Morning Bamboo Insight: 22 Aug 2014

Morning Bamboo Insight: 22 Aug 2014


  1. Morningstar: A force to be reckoned with; The research firm’s rating system gives it great power to influence the $30tn mutual fund industry

  1. Leaky repo deals present new concerns

  1. Emperors who seem above the rules must be reined in

  1. World’s Biggest Wealth Fund Slows Emerging Market Investment

  1. Blackstone Finds a Way to Outsource ‘Skin in the Game’

Asia Pacific

  1. (China) – Property crisis in Shaanxi’s Shenmu sees fortunes evaporate

  1. (China) – Rising number of real estate investors default in China

  1. (Spore) – Singapore in ‘mid-life crisis’ as Lee Hsien Loong marks 10 years in power

  1. (China) – China’s state-owned airlines hit turbulence

  1. (China) – Goldman Warns Additional Chinese Stimulus Risks Global Financial Stability


  1. ‘The System Worked: How the World Stopped Another Great Depression’, by Daniel W Drezner; Economic governance has a patchy record, but this impressive and cogent book argues that policy makers did well during the crisis

  1. Books – Powers of Two: Finding the Essence of Innovation in Creative Pairs

  1. What We Can Learn About Business Collaboration From Famous Creative Pairs



  1. (China/Tech) – Xiaomi starts to feel the backlash of being ‘China’s Apple’

  1. (Spore/Tech) – Singapore’s investment funds blaze ecommerce trail

  1. Smartphone owners’ appetite for new apps wanes

  1. (Myanmar/Tech) – Qatar-based Ooredoo became the first foreign telecommunications company to offer services in Myanmar, setting up the country to be one of the world’s first predominantly mobile-Web nations

  1. Wearables has become a household name. Could nearables be next?

  1. EBay considering PayPal spinoff: report


  1. Lanxess chief warns it must turn round or become takeover target; “But at the end of the day one recipe to remain independent is to make your company stronger, more profitable, more successful.”

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