Evening Bamboo Insight: 18 Sep 2014

Evening Bamboo Insight: 18 Sep 2014


  1. US warns of further insider trading charges

  1. Calpers gives up on the hedge fund dream; A $300bn pension fund cannot make these investments pay

  1. Why Germans pay cash for almost everything

  1. A case of buyer’s remorse? What went wrong at U.S. Steel Canada

Asia Pacific

  1. (Taiwan) – Taiwan’s GreTai exchange to explore links with Hong Kong, Shanghai

  1. (Korea) – Both POSCO and KT implemented big bath accounting to drive down shares to the lowest level before and after the new CEOs took office while enhancing financial structure through aggressive restructuring plans

  1. (Japan) – SoftBank’s Son dethrones Uniqlo’s Yanai as Japan’s richest person

  1. (Japan) – Sony says it won’t pay a dividend this year for the first time since it listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange in 1958

  1. (India) – India Inc’s Fund-Finding Mission; A brightened market sentiment and the need to deleverage are driving corporates to use tools such as QIPs to raise funds; this buoyancy is also beginning to show in the slow but sure revival of IPOs

  1. (Spore) – The new Creative Productivity Index ranks Laos one spot in front of Singapore

  1. (Spore) – SGX details plans for minimum share price

  1. (China) – China Hunger Inspires Fortescue’s Forrest to Bet on Beef; Andrew ‘Twiggy’ Forrest to Sell Beef to China as Iron-Ore Prices Remain Low

  1. (Japan) – Sony Turnaround Effort Falters, Expects $2.15 Billion Yearly Loss; Company to Cut Jobs at Mobile Unit, Whose Struggles Led to Impairment Charge

  1. (Philippines) – Philippines Power Crisis: The Battle to Keep the Lights On; The Philippines Faces an Electricity Shortage as the Grid Struggles to Keep Up With Growth


  1. Your Kindness Is Good for You; Why we could all use a little more self-examination

  1. The Work Required To Have An Opinion

  1. Hesitate! Quick decision-making might seem bold, but the agony of indecision is your brain’s way of making a better choice

  1. Reading: The Struggle

  1. The Time Suck of Collaboration

  1. The Power of Noticing: What the Best Leaders See

  1. Artificial sweeteners: Saccharin solution? Sugar substitutes may mess with gut bacteria-causing obesity in the process

  1. 12 Quotes That Take You Inside The Mind Of Billionaire Mavs Owner Mark Cuban

  1. This 8-Year-Old Makes $1.3 Million A Year By Posting YouTube Videos

  1. The Chief Innovation Officer’s 100-Day Plan


  1. Peter Thiel: Yahoo And HP Are Not Technology Companies Anymore

  1. Tim Cook Ripped Apart Google’s Business Model In Two Paragraphs

  1. SanDisk looks to grow its commerical business|home|newslist2

  1. (China/Tech) – Tencent: The Alibaba That’s Already Listed

  1. (Taiwan/Tech) – Trickle of Taiwan Tech Income From The iPhone 6

  1. Creating an Online Marketplace for Tutors and Students

  1. (Tech/China/India) – Alibaba in talks with Snapdeal to enter India

  1. Robots Work Their Way Into Small Factories; For as Little $20,000, Machines Handle the Tedious-With No Lunch Breaks; ‘Fred, Hand Me That Wrench’




  1. (China/Healthcare) – China Just Gave Foreign Pharmacy Retailers A Big Green Light

Investing Process

  1. Is Warren Buffett’s Commentary on Accounting, Governance and Investing Practices Reflected in the Investment Decisions and Subsequent Influence of Berkshire Hathaway?

  1. The Mysterious Factor ‘P’: Charlie Munger, Robert Novy-Marx And The Profitability Factor


About bambooinnovator
KB Kee is the Managing Editor of the Moat Report Asia (, a research service focused exclusively on highlighting undervalued wide-moat businesses in Asia; subscribers from North America, Europe, the Oceania and Asia include professional value investors with over $20 billion in asset under management in equities, some of the world’s biggest secretive global hedge fund giants, and savvy private individual investors who are lifelong learners in the art of value investing. KB has been rooted in the principles of value investing for over a decade as an analyst in Asian capital markets. He was head of research and fund manager at a Singapore-based value investment firm. As a member of the investment committee, he helped the firm’s Asia-focused equity funds significantly outperform the benchmark index. He was previously the portfolio manager for Asia-Pacific equities at Korea’s largest mutual fund company. KB has trained CEOs, entrepreneurs, CFOs, management executives in business strategy, value investing, macroeconomic and industry trends, and detecting accounting frauds in Singapore, HK and China. KB was a faculty (accounting) at SMU teaching accounting courses. KB is currently the Chief Investment Officer at an ASX-listed investment holdings company since September 2015, helping to manage the listed Asian equities investments in the Hidden Champions Fund. Disclaimer: This article is for discussion purposes only and does not constitute an offer, recommendation or solicitation to buy or sell any investments, securities, futures or options. All articles in the website reflect the personal opinions of the writer.

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