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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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Bottom line: Yum's purchase of a high-end take-out delivery service looks smart in targeting a higher margin, niche product in the competitive space, while McDonald's and Starbuck's rapid growth in mobile payments reflects rapid growth of the technology.
Yum buys take-out specialist Sherpa's
Three of the world's top restaurant chain operators are in the China headlines as we head into summer, in different moves that reflect their attempts to tap into the nation's growing love affair with high-tech dining. The most interesting of the headlines has Yu......
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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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INTERNET: Tencent Moves Up Value Chain, Opens Seattle Lab

阳歌 05月03日

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Bottom line: Tencent's soaring market value reflects its leading position as a developer of social networking products, and its concurrent ability to monetize those products.
Tencent opens A1 lab in Seattle
It seems that Internet titan Tencent (HKEx: 700) can do no wrong these days, at least based on a recent run-up in its share price. Just a couple of weeks after China's Internet wunderkind passed US banking giant Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC) to become the world's 10th most valuable company, Tencent has just passed another milestone to become officia......
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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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Bottom line: Tencent's online literature unit is likely to make a Hong Kong IPO later this year, and should get a relatively strong reception due to strong backing and its market leading position for a product with stable long-term demand.
Tencent literature unit eyes HK IPO
If you don't succeed the first, second and third times, then try again. That could well be the mantra for the digital literature unit of former online entertainment giant Shanda, which has gone through quite a few attempts at an IPO, only to stumble each time. This particular story has quite a ......
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Bottom line: This year is likely to see at least a half dozen privately owned financial services companies make public listings in the U.S., Hong Kong and China, with Lakala and Lufax likely to be among the first.
Lakala files for ChiNext IPO
We're already three months into the new year, and still awaiting the first of what looks set to be a bumper crop of IPOs by a new generation of privately owned financial services firms that are far more dynamic than their state-run peers. Two more of those are in the headlines today, led by China Rapid Finance, a peer-to-peer (P2P......
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GAMES: NetEase Eyes Real Journey to the West

阳歌 03月02日

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Bottom line: NetEase's new global expansion could stand a good chance of success due to its strong record with self-developed titles, which could help it pass Baidu in market value over the next 1-2 years.
NetEase holds developer forum in San Francisco
The company that made its name from a series of games based on the famous Chinese novel Journey to the West is trying to turn that story into reality, as NetEase (Nasdaq: NTES) eyes expansion outside its home market. The West contained in NetEase's latest announcement is quite different from the West i......
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MEDIA – LeEco Default Strains China Sports Bubble

阳歌 02月28日

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Bottom line: LeSport's reported default on payments for Asian Football Confederation soccer games marks the start of the popping of a bubble for sports broadcasting rights dating back to last year.
LeSports soccer drive on the skids
In what could be the first domino to fall in China's overinflated market for sports broadcasting rights, the sports unit of cash challenged LeEco (Shenzhen: 300104) has reportedly defaulted on payment for one of several high-priced packages it purchased last year. In this case, it appears that fans of Asian Football Confederat......
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INTERNET: Weibo Nets People’s Daily, Passes Twitter

阳歌 02月20日

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Bottom line: Weibo's rise from the ashes is likely to be followed by a decline similar to the one after its initial rise, as the current boom in live broadcasting wanes or that part of its business gets stolen by a better product from rival Tencent. 
Weibo links with People's Daily
A turbo-charged Weibo (Nasdaq: WB) is in a couple of headlines as the new week begins, led by a new partnership with Beijing's powerful central media that looks eerily similar to one from about 5 years ago. At the same time, the company is also in headlines for passing its ......
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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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INTERNET: Google Seeks Partner for China Return

阳歌 02月09日

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Bottom line: Google will get permission from Beijing to open a Chinese version of its app Play Store later this year, most likely through a joint venture with NetEase or Tencent.
Google, NetEase talk China Play Store JV
The glacial return to China for Internet titan Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) is making its debut in the 2017 headlines, with word that the company is in talks to open a Chinese version of its app store with online game giant NetEase (Nasdaq: NTES). That tidbit nicely sets the stage for what's likely to be a banner year for Google and possibly US ......
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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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Bottom line: A meeting between Jack Ma and Donald Trump is a major coup for Alibaba and bodes well for its US relations, while a privatization plan for its partly owned Intime Retail reflects its spottier record for strategic investments.
Jack Ma scores Donald Trump meeting
E-commerce giant Alibaba (NYSE: BABA) is wasting no time making big headlines in the New Year, starting with a major coup that has seen founder Jack Ma become the first big Chinese business leader to score a meeting with incoming US president Donald Trump. At the same time, the company is also suff......
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Bottom line: Tencent's new investment in Nokia's former mapping unit Here reflects the Chinese herd mentality to pile into new technologies, but also looks like a relatively savvy way to enter the space by pairing with experienced partners.
Tencent ties with mapping giant Here
Internet giant Tencent (HKEx: 700) doesn't want to be left behind in the race with rivals Baidu (Nasdaq: BIDU) and Alibaba (NYSE: BABA) into self-driving new energy cars that may someday dominate the streets of both China and the world. That appears to be the mess......
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IPOs: iQiyi Eyes 2017 Listing, Renren Finally Retires

阳歌 12月23日

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Bottom line: iQiyi won't make an IPO next year even though Baidu would like to get the company off its books, while Renren's privatization marks one of the last buyouts for a US-listed Chinese firm from a wave dating back to last year.
iQiyi reportedly eyes 2017 IPO
The year 2016 is winding down as an unmemorable one for Chinese IPOs, thanks to a rocky start that cast a chill over the entire space. That said, the new year could be a bit more lively, amid signs that China's securities regulator is opening the gates a bit wider to new offerings. That signal could bode......
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Bottom line: Starbucks' selection of WeChat before Alipay for in-store electronic payments is a symbolic victory for the former, while Alipay's aggressive global expansion could eventually help it to overtake UnionPay outside China.
WeChat ties with Starbucks
China's two leading mobile payments services are both in the headlines, led by word of a major new tie-up between Tencent's (HKEx: 700) WeChat and coffee lifestyle titan Starbucks (NYSE: SBUX). I have to admit that my interest in this particular tie-up is somewhat personal, as I'm a ......
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TELECOMS: Unicom Seeks New Life with BAT Magic

阳歌 12月01日

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Bottom line: Unicom is likely to choose all 3 of the BAT companies as equity and strategic partners under Beijing's pilot program to invigorate big state-run companies, but none of the tie-ups will produce meaningful results.  
Unicom eyes BAT partnerships
China Unicom (HKEx: 762; NYSE: CHU), the perennial laggard among China's 3 major telcos, is reportedly looking for new life by tying up with the nation's big 3 Internet companies, Tencent (HKEx: 700), Alibaba (NYSE: BABA) and Baidu (Nasdaq: BIDU). I might normally say "......

精彩评论

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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