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Evening Bamboo Insight: 27 Aug 2014

Evening Bamboo Insight: 27 Aug 2014

Macro

  1. Big Four step up services to hedge funds; The Big Four global accountants are stepping up their services advising hedge funds as they seek to capitalise on a sector mired in increasingly complex and interlinked global regulation.

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/42ed2476-1648-11e4-93ec-00144feabdc0.html#axzz3BODmuAqh

  1. Africa’s population: Can it survive such speedy growth? By the end of the century, almost half the world’s children may be African

http://www.economist.com/news/middle-east-and-africa/21613349-end-century-almost-half-worlds-children-may-be-african-can-it

  1. The Global Crackdown on Profit Shifting; CFOs of multinationals need to prepare by assessing how much their companies engage in profit shifting to cut their taxes

http://ww2.cfo.com/tax/2014/08/global-crackdown-profit-shifting

  1. France thrown into political turmoil after government dissolved

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/25/french-government-resigns-francois-hollande-manuel-valls

  1. CBOE One Heck of Moat, Is Valuation Reasonable?

http://www.valuewalk.com/2014/08/cboe-moat-valuation/

Asia Pacific

  1. (Isia) – Indonesian bank BRI takes microcredit on the road; In West Java ‘mobile banking’ means a van or boat

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/cac10dd4-26f8-11e4-a46a-00144feabdc0.html#axzz3BODmuAqh

  1. (China) – Property bubble is ‘major risk to China’

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/42ed2476-1648-11e4-93ec-00144feabdc0.html#axzz3BODmuAqh

  1. (Korea) – South Korea’s fertility rate is so low that the country’s population could go the way of the dinosaurs by 2750, according to a new simulation commissioned by the National Assembly in Seoul

http://blogs.wsj.com/korearealtime/2014/08/25/south-korea-to-go-extinct-by-2750/

  1. (Thai) – Thai Coup Leader Becomes Prime Minister; Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha Says He Will Choose Cabinet in September

http://online.wsj.com/articles/thai-coup-leader-becomes-prime-minister-1408947091

  1. (China) – Down and out in rural China: Many teenagers in the Chinese countryside do not finish secondary school. That bodes ill for the labour force

http://www.economist.com/news/china/21613293-many-teenagers-chinese-countryside-do-not-finish-secondary-school-bodes-ill

  1. (China) – Literacy: Bad characters; Some Chinese forget how to write

http://www.economist.com/news/china/21613300-some-chinese-forget-how-write-bad-characters

  1. (China) – German car parts suppliers asked to form JVs in China: Stuttgarter

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/25/us-autos-china-partnership-idUSKBN0GP0LV20140825

  1. (China) – Changing Corporate Culture Is Hard. Here’s How Lenovo Did It

http://blogs.wsj.com/atwork/2014/08/25/changing-corporate-culture-is-hard-heres-how-lenovo-did-it/

  1. (India) – All Coal-Mining Rights Issued in India Since 1993 Are Ruled Illegal; Supreme Court Decision Injects Uncertainty in Coal Supply for Power Plants, Steelmakers

http://online.wsj.com/articles/india-court-rules-all-coal-mining-rights-since-1993-illegal-1408964180

  1. (Isia) – A Daunting Agenda for Jokowi; Fuel subsidies, resource nationalism and underdeveloped manufacturing are just a few of the challenges facing the novice president.

http://online.wsj.com/articles/karen-brooks-a-daunting-agenda-for-jokowi-1408986218

  1. (Asia) – Strong leaders in a fragile Asia

http://www.todayonline.com/print/765896

Life

  1. FT interview with Andrew Forrest, the founder of Fortescue Metals Group

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/24bae83a-17d8-11e4-a82d-00144feabdc0.html#axzz3BOAD4xv4

  1. Science confirms it: If you want to succeed, you have to screw up

http://www.fastcocreate.com/3034761/science-confirms-it-if-you-want-to-succeed-you-have-to-screw-up

  1. 3 reasons you should let yourself get distracted

http://www.fastcompany.com/3034707/the-future-of-work/3-reasons-you-should-let-yourself-get-distracted

  1. Quote of the week: Don’t change who you are

http://www.fastcompany.com/3034740/quote-of-the-week-dont-change-who-you-are

  1. MIT Study Shows People Would Rather Take Orders From A Robot Than Their Bossk

http://www.businessinsider.sg/robots-as-bosses-2014-8/#.U_tPOvmSxqU

  1. A Successful VC Reveals The Big Secret Behind Becoming A Great Investor: “Intellectual curiosity”

http://www.businessinsider.sg/blake-bartlett-advice-for-becoming-a-great-vc-2014-8/#.U_tPk_mSxqU

  1. How does Zillow’s CEO manage? By learning; At the real estate information site Zillow, leadership starts by saying “I don’t know”-then doggedly seeking out an answer

http://fortune.com/2014/08/25/zillow-management-social-media/

  1. Do Buffett’s Compliance Lapses Show Management Flaws?

http://ww2.cfo.com/regulation/2014/08/buffetts-compliance-lapses-show-management-flaws/

  1. ‘Out of Africa’ theory of human evolution under fire

http://www.theage.com.au/national/education/out-of-africa-theory-of-human-evolution-under-fire-20140822-106o5e.html

  1. Piketty’s Errors Mirror Marx’s in his search for a grand theory to explain inequality and predict the future

http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2014/08/25/pikettys-errors-mirror-marxs-paper-finds/

  1. Good to Great: The Stockdale Paradox and Value Investing

http://brooklyninvestor.blogspot.sg/2014/08/good-to-great-stockdale-paradox.html

  1. Wayne Brody On Misplaced Values and How To Spot A Compliant Culture

http://blogs.wsj.com/riskandcompliance/2014/08/25/wayne-brody-on-misplaced-values-and-how-to-spot-a-compliant-culture/

  1. The ‘Recombinant’ Nature of Digital Innovations

http://blogs.wsj.com/cio/2014/08/22/the-recombinant-nature-of-digital-innovations/

TMT

  1. European media bet on tech start-ups

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/4e8abfa0-2958-11e4-8b81-00144feabdc0.html#axzz3BODmuAqh

  1. 7 Creative Elements of Successful Online Ads: Call to action

http://www.businessinsider.sg/7-creative-elements-successful-online-ads/#.U_ryi_mSxqU

  1. (China/Tech) – Coolpad Abandons Gold Phone Casing Amid China’s Anti-Graft Push

http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2014/08/25/coolpad-abandons-gold-phone-casing-amid-chinas-anti-graft-push/

  1. (China/Tech) – Huawei Is Shaking Up the Smartphone Market; Richard Yu, head of Chinese firm’s consumer business group, talks about competing against Samsung and Apple

http://online.wsj.com/articles/huawei-is-shaking-up-the-smartphone-market-1408908924

  1. (India/Tech) – The next Alibaba may come from…India?

http://fortune.com/2014/08/25/the-next-alibaba-may-come-from-india/

  1. (China/Media) – China’s Movie Industry: All That Glitters Isn’t Gold

http://www.forbes.com/sites/ceibs/2014/08/24/chinas-movie-industry-all-that-glitters-isnt-gold/print/

Consumer

  1. (India/Consumer) – The rise and rise of Indian fashion; Indian designers are blending modern and traditional influences to woo a global market

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/bf5221da-246f-11e4-ae78-00144feabdc0.html#axzz3BODmuAqh

Energy

  1. (China/Energy) – Sinopec Doesn’t Fill Investors’ Tanks

http://online.wsj.com/articles/sinopec-doesnt-fill-investors-tanksheard-on-the-street-1408966736

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