Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Big Picture: DATA ADD UP TO SLOWING ECONOMY

China's gross domestic product grew 7.4 percent in the first quarter from the same time last year, easing from 7.7 ... Full Story 07:20

Traditional fund managers seen under threat in new internet era Views & Analysis

Experienced stock traders who are active on social media will eventually take up the role of traditional fund managers due to the rise of internet finance, according to an investment banking veteran. "Why should investors pay 2 percent of their ...

What can Baidu Wallet count on to make a mark? Market Pulse

China's fast-growing mobile payment market may offer plenty of room for Baidu to squeeze into the segment, but competing with incumbents Alibaba and Tencent (00700.HK) will still be an uphill struggle for the internet search leader. Baidu officially ...

Millions more to join 'mass rich' in 2014, Forbes China says China Digest

More than two million people will join the ranks of "mass affluence" in China this year, taking the national total to 14.01 million, Forbes China said Wednesday. Individuals must have between 600,000 yuan (US$96,500) and 6 million yuan in investable ...

Taiwan online bookstores log into Hong Kong Market Pulse

Online bookstores in Taiwan are seeking more business from the Chinese community overseas, with Hong Kong particularly in focus due to the growing economic, cultural and people-to-people exchanges between the two sides.  Evidence of this trend is an ...

Asia's hidden economic woes, and why China can't help Views & Analysis

Asia’s growth is slowing. Global liquidity is becoming less ample as the US Federal Reserve tapers its quantitative easing program, while China’s economic expansion, on which regional growth has become increasingly dependent, is sputtering as the ...

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