Wolfgang Grulke Great headline!

Worthy of 'The Sun'!!!!
Posted: 3 November 2011 at 11:00

Vivek Mittal RE: Great headline!

Is China blinded by ambitious personal agenda?
Posted: 11 December 2011 at 13:04

Doug Vining The myth of state capitalism

The Economist recently carried a feature on State Capitalism, and we have written on the scenario for a new capitalist model, which we call Conscious Capitalism.

The somewhat acerbic free-market champion Ivo Vegter takes a hard look at the Chinese model and declares it morbidly obese. As seductive as the apparent success of China's economic growth might be, it's a grand illusion, he says. What's more, the bubble is propped up by a central bank that is dangerously over-leveraged.

What is undeniable is that the dollar, the euro and the renminbi are so enmeshed in a web of co-dependency, that the collapse of one would trigger the collapse of all. And perhaps that is why the house of cards will continue to stand.

If half of what Ivo Vegter writes is true, then we could be facing the most serious threat to global growth ever, and 2012 could indeed be the end of the world, as we knew it. Or will the 'miracle' just continue? Will everyone just ignore reality, as it's too awful to contemplate?
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Posted: 10 February 2012 at 10:27

Wolfgang Grulke Getting ready for a 'Chinese Spring'?

Listening to a part of this interesting debate on the future of capitalism, I wondered what the world might be like if China were to experience the equivalent of an Arab Spring!
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Posted: 19 April 2012 at 09:58

Doug Vining Watch out for falling BRICS

The BRICS are tumbling, and you could get bruised.

Latest economic data and opinions show that it's not all that rosy in the 'high-growth' economies. China manufacturing is in a slump, Brazil is stagnating, India faltering and South Africa's mining industry slowing.

On top of that, South Korea is faced with declining exports, as demand from Europe dries up.

What is grossly apparent is that the world is indeed flat, and economic woes in one region very quickly make an impact in another, whether it's a source of demand, or essential supplies. The future is uncertain, and turbulence is the norm!
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Posted: 30 May 2012 at 17:09

Anton Musgrave Can China continue to grow at this pace?

Estimates suggest that China will have 330 cities with the spending power of Shanghai by 2015! Great news for makers of consumer and luxury goods but is that sustainable? And what happens to all the suppliers relying on this growth to sustain their businesses in the face of slowing growth in the rest of the world, when China slows...as it inevitably must.
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Posted: 6 June 2012 at 16:10

Wolfgang Grulke What next for China?

McKinsey have been publishing some interesting material and videos and various aspects of China's future - check out this and the rest of China material on theri web site.
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Posted: 18 June 2013 at 12:00

Doug Vining China crisis has a female face

China has a national shortage of women. It's the most gender-skewed society in the world, where the one child policy has lead to a surplus of men and a dire shortage of women of the marrying age. Besides importing brides from Vietnam, this kind of distortion of society leads to all kinds of strange responses, and labour market consequences. As the population ages, the workforce will plateau and China could face a depressing future.
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Posted: 2 December 2013 at 18:32

Doug Vining Headline envy

Four years after our MindBullet on this subject, the Economist uses the same headline we did. OK, I know there is no copyright on titles, but it's quite satisfying to see a great publication (which we admire) following our lead!
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Posted: 27 August 2015 at 20:49

Doug Vining Will the China commodities bubble pop?

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Posted: 2 October 2018 at 17:19

Doug Vining Will the China commodities bubble pop?

Added to this indicator is the fact that China's consumption of coal has also peaked, although that has more to do with solar power and cleaner air. Even so, despite the 'peaking', China's demand for these products is still massive, so it's not a collapse yet.
Posted: 2 October 2018 at 17:22
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