Category Archives: investments

Crisis has little effect on startups – William Bao Bean

The recent downturn in the financial markets is not going to have too much impact on the booming scene of startups in China, says ChinaAccelerator managing director William Bao Bean in the Business Standard. Although the second half of 2015 would have been anyway tougher.

Can China halt climate change? – Sara Hsu

China has recently announced ambitious environmental plans to stave off climate change. But are those plans enough, and can China really deliver? Economic analyst Sara Hsu welcomes the plans at Triple Crisis, but wonders if it is going to work.

Stock markets will not drag the economy down – Arthur Kroeber

Heated arguments still rage on the effect of the recent downturn of China´s stock markets. And while the government dealt badly with the financial markets, the effect on China´s economy will be limited, writes economist Arthur Kroeber in ChinaFile.

Expected: more superrich despite economic slowdown – Rupert Hoogewerf

A slower economic growth and dropping stock markets is not stopping the growth of superrich, says Rupert Hoogewerf, the founder of the Hurun China Rich List, in the Korea Herald. He expects a record high of 450 Chinese dollar billionaires, up 26% from last year.

One China, three worries – Arthur Kroeber

Economist Arthur Kroeber spells out three worries for China in the Business Standard. The stock market, short-term growth and long-term growth and reform. Here is his first worry. Damage to the economy seems limited.

Football transfers under threat after market reshuffle – Victor Shih

The recent downturn in the stock market and the government restrictions on money capital transfers might hit transfers in China´s football leagues, says financial analyst Victor Shih to Associated Press. “It is a general problem for wealthy people in China who are major shareholders in companies,”

Mobile innovation, coming from China – William Bao Bean

Are you still looking for ways to monetize quality content? Watch China, says managing director William Bao Bean of the ChinaAccelerator in Analyse Asia. Mobile applications in China are on average 2 to 3 years ahead of the US, he tells. Mobile commerce 3.0 is highly social, very competitive and does away with the classic ways of making money through advertising. China can focus on mobile innovation, because it has a home-base of 700 million mobile users.

Funding, moving from Silicon Valley to China – William Bao Bean

Innovation, and its related funding, did get a solid footprint in China over the past few years, making even startups in Silicon Valley jealous. And we can expect more, tells William Bao Bean, managing director of China´s largest incubator ChinaAccelerator, in the New York Times.

The popping exuberance at Chinese stock markets – Paul Gillis

Many analysts have been looking at the government for a solution of the dropping stock markets in China. But accounting professor Paul Gillis says investors – including the foreigners – should have a look at their own “irrational exuberance”, he tells CNBC.

Leading China investors into the UK – Rupert Hoogewerf

The Hurun Report analyzed eight major trends of Chinese investors into the UK. Its founder, Rupert Hoogewerf focuses on private investments, who dominate China´s outbound investments. Here´s Hoogewerf´s list of leading Chinese companies, for 4Hoteliers.