Weekly News Roundup: Economic Hat Trick, Scrap Going to Waste, Fear of Failure, and China Wants Your FDI

Sunday, March 15, 2009 19:04

With so much going on in China, and only a limited amount of bandwidth, I have created this weekly post to highlight articles that I feel are (1) important, (2) relevant, and (3) interesting.

This week there are 4 articles that I have chosen to highlight as each are quite interesting, they are all relevant, and there are issues within each that I think you the reader should be aware of.

If you have an article that you feel needs to be mentioned, please do so in the comments section

What If the EU Fractures, China Stagnates, or the U.S. Economy Worsens?
Want to know how bad it can get? Read this article.

China now turning away other people’s trash
A byproduct of the recent issues, scrap material sales are in the toilet, and the long term impacts of this supply chain backup will be felt by many. A litmus test for many in the sustainability field, what I find most disappointing is that our economies still prefer using virgin products over recycled.

Unscripted reply shows China’s foreign M&A caution
For those worried about the Chinese boggy men coming to gobble up foreign assets, this article I hope will induce a bit of sobriety. Far from a certainty, many questions about the ability of Chinese firms to successfully purchase and manage forieng investments are being asked.

China further facilitates foreign investment inflow
Something you could see coming a mile away, and a policy that I believe will prove to be critical for China going forward as local policy makers will need to legitimize spend on infrastructure somehow… and nothing makes that easier than new money coming to town.

That being said, until banks are willing to aid their clients in leveraging up, any investments will be small in nature.. by volume and value.

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One Response to “Weekly News Roundup: Economic Hat Trick, Scrap Going to Waste, Fear of Failure, and China Wants Your FDI”

  1. anon says:

    March 15th, 2009 at 7:56 pm