Briefly…Top Ten Tweets (From FDI, Gini & Tragedy, To Confidence, Research & Negotiation)

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

Now that the dust has settled, we once again take a look at the pick of last week’s news (taken from our ChinaBlogTweets Twitter feed). Our summary is followed by a list of the original tweets and links to the news sources. While China’s economy looks pretty healthy from most foreign shores, it is of […]