Posts Tagged ‘Trade’

China GDP Growth hits 3 year low.

Saturday, July 14, 2012 5:53 1 Comment

I don’t think it came as a surprise to many that China’s growth figures for the last quarter were going to be low, as the media coverage like As China’s growth rate drops and China’s Growth Slows to Three-Year Low of 7.6% would suggest.  Some are taking the extreme view that China is headed (immediately) […]

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Soaring Meat Consumption in China Has Global Implications

Wednesday, May 2, 2012 1:06 2 Comments

After writing the piece China’s Energy Gaps Create Opportunities last week, a few different articles came across my RSS reader that highlighted the need for a food post as well. Food is one of those things that I do not think gets enough attention. There are certainly more than enough stories about food safety in […]

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Indiana Needs to Admit This Advert Isn’t Attractive to Investors

Tuesday, March 6, 2012 21:41 No Comments

Came across this ad for Indiana on youtube the other day (it is a screenshot), and thought I would post it up as an example of where I think things need to fundamentally change in trying to create better incentives for those looking to investment in the U.S. That, while smart and catchy to the […]

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If The US Wants to Reshore Manufacturing Jobs, It May Want to Start Acting Like it.

Monday, February 6, 2012 4:02 2 Comments

[youtube][/youtube] Research anything related to China and US jobs, and you are bound to come across some heated posts about China… and some celebrities punting “MAde in America”.. i.e. buy American brands, but not necessarily American manufacturing (i.e jobs) One of the more entertaining articles I  came across called  47 Signs That China Is Absolutely […]

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Reshoring Jobs From China. Possible or Pipedream?

Tuesday, January 31, 2012 9:09 3 Comments

Watching last week’s SOTU, and thinking generally about the jobs situation in the U.S., it is hard not to be entranced by the President’s call for reshoring jobs. And it is not hard to know where he is looking to steal those jobs from. China Some, like Josh Noble at FT, believe that Obama’s call […]

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China’s #2! China’s #2! China’s #2!

Monday, August 16, 2010 23:10 4 Comments

So, the word is out.  China is #2, Numero Dos, 第二 … and EVERYONE is talking about it. Some are even saying China will be King of the hill by 2020 Officially word came down with the Japanese Cabinet’s announced their economy put out 1.288 trillion USD, a few points below the 1.337 trillion China […]

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Geithner in Beijing. I’ll Bite

Thursday, April 8, 2010 4:37 10 Comments

so, it goes without saying that when the Treasury Secretary diverts his plan to land in another country, a country who was looking at being called out as a “currency manipulator”, it is going to peak the interest of many. And it has.  Wall Street Journal was first on the scene with their piece Geithner […]

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UBS Call: Competing With China? Or Competing For China?

Saturday, March 27, 2010 10:24 2 Comments

A few weeks back UBS’s ASEAN regional economist Ed Teather put out the piece of research Six questions on ASEAN’s links with China (email me for a copy) looking at trade, investment and policy links between ASEAN and China by working to answer the following the questions: Which countries in ASEAN have the highest export […]

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