After Alibaba filed this week its paperwork for its upcoming IPO. Business analyst Ben Cavender looks at its great profitability, but also risk from competition in e-commerce and fear for pressure fro the big Chinese banks.
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After four years of bear markets in China, some investors still see ways to make money. WSJ´s wealth editor and CFA Wei Gu talks to investment director Alan Wang of Value Partners, Asia´s largest hedge fund, about their China strategy.
WSJ´s wealth editor Wei Gu discusses with the CEO of auction house Christies Steven Murphy in Hong Kong the fast growing interest in real time experience of art, and the growing interest in museum and online auctions.
Alibaba´s IPO is nearing, and their latest figures are great, tells business analyst Shaun Rein at Bloomberg TV, boosting even Yahoo´s results. But competition in China by Tencent is growing, making Alibaba not the only player in the country´s e-commerce.
Shenzhen-based Mark Obama Ndesandjo, half-brother of Barack Obama, talks at Nanfang TV about this experiences in Kenya, the US and China, and his meetings with this half-brother. Mark recently published his book An Obama’s Journey: My Odyssey of Self-Discovery across Three Cultures.
Investment opportunities are huge in food, as scared consumers flock to salad bars and vegetarian restaurants to find safe food. WSJ´s wealth editor Wei Gu explores the news developments with Peggy Liu of the Joint US‑China Cooperation on Clean Energy’s (JUCCCE) in Shanghai.
A first US$ 600 million default of a real estate company might be the beginning of more, tells business analyst Ben Cavender at Tradingfloor.com. Slower growth might trigger off more default in real estate, and the government will try to control the process, not bail everybody out.
Announced reforms in China might have a profound impact on the property markets. Financial liberalization might cause a downturn, but land and hukou reform might have a positive influence. WSJ wealth editor Wei Gu discusses with Oliver Barron of NSBO China Research the likely impact.