Last week The New York Times reported on the emergence of a small group of “Matchmaker” investment agencies, which connect businesses in need of capital to Chinese investors with excess cash.
The Times cited a prediction by private equity fund A Cap[...]
On December 12 the Financial Times named Jack Ma, founder and chairman of the Hangzhou-based Alibaba Group, person of the year. It’s hard for us to disagree. Ma controls the largest and fastest growing e-commerce platform in the world, whose 2012 sal[...]
Chinese leaders wrapped up a four-day closed-door meeting last Friday, according to The Wall Street Journal, laying out their rough vision for the macro-economy in 2014. The conclusions are hard to interpret. China has been engaged in “opening and re[...]
After 2010’s The Social Network, Mark Zuckerberg realized he had some serious public relations ground to make up if he wanted to continue Facebook’s charge towards cultural hegemony. Zuckerberg has since been crawling his way back into the public’s g[...]
Last week, India’s ruling Congress Party endorsed the creation of Telangana, the country’s 29th state, out of 10 Telugu-speaking districts in western Andhra Pradesh. But while many herald the new state’s creation as a potential economic boon in a reg[...]