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Morning Bamboo Insight: 13 Jul 2014

Morning Bamboo Insight: 13 Jul 2014

Macro

1. The UK and 50 years of public sector over-reach

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/10960674/The-UK-and-50-years-of-public-sector-over-reach.html

2. African family businesses have significantly outperformed those in the Middle East and Asia when it comes to good corporate governance

http://www.campdenfb.com/article/african-family-businesses-beat-other-emerging-markets-corporate-governance

3. Despite Exposure of Madoff Fraud, New Ponzi Schemes Emerge

http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2014/07/10/despite-exposure-of-madoff-fraud-new-ponzi-schemes-emerge/?smid=tw-share

Asia Pacific

1. (India) – Discovering India’s Hidden Gems

http://forbesindia.com/printcontent/38158

2. (China) – Three ways ordinary Chinese companies are driving innovation

http://forbesindia.com/printcontent/38130

3. (Spore) – What Makes An Asian Tiger? Singapore’s Unlikely Economic Success Lies In Its History

http://www.forbes.com/sites/forbesasia/2014/07/10/what-makes-an-asian-tiger-singapores-unlikely-economic-success-lies-in-its-history/print/

4. (China/Tech) – Youdao Bets Its 400M Free Dictionary Users Ready to Pay for Online Educational Products

http://technode.com/2014/07/11/youdao-bets-400m-free-dictionary-users-ready-pay-online-educational-products/

5. (China/Tech) – 3 Types of Chinese Internet Companies May Find Opportunities in Overseas Market: Tools, Virtual Products and M-commerce companies

http://technode.com/2014/07/10/3-types-of-chinese-internet-companies-may-find-opportunities-in-overseas-market-ggv-capital-hans-tung/

6. (China) – China ventures into SOE mixed-ownership reform; China relaxes asset restructuring rule for listed firms

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2014-07/11/c_133477278.htm

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2014-07/11/c_133477630.htm

7. (China) – Tesla entangled in familiar trademark troll problem in China

http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20140711000136&cid=1206

8. (China) – Red Nobility: Liu Xiaoxiao, youngest daughter of Liu Shaoqi

http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20140710000008&cid=1601

9. (China) – Mysterious Shanghai private firms makes Fortune Global 500; CEFC China Energy came in at No.349 with an operating income of US$33.6 billion

http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20140711000019&cid=1206

10. (China) – How wealthy Chinese smuggle their money overseas

http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20140711000115&cid=1103

11. (China) – Top Chinese Economists Debate Role of Gov’t in Economy

http://english.caixin.com/2014-07-11/100702690.html

12. (China/Tech) – Is UnionPay Really Trying to Handle Payments with QR Codes? The central bank banned paying via quick-response codes, so why is a company closely linked to the PBOC getting involved?

http://english.caixin.com/2014-07-10/100702388.html

13. (Asean) – Lavish Phnom Penh procession to enshrine former Cambodian king Sihanouk

http://www.scmp.com/print/news/asia/article/1551950/lavish-phnom-penh-procession-enshrine-former-cambodian-king-sihanouk

14. (Japan) – Outside directors alone won’t help Japan’s corporate governance

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/opinion/2014/07/11/editorials/outside-directors-alone-wont-help/#.U8AYL_mSxqU

15. (Japan/Tech) – RareJob Inc. hopes to attract as many as 10 million Japanese to its English classes; “We aim to become like a driving school, a place where every person becomes able to drive”

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/07/10/business/corporate-business/rarejob-aims-make-10-million-english-speakers/#.U8AYrvmSxqU

16. (China/Tech) – China’s hottest app inspired by devotion to Japanese manga

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/07/09/business/corporate-business/chinas-hottest-app-inspired-devotion-japanese-manga/#.U8AY-vmSxqU

17. (Taiwan) – Taiwan is a bad place for entrepreneurs: NDC

http://www.chinapost.com.tw/print/412169.htm

18. (Korea/Tech) – Hyundai Heavy Industries, the nation’s largest shipbuilder, said it has developed a new welding method using robots to build offshore facilities

http://koreajoongangdaily.joins.com/news/article/article.aspx?aid=2991854&cloc=joongangdaily|home|newslist2

19. (Korea) – Words of advice for the beleaguered financial industry in Korea

http://mengnews.joins.com/view.aspx?gCat=050&aId=2991910

20. (China) – Trademark Headaches for Tesla in China

http://blogs.wsj.com/moneybeat/2014/07/10/trademark-headaches-for-tesla-in-china/

21. (Spore) – Bond fever grips Singapore’s rich

http://www.todayonline.com/print/677156

Life

1. 6 Ways To Thrive In Chaos

http://www.forbes.com/sites/jeffboss/2014/07/09/6-ways-to-thrive-in-chaos/print/

2. Rooted In Recession: The Richest Families Whose Businesses Started During the Great Depression

http://www.forbes.com/sites/chloesorvino/2014/07/11/rooted-in-recession-the-richest-families-whose-businesses-started-during-the-great-depression/print/

3. The Forbes Quote Bible: Inspiring, Eye-Opening And Motivational Words For Success

http://www.amazon.com/Forbes-Quote-Bible-Eye-Opening-Motivational-ebook/dp/B00LMOSHOO/

4. Preparing to make big-ticket investment decisions; When the stakes couldn’t be higher, the quality of the decision making can make all the difference. Process improvements can help

http://www.mckinsey.com/Insights/Strategy/Preparing_to_make_big-ticket_investment_decisions

5. How Simon Sinek’s TEDx success made him think deeply about trust; leaders who get the most out of their people are the leaders who care most about their people

http://blog.ted.com/2014/07/10/how-simon-sineks-tedx-fame-made-him-think-deeply-about-trust-issues/

6. Happy 8th anniversary, TED.com! A throwback look at the early days

http://blog.ted.com/2014/06/26/throwback_ted_happy_8th_anniversary/

7. The Iron Auntie: Peng Gang was one of the first women to become a People’s Liberation Army general and was widely recognized as driving force in fighting corruption

http://english.caixin.com/2014-07-11/100702968.html

8. Buyer of brandsExclusive, Cudo shares his 5 rules for a good acquisition

http://www.brw.com.au/p/business/buyer_of_brandsexclusive_cudo_shares_pmvkthRQFAWo1m5wBlplLL

9. Treat ‘crisis manual’ like the Bible

http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/biz/2014/07/123_160859.html

10. If only the U.S. had stayed out of WWI; Did U.S. intervention in the latter stage of World War I end up in just prolonging the European slaughter?

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/opinion/2014/07/11/commentary/world-commentary/what-if-u-s-had-stayed-out-of-wwi/#.U8AYLfmSxqU

11. Is the present FPA, which now has $30 billion under management, of the same vintage as it was in its uncompromising leader’s heyday?

http://news.morningstar.com/articlenet/HtmlTemplate/PrintArticle.htm?time=11716141

12. How ‘Practical Pessimism’ Can Make You More Successful

http://www.businessinsider.sg/how-pessimism-can-make-you-more-successful-2014-7/#.U8AdxPmSxqU

13. 10 Scientific Breakthroughs That Could Help Us Cheat Death And Live Forever

http://www.businessinsider.sg/how-scientists-are-helping-us-cheat-death-and-live-forever-2014-7/#.U8Ad4_mSxqU

14. What To Do If You Forget Someone’s Name Immediately After Meeting Them

http://www.businessinsider.sg/what-to-do-if-you-forget-someones-name-2014-7/#.U8AeZPmSxqU

15. Kicking Back With Rakuten’s Shin Hasegawa

http://www.businessinsider.sg/kicking-back-rakutens-shin-hasegawa/#.U8Aec_mSxqU

TMT

1. Can A 50-Person Startup Threaten Oracle, IBM, And Microsoft? NuoDB sells a distributed database management system (DBMS) to companies that use SQL databases, operate their data centers in the cloud and want guarantees of great service

http://www.forbes.com/sites/petercohan/2014/07/11/can-a-50-person-startup-threaten-oracle-ibm-and-microsoft/print/

2. CYNK Technology shares suspended by SEC after 25,000% gain in recent days

http://business.financialpost.com/2014/07/11/cynk-technology-shares-halted/

http://business.financialpost.com/2014/07/10/a-social-networking-stock-has-exploded-25000-in-a-few-days-and-its-not-even-clear-if-the-company-exists/?__lsa=200d-db2c

3. Bill Gurley schools NYU professor: Uber will be 25x bigger than you think; Uber driver kidnaps rider, takes him on high speed case.

http://pando.com/2014/07/11/bill-gurley-schools-nyu-professor-uber-will-be-25x-bigger-than-you-think/

http://pando.com/2014/07/10/uber-driver-kidnaps-rider-takes-him-on-high-speed-case-new-background-checks-working-great/

4. How did CYNK, a seemingly fake social network from Belize, become worth billions?

http://pando.com/2014/07/10/how-can-a-seemingly-fake-social-network-from-belize-become-worth-billions/

5. (China/Tech) – Youdao Bets Its 400M Free Dictionary Users Ready to Pay for Online Educational Products

http://technode.com/2014/07/11/youdao-bets-400m-free-dictionary-users-ready-pay-online-educational-products/

6. (China/Tech) – 3 Types of Chinese Internet Companies May Find Opportunities in Overseas Market: Tools, Virtual Products and M-commerce companies

http://technode.com/2014/07/10/3-types-of-chinese-internet-companies-may-find-opportunities-in-overseas-market-ggv-capital-hans-tung/

7. Satya Nadella’s Vision For A New Microsoft; “All strategy gets eaten by culture.”

http://techcrunch.com/2014/07/10/satya-nadellas-vision-for-a-new-microsoft/

8. Here’s Even More Evidence That Apple Plans To Use A Nearly Indestructible Sapphire Screen In The iPhone 6; The iPhone 6′s display could be durable enough to resist scratches even from a knife

http://www.businessinsider.sg/iphone-6-sapphire-display-rumors-2014-7/#.U8AdTPmSxqU

9. Microsoft CEO Is Betting On A New Product You’ve Probably Never Heard Of: Delve

http://www.businessinsider.sg/nadella-bets-heavily-on-delve-2014-7/#.U8AfsfmSxqU

Healthcare

1. Meet The Fitness Band That Shocks You And Publicly Shames You Into Breaking Your Bad Habits

http://www.businessinsider.sg/pavlok-bracelet-2014-7/#.U8AfJPmSxqU

Consumer

1. Italy’s home-appliance maker Indesit has reached an agreement to sell shares equal to 60.4 percent of its capital to American giant Whirlpool for $1.03bn

http://english.sina.com/business/2014/0711/717595.html

Commodities

1. Geologists seek work – any work – as mining boom goes bust

http://www.smh.com.au/business/mining-and-resources/geologists-seek-work–any-work–as-mining-boom-goes-bust-20140711-zt3rn.html

 

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