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.
By using the principle of opportunity cost, Chinese companies can make better investment decisions.
Real estate in China has gone into a downward spiral and the slowing property market is casting a shadow over developers. On a spring afternoon in Beijing, Zhou Fang is busy hawking apartments in a new residential complex along the city’s third-ring road. He doesn’t appear to be having much luck. The buildings opened a couple months […]
The week that was: Government eases regulation on foreign investment in China’s healthcare sector; Alibaba picks up a 10.35% stake in Singapore Post; and the government’s pricing and corruption crackdown squeezes profits of pharmaceutical companies in China. Mending China’s Healthcare System China’s healthcare system is in urgent need of an overhaul (for a detailed […]
The week that was: China’s growth slows further; financial regulators wrangle over debt problems; and meat processing company Shuanghai International (now known as WH Group) prepares to list in Hong Kong. China prepares for slower growth More signs of a slowing Chinese economy this week—imports and exports fell by 11.3% and 6.6% year-on-year in March, surprising […]
The week that was: State-owned automaker Dongfeng Motor Corporation invests in ailing French company PSA Peugeot Citroen; Xiaomi enters the Singapore market with a splash; and Tencent acquires a 20% stake in Dianping.com. Dongfeng ties up with Peugeot Chinese automaker Dongfeng (which means “east wind”) is spending $1.1 billion to buy a 14% stake of […]
The week that was: Lenovo snaps up Motorola Mobility and climbs up to Number Three in the global smartphone market; JD.com to list in the US; and Tencent Maps gets aggressive in the streetview segment. Lenovo says, “Hello Moto!” Remember Google’s much touted purchase of the US mobile phone maker Motorola Mobility in 2012? It […]
The week that was: China workforce declines two years in a row; trust product distributed by ICBC faces default; Lenovo strikes China’s biggest tech deal by buying an IBM branch; and the Big Four’s China affiliates are barred from US businesses. Lenovo buys another piece of IBM Nine years after the iconic brand of ThinkPad changed […]
How private Chinese companies are navigating mergers and acquisitions in the US. At times, the obstacles seemed insurmountable. The acquisition of A123 Systems, an American manufacturer of lithium ion batteries, by a Chinese auto parts maker named Wanxiang triggered vehement opposition in the US. Lawmakers protested that the technology being sold to the Chinese had […]
Can foreign car makers in China continue to dominate the market while appeasing Chinese car companies? CCTV, Chinaʼs powerful state-run television broadcaster, unleashed a torrent of faulty vehicle claims against foreign automakers in March. First, the network targeted Volkswagen, alleging transmission issues with some of its cars, which led to the recall of more than […]