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Can’t Invest In Twitter Or Facebook? Take A Look At Sina Weibo–Forbes

June 8, 2011 by

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 The headlines throwing around huge valuations for Twitter and Facebook are just a tease for most investors, who can only watch as elite funds buy and sell closely held shares in these private companies. But one of China’s leading social networks is publicly traded in the U.S., on Nasdaq: Sina Corp., with its popular microblog […]

Too soon to call time on China’s economic boom – Reuters

May 24, 2011 by

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Back in 2007, Premier Wen Jiabao called the Chinese economy increasingly unstable, unbalanced, uncoordinated and ultimately unsustainable. He has used the same language this year and there’s every chance the description will still apply in another four years. The timing of when China’s growth model will “ultimately” run out of steam is probably the most […]

Retailers’ mark-ups under threat from online – SMH

May 24, 2011 by

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As a shopper, have you ever pondered what sort of mark-up the retailer has slapped on to the pair of Levi jeans or Adidas runners that you’re about to try on? Turns out consumers reckon a 35 per cent mark-up by the shop would be fair in order to make a profit, according to a […]

Lehman investors receive $100m surprise – SMH

May 17, 2011 by

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One group of investors holding collateralised debt obligations issued by the collapsed investment banking giant Lehman Brothers will receive an unexpectedly generous $100 million on the $125 million they put into securities between 2005 and 2007. The out-of-court settlement reached between the Australian trustee of the notes, Perpetual Trustee Company, and the liquidator of Lehman, […]

Next global rally may start in China, says Goldman’s O’Neill – ET

May 14, 2011 by

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Jim O’Neill, chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management , said investors should shed their pessimism and stop hoarding cash amid prospects for a global stock rally that could start in China . The view that “the West is in trouble” is wrong when nations, including Germany, Sweden, Australia and Canada, are performing strongly, O’Neill said […]

The China files. Part 1: How fast can China grow? – Reuters

May 10, 2011 by

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  — The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own — By Hugo Dixon LONDON (Reuters Breakingviews) – How fast can China grow over the next decade? Nowhere near the breakneck speed it has enjoyed over the past three decades. Multiple economic, environmental and political challenges will slow it down. […]

Aussie’s threat to profits – SMH

May 3, 2011 by

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THE Australian dollar’s continued rise has sparked warnings of currency-driven earnings downgrades in the coming weeks as businesses count the cost of its surge. Analysts are split on whether the Reserve Bank will drop the official cash rate to stop currency speculators and help domestic businesses or increase the rate later in the year. As […]