Category Archives: investments

Sky high stocks do not boost consumption – Wei Gu

Despite a short correction, Shanghai´s shares are still on record heights, writes WSJ wealth editor Wei Gu in Marketplace. But those records in wealth have not boosted consumption, as investors tend to wait and see what the market is doing.

Britain gains most jobs from Chinese investments – Rupert Hoogewerf

First rich Chinese send their children. Then they invest in real estate. And then other investments and jobs for the locals follow. China Rich List founder Rupert Hoogewerf was the first to discover that trend, and his latest Hurun report shows the UK has been in 2015 a key winner of job creation, led by Huawei, he tells Xinhua.

Globalization 3.0: One Belt, One Road – Sara Hsu

Globalization 3.0 calls financial analyst Sara Hsu China´s ambitious ambitious expansion program One Belt, One Road, in TripleCrisis. Backed by over a trillion US dollar in funding, the program covers 900 projects in 60 countries. Globalization 3.0 is here to stay, says Sara Hsu.

US try to overtake China again in Africa – Howard French

The United States are rethinking their Africa policies, and at the core of that process is the position China has gained at the fastest growing continent, writes journalist Howard French, author of China’s Second Continent: How a Million Migrants Are Building a New Empire in Africa, in Foreign Policy.

What after the VIE disappears – Paul Gillis

For decades both Chinese and foreign companies in China used to circumvent murky Chinese corporate legislation by setting up so-called VIE´s on outside tax heavens, while the government basically looked away. Those days seem to be over, writes accounting professor Paul Gillis on his webblog, and the question is: what´s next?

Growth over reforms? – Sara Hsu

President Xi Jinping entered his tenure with a clear commitment to reform. But slacking economic growth might jeopardize that promise, writes analyst Sara Hsu in the Diplomat. One main reason: central and local governments have very different interests.

The end of VIE´s – Paul Gillis

China has announced new rules that reduce restrictions on foreign investments, for example in the internet. The traditional way to avoid those restrictions, VIE´s via Cayman islands and others, will be phased out fast, writes accounting professor Paul Gillis at his weblog.

China´s booming investment scene – William Bao Bean

Investments are flooding into China´s innovative industries. But investing in China is a completely different game from the traditional VC approach, tells William Bao Bean, Managing Director of Chinaccelerator, in VentureCon Japan, according to E27. China is providing more finance, and more competition.

Reasons Chinese firms fail and succeed abroad – Joel Backaler

Chinese companies are increasingly going abroad, for a large variety of reasons, and with an even larger variety of success and failure, says Joel Backaler in Knowledge CKGSB. The author of China Goes West: Everything You Need to Know About Chinese Companies Going Global looks at Huawei, Lenovo, Baidu, Xiaomi and TCL.

Reasons for Baidu to look abroad – Kaiser Kuo

China´s internet giants are looking increasingly abroad, not only to find new markets, but also to find new technology and good engineers, says Kaiser Kuo, director international communication at China´s largest search engine Baidu. In Knowledge CKGSB.