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Chinese Outbound Investment in Auto: Stop! Wait! Go!

A look at how Chinese outbound investment in auto is rising and how marquee brands like Volvo Cars and Manganese Bronze now belong to Chinese companies. Last week, we put together an infographic which showed how Chinese real estate companies are buying property in the west. This week, we take a look at China’s outbound investment in the automotive sector. China’s auto industry has been growing at a consistent pace in the past few years. Despite being in a market where well-established auto brands like the Big Three German companies—Audi, Mercedes-Benz and BMW—dominate, Chinese carmakers, though much smaller and less known, have still managed to make their presence felt on the … [Read More...]

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Ed Hess on Building the New Age Learning Organization

To stay relevant in the future, individuals need to learn much more quickly and differently. That entails a different kind of learning organization. Learn or Die author Hess, professor of business … [Read More...]

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Technology and Higher Education: Welcome to Future U!

How technology will make higher education better, but probably not cheaper. Matrix-style brain sockets may not be this year’s must-have … [Read More...]

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Better Days for Business Between India and China?

Politics can often be a deal breaker in business between India and China. But now that might change due to changes in both economies. China and … [Read More...]

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China Roundup: Robust Growth in China’s Exports and Imports and Alipay Gets a Makeover

This week data for China’s exports and imports showed robust growth despite forecasts that were less rosy; consumer inflation eased further; and … [Read More...]

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Chinese Outbound Investment in Real Estate: Brick by Brick

Anbang Insurance's purchase of New York's iconic Waldorf Astoria Hotel stunned many, but it's only the tip of the Chinese outbound investment iceberg. … [Read More...]

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Should the West be Afraid of China’s State Capitalism?

The popular notion is that state-owned enterprises are very powerful in China. To what extent is that true? Are fears of China's state capitalism … [Read More...]

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Nicholas Lardy on the Five Misconceptions About China

Do state-owned enterprises still hold sway over the Chinese economy? Economist Nicholas Lardy responds to that question, and lists out the five common … [Read More...]

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The Secret Ingredient in Successful Innovation

How should would-be entrepreneurs scout for innovation opportunities? The key lies in finding industries with 'friction' and 'information … [Read More...]

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China Roundup: The race to become the largest economy in the world and the UK Treasury’s RMB Bonds

This week, there was fresh debate over whether China will overtake the US to become the largest economy in the world this year, the RMB inched a step … [Read More...]

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10 Jack Ma Quotes on How to be a Better Entrepreneur

We put together 10 Jack Ma quotes that sum up the Alibaba founder's business philosophy and his inspiring journey as an entrepreneur. “If you are … [Read More...]

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Share. Don’t Own: The Sharing Economy Takes Off

Why own when you can share? Understanding the dynamics of the sharing economy. The sharing economy is a hit with millennials. Need a car? No need … [Read More...]

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China and Russia Relations: Politics in the Pipeline

Anthony Liu from CKGSB and Martin K. Dimitrov from Tulane University explore the impact of the $400 billion natural gas deal on China and Russia … [Read More...]

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Leta Hong Fincher on the Pursuit of Marital Property in China

Author and researcher Leta Hong Fincher on the confounding phenomenon of women forfeiting their property wealth in China. Leta Hong Fincher has … [Read More...]

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Sheena Iyengar: Choice Liberates. Or Does It?

  Sheena Iyengar, author of The Art of Choosing, on the limitations of choice—and how to choose wisely We all think that more choice is … [Read More...]

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O2O Primer: Online to Offline Commerce in China

Online to Offline commerce, or O2O, is being heralded as the next big thing in China's e-commerce sector. Why is it so popular and who are the key … [Read More...]

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Electric Cars in China. Unplugged!

The government money is there, the producers are capable, so what is stopping electric cars in China from taking off? If official lip service and … [Read More...]