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E-COMMERCE: Alibaba’s Tmall Steps Into Southeast Asia

阳歌 06月13日

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Bottom line: Alibaba's launch of its popular Tmall into several markets with large Chinese populations shows it is still looking for a strong overseas formula, underscoring its dependence on China for the foreseeable future.
Tmall marches into Singapore
E-commerce juggernaut Alibaba (NYSE: BABA) is making its latest global expansion noise with word that it will launch a version of its popular B2C Tmall online marketplace targeting overseas buyers in Southeast Asia. I have to admit I'm not completely sure about the significance of the move, since the company al......
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Bottom line: Alibaba may have to tone down its aggressive style of data collection from its business partners following a tiff with SF Express, but its business won't face any major impact.
SF takes on Cainiao in data wars
A conflict involving leading courier SF Express (Shenzhen: 002352) and Alibaba's (NYSE: BABA) Cainiao logistics arm was all over the headlines at the end of last week, in a clash of titans that saw the pair suddenly sever their business relationship. At the center of the issue was data, and Alibaba's near obsession with getting......
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INTERNET: Alibaba Pumps Up Ele.me, Baidu Takeout in Play?

阳歌 05月30日

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Bottom line: Alibaba could take control of Ele.me after the latter's latest fund-raising, and then make a bid for Baidu's take-out dining service, leaving just two major players in the sector as it nears a more sustainable state.
Alibaba set to swallow Ele.me?
The take-out dining wars have taken another interesting twist, with word that one of the oldest players, Ele.me, is on the cusp of raising a fresh $1 billion in new funds. What's interesting about this latest fund raising is that it's being led by Alibaba (NYSE: BABA), which is also trying t......
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INTERNET: Alibaba Works on China’s Railroad

阳歌 05月18日

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Bottom line: Alibaba's potential new partnership with China's rail operator could become a major new business opportunity, and could see the pair sign a strategic equity tie-up within the next year.
Alibaba ties with railway operator
Up until now, I've written about China's mixed-ownership reform program mostly in the context of China Unicom (HKEx: 762; NYSE: CHU), the nation's second largest wireless carrier, which is in the final stages of drafting a plan to sell some of itself to one or more private companies as part of a strategic alliance......
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VIDEO: Toutiao and YY Subsidize, Weibo Rules

阳歌 05月17日

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Bottom line: Stellar earnings by Weibo and new funding for services from Toutiao and YY reflect the rapid rise in live broadcasting and short videos, in the latest boom for China's internet that will end with a bust in around 2 years.
Live streaming sucks up big funds
A trio of stories in the headlines are nicely spotlighting the oh-so-typical Chinese pattern of industries that suddenly become hot, leading people to pump huge amounts of cash into them in a fight for market share. Internet watchers will probably guess that I'm talking about the recent crazes in live broa......
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VIDEO: Youku-Tencent Scuffle Spotlights Video Tensions

阳歌 05月12日

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Bottom line: A tussle that resulted in injuries to a Tencent worker by a Youku peer at an industry event reflects the big tensions that exist in China's online video sector due to years of stiff competition that shows no signs of easing.
Wine glass incident reflects tensions in online video
Stiff competition in a wide range of online industries is pretty much par for the course in China, but a scuffle between employees of Tencent (HKEx: 700) and Youku at an industry event is underscoring just how high tensions can get. This particular case won't real......
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Bottom line: Sesame Credit's new tie-ups with Unicom and a shared phone company are part of a string of deals to aggressively build up its credit rating business, and could add buzz to Ant Financial's future IPO.
Sesame Credit in 2 new deals
Lest anyone think Alipay is the only asset in financial services giant Ant Financial's portfolio, the company's newer Sesame Credit unit is also hankering for headlines these days, with a couple of new deals for its service. The larger of those will see China Unicom (HKEx: 762; NYSE: CHU), the nation'......
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Bottom line: New anti-corruption moves at JD.com and Meituan-Dianping show the cleanup campaign is moving down to the grass-roots level, in a positive development that should help the companies as many seek to go abroad.
Meituan, JD.com in new anti-corruption snares
Anyone unfamiliar with China might find it peculiar and even worrisome that near simultaneous announcements appear to show problematic internal corruption at two of the nation's top Internet companies, e-commerce giant JD.com (Nasdaq: JD) and leading group buying site Meituan-Dianping. While the t......
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FINANCE: Ant Makes Case, No New Offer, For MoneyGram Buy

阳歌 04月07日

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Bottom line: Ant Financial's open letter to MoneyGram could hint at a new raised offer coming soon for the company, though rival suitor Euronet is likely to bid equally aggressively and has a slightly better chance of winning the contest.
Ant makes case to MoneyGram workers, US politicians
Three weeks after being surprised by an unsolicited counterbid for US money transferring specialist MoneyGram, China's Ant Financial is finally speaking out on the matter beyond its initial reaction to the rival bid. The former financial unit of e-commerce giant Al......
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Bottom line: China Telecom's aggressive bidding for a government contract highlights its more entrepreneurial style, while Unicom's latest announcement on its private ownership plans reflects it conservative, bureaucratic style.
Unicom mixed ownership program crawls ahead
Two of China's trio of wireless telcos are in the news today, reflecting an effort by Beijing to breathe some life into these laggard state-run behemoths that always seem unable to realize their potential. The first headline has China Telecom (HKex: 728; NYSE: CHA), the smallest of the na......
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IPOs: Wuxi AppTech, Qihoo Move Towards China Listings

阳歌 03月28日

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Bottom line: New signals from Qihoo and Wuxi AppTech show they may be getting preferential treatment for A-share listings, as the regulator shifts its policies to favor high-quality private firms for IPOs.
Wuxi AppTech eyes A-share listing
New signals coming from China's stock regulator hint that it's softening its stance towards letting companies formerly listed in the US jump the queue for re-listings at home. That appears to be the message, following a string of new reports saying first software security specialist Qihoo 360 and now drugmaker Wuxi AppT......
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IPOs: Qudian Moves Toward Blockbuster NY Listing

阳歌 03月21日

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Bottom line: Qudian's IPO will get a moderately warm reception in New York, drawing interest due to its status as a major private fintech firm but also wariness owing to many uncertainties in the young sector.
Qudian moves closer to IPO
Anything involving movement of money has always been slightly problematic in China. Be it paying for things online, paying to play computer games, or even borrowing small sums to buy something like a smartphone, nothing has ever been easy for Chinese consumers. That's mostly due to the creaky financial system they inherited when the coun......
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E-COMMERCE: Ant Trumped in US, Alibaba Reorganizes Video

阳歌 03月15日

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Bottom line: Ant Financial will counter bid for MoneyGram, following a surprise rival bid for the company, while Alibaba Pictures' absorption of the former Youku Tudou looks like a logical consolidation of Alibaba's filmed entertainment assets.
Ant's MoneyGram offer attracts rival bidder
Two of Alibaba (NYSE: BABA) founder Jack Ma's biggest endeavors outside his core e-commerce business are in the headlines, led by a counter bid for a US financial services company his Ant Financial is trying to acquire. That particular deal has a US company c......
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E-COMMERCE: Alibaba Cranks Up Anti-Piracy Pitch at NPC

阳歌 03月09日

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Bottom line: Alibaba's anti-piracy PR blitz during the National People's Congress is aimed at getting attention during the high-profile event, but it will need to keep up its efforts to convince the public and officials its effort is sincere.
Alibaba calls for tougher anti-piracy laws
As the National People's Congress (NPC) kicks into high gear in Beijing, e-commerce leader Alibaba (NYSE: BABA) is using the annual session of China's legislature as a soapbox to make its case that it's being tough in the battle against piracy. In the last 2 weeks alo......
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Bottom line: iQiyi's issue of convertible notes to raise its latest $1.5 billion shows it continues to post big losses, and investors are increasingly skeptical that it can become profitable in the next 2 years.
iQiyi lures investors with convertible notes
It seems no one is quite ready to believe that China's cash-burning online video sites are ready for the profit column just yet. That seems to be the message coming from Baidu-backed (Nasdaq: BIDU) iQiyi, one of the leading players, which has just raised a fresh $1.5 billion via a convertible note issue. Tha......
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TELECOMS: VNO Movement Finally Gains Traction

阳歌 02月21日

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Bottom line: China's VNO program appears to be gaining momentum heading into its third year, and could reach the 200 million subscriber mark by the end of 2017.
Virtual network operators gain momentum
It's been more than a year since I last wrote about China's fledgling attempt to breathe new life into its telecoms services sector by creating virtual network operators (VNO), mostly because the program seemed to be sputtering in its first couple of years. But new data from the telecoms regulator seems to suggest the industry may finally be finding its legs, and could......
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E-COMMERCE: Alibaba, JD.com Step Up Supermarket Drive

阳歌 02月17日

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Bottom line: Alibaba could buy the RT-Mart supermarket chain this year to boost its grocery business, while JD.com's more online-focused effort and push into smaller cities looks like a better approach to the sector.
Alibaba grocer drives into Sun Art, JD goes to small cities
The online supermarket wars that began last year between e-commerce rivals Alibaba (NYSE: BABA) and JD.com (Nasdaq: JD) are heating up in the Year of the Rooster, though the pair seem to be taking slightly different tacks, at least based on the latest headlines. Leading those are re......
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E-COMMERCE: Wanda’s E-Commerce Foray Running on Empty?

阳歌 02月15日

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Bottom line: Wanda will continue to operate its ffan e-commerce site for another year, following the departure of its CEO, but could quietly end the initiative afterwards due to lack of synergies with its brick-and-mortar shopping malls.
Success evades Wanda in e-commerce
The headlines have been buzzing this week about the departure of the chief executive of the e-commerce unit Wanda Group, the real estate-turned-entertainment giant with a voracious appetite for global acquisitions. The big theme from the chatter is that the departure of Li Jinling, the unit's third CE......
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Bottom line: Alibaba's Koubei is unlikely to gain major traction despite its $1.1 billion in new funding, due to its late arrival to a crowded O2O take-out dining space already dominated by Baidu, Ele.me and Meituan-Dianping.
Koubei raises $1.1 billion
The longer I stay in China, the more the latest stories coming from the Internet sector look like I've seen them before. That's certainly the case with Koubei, the Alibaba (NYSE: BABA) online-to-offline (O2O) take-out dining delivery service, which is close to landing a fresh $1.1 billion in new funding......
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Bottom line: Meitu's new disclosure of rapid growth in its internet services revenue looks encouraging, as it takes advantage of its early arrival status in a beauty products sector with big profit potential. 
Meitu makes over image with internet revenue growth
A month after its lackluster IPO, beauty app operator Meitu (HKEx: 1357) is trying to shore up its sagging stock by releasing some financial data that proves it's more than just a place for people to doll up selfies to share with friends. The particular data shows that Meitu actually earned some re......

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孙越 史上有很多传奇,更有很多英雄,他们的死彰显生命的价值。

原文:对外侦察局的掏心猎手

zhangmingxiao 这个不是一起超售事件,是美联航因为内部员工需要乘坐飞机,旅客满员的情况下利用超售这个工具来达到赶下旅客的目的。

原文:美联航赶乘客下飞机 资深机长告诉你是否违规

郭杰群 在美国,地产开发商将出售资产所得在一定期限内进行类似房产的再投资可以享受一定的免税条款。这在我国当前还不具备,因此在一定程度上制约了地产商的能动性。

原文:REIT的海外发展及启示

Lypsey3543 “据个人了解,中国一线城市住宅投资收益率不会高于3,美国可以达到6。”作者这里说的应是租金收益率。首先,因(特大)人口增长加速,在新兴市场投资房产,主要看资本利得,动态租金收益要会延后实现,静态比较同期没有太大意义。其次,物业年均持有成本,纽约和中国一线城市不可比。第三,纽约和曼哈顿是两个概念。离开曼岛,租金中位数值完全是不是一个档次。而中国一线城市的租金上涨范围更大。因为仍处于成长期。总体而言,虽然在中美两国都投资的是房产,但从收益分布特征和波动率来说,完全可以看作是差别极大的两类资产。就如同高等级债券和蓝筹股票,横比收益没有意义,因为后者大幅超越。归根结底更可能是风险偏好异质性(含Demographic factors)和经济周期所处阶段决定了投资者更偏爱哪一类。

原文:2017年美国房地产市场展望——美国市场、中国视角

王争春 价格和土地供给的问题,我们慢慢谈。市场有垄断市场、寡头市场和竞争市场,定价规则自然有差异。

原文:面对房价,教科书自焚吗?经济规律笑了

叶伟强 需求、供给、货币,都是影响价格的重要因素

原文:房价之谜 | 悬而未决的崩盘隐忧(完整版)

zhangmingxiao 合理吗?

原文:房价之谜(三)| 中国房价到底“合理”吗?

北方的小狼 中国特色,都是小民倒霉!哎!

原文:广西“吃穿山甲”案的厨师:匹夫无罪,怀璧其罪

abcnews 张老师这篇写得精彩。看来经济解释值得再去看一遍。几点想问一下:一是中国现在外汇减少,所以关税啥的肯定不会轻易取消,走一带一路推出人民币是稳定币值的好方法,不过确实以什么为锚呢?二是日本经济停滞,但听说日本人其实是进入了伊甸园阶段,收入啥的可能没增加,实际感受却始终稳定。这算好路吗?

原文:从中国先拔头筹看天下大势

孙越 (强)这会说得好!特朗普跟俄国商人绝不仅仅是生意往来吧。(呵呵)

原文:特朗普的俄国情结

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