Hungry for a Solution to Rising Food Prices

2011-02-17

As the Tunisian dictator Zine el Abidine Ben Ali discovered in January, there is no surer route to political oblivion than to deny people access to affordable food. On Dec. 17, after Tunisian police assaulted a street vendor named Mohamed Bouazizi and seized his produce cart because, according to his family, he couldn’t afford to […]

Analysis: New China M&A committee lifts hopes of more transparency

2011-02-16

(Reuters) – China’s new review body for inward M&A could bring some much-needed transparency to the deal approval process and even make it quicker for foreign companies to get tie-ups with mainland firms past the authorities. This weekend’s announcement of a new committee to vet acquisitions on the grounds of “national security” looked on the […]

After the Gold Rush, Then what? Finance Expert Benjamin Wey predicts

2011-02-01

It’s official: China has confounded the pessimists. Instead of fizzling out in a hot-money-fueled meltdown, China’s economy could be about to enjoy the holy grail of all economic managers: the Goldilocks scenario. A broad range of industries is set to benefit from the country’s growing economic maturity, but none more so than its banks. Chinese […]