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Evening Bamboo Insight: 24 Jul 2014

Evening Bamboo Insight: 24 Jul 2014

Macro

1. How Dashboards Can Help CFOs Manage Risk; Dashboards, listening posts and other risk-sensing tools can help finance chiefs grasp how stakeholders perceive the strategic risks their companies assume

http://ww2.cfo.com/risk-management/2014/07/dashboards-can-help-cfos-manage-risk

2. Why the Wolf of Wall Street’s ‘Sucker List’ Won’t Be Released to ‘Inside Edition’; Financial criminals go to great lengths to hunt down and size up their prey, but to the con man, nothing can top the “sucker list” of people

http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2014/07/23/once-bitten-twice-shy-except-when-it-comes-to-fraud/

3. Calpers Pulls Back From Hedge Funds; California Pension Fund to Cut Investments by 40%

http://online.wsj.com/articles/calpers-pulls-back-from-hedge-funds-1406156915

4. The Lingering, Hidden Costs of the Bank Bailout; Why is growth so anemic? New economic activity has been discouraged. Here are some ways to change that

http://online.wsj.com/articles/vernon-l-smith-the-lingering-hidden-costs-of-the-bank-bailout-1406160075

5. The U.S. airline industry’s newfound health is breeding something not seen in years: a flock of startups. All share an optimism that they can defy the odds in an industry that has seen 77 bankruptcies in the 20 years

http://online.wsj.com/articles/new-startup-airlines-crowd-the-skies-1406143697

6. North Korea’s business guides; Pyongyang is enlisting tutors in the techniques of modern management

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/9a6c1ee2-1192-11e4-a17a-00144feabdc0.html#axzz38MavqFEj

7. The spin-offs that followed Air Canada’s bankruptcy; Strategy created value but stripped airline of an economic engine

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/7f494142-dc60-11e3-9016-00144feabdc0.html#axzz38MavqFEj

8. Bricks come loose from StanChart tower amid whispering campaign; Investors and insiders point to bank struggling to adapt

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/2cf8b910-1278-11e4-a581-00144feabdc0.html#slide0

9. Pepsi to Nescafe Boycotted by Mumbai Muslims for Being ‘Israeli’; “For us, Coke and Pepsi is human blood. They are financing the war against Palestine.”

http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/international/pepsi-nescafe-boycotted-mumbai-muslims-israeli/

Asia Pacific

1. (China) – Young workers dying in their sleep in ‘world’s factory’ in Dongguan, China

http://news.asiaone.com/print/news/asia/young-workers-dying-their-sleep-worlds-factory

2. (China) – ‘Family corruption a new trend in Guangzhou’

http://news.asiaone.com/print/news/asia/family-corruption-new-trend-guangzhou

3. (China) – As credit dries up, troubled Chinese steel makers lose lifeline

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/23/us-china-steel-idUSKBN0FR2FK20140723

4. (China) – McDonald’s CEO: ‘deceived’ by audit of China meat plant

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/22/us-china-food-mcdonalds-idUSKBN0FR20I20140722

5. (China) – Homeowners abandon properties as prices plunge in Wenzhou

http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20140723000015&cid=1202

6. Long-derided Docklands acknowledged as economic powerhouse; For more than a decade Melbourne has derided Docklands as a failed planning experiment

http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/longderided-docklands-acknowledged-as-economic-powerhouse-20140722-zvsye.html

7. (Australia) – Aussie supermarket giant Woolworths has been forced to stop using the word ”banking” in the marketing of its financial services after it fell foul of regulators

http://www.theage.com.au/business/banking-and-finance/woolworths-reminded-it-isnt-a-bank-20140723-zw4jw.html

8. (China) – China Seals Off Yumen City After Outbreak Of Bubonic Plague

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-07-23/china-seals-yumen-city-after-outbreak-bubonic-plague

9. (Myanmar) – Has the ‘Frontier’ Economy’s Time Finally Arrived?

http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/rushing-myanmar-will-foreign-investments-pay/

10. (Vietnam) – Starbucks seeks to expand in cafe-clogged Vietnam

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/23/us-vietnam-starbucks-idUSKBN0FS13B20140723

11. (China) – Beijing’s Real Anticorruption Goal; Xi Jinping can’t eradicate graft, but he can try to avoid an uproar over SOE reform

http://online.wsj.com/articles/joseph-sternberg-beijings-real-anticorruption-goal-1406134106

12. (India) – India to Use ETFs to Sell State Shares Again

http://online.wsj.com/articles/india-to-use-etf-to-sell-state-shares-again-1406099705?tesla=y&mod=WSJASIA_hpp_sections_india&mg=reno64-wsj&url=http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304297104580046633749801628.html?mod=WSJASIA_hpp_sections_india

13. (India/Macro) – Revealed: The India-Israel Axis; A burgeoning strategic partnership with Israel matters more to India than reflexive solidarity with the Palestinian cause

http://online.wsj.com/articles/revealed-the-india-israel-axis-1406133666?mod=asia_opinion

14. (India) – Western anti-capitalists take too much for granted: India’s ‘untouchables’ are being emancipated by economic growth

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/7db7d974-1252-11e4-93a5-00144feabdc0.html#axzz38MZmptYb

15. (China) – Why China’s hunt for tigers and flies is bound to fail

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/c8cbf1dc-11c8-11e4-8279-00144feabdc0.html

16. (Isia) – Teatime with an Indonesian sultan: After decades of slumber, local sultanates and kingdoms are being kissed back to life by political decentralization

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/2/8690e162-0861-11e4-9afc-00144feab7de.html#axzz38MavqFEj

17. China’s second-half rally becomes an annual event

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/2615bc7a-123b-11e4-93a5-00144feabdc0.html#axzz38MdIMcJN

18. (HK) – Swatch warns over uncertain Hong Kong outlook

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/36769a40-118b-11e4-b356-00144feabdc0.html#axzz38Mpz1X00

19. (Isia) – Prabowo Calls on World Leaders to ‘Withhold Congratulatory Statements’ to Jokowi

http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/news/prabowo-calls-world-leaders-withhold-congratulatory-statements-jokowi/

20. (Isia) – Jokowi Promises to Make Life Easier for Investors; Jokowi’s humble “I’m just like the rest of you” style has made him the country’s most popular politician and it is an image he is careful not to lose

http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/news/jokowi-promises-make-life-easier-investors/

Life

1. Tips on Crafting a Popular Newsletter, from Top Newsletter Authors

http://www.fastcompany.com/3033338/most-creative-people/tips-on-crafting-a-popular-newsletter-from-top-newsletter-authors

2. No One Should Have to Choose Between Caregiving and Work

http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/07/no-one-should-have-to-choose-between-caregiving-and-work/

3. How Google’s Larry Page became a responsible entrepreneur; Four early influences helped shape the Google CEO’s world view and turn him into a change agent

http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2014/jul/23/entrepreneur-larry-page-google-innovation-change

4. Dogs do experience jealousy, according to a new study. And their motivations might teach us about our own

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2014/07/23/to-understand-how-jealousy-works-take-a-look-at-your-dog/

5. PBS Interview with Peter Lynch; Lynch ran Fidelity’s Magellan Fund for thirteen years (1977-1990). In that period, Magellan was up over 2700%. He retired in 1990 at the age of 46

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/betting/pros/lynch.html

6. MagicJack Founder Dies Of Sudden Heart Attack

http://www.valuewalk.com/2014/07/magicjack-dan-borislow

7. Zoo makes wild fashion statement with lion-ripped jeans

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/07/23/national/zoo-makes-wild-fashion-statement-lion-ripped-jeans/#.U9C9qvmSxqU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBkqfiN6zJM

8. Behind every great entrepreneur is an even greater PA

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/comment/michael-hayman/10986508/Behind-every-great-entrepreneur-is-an-even-greater-PA.html

9. The Most Powerful F Word In Leadership

http://www.forbes.com/sites/maseenaziegler/2014/07/22/the-most-powerful-f-word-in-leadership/print/

TMT

1. It’s not TV that Rupert Murdoch wants: It’s HBO

http://qz.com/235746/its-not-tv-that-rupert-murdoch-wants-its-hbo/

2. It’s Time to Split Up Microsoft

http://stratechery.com/2014/making-sense-microsoft/

3. It’s Worth What!? Pressure-testing Companies with Sky-high Valuations

http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/worth-pressure-testing-companies-eye-popping-valuations/

4. Will Consumers Be Sold on an eBay-Sotheby’s Collaboration?

http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/will-consumers-sold-ebay-sothebys-collaboration/

5. (Tech/China) – Qualcomm struggles to collect royalties in China

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/23/us-qualcomm-results-idUSKBN0FS27N20140723

6. (Asia/Tech) – Apple iPhone Rollout Boosts Asia’s Component Makers; Apple Suppliers in Japan, Taiwan and South Korea Raise Forecasts Ahead of Expected New iPhone Launch

http://online.wsj.com/articles/apple-iphone-rollout-boosts-asias-component-makers-1406123257

7. (Healthcare/Tech) – Surgical Robot Fails to Show Advantages in Treating Bladder Cancer; Study Compares Intuitive Surgical’s da Vinci Device to Traditional Surgery

http://online.wsj.com/articles/surgical-robot-fails-to-show-advantages-1406149383

8. (Media/Tech) – Murdoch’s bid for Time Warner threatens the golden age of television; The fact that once-dominant cable companies face new online and digital competition is good

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/c09ec8ea-11c8-11e4-8279-00144feabdc0.html#axzz38MZmptYb

9. (Japan/Tech) – Sega vs Nintendo: a review of Console Wars by Blake J Harris; A 1990s battle that could offer lessons for today’s smartphone makers

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/4833f4bc-1190-11e4-a17a-00144feabdc0.html#axzz38MavqFEj

10. Content marketing: turn website visits into sales through the medium of video

http://www.theguardian.com/small-business-network/2014/jul/24/content-marketing-video-website-sales

Books

1. Bill Gates and Warren Buffett’s favorite book: Business Adventures 12 Tales from the World of Wall St (Full Book)

http://cdn1.valuewalk.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Business-Adventures_-Twelve-John-Brooks-1.pdf

Consumer

1. Volatile Brew: Price-Matching and Social Media; A Dollar General Discount Spurs Backlash at Wal-Mart and Target

http://online.wsj.com/articles/discount-stores-combat-social-media-backlash-1406135415?mod=WSJ_hpp_MIDDLENexttoWhatsNewsThird

Healthcare

1. (Healthcare/Tech) – Surgical Robot Fails to Show Advantages in Treating Bladder Cancer; Study Compares Intuitive Surgical’s da Vinci Device to Traditional Surgery

http://online.wsj.com/articles/surgical-robot-fails-to-show-advantages-1406149383

2. Hepatitis C Pill Rockets Gilead Into Big Leagues; Biotech’s Promising Treatment Continues Its Historic Drug Launch

http://online.wsj.com/articles/gilead-sciences-reports-strong-sovaldi-sales-1406146546

Investing Process

1. Importance of ROIC: Compounders and Cheap Stocks

http://basehitinvesting.com/importance-of-roic-part-1-compounders-and-cheap-stocks/

http://basehitinvesting.com/importance-of-roic-part-2-compounders-and-cheap-stocks/

http://basehitinvesting.com/importance-of-roic-part-3-compounding-and-reinvestment/

2. How Companies in Emerging Markets Are Winning at Home

https://www.bcgperspectives.com/content/articles/globalization_consumer_products_2014_bcg_local_dynamos_how_companies_emerging_markets_winning_home

https://www.bcgperspectives.com/Images/How_Companies_in_Emerging_Markets_are_Winning_at_Home_Jul_2014.pdf

3. Long-term returns boosted by illiquidity: The less liquid a stock, the better it will perform over time

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/3c62469c-11af-11e4-b356-00144feabdc0.html

4. The Evolution of Value Investing: Past, Present and Beyond

http://www.fordhamgabellicenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Calandro-Evolution-of-Value-Investing-MOAF.pdf

Energy

1. Oil traders hearing contango music again. Not loud yet

http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/07/22/contango-oilstocks-idUKL6N0PR30U20140722

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Morning Bamboo Insight: 24 Jul 2014

Morning Bamboo Insight: 24 Jul 2014

Macro

1. Countries can thrive without creating tech billionaires

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/82122018-0e62-11e4-a1ae-00144feabdc0.html#axzz38G7rspZt

2. Middle age catches up with StanChart

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/c9dd6912-1104-11e4-94f3-00144feabdc0.html#axzz38GR1yF9f

3. Seeking to ease threats, SEC is poised to end $1 a share for some riskier money-market funds

http://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/2014/07/23/seeking-to-ease-threats-sec-is-poised-to-end-1-share-for-some-riskier-money/

Asia Pacific

1. (Korea) – Depressed Koreans, encouraged by the increasingly stifling atmosphere of Korean society, in which competition is intensifying, the crime rate is rising and the traditional family structure is collapsing

http://news.asiaone.com/print/news/asia/depressed-koreans

2. (Isia) – Jokowi: From bamboo shack to the presidential palace

http://news.asiaone.com/print/news/asia/jokowi-bamboo-shack-presidential-palace

3. (Korea) – Samsung’s First Family Struggles to Keep Grip on Company; “It was the cross shareholding structure that made it all possible for Chairman Lee and his family to control Samsung with a tiny stake,”

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/print/2014-07-22/inside-the-lee-family-s-struggle-to-keep-grip-on-samsung.html

4. (Korea) – South Korea Invites Foreigners to “Imagine Your Korea”, the spearhead for the country’s attempts to bring in 20 million tourists to the country – almost double the 12 million foreign visitors came in 2013

http://blogs.wsj.com/korearealtime/2014/07/22/south-korea-invites-foreigners-to-imagine-your-korea/

5. (China) – Luxury-Car Makers Attract Scrutiny in China; Economic-Planning Agency Speaks With Manufacturers About Consumer Complaints

http://online.wsj.com/articles/mercedes-picks-up-the-pace-in-china-1406012109

6. (Isia) – Living Dangerously in Indonesia; An election dispute risks becoming an assault on democracy

http://online.wsj.com/articles/living-dangerously-in-indonesia-1406047894

7. (Msia) – Vun, 6 others charged with rigging in Malaysia’s DVM Tech shares

http://www.thestar.com.my/Business/Business-News/2014/07/23/Seven-said-to-have-created-false-market-in-trading-of-DVM-Technology-shares/

8. (Japan) – Japan’s convenience store giants leave smaller rivals in dust

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/07/22/business/corporate-business/convenience-store-giants-leave-smaller-rivals-dust/#.U88ggPmSxqU

9. (India/Healthcare) – Strand Life Sciences: Bringing Genetic Tests To The Average Customer

http://forbesindia.com/printcontent/38240

10. (India/Tech/Healthcare) – CitiusTech: Pioneers Of Health care Analytics

http://forbesindia.com/printcontent/38250

11. Hong Kong-Shanghai equities ‘through-train’ on track

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/93579c80-113d-11e4-b116-00144feabdc0.html#axzz38G7rspZt

12. (Japan/Tech) – Wacom Launches Bamboo Paper On Android, Windows 8 And Kindle Fire

http://techcrunch.com/2014/07/22/wacom-launches-bamboo-paper-on-android-windows-8-and-kindle-fire/

13. (Isia) – A Child of the Slum Rises as President of Indonesia

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/23/world/asia/joko-widodo-populist-governor-is-named-winner-in-indonesian-election.html

14. (Japan) – Japan readies fuel cell subsidies in bet on Toyota’s next big thing

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/23/us-japan-autos-fuelcells-idUSKBN0FS19420140723

15. (Isia) – Prabowo’s intransigence leads to self-humiliation

http://news.asiaone.com/print/news/asia/prabowos-intransigence-leads-self-humiliation

16. (Korea) – High-income earners with post-secondary education degrees in South Korea feel less obligated to support their parents, a study conducted by Yonsei University found

http://news.asiaone.com/print/news/asia/high-income-earners-less-obligated-support-parents

17. (Thai) – Thailand mulls end of free medical services for most 49 million Thais

http://news.asiaone.com/print/news/asia/thailand-mulls-end-free-medical-services-most

Life

1. “Authenticity Is As Rare As A Unicorn In Today’s Politically-Motivated Markets”

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-07-22/authenticity-rare-unicorn-todays-politically-motivated-markets

2. The Top 100 Financial History Books As Voted By The Museum Of Finance

http://www.valuewalk.com/2014/07/financial-history-books

3. Tuning In: Improving Your Listening Skills; How to Get the Most Out of a Conversation

http://online.wsj.com/articles/tuning-in-how-to-listen-better-1406070727?mod=WSJ_hpp_MIDDLE_Video_Top

4. Expressing Your Vulnerability Makes You Stronger

http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/07/expressing-your-vulnerability-makes-you-stronger/

5. No-Excuse Leadership Lessons from a Marines Captain

http://www.forbes.com/sites/work-in-progress/2014/07/22/no-excuse-leadership-lessons-from-a-marines-captain/print/

6. Intent is important to bring about change

http://forbesindia.com/blog/accidental-investor/intent-is-important-to-bring-about-change/

7. When the time comes to fire the founder; As a company grows, its very success often exposes the founder’s lack of managerial skills

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/51195410-10ea-11e4-b116-00144feabdc0.html#axzz38G7rspZt

8. SEEK’s Andrew Bassat takes aim at ‘gutless’ CEOs

http://www.brw.com.au/p/leadership/seek_andrew_bassat_takes_aim_at_genIxlZlbCwDj3tnYJsHnI

9. Why Chasing ‘Extrinsic Goals’ Can Wreck Your Happiness

http://www.businessinsider.sg/extrinsic-goals-are-an-obstacle-to-happiness-2014-7/#.U89FF_mSxqU

TMT

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Consumer

1. As Cereal Slips, a New Battle Over Breakfast Dollars; Kellogg Gets Squeezed by McDonald’s, Taco Bell as Tastes Shift to High-Protein Foods

http://online.wsj.com/articles/as-cereal-slips-a-new-battle-over-breakfast-dollars-1406053467?mod=WSJ_hp_Asia_EditorsPicks

2. Craving fresh over fake: How the growing trend is making waves in packaged foods

http://business.financialpost.com/2014/07/22/craving-fresh-over-fake-how-the-growing-trend-is-making-waves-in-packaged-foods/

Healthcare

  1. (India/Healthcare) – Strand Life Sciences: Bringing Genetic Tests To The Average Customer

http://forbesindia.com/printcontent/38240

2. (India/Tech/Healthcare) – CitiusTech: Pioneers Of Health care Analytics

http://forbesindia.com/printcontent/38250

3. A Dearth in Innovation for Key Drugs

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/23/business/a-dearth-of-investment-in-much-needed-drugs.html?ref=business

4. Apps have wide role in disease management

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/5923518c-0b5f-11e4-9e55-00144feabdc0.html#axzz38G7rspZt

5. Mojang: smash-hit ‘Minecraft’ maker; The Swedish start-up behind the low-tech graphics game

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/2/0283b57c-10ca-11e4-b116-00144feabdc0.html#axzz38G7rspZt

6. Amazon is building the retail world’s most unbreachable “moat”-and it’s called Prime

http://qz.com/237933/amazon-is-building-the-retail-worlds-most-unbreachable-moat-and-its-called-prime/

Investing Process

1. The Fine Art Of Picking Hidden Gems in India

http://forbesindia.com/printcontent/38244

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