Category Archives: investments

China creates ´green´jobs, but is still far from green itself – Sara Hsu

China is ahead of Europe and the US in creating ´green´ jobs, but environmental enforcement is still lagging, writes economic analyst Sara Hsu in Triple Crisis. Critical failures make big…

Company valuations go through the roof – Marc van der Chijs

China-investor Marc van der Chijs visited Shanghai for a board meeting of Dianrong, a financial internet firm, and summarized a few observations on his weblog. Company valuations are going through the roof and how they start to buy R&D outside China.

Missing audits for Tianhe and Sihuan red flags – Paul Gillis

Two major companies backed by Morgan Stanley, Tianhe and Sihuan, have told security regulators in Hong Kong, they cannot meet the deadlines for filing their audits, reports AP. Two red flags, causing serious problems for Morgan Stanley, says accounting professor Paul Gillis.

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.

A private tour at the Art Basel Hong Kong – Wei Gu

WSJ wealth editor Wei Gu enjoys a private tour at the Art Basel Hong Kong, with a strong focus on Asia. A leading exhibition where Chinese art is still favorite but other countries and young artists are emerging too.

Wanted: a Bordeaux chateau – Rupert Hoogewerf

The consumption of the French Bordeaux might be dropping, the appetite for a Bordeaux chateau is still very much alive among China´s wealthy, says China Rich List founder Rupert Hoogewerf in the Wine Spectator. “It is seen as a safe investment.”

Why Amazon teams up with Alibaba – Ben Cavender

In a surprise move US internet giant Amazon is opening a webshop at Tmall, part of its competitor Alibaba ´s empire. Retail analyst Ben Cavender explains why Amazon is teaming up with its competitor to enter the China market at CNBC.

The new generation of Chinese art collectors – Wei Gu

WSJ wealth editor Wei Gu gives into the lives of a new generation young art collectors in China, with deep pockets, no fear to start in the high numbers, and focusing on global art, not only Chinese art. In some cases the offspring of first generation art collectors, they influence also the taste of their parents.

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.

How Geely bought Volvo – Joel Backaler

In his book China Goes West: Everything You Need to Know About Chinese Companies Going Global author Joel Backaler describes how Geely bought Volvo. An example of how China´s business leaders to things differently. From an excerpt at his weblog.