Category Archives: economy

The US play a Renminbi blame game – Arthur Kroeber

The United States are using China’s currency, the Renminbi, as a scapegoat to hide its economic problems are created by themselves, argues economic analyst Arthur Kroeber in The New York Times. China is using its currency as a development tool, as so many countries did in the past.

No economic crash anytime soon – Arthur Kroeber

While the bears are out in full force again on China and the global economy, economic analyst Arthur Kroeber is not expecting an economic crash in China anytime soon, he tells The Guardian.

Recreating fasion design from Shanghai – Marc van der Chijs

Serial entrepreneur Marc van der Chijs, co-founder of video hosting firm Tudou, launched this week UnitedStyles, a new website to let you design your own clothes online. He tells in TechCrunch how he is going to recreate fashion design.

Most popular stories of October 2011

Our second edition of the monthly most-read stories on our website, after the successful start of our sequel “most popular stories” last month.

Needed: a China-first strategy – Shaun Rein

During a meeting with the board of one of the largest FMCG companies, business analyst Shaun Rein pleaded for a ‘China-first’ strategy, as the country is key for the companies development. Some of his arguments he summarized in CNBC. Take Apple as an example.

Rising costs forces Chinese factories to streamline – Bill Dodson

As costs for resources, including wages, are on the way up in China, its manufacturers have to streamline their manufacturing processes, where in the past they would waste resources. Business analyst Bill Dodson quotes a friend describing the changes in his weblog.

Why Jack Ma will not buy Yahoo – Helen Wang

Author Helen Wang attended the much-debated speech of Alibaba’s Jack Ma at Stanford, where he discussed – among others – the purchase of Yahoo. Helen Wang explains in Forbes why he said he would be interested, but will in fact never buy Yahoo.

New: China’s cash rich list – Rupert Hoogewerf

China’s rich are increasingly protecting themselves against the volatility of the stock and real estate markets by cashing out. A new Hurun China rich list documents the billionaires in cash, tells Hurun founder Rupert Hoogewerf to local media.

Rising wages in China do not create jobs in the US – Arthur Kroeber

Will rising wages in China force manufacturers to go back to the US? A report of the Boston Consulting group suggest so, but economic analyst Arthur Kroeber tells in Euro Money that might be a wrong assumption.

Next: the US China trade war – Shaun Rein

US Congress intends to pass a currency bill, potentially triggering off a trade war with China by imposing tariffs on trade, notes business analyst Shaun Rein with increasing amazement in CNBC.