Category Archives: investments

Funding from Europe: mixed results for Chinese firms – Sara Hsu

Chinese firms going abroad might be high on political and economic agenda´s, but their performances on European stock markets has been bad, with the exception perhaps of London, writes financial analyst Sara Hsu at the Diplomat. A short overview.

Europe book tour for Joel Backaler

Author Joel Backaler of “China Goes West: Everything You Need to Know About Chinese Companies Going Global” is visiting Europe this month on an impressive book tour. Shortly, he will visit Dublin, London, Hamburg, Brussels, Amsterdam, 14 events in 8 cities.

Economic changes produce different Chinese billionaires – Rupert Hoogewerf

The arrival of Alibaba´s Jack Ma at the top of the Hurun rich list, is part of a profound economic change in China, says Hurun founder Rupert Hoogewerf. New billionaires will be coming from new media and entertainment, while real estate, manufacturing and mining will lose their old positions, he tells in China Economic Net.

Play rules for foreign investors at China exchanges – Wei Gu

Foreign investors are getting slowly a bit of access to stock markets in China. WSJ wealth editor Wei Gu discusses pitfalls with Alan Wang of Value Partners. They should stick to the big names, and not follow the domestic hypes, they conclude.

Joel Backaler to visit Europe in October

Joel Backaler, a leading expert on China´s outbound investments, will be visiting Europe in October and has still some time slots available for speeches. He will be visiting London and Dublin in the week of October 5, and Brussel and Amsterdam in the week of October 13.

Trend: foreign firms moving out of China? – Sara Hsu

Anti-trust actions, anti-corruption drives and safety issues have made corporate life for foreign firms in China tougher than 10, 15 years ago. Whether they will actually leave China in larger numbers depends on how the costs of doing business develop, writes financial analyst Sara Hsu in the Diplomat.

How to end the auditing wars – Paul Gillis

The ongoing stand-off between securities regulators in China and the US keeps auditing firms hostage and might eventually lead to the delisting of Chinese companies at US stock exchanges. Beida accounting professor Paul Gillis tries to map out a way out of the maze in Forensic Asia.(pdf)

5 Points globalizing Chinese companies miss – Joel Backaler

Going global is not easy for Chinese companies, and most of them are not prepared to enter markets outside China, tells author Joel Backaler of China Goes West: Everything You Need to Know About Chinese Companies Going Global at Knowledge CKGCB. Most are losing out on five points.

Pros and cons of Chinese companies going west – Joel Backaler

Author Joel Backaler of China Goes West discusses at ´Thoughtful China´ the pros and cons of Chinese firms going west. Not surprisingly, Chinese companies make many of the mistakes foreign firms made when they entered China.

Why China´s millionaires turn to football – Wei Gu

Alibaba´s Jack Ma was only the latest of a string of Chinese millionaires investing into football in their country. Football is a game changer, only in the early phase of commercializatin, say WSJ´s wealth editor Wei Gu and Roy Lu of Starline Inc., a Sino-U.S. sports entertainment agency.