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The Trade War Truce — Who Benefits?

The answer might surprise you. Two of Germany’s largest car makers stand to be immediate beneficiaries of a reduction in trade tensions between the United States and China. Currently, the United States exports more cars to China than China exports to the United States, and BMW AG and Daimler AG lead the way with their […]

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2018: A Transition Year for China Autos?

2018 may be shaping up to be a transition year for China automobiles. It may be the year that marks the end of the industry’s nearly 20-year growth phase, and the beginning of a mature phase where vehicle sales grow in line with overall economic factors. According to the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM), […]

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The Future of Auto JVs in China

In June, China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) and its Ministry of Commerce (MOC) announced that, as of July 28, the country’s “Negative List” of industries where foreign ownership is prohibited or restricted would be reduced from 63 to 48. Despite the fact that China formally opened to the outside world in 1978, foreign investors and […]

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The US-China Trade War: How Will It End?

Last Thursday, September 6, the comment period ended for the list of an additional $200 billion of Chinese imports slated for tariffs. Depending upon the recommendation of the United States trade war Representative (USTR), tariffs of 10 or 25 percent are now ready to be imposed on these products. On Friday, President Trump further raised […]

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2018: A Tough Year For China Autos

2018 is shaping up to be a tough year for the automobile industry in China.

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Managing The Dragon’s 2018 China Predictions

From the point of view of U.S. companies and investors, the direction of China’s currency; the level of overseas investment by Chinese companies; and the extent to which China might help to solve the North Korea problem are key questions going into 2018. MTD believes that 2018 will be another strong year for U.S. exports and that this strength will heavily influence China’s actions on other fronts, just as they seemed to do in 2017. If MTD is right, we may just run the table with our 2018 predictions. If we are wrong, we are likely to strike out on most of them.

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Junk Bonds Come To China

Junk Bonds Come To China

During the decade of the 1970s in the United States, the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was stuck at the 800 level, common stock offerings were few and far between, and companies with debt ratings lower than single “A” could not issue bonds. That meant that small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), the key job creators […]

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Staking Out Your Market Position in China: Part I

As China becomes the largest market in the world for one product after another, companies with products, technologies and services needed by the country’s rapidly-developing economy are all trying to do the same thing — establish a position in the Chinese marketplace. Depending upon the human and capital resources available, there are a variety of […]

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Cracking China’s Power Sector

There is no more attractive market for a company that provides goods and services to the power sector than China’s electricity industry. It is big, fast-growing and open to new ways of powering the Chinese economy. Moreover, the Chinese companies that are building out China’s power generation and transmission industry are well positioned to do […]

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Three Trends

Apart from the headline making stories about China’s growth rate, its currency, and sky-high property prices, three major trends are developing that are changing the competitive landscape in the country. All three, in one way or another, deal with the vast local market which largely exists in China’s interior. In the broadest terms, approximately 400 […]

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