Category Archives: consumers

Opportunities for US companies in China – Helen Wang

Celebrity author Helen Wang of The Chinese Dream: The Rise of the World’s Largest Middle Class and What It Means to You addressed last month the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai and focused on the opportunities for US companies in China. “Opportunities abound in luxury goods, healthcare, education and clean technology.”

Inflation is _not_ under control – Shaun Rein

China’s premier Wen Jiabao, Jim O’Neill, Chairman of Goldman Sachs’ Asset Management, argued this, and an analyst at Royal Bank of Canada says inflation is under control, but our Shaun Rein begs to differ, in CNBC.

Buying Prada suits, not shares – Shaun Rein

Prada is not doing as well as Gucci and Louis Vuitton in branding themselves, and Shaun Rein tells at CNBC why he would buy their suits, but not their shares. China might be skipping import taxes on luxury goods for stimulate sales, so having a decent retail operation in China is crucial.

Fat childrens’ health problems – Paul French

Bad teeth and type 2 diabetes are just two of the problems China’s fat children develop, tells Paul French in an interview with The Daily Telegraph. Paul French is the co-author of the bestseller Fat China: How Expanding Waistlines are Changing a Nation.

Why Wal-Mart loses in China – Shaun Rein

Top management of Wal-Mart in China is leaving ‘for personal reasons’, signalling all is not well at the major retailer. Shaun Rein explains in CNBC why the US firm loses market share in China and how it can rethink its strategy.

China’s rich prefer Paris over the US – Rupert Hoogewerf

The Wall Street Journal has more details of the earlier released Hurun report about how China’s rich spend their money while traveling. Tension with France have been forgotten, as Paris has become their most favorite destination. The Hurun report is produced by Rupert Hoogewerf.

China sends its inflation to the US – Shaun Rein

Federal Reserve chief Ben Bernanke is not worried about inflation in America, writes Shaun Rein in CNBC, but he should be worried when China sends its high costs to the US.

Unilever realistic on growth – Shaun Rein

The Dutch-British conglomerate Unilever set a target on increasing its revenue stream from China five times. A realistic target, tells business analyst Shaun Rein of the plan of P&G largest international competitor, according to Bloomberg.

‘Made in China’ tries to become fashionable – Paul French

China’s fashion brands looked with envy how foreign brands were conquering Chinese consumers, writes Globe and Mail, but they are moving fast to catch up. “We are waiting for China’s Zara,” says retail analyst Paul French.

How to treat women, China’s super spenders? – Shaun Rein

Women in China have become a major force among the country’s super spenders, writes Shaun Rein in CNBC. When you want to tap into China’s booming market, that is a group you have to understand.