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Morning Bamboo Insight: 03/07/2014

Morning Bamboo Insight

Macro

1. You may want to ignore the ‘next big thing’ in mutual funds; You may want to ignore the ‘next big thing’ in mutual funds

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/the-next-big-thing-in-mutual-funds-2014-06-30/print?guid=0E00C80A-006B-11E4-B2B1-00212803FAD6

Asia Pacific

1. Bullet Train Set to Slash Travel Time From Jakarta To Bandung

http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/news/bullet-train-set-slash-travel-time-jakarta-bandung/

2. Lessons of 1997 to help Thailand against future crises

http://www.nationmultimedia.com/business/Lessons-of-1997-to-help-Thailand-against-future-cr-30237562.html

3. Beijing has banned Ramadan for many Muslims in Xinjiang

http://qz.com/229329/beijing-has-banned-ramadan-for-many-muslims-in-xinjiang/

4. Beijing Plans 10,000 Rapid-Charging Stations, but They Won’t Support Tesla

http://english.caixin.com/2014-07-02/100698704.html

5. Korea remains ‘Republic of Suicide’

http://koreajoongangdaily.joins.com/news/article/article.aspx?aid=2991496

6. Orion chairman raked in dividends; “Orion is giving all the work to IPak and in return it is compensating Dam through dividends”

http://koreajoongangdaily.joins.com/news/article/article.aspx?aid=2991487

7. Confusing Messages For Investors And Multinationals From China’s Healthcare Reforms

http://www.forbes.com/sites/benjaminshobert/2014/07/01/confusing-messages-for-investors-and-multinationals-from-chinas-healthcare-reforms/print/

8. Finding new ways to curb insider trading in Singapore

http://business.asiaone.com/print/news/finding-new-ways-curb-insider-trading

9. Korea’s cigarette prices among the world’s lowest

http://news.asiaone.com/print/news/asia/korea%E2%80%99s-cigarette-prices-among-world%E2%80%99s-lowest

10. Former Indonesian Constitutional Court chief gets life sentence

http://news.asiaone.com/print/news/asia/former-indonesian-constitutional-court-chief-gets-life-sentence

Life

1. You can make a state-of-the-art hospital out of bamboo

http://qz.com/228319/you-can-make-a-state-of-the-art-hospital-out-of-bamboo/

2. Leaders motivated by power over others will not thrive in this new world

http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/07/leadership-is-about-to-get-more-uncomfortable/

3. The Content Marketing Revolution

http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/07/the-content-marketing-revolution/

4. Four ways your business can beat the imitators: health.com.au co-founder Andy Sheats

http://www.brw.com.au/p/leadership/four_ways_your_business_founder_RMAeT3KVXc0WpCao3EwAPN

5. Startups Anonymous: 25 questions founders are too embarrassed to ask

http://pando.com/2014/07/02/startups-anonymous-25-questions-founders-are-too-embarassed-to-ask/

6. 8 Great Pieces Of Startup Advice From 4 Silicon Valley Stars Under 30

http://www.forbes.com/sites/jeffbercovici/2014/07/01/8-great-pieces-of-startup-advice-from-4-silicon-valley-stars-under-30/print/

TMT

1. Intelligent cars draw investors to tech stocks

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/02/us-tech-autos-stocks-idUSKBN0F70H320140702?feedType=RSS&feedName=businessNews

2. Big data’s dirty problem

http://fortune.com/2014/06/30/big-data-dirty-problem/

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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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