This week, China’s exports and imports data showed robust growth despite forecasts that were less rosy; and Alibaba’s financial arm Alipay got a makeover.
Two experts—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 relations.
Will India’s new Prime Minister Narendra Modi change India-China business relations?
This week, China industrial production figures revealed a slower growth from last year; Lenovo and Tencent reported profits while sportswear manufacturer Li-Ning suffered yet another battering; and Alibaba restructured its relationship with Alipay. The Macro Picture China’s GDP growth bounced back to the target rate of 7.5% in the second quarter, but newly released data […]
The week that was: Qihoo 360 heads to Silicon Valley to fund start-ups; CCTV’s latest smear campaign targets Bank of China; China’s trade numbers look up; and electric cars may get cheaper. Qihoo 360 launches its VC Fund in Silicon Valley Qihoo 360, an internet security firm based in Beijing, has just set up a venture […]
The week that was: Premier Li Keqiang shakes hands with the Queen, RMB gains more tradability , and some facts about the over-exaggerated Chinese property bubble. Li Keqiang Goes Shopping in the UK Following President Xi Jinping’s visit to Europe in March, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang visited the UK and Greece this week, taking with him contracts […]
China and Brazil’s relations have been characterized by an ‘imperfect interdependence’ thus far. How will that change going forward? Last April, Brazilian and Chinese Foreign Ministers met in Brasilia to launch the ‘First Strategic Global Dialogue’ between the two countries. Sino-Brazilian strategic dialogues would now be held annually, providing China and Brazil the occasion to regularly meet […]
The World Trade Organization’s Bali deal is likely to boost China’s economy tremendously. Here’s how. Eighteen years since its founding and one day after the current round of trade liberalization talks’ scheduled end, on 7th December 2013, the 159 members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) finally did something few observers expected: they agreed on something. […]
The week that was: China’s exports do better than expected, local officials get new evaluation criteria, and e-commerce giant Alibaba invests in white goods major Haier. Export and retail numbers beat expectations China’s exports in November surprised analysts again—the 12.7% year-on-year increase tops a Reuters’ poll of a 7.1% rise and more than doubles October’s […]
Sir Victor Blank, former British Business Ambassador and Chairman of CKGSB’s European Advisory Board, talks about the significance of British Prime Minister David Cameron’s three-day visit to China to boost UK-China trade relations. British Prime Minister David Cameron sent a clear message during his three-day visit to China last week—UK means business. He brought […]