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Picking a Product

by Lucy Black | Nov. 19 2020

One of the secrets behind the “Factory of the World” is the mass specialization of towns.

Should China Worry About the Finances of Its Rising Middle Class?

by Douglas Bulloch | Apr. 2 2018

China is counting on the middle class to drive consumption levels higher, yet consumer debt keeps climbing.

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China’s Industrial Economy is At a Crossroad: Better Days Ahead?

CKGSB's Business Sentiment Index shows that China's industrial economy has finally stabilized after a year of contraction.

by CKGSB Knowledge | May. 13 2015

The Chinese Economy Adjusts to the New Normal

The Chinese economy is slowing and that has significant ramifications for things like capital and the Renminbi. Is there a.

by Major | Mar. 10 2015

China’s Industrial Slump Eases, No Hard Landing

Is there a quick fix for the Chinese economy? China’s industrial sector is still struggling against strong headwinds, but.

by Major | Feb. 13 2015

China Roundup: What’s Behind China’s Required Reserve Ratio Cut?

This week, China’s central bank finally bit the bullet and cut the required reserve ratio by 50 basis points.

by Major | Feb. 5 2015

Has the Shanghai Free Trade Zone Lived Up to Its Promise?

A year on from its debut, we examine the hits and the misses of the much-touted Shanghai Free Trade.

by Hudson Lockett | Jan. 20 2015

When your Bank Interest is a Basketful of Vegetables

CKGSB professor Brian Viard on why Chinese banks are resorting to paying bank interest through Mercedes Benz cars, iPhones and.

by Brian Viard | Jan. 13 2015

The High Cost of Discrimination

Why the cost of discrimination in terms of race, gender or sexual orientation is so high, and why prejudice makes.

by Bennett Voyles | Dec. 1 2014

China Roundup: Chinese economy grows by 7.3% (only) and Tesla turns to Tmall

This week, all eyes were on the Chinese economy growth figures, the lowest since 2009; and and Tesla stunned company.

by Major | Oct. 24 2014

Deciding to Invest in Something? Bear in Mind the Opportunity Cost

By using the principle of opportunity cost, Chinese companies can make better investment decisions.

by Brian Viard | Sep. 23 2014

China Roundup: No Good News Yet for China’s Economy; and the Spectacular Alibaba IPO Roadshow

This week, new worries about China’s economy came to the fore even as Beijing reemphasized its intent to continue.

by Major Tian | Sep. 12 2014

China Roundup: The Xiaomi-Ouya Tie-up; Heinz’s Baby Cereal Recalled; and Amazon’s Shanghai FTZ Entry

This week, Heinz recalled infant cereal after authorities found lead contamination; Xiaomi tied up with Ouya; Japanese auto part companies.

by Major Tian | Aug. 22 2014

The Hidden Risks in Wealth Management in China

The government is putting wealth management in China under the microscope, and is slowly catching up with the inherent risk.

by Don Weinland | Aug. 19 2014

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