Evening Bamboo Insight: 03/07/2014

Evening Bamboo Insight: 03/07/2014


1. The New Casinos – Emerging Markets


2. Obama Worst President Since World War II, More Say US Would Be Better Under Romney, Latest Poll Finds


3. World’s ATM Moves to Frankfurt as Yellen’s Fed Slows Cash


4. Something about contemporary art echoes pyramid schemes, writes Godfrey Barker


5. Macau overtakes Switzerland in income tables; Buoyant gambling pushes per-capita GDP past $91,000


Asia Pacific

1. Xu downfall is big step in Xi’s army reforms


2. Chinese Families Pay $16,000 for Kids to Pass Army Entrance Exam


3. Chinese bank sues local govt property firm in rare public spat


4. Rich Asians buy into upwardly mobile Manila’s luxury condominiums


5. Chinese developers muscle in on Hong Kong as mainland market slows


6. South Korea Issues Rare Warning on Currency Surge


7. Beijing crackdown on insider trading ‘rats’ sparks industry exodus


8. China trust firm warns of possible default on wealth management product


9. Investment banks jockey for US$100mil Samsung restructuring bonanza


10. Many survivors of 1997 financial crisis in Thailand have returned to health


11. Indonesian students claimed the top spot at “Code for Resilience,” an international innovative competition held by the World Bank in


12. Would-Be Indonesian VPs Score an F for Education


13. Did Las Vegas Just Become China’s Billionaire New Money-Laundering Mecca?


14. China oil explosion highlights pipeline perils as cities expand


15. China rebalancing is a dangerous obsession


16. The Haier Model: Using Rural China as a Classroom for Overseas Growth


17. Financial planners at the scandal-plagued Commonwealth Bank are still raking in lucrative commissions and fees for tipping their clients into $3.2 billion so-called ”zombie funds” that have been frozen for six years



1. How to win at work when you face defeat


2. Dallara Automobili: knowledge company; Racecar tech specialist shows importance of innovation at all times


3. The 12 Mathematicians Who Set The Stage For The Modern World


4. 7 Excellent Ways To Start A Presentation


5. Lessons From Cable Cowboy John Malone


6. The Unpopularity of Patience


7. Why the U.S. Corporate World Became ‘A Bull Market for Corruption’


8. Spy the Lie: Former CIA Officers Teach You How to Detect Deception



1. Android Wear Review: Putting the Smartphone on Your Wrist; LG’s and Samsung’s First-Generation Android Wear Watches Feel Too Much Like Just That


2. LG Chem Bets on Electric Vehicles in China


3. An Innovation Slowdown at the Tech Giants; Seen anything new and big lately from Cisco, Yahoo or even Twitter?



1. David Cameron calls for action to fight antibiotic resistance; New drugs needed to prevent ‘return to dark ages of medicine’



1. Forget Dinner. It’s Always Snack Time in America; More Consumers Forgo Traditional Meals in Favor of Snacks Several Times a Day-Roiling the Food Industry



About bambooinnovator
Kee Koon Boon (“KB”) is the co-founder and director of HERO Investment Management which provides specialized fund management and investment advisory services to the ARCHEA Asia HERO Innovators Fund (www.heroinnovator.com), the only Asian SMID-cap tech-focused fund in the industry. KB is an internationally featured investor rooted in the principles of value investing for over a decade as a fund manager and analyst in the Asian capital markets who started his career at a boutique hedge fund in Singapore where he was with the firm since 2002 and was also part of the core investment committee in significantly outperforming the index in the 10-year-plus-old flagship Asian fund. He was also the portfolio manager for Asia-Pacific equities at Korea’s largest mutual fund company. Prior to setting up the H.E.R.O. Innovators Fund, KB was the Chief Investment Officer & CEO of a Singapore Registered Fund Management Company (RFMC) where he is responsible for listed Asian equity investments. KB had taught accounting at the Singapore Management University (SMU) as a faculty member and also pioneered the 15-week course on Accounting Fraud in Asia as an official module at SMU. KB remains grateful and honored to be invited by Singapore’s financial regulator Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) to present to their top management team about implementing a world’s first fact-based forward-looking fraud detection framework to bring about benefits for the capital markets in Singapore and for the public and investment community. KB also served the community in sharing his insights in writing articles about value investing and corporate governance in the media that include Business Times, Straits Times, Jakarta Post, Manual of Ideas, Investopedia, TedXWallStreet. He had also presented in top investment, banking and finance conferences in America, Italy, Sydney, Cape Town, HK, China. He has trained CEOs, entrepreneurs, CFOs, management executives in business strategy & business model innovation in Singapore, HK and China.

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