Category Archives: investments

Chinese firms listen better than its competitors – Bill Fischer

Competitors from China are becoming better, IMD-professor Bill Fischer concludes in Forbes. Cheap labor and competitive pricing are replaced by a far greater asset: listening better to their clients. Fischer zooms in on UnionPay, China’s only electronic retail network.

Disrupted in New York – Marc van der Chijs

Shanghai-based erial internet entrepreneur Marc van der Chijs reports on his weblog about the slightly disappointing Techcrunch Disrupt conference in New York.

Urbanization needs building spree – Andrew Leung

China keeps on building like crazy, and there is good reason for that, Andrew Leung explains in his weblog. To deal with the rapid and unprecedented urbanization, cities need to expand at an feverish speed.

Why China keeps on building – Shaun Rein

Shaun Rein takes on China-bull James Chanos in CNBC and explains why China keeps on investing in infrastructure and why he is underestimating the current growth of wages.

Growth, not efficiency fuels economy – Arthur Kroeber

Even premier Wen Jiabao calls China’s economy unstable, unbalanced, uncoordinated and ultimately unsustainable, writes Reuters. But despite those misgivings, economic growth will steam ahead, adds economic analyst Arthur Kroeber.

Not _all_ listed Chinese companies are bad – Shaun Rein

Long term China bull Shaun Rein warns against buying into listed Chinese companies, since in many cases they offer a receipt for trouble, he argues in CNCN. Not all NASDAQ listed Chinese companies are bad, but investors have to be very cautious.

Cardin seeks Chinese buyer – Shaun Rein

The 88-year old French designer Pierre Cardin held a fashion show at the former Soviet aircraft carrier, docked in Tianjin, hoping to lure Chinese buyers for his firm. A smart move, Shaun Rein tells AFP.

The price tag of anti-Chinese rhetoric in the US – Shaun Rein

The US could lose 1 to 2 trillion US dollar in revenue if they successfully scare away Chinese investors, writes Shaun Rein in CNBC, quoting a recent Asia Society report. “Fear mongering about China by American politicians and businessmen like Donald Trump has made Chinese think twice about investing in the U.S.”

10 misconceptions on casual gaming – Marc van der Chijs

“Girls are no real gamers”. This and nine other misconceptions on social and casual games are addressed by Marc van der Chijs, serial internet entrepreneur and angel investor in Shanghai.

Horror investment stories in China – Shaun Rein

Shaun Rein by Fantake via Flickr Shaun Rein recalls in CNBC a proposed investment of US§ 50 million in a Chinese internet venture that did not exist, and was only…