CER Month in Review

Briefing, Fat Dragon, Paul French

Volvo to expand in China with $900m joint venture

Swedish carmaker Volvo (VOLVB.STO) has agreed to pay US$900 million for a 45% stake in a new truck

US solar makers to expand in China market

Two major US solar companies announced plans to expand in China, even as the country confronts a la

Q3 land price slows for fifth successive quarter

Chinese land prices rose by 1.77% year-on-year in the third quarter to US$495 per square meter, the

Stores of yore: Department store brand Parkson is losing its luster

In an era of booming retail sales, department store chains like Parkson Retail Group (3368.HKG) are

Diamond in the rough?

Investors in Chow Tai Fook should be wary of China’s boom times going bust

The great pepperoni heist

Inflation makes meat both scarce and funny-smelling; pork and the emergent man-boob; the dangers of prudence

A welcome incursion

Conflicts are intensifying in the Asia-Pacific, but economic ties are far from unravelling

Deep freeze

Over-optimism at The Gap; Chinese New Year to the rescue?

Ten years on

After a decade in the WTO, China remains a reluctant stakeholder

SJM Holdings (0880.HK):

Macau’s big winner is gradually losing the limelight

The color of money

Sands China (1928.HKG) is seeing green

Guilty pleasure

China can quit cigarettes whenever it wants. Just not today

Good credit

China Economic Review and Ipsos Marketing release the findings of a new survey on Chinese use of credit cards, debit cards and consumer financing

Mixing business with pleasure

China bans pornography and yet is the center of the sex toy industry?

Snowflakes from hell

Single kids 2.1; a bright future for Velcro; middle-class must-haves

Hold your firewall

Beijing coddles crummy software firms at the expense of development

Pork politics

Closures for Wal-Mart in Chongqing after falsely labeled pork scandal

Enter the dragon

Elong's tech-based approach to travel is ahead of the curve, says CEO Guangfu Cui

Southern exposure

Ambassador Cecilia Nahón, undersecretary for investment development for Argentina’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on Chinese investment in the Southern Cone

Making for the exit

From “Foreign Capital, go home!” Michael Pettis, Guanghua School of Management professor of finance, July 31

Dumbing down smart

Italian luxury shortage; phallic architecture; vocabulary inflation

Digital kingdom

Technology is breathing new life into outdoor advertising

Sun block

Is there light at the end of the tunnel for the solar sector?

Sympathy for the devil

SAFE is being criticized unfairly for poor asset management. But CIC deserves it

Dream factory

China's fast-growing movie market is facing problems

Expensive taste

Will Chinese consumers have to eat rising food costs?

‘Chinnovation’ or derivation?

Business success ? creativity; instant something; drunk at Wimbledon

The SEC is knocking at AutoChina’s door. What’s holding its stock price up?

The SEC is knocking at AutoChina’s door. What’s holding its stock price up?

Rubbed raw

The WTO rejects Beijing’s argument over raw materials exports

Mile-high club

Ctrip is still poised to hold off the competition

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