The stand-off between financial regulars in the US and China, and the Big Four accounting firms might be over soon, expects accounting professor Paul Gillis, looking a a recent piece in the Wall Street Journal. Inculding a US$500,000 settlement fee for each of the four, he writes on his weblog.
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Chinese visa seekers to the US provide developers with almost rent-free capital, a brisk business that seems to benefit all parties involved, despite the risks involved. 11,000 EB-5 visa petitions were filed in 2014, representing US$5.5 billion, WSJ wealth editor Wei Gu learns from immigration lawyer Jean Francois Harvey.
The draft foreign investment law (FIL) is replacing the regulations from 1979. China has changed, and so a major overhaul of the law is long overdue, write lawyers Mark Schaub and Xu Ping in China Law Insight. They give an overview of the shortcomings of the current law, and the new features of the FIL. And it might only be the beginning.
The proposed law for foreign investments is up for discussion, and offshore VIE companies controlled by Chinese would be treated as domestic companies, legalizing current practices. Accounting professor Paul Gillis lists the winners and losers of the proposed law on his weblog.
2014 was a first record year for Chinese investments abroad, but 2015 is bound to follow that track. Outbound Chinese investments specialist Joel Backaler, author of China Goes West: Everything You Need to Know About Chinese Companies Going Global gives in Forbes his top-10 firm to watch this year.
Rupert Hoogewerf´s Hurun China Rich list published on Monday its inaugural ranking of the country´s wealthiest investors, topping Fosun´s Guo Guangchang. Part of a trend, says Rupert Hoogewerf in the Financial Times. “I see a clear trend of entrepreneurs in China actively moving towards becoming investors.”
Wages have been rising fast in China, and companies are struggling to improve productivity of their workers to remain competitive. There is still much to win, says business analyst Shaun Rein, author of The End of Copycat China: The Rise of Creativity, Innovation, and Individualism in Asia in Business Week.
China´s economic growth might no longer be double digits, the internet industry keeps on booming, says financial expert Paul Gillis at Aljazeera. Successful IPO´s contributes, although the companies did not really need money, says the accounting professor.
Dropping housing prices have put pressure on real estate firms. But while smaller companies might fail, larger ones try to remain profitable by sometimes daring diversification of their investments, writes financial analyst Sara Hsu in the Diplomat.