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Value Investing in China: Is It Worth It? Li Lu Explains
Value Investing In China When looking for attractive value investments around the world, the last place that comes to mind is China. Chinese equities are renowned around the world for, instability and above all fraud. These three downfalls are all enough to put off even the most adventurous value investors purely because if you can’t trust the numbers, how you
"Blue Skies" Thinking in China
The Chinese leadership is now promising “to make our skies blue again” in a popular move to address an issue that has given rise to public protests across China against the industrial smog that blights so many cities. The solution to a pressing economic problem is now linked to an emotive popular issue. The pollution is the result of coal
Distributor Platform Fund Channel Comes to Singapore
Luxembourg-based fund distribution platform Fund Channel has opened a branch in Singapore to expand its business in Asia. The firm, which is co-owned by Amundi and BNP Paribas Investment Partners, connects fund managers with institutional fund distributors, such as private banks and insurance companies. Established in 2005, the firm says its platform serves more than 100 distributors with funds from
Wells Fargo is Getting Killed By its Banking Scandal
The massive banking scandal that enveloped Wells Fargo last year appears to be taking its toll as the bank revealed on Monday that its customer checking-account and credit-card openings plummeted in February compared to a year earlier, the Wall Street Journal reports. On a call with analysts, banking officials from Wells Fargo said that "checking-account openings fell 43% year-over-year to around
David Rockefeller Dies at 101
David Rockeller, who was chairman and chief executive of Chase Manhattan bank during the 1970s, the longtime chairman of the Museum of Modern Art and the last surviving grandson of John D. Rockefeller - and heir to his Standard Oil empire - has died, as the New York Times reports. Rockefeller died on Monday at his home in Pocantico Hills, N.Y.,
Uber's Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad 2017
Uber's announcement on Monday that President Jeff Jones is leaving the company after less than a year on the job is just one of the many issues affecting the company. Jones joined Uber after leaving his post as Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT)'s chief marketing officer late last year. His move from one of the biggest retailers to the relatively new
9/10 Fintech Firms Suck at Selling Themselves: Guy
With the all buzz around fintech the past few years, you’d probably think that fintech dudes were marketers par excellence. Nope. You’d be dead wrong there: “Nine out of ten fintechs that talk to me fail within five minutes and I can’t work with them,” he said, when speaking on the ‘The Art & Science of Sales’ at the Fintech
Valeant Short Sellers Net 343% Profit as Eyes Turn to John Paulson
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As Bill Ackman and Pershing Square Capital Management are licking their recent wounds due to well-publicized trades in Herbalife  Ltd. (NYSE:HLF) and Valeant Pharmaceuticals (NYSE:VRX), there are winners as well as losers. As short sellers count their profits, and gradually reduce their exposure, they eye hedge fund manager John Paulson, whose Paulson & Company is still long the stock, for
Modi's Cash Takeaway Seems Not to Dent India's Growth
The Indian government's surprise decision to withdraw millions of banknotes from circulation in November caused only a modest drag on economic growth. The country's growth rate fell to 7%, on an annualised basis, during the quarter ending on December 31, according to official figures. The comparable rate for the preceding three-month period was 7.4%. The latest growth rate was, “above
The Most Effective Way Governments Should Support Startup Ecosystems
I once met an active angel investor from Europe who was convinced that government subsidies of investors were the most effective way to build startup ecosystems. Of course I asked the obvious question, “what about Silicon Valley?” “Except Silicon Valley” was his reply. Huh. Lightbulbs going on everywhere (at least in my mind). The Best Intentions Small scale grants to