Economics/Business

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Smuggler’s Paradise

Stories Shenzhen Confidential A Russian smuggler's Chinese girl Friday tells Justin Mitchell about the underbelly of the economic boom and what became of those 'cars.' China’s Blur... Read More...
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Shenzhen Confidential

Hello, I'm Amy Jiang. On the surface, I could be a poster woman for the face of modern China. I am a mostly successful 20-something, savvy English-fluent woman with international business experience as... Read More...
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Thailand’s Coup Fallout

photo by Glynda Getape-Marcelo The first tangible signs are starting to emerge that, as expected, policies put in place after Thailand’s military coup last year are having a negative eff... Read More...
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Tracking China

Do you want to be in on the China stock craze? However unwise that might seem, if you are outside China it is even crazier. For foreigners this is a game that only the investment banks seem to ... Read More...
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The Blackstone Rangers Ride High in China

Now that the dust has settled a bit, it is worth taking a longer look at the Blackstone-China deal, in which a Chinese state entity announced in late May would pay $3.3 billion for 10 percent o... Read More...
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A Business School for the Indian Poor

In an age when business schools have become synonymous with stratospheric tuition fees and blue-chip faculties, the Mann Deshi Udyogini, or Udyogini Business School, which opened in January 200... Read More...
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How Hong Kong Really Works

To give an idea of how Hong Kong’s power structure works, and the interlocking relationship between its power brokers, government agencies and oligarchs, we group together a series of storie... Read More...
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Bailout Alert in Malaysia

The national car project that former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad nurtured against the advice of most of his advisers, all of his critics and common sense appears finally to be nears its demis... Read More...
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China’s Blurry Line Between Fake and Real

Here in Wong Tinghua’s bustling counterfeit watch factory in Shenzhen, the niceties of copyright are not an issue. Wong, 35, used to manufacture legitimate time pieces in the northeast Chinese city of D... Read More...