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  • China Market up 31%

    It’s always dangerous to make predictions, particularly when it comes to Stock Markets, but I do recall saying back in March this year (see China Bites issue “Investing in China” on 5th March 2019) that “China’s stock markets were the worst performing in the world in 2018 so don’t be…
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    Singles Day 2019

    Another Singles Day and another record for the Alibaba Group which, according to ZD Net “has amassed a record-high total gross merchandise volume of 268.4 billion yuan ($38.4 billion)” on 11/11/2019. To put this into context, and to see how far China’s consumer boom has come over the past 10…
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  • Accuracy before distance

    As I was hacking my way around the golf course last Sunday, it occurred to me that doing business in China is a bit like playing golf. You get rewarded for accuracy rather than distance. You score better if you hit consistently down the middle of the fairway rather than…
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  • Buy China?

    I’ve been saying for a long time that the decision by MSCI (whose indices make up global investment benchmarks adopted by the largest institutional fund managers) to increase their weighting to China is a big deal in terms of institutional fund flows and the future direction of China’s A share…
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  • Ease of Doing Business

    Perhaps you’ve already noticed, and if not I’d like to bring this to your attention, that China is making various announcements to introduce new laws and regulations designed to make it easier for foreigners to visit, invest and do business in China. Of course there are reasons for the timing…
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  • Xiaomi in China

    When it comes to smartphones in China, you are probably familiar with brands like Huawei and possibly Oppo (who, amongst other things, are sponsors of the Indian cricket team which gives you some idea as to their long term thinking) but you may not be paying close attention to Xiaomi…
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  • Ageing China

    It’s well known that China has a major ageing problem. According to the National Health Commission, at the end of 2018, China had a population of 249 million aged 60 or above, a number which is expected to exceed 300 million in 2025. Not surprisingly, that’s creating a massive shortage…
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  • Opening the gates

    Perhaps you’ve already noticed, and if not I’d like to bring this to your attention, that China is making various announcements to introduce new laws and regulations designed to make it easier for foreigners to visit, invest and do business in China. Of course there are reasons for the timing…
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  • Teenagers

    Perspective is important and, amongst all of the commentary about the role of China in the world today, and what we expect of China, I think we forget how far they have come since 1949, and how much their economy has grown since just the turn of this century. This…
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