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Junk Bonds Come To China

Junk Bonds Come To China

During the decade of the 1970s in the United States, the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was stuck at the 800 level, common stock offerings were few and far between, and companies with debt ratings lower than single “A” could not issue bonds. That meant that small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), the key job creators [...]

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Chinese Company Offers To Acquire Control Of A Leading U.S. Battery Maker

With annual sales of approximately 19 million vehicles, China’s auto industry is now, by far, the largest in the world. Not content to be the world’s volume leader, though, government and industry leaders now share a common objective: “To make China’s auto industry the innovation leader by 2020.” To underscore this objective, Clean Energy Vehicles [...]

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Boeing Flies The Friendly Skies of China

Boeing Flies The Friendly Skies of China

On the eve of the May 1 holiday in China, China Eastern Airlines, based in Shanghai, announced that it is buying 20 Boeing 777 jets worth nearly $6 billion, while also selling five Airbus A340s to the U.S. plane maker. China Eastern said it’s selling the Airbus A340-600 airplanes worth $708 million to Boeing because [...]

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China’s Evolving Story

China’s Evolving Story

Below is a news item that we sent today to clients and friends of JFP Holdings regarding some of our findings since I started the company two years ago. If you are not on our mailing list and would like to be included on all future mailings, please respond to MTD or to my e-mail [...]

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CNN’s Jaime FlorCruz Sums Up The Summit

Having lived and worked in China since 1971, Jaime FlorCruz, CNN’s Beijing Bureau Chief, has a very unique perspective on all things China. Jaime studied Chinese history at Peking University from 1977 to 1981, and served as TIME Magazine’s Beijing correspondent and bureau chief from 1982 to 2000. In the latest edition of Jaime’s China, [...]

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Can China’s Relationship With The U.S. Take the Next Step?

Businessmen and diplomats certainly hope so. Expectations for Chinese President Hu Jintao’s trip to the United States are running high on both sides of the ocean. President Barack Obama is rolling out the red carpet, complete with the full pomp of a 21-gun salute and a black-tie dinner after Oval Office talks on Wednesday. People’s [...]

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Why Bright Foods Likes GNC

Why is China’s Bright Food Group interested in GNC Holdings, the U.S. vitamin chain? That’s what Louise Lucas of the Financial Times wanted to know. Several months ago, Shanghai-based Bright Foods was in discussions to buy United Biscuits of the U.K., but its interest now seems to have shifted to the potential $2.5 billion acquisition [...]

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The Currency War: Post-Seoul

Those of us involved with China on a daily basis have been living with currency issues for a long time. Ever since China began racking up large trade surpluses with the United States, politicians and special interest groups in the United States have been charging that China keeps the renminbi undervalued in order to make [...]

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China and the Looming Currency Showdown in Seoul

The currency war is heating up, and battle lines are being drawn. The U.S. Dollar Index is near an all-time low, and the Federal Reserve is preparing another round of quantitative easing, flooding the world with even more greenbacks. Japan has looked on in alarm as the rise in the value of the yen is [...]

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The Great Currency Debate

On Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Currency Reform for Fair Trade Act, which aims to crack down on Chinese currency manipulation by targeting imports from China and other countries with currencies that are perceived to be undervalued. With a final tally of 348 to 79, the bill was bi-partisan and passed with [...]

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