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  • Yu’ebao appeared out of the blue in 2013, arriving in the wake of Alipay’s major shake-up of China’s money market financial instruments. What impact will Yu’ebao have on commercial banking and the rest of the financial industry?
    Keywords:
    internet banking, financial innovation
    Case advisor: Ouyang Hui

    Yu’ebao appeared out of the blue in 2013, arriving in the wake of Alipay’s major shake-up of China’s money market financial instruments. However, by the end of May 2014, Yu’ebao had more than 100 million users and was worth more than 570 billion RMB. Is there now a bottleneck that will curtail its growth and what does its future hold in store? What impact will Yu’ebao have on commercial banking and the rest of the financial industry? An in-depth comparison with US payment innovation Paypal helps us understand the developmental context of Yu’ebao and future trajectories.

  • Because of shortcomings in the Chinese financial system, originating in the West, online transactions using the P2P model took off in China.
    Keywords:
    internet banking, innovation
    Case advisor: Chen Long

    This case compares Yixin and Renrendai to highlight contrasting and differentiated ways of going about P2P transactions. It discusses the current situation and the development hurdles that P2P focused companies face in China.

  • How did the MBS-related crisis sweep the world like a plague and what were the original merits of the MBS?
    Keywords:
    securities, finance, financial crisis, financial reform
    Case advisor: Ouyang Hui and Erica Li

    When the financial crisis swept the world in 2008, the securities industry’s regular diet of mortgage-backed securities (MBS) abruptly became everybody’s target – blamed for being a powerful tool in the financial industry, and for risking heavy damage to the system. At a time when China’s financial reform is shaping up, what lessons can China draw from the history of the MBS?

  • What advantages does Alibaba have over traditional offline credit lenders?
    Keywords:
    SMEs, internet technology, credit
    Case advisor: Chen Long

    Alibaba began as an electronics supplier, but in 2010 and 2011, established two small loans firms. Aimed at SMEs and individual sellers within Alibaba’s electronics supply chain, loans were offered without collateral to firms in need of credit. Step by step, how did Alibaba develop a small loans model as an online service?

  • The group invested widely but was able to keep control of its capital
    Keywords:
    conglomerate, pharmaceuticals, private company, capital, cash flow, investment, assets, equity, stock market
    Case advisor: Liu Jun

    In order to optimalize their chances of success, Dongxiang had to find a way to push Phenix out of its comfort zone, and in doing so complete the integration of its supply chain

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