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China Roundup: Shanghai Composite Index Touches a High and the Tencent-Alibaba Battle

This week, the Shanghai Composite Index reached a 40-month peak; experts speculated on future PBOC rate cuts, following last week’s interest rate cut which was the first since 2012; and Tencent and Alibaba were at daggers drawn. More cuts to come? China’s central bank’s decision to cut interest rates last Friday evening, the first time since 2012, may have ruined the night for financial reporters, but the market loved it: the Shanghai Composite index has risen 8% since Monday, and analysts clapped enthusiastically for what they called “the start of a new round of rates cuts”. And their hope is not at all groundless, given the fact that the Chinese economy has continued to lose steam in … [Read More...]

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Chinese Outbound Investment in Entertainment: Pass Me the Popcorn!

In our last infographic of the Chinese outbound investment series, this week, we are focusing on China’s burgeoning entertainment industry. Hollywood is the nerve center of the global entertainment … [Read More...]

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Tom Doctoroff on Marketing in the Digital Era

Tom Doctoroff, CEO, J. Walter Thompson Asia Pacific, on why marketers need to embrace the digital era without forgetting the fundamentals of … [Read More...]

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The Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect Program: A Damp Squib?

The long awaited Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect Program is finally here. But is it living up to its lofty goals? After several delays, the … [Read More...]

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Coke’s Secret Formula: Cultural Equity

University of Minnesota's Carlos Torelli on how Coca-Cola and Elvis leveraged cultural equity to create brand loyalty. Why is Coke more popular … [Read More...]

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China Roundup: Alibaba Bonds; and the China-Australia FTA

This week, we saw the debut of Alibaba's bonds, the new China-Australia FTA, and China’s factory output shrank thanks to the APEC conference. Output … [Read More...]

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Easing monetary policy won’t save China’s industrial economy

China’s economy is facing headwinds, but is easing monetary policy going to reverse the momentum? For many China analysts, that seems to be … [Read More...]

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Chinese Outbound Investment in Technology: Bits, Bytes, and All Things Tech

Our infographic series on Chinese Outbound Investment is back this week. Previously we explored China’s outbound investment in the real estate, … [Read More...]

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Renewable Energy in China: Finding Green Profits

Is renewable energy in China a good investment option? We look at which of China's green investment areas offers the best return. In 2013, China … [Read More...]

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China roundup: APEC agreements; Alibaba’s Single’s Day Sale Booty; and a New Bankruptcy Law

This week, the much awaited APEC conference came to a close, Alibaba netted more than $9.3 billion in Single's Day sales; and Xiaomi announced its … [Read More...]

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The Lure—and Risks—of Emerging Market Bonds

As the global economy looks to emerging markets for growth, investors rush in for the high yields of emerging market bonds. But what about the … [Read More...]

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Robots in China: The Bot Connection

How the growing use of robots in China will impact different sectors of the economy, as well as the country’s robot makers. Itʼs a well-depicted … [Read More...]

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Soccer in China: A World Apart

People are taking to soccer in China, but is it just a passing fad or a phenomena that's here to stay? Itʼs 4.30am on a July weekday morning at … [Read More...]

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China Roundup: China’s Manufacturing Activity Gathers Steam and the Alibaba Results

This week, the HSBC PMI showed an uptick in China’s manufacturing activity; news of the possibility of an RMB clearing house in Toronto made waves; … [Read More...]

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Chinese Outbound Investment in Food and Beverage: Growing Appetite

Following the previous three infographics which highlighted Chinese outbound investment in the real estate, automotive and energy sectors, this week, … [Read More...]

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How Proya Built a Cosmetics Brand By Betting on China’s Lower-Tier Cities

In a little over 10 years, Proya has become a leading domestic cosmetics brand through a smart strategy of focusing on the underserved population in … [Read More...]

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Busted! China’s Real Estate Bubble and Other China Myths

Carnegie Endowment’s Yukon Huang offers a new perspective and demystifies some popular notions about China, such as fears about the real estate … [Read More...]