Russian Car Sales Jump by Double Digits for Month of May

Car sales in Russia are showing impressive growth. Sales for the month of May were up 14.7% compared to May 2016, reaching 124,900 vehicles, according to the Association of European Businesses (AEB) May became the third consecutive month seeing a respectable growth in sales, with 129,400 cars sold in April (a growth of 6.9%) and 137,800 cars in March (9.4% … Continue reading Russian Car Sales Jump by Double Digits for Month of May

China – Imports take off on renewed demand for hi-tech gadgets

Robust rebound in a broad range of non-resources imports during May pushed China’s foreign trade growth far beyond expectations By Steve Wang and Lin Wanxia, @wxlin1220   Robust rebound in a broad range of non-resources imports during May pushed China’s foreign trade growth far beyond expectations, in a sign that the world’s largest emerging economy … Continue reading China – Imports take off on renewed demand for hi-tech gadgets

Property Investment – Australia – No foreigners, mate

A new survey shows a majority of Sydney residents are opposed to foreign property ownership after a surge in Chinese purchases and skyrocketing prices By Helen Clark A new University of Sydney report published in the Australian Geographer journal shows that a majority of Sydney residents are opposed to foreign property ownership, as prices in … Continue reading Property Investment – Australia – No foreigners, mate

China’s market – sensible people acting insensibly

By Grant Newsham The recent US-China 100-day action plan – under which Beijing mostly agreed to do things it was already supposed to do but wasn’t, while the US kept its market wide open – once again shows the Chinese market’s hypnotic effect on foreigners. The allure of a China where one sells one of something … Continue reading China’s market – sensible people acting insensibly

Washington and OBOR (One Belt One Road)

Pottinger, Branstad could help cement US role in China’s OBOR   By Doug Tsuruoka   US participation in China’s One Belt, One Road (OBOR) plan and reciprocity on bilateral trade issues are made more likely by the emergence of Matthew Pottinger and Terry Branstad as key players in formulating the Donald Trump administration’s policy toward Beijing, … Continue reading Washington and OBOR (One Belt One Road)