Category Archives: Europe

Brexit fallout: pressure on the Renminbi – Victor Shih

China has been preparing for the fallout of a decision of the Federal Reserve, but find themselves dealing with an unexpected black swan, says financial and political analyst Victor Shih to Bloomberg. The Renminbi might be under pressure.

Brexit fallout: limited risks for China – Arthur Kroeber

While the world is trying to get to grips with the fallout of a possible Brexit, very few of the effects for China can be sure, with the exception of the currency trade, says economist Arthur Kroeber to Bloomberg. At this stage, the risks seem fairly limited.

Rich millenniums prefer travel beyond Asia – Rupert Hoogewerf

A Hurun rich list survey under China´s rich millenniums, The Chinese Luxury Traveler 2016, shows that Asia is loosing out as travel destination. Japan and South-Korea still do well since they are close, says Hurun chief researcher Rupert Hoogewerf at TTG-Asia, “But in terms of aspirations, this generation wants to go farther.”

Outbound investments are going to continue – Shaun Rein

While economic growth has come down dramatically, it is very unlikely Chinese companies will reduce their investments in Europe and America, says business analyst Shaun Rein to the VOA. Foreign investments will be a key strategy for 2016.

Xi Jinping´s draw for Willy Wo-lap Lam – Ian Johnson

Willy Wo-Lap Lam has been analyzing five of China´s recent leaders, and now published his book on Xi Jinping. Journalist Ian Johnson interviews him and ask him why China´s new president is different from his predecessors for the New York Times.

AIIB can improve governance of projects – Sara Hsu

The China-led Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) caused much controversy, even before it took off. Such a bank can improve the governance of projects, writes financial analyst Sara Hsu in the Diplomat, although there is no guarantee that will happen.

US, UK top destinations for study – Rupert Hoogewerf

Both the US and the UK retain their top positions as a destination for study, reveals the Hurun Chinese Luxury Consumer Survey. They are followed by Australia and Canada. Surprising newcomer is New Zealand at not five, Hurun founder Rupert Hoogewerf tells in the PieNews.

Why Paris is the best shopping city for Chinese – Rupert Hoogewerf

Many cities try to lure massive spending Chinese tourists, but Paris is year after year the winner, also when it comes to what they spend per capita. China Rich List founder Rupert Hoogewerf explains the magic of France´s capital in the Jakarta Post, and the challenges for competitors.

Prada has to reinvent itself – Shaun Rein

Prada is still drawing large queues at outlets in Asia and Europe, those queues are one third smaller than they used to be. Branding expert Shaun Rein sees Prada has more problems with Chinese customers than the ongoing anti-corruption campaign, he tells in CNBC.

China firms going international: friend or foe? – Joel Backaler

Chinese companies going abroad are mostly new kids at the block for domestic and international companies. How to look at them, was a question consultant Joel Backaler, author of China Goes West: Everything You Need to Know About Chinese Companies Going Global often got. His third installment of his post-Europe trip.