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  1. Ruling of the South China Sea and Bill Clinton

    So, I am going to say upfront that I don't like China. It's not their commoners, but their communist party and anybody who blindingly supports the bully regime. Reasons: their planned economy is wasting natural resources across the world, which ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 13 2016 - 3:54pm -

  2. Do you know the ‘China’ story?

    Hello monkeys- Over the last three years, I have observed an enormous increase in the attention paid, both by sell-side and buy-side, to developments in China. One post does not do justice to the topic but hopefully this can get you started in forming a m ...

    19 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 27 2015 - 11:08am -

  3. Watch out- There's a fake Goldman Sachs in China

          We all know that the People's Republic of China basically copies everyone's ideas, from making fake Rolex watches, Louis Vuitton handbags to pirating movies and selling DVDs on the street for less than $2. Its newest inventi ...

    14 comments - 2 silver bananas - Sep 6 2015 - 4:00am -

  4. Transfer to PE in Emerging Markets

          Hi, I'm interested in pursuing private equity in an emerging market, primarily for the experience (e.g., growth focus, unique ownership structures, cultural context, 'wild west' of investing) and because I love to trave ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 15 2016 - 5:22pm -

  5. Learning Chinese Mandarin worth it?

    Hey Guys, I was wondering whether or not It is a marketable skill to know Chinese Mandarin? I am majoring in Economics, minoring in Business Fundamentals, and taking 4 semesters of Chinese Madarin. Eventually, I would like to do business in China, I see m ...

    124 comments - 1 silver bananas - Oct 10 2016 - 4:45pm -

  6. Don't Blame China

          Monkeys, it blows my mind that there are folks on Wall Street that believe the Federal Reserve can raise rates. China devaluing their currency is NOT why our markets are in turmoil. If you take a look back, there are some folks that h ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 25 2015 - 10:51pm -

  7. Ask me anything… I'm a Private Equity Analyst in Shanghai

    I'm currently a Private Equity Analyst in Shanghai, China. Academically, I graduated from a target school majoring in Economics and Chinese. I also spent my time at college as the president of an on-campus student organization related to Finance and ...

    77 comments - 6 silver bananas - May 19 2013 - 12:45pm -

  8. Chinese Gold Farmers

    In case you missed it, there's been an ongoing, sustained effort by the Chinese government to hack foreign governments, companies, newspapers-- basically anything or anyone with a computer. As usual, the Chinese government is trying to play coy in th ...

    45 comments - 1 silver bananas - Feb 19 2013 - 6:45pm -

  9. Should I go to China?

    Dear Friends, I am writing because I was hoping to get some advice on a decision I have to make. Someone would have to have some experience working in China/MBA admissions to really comment, but any feedback is very much appreciated. Background: 25 years ...

    20 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 7 2015 - 12:37pm -

  10. China Is Headed for the Pits in 2013

    A few days ago, I gave Miss Cleo a call and got some ideas about a different perspective on my comments last week. Specifically she told me that I was painting too nice a picture and wasn't being critical enough in my views. So without further ado, h ...

    45 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 26 2012 - 9:57am -

  11. Crazy Chinese Doping Conspiracy Theory

    As I was watching and reading about Ye Shiwen, the Chinese swimmer who blew away her personal best time and set the world record in the 400m individual medley in London, I wasn't really surprised when discussions began as to whether she was doping. B ...

    115 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 1 2012 - 5:19pm -

  12. China Changing It's One Child Policy?

    China's new leaders, President Xi and Premier Li, are rumored to be removing the one child policy by as early as the end of this year according to BoA economist, Ting Lu. If one parent comes from a one child family, that parent will be able to have t ...

    18 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 13 2013 - 4:12am -

  13. China landed on the Moon?!

    Soooooo China landed on the moon on Saturday, thoughts? : Now China, much richer and stronger, aspires to become a globally respected power, and the government sees a major presence in space as a key to acquiring technological prowess, military ...

    37 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 15 2013 - 11:58pm -

  14. Is Entrepreneurship Enough to Overcome Communism?

    I just read an interesting article written by an American entrepreneur and former banker who has started a college loan company in China called Qifang. His name is Calvin Chin and he's a Yale grad who, after banking, worked a couple start-ups before ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 14 2016 - 10:00pm -

  15. Chinese Buying Detroit Real Estate

          The main problem is convincing people to relocate to Detroit. This will require creating more jobs. The weird thing is that a lot of US manufacturing is being outsourced from Detroit. Many of the parts are produced in China. Ford asse ...

    30 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 12 2013 - 5:08am -

  16. GROWTH IS A CHOICE

    Mod Note: This is a syndication from Jared's Daily Dirtnap daily market newsletter. WSO readers qualify for a $100 discount...just email [email protected] and mention "WSO Monkey Discount" You can follow Jared on twitter at @dailydirtna ...

    13 comments - 3 silver bananas - Nov 11 2013 - 11:53pm -

  17. Rating agencies are erring big time again, this time on China

          Okay, so I've been a long-time reader and member of WSO, but created a separate account to talk about some controversial issues. The first one is about China. The reason I am writing this is that I have a strong freeling that the ...

    3 comments - 3 silver bananas - Jun 4 2016 - 4:00am -

  18. Emerging Markets Investment Guide

    .. Kato's blog china investment emerging markets Benjamin Graham Blog ...

    14 comments - 5 silver bananas - Feb 26 2014 - 9:47pm -

  19. Beijing Blunders: Bull in a China Shop!

    I have generally steered from using my blog as a vehicle for rants, not because I don't have my share of targets, but because I know that while ranting makes me feel better, it almost always creates more costs than benefits. It is true that I have ha ...

    4 comments - 2 silver bananas - Sep 2 2015 - 7:01pm -

  20. 5 Quirks of Chinese Colleagues

    Every office has their winners, but here are just a few of the goofy things you might encounter while working with Chinese colleagues. Those with China experience, definitely sound off at the bottom here. 1) Now while I'm sure what I eat in the offic ...

    17 comments - 1 silver bananas - May 22 2013 - 7:45pm -

  21. Your Thoughts on 2012

    So 2012 is essentially over and it's been an interesting year by all accounts. I think it's been a fairly bad year, both geopolitically and in terms of finance (although for myself it's been quite good!). Some of my key moments of 2012: LIB ...

    20 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 27 2012 - 9:56am -

  22. Is This a Currency War?

    Yesterday in a further attempt to stimulate their economy, Japan announced plans to increase their asset purchase program. The move was meant to lower rates even further in order to encourage additional lending and risk taking. The program is similar to o ...

    24 comments - 1 silver bananas - Sep 20 2012 - 4:34pm -

  23. Trade War? Hardly.

    It must be an election year; the anti-China rhetoric has been hot lately. Every day there's a new story out about how the Chinese are stealing our jobs, screwing our companies, etc.; and how we are on the verge of a trade war with them. As if for the ...

    28 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jul 17 2012 - 10:45pm -

  24. So You Want to Work in IB in China?

    You're a non-Chinese who has studied some Mandarin and is now totally inspired to get a super awesome IB job in China? That's fantastic. Despite my sarcasm and what others may say, it is possible to get a job in investment banking in China as a ...

    22 comments - 2 silver bananas - Aug 14 2012 - 8:45pm -

  25. Hillhouse Capital? Reputation?

          Hey WSO What's the word on Hillhouse Capital in China? If possible, any specific info on their Hong Kong office? Not much information out there except their founder is a secretive legend and they are one of the bigger investment ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 12 2015 - 4:28pm -

  26. Chinese Sausage Fest

    I'm not talking about the last time I went out to a night club in Beijing (although there may actually be some correlation). This is about the demographic challenge hitting China that is only going to get worse in the future. The proportion of the wo ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 2 2012 - 6:45pm -

  27. Killing Me Silently: Beijing's Smog

    Working in an office in and of itself usually wouldn't expose one to hazardous conditions. The city in which one lives could have its fair share of dangers though. Crime is a given; all big cities have their fair share of crime, but it's usually ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 15 2013 - 6:45pm -

  28. Why China Can’t Be Depended Upon

    There was a great article in the Wall Street Journal the other day explaining the inability of a massive Chinese state-owned construction company to complete a simple highway project in Poland. Ironic jokes about incompetence aside, this highlights an imp ...

    20 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 5 2012 - 9:45pm -

  29. Appearance vs. Substance in China

    Have you ever wondered if all the new stuff they're doing in China is really everything it's chalked up to be? It's a perfectly legitimate question to ask, especially so because in China appearance is far more important than substance. This ...

    13 comments - 3 silver bananas - Jan 23 2013 - 6:45pm -

  30. MS in Real Estate from NYU or MBA down the road?

          1st job mba analyst real estate china real estate development ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 12 2016 - 10:12pm -

  31. China to Downgrade U.S. Debt

    Just when you thought the pain wouldn't come, the big red boot kicked in the door waiting a vintage 1953 Kalashnikov and telling you to get your lazy American ass in shape. Well, not exactly but Dagong's threat to downgrade U.S. debt is an inter ...

    32 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 14 2011 - 12:45pm -

  32. An introduction to Shadow Banking in China

    In the chaos that defined the period following 2008, China stood, as it appeared, unscathed and emerged as perhaps the only significant economy with growth in a world where growth was in short supply. How did China do this? The answer lies in credit. The ...

    5 comments - 4 silver bananas - Apr 6 2015 - 8:20pm -

  33. 3 Things to Watch for in China in 2013

    Olaf has looked into his crystal ball and sees a bright future for China in 2013. Naturally there still are serious problems that pose an existential threat to the ruling party (property prices, bank capitalization, demographic trends, wealth gap, etc.), ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 18 2012 - 6:45pm -

  34. The Chinese growth story- Look back and way ahead…..

    The Chinese economy made headlines last week when updated data by the IMF reflected that the Chinese economy ranked number one in terms of Purchasing Power Parity. Historically, the now ‘emerging nations’ had dominated the global GDP scene. The onset of t ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 15 2014 - 12:58pm -

  35. Chinese RE Bubble

          http://online.wsj.com/articles/more-than-1-in-5-ho... Thoughts? I wonder what implications this could have for us in the US if a Chinese bubble popped. This topic has been covered by many news sources, and the counter point is usually ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 12 2014 - 9:40am -

  36. So is China at the verge of a financial crisis?

    Credit plays a pivotal role in stimulating imbalances in the economy while the level of public debt governs the degree of responsiveness vis-à-vis fiscal stimuli amidst recessionary episodes. One of the key takeaways from the past crises that the world ha ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 25 2015 - 9:00am -

  37. Weekend Wars: China vs. The Chinese

    For a number of years now I have been getting strange looks and my views on global economics have come into question. There is a plain and simple reason, I don't buy China. All the Chinese growth notwithstanding I am not impressed and never have been ...

    22 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 2 2011 - 12:21pm -

  38. Foreign Takeovers by State-owned Enterprises

    This past week, we saw the market impact of Investment Canada's decision to initially reject PETRONAS' (the Malaysian State-owned Enterprise) proposed takeover of Progress Energy Resources, a Canadian oil and gas company. In order to approve a t ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 29 2012 - 8:02pm -

  39. Pick your BRIC

    The BRICs, four nations of undoubtably great importance in our world today. Some have equated them to the Old world's four horsemen, insolent upstarts vying to replace the old guard. To most however, we see nothing but a vast, wet, and beautiful ocea ...

    38 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 7 2010 - 7:39pm -

  40. The Yuan as the World's Reserve Currency

    With the recent revolutionary fervor in the MENA region, one can only wonder if and when the tidal wave will sweep further to the East. In light of recent increases in Chinese censorship it is as good a time as any to muse about the validity of the Yuan a ...

    25 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 7 2011 - 1:39pm -

  41. Will Studying Mandarin Get Me A Job At The Goldman Sachs?

    Every so often a thread pops up from some kid wondering if studying Mandarin in college will land him a vaunted investment banking position straight out of undergrad. The answer to this question is, in both China and New York, no. But that doesn't me ...

    14 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jun 12 2012 - 10:45pm -

  42. She's a BRICS-house

    She mighty, mighty, just lettin' it all hang out. According to digitaljournal.com, BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) are positioned to overthrow the dollar and end US supremacy as the leading superpower. "Among the many subj ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 16 2012 - 4:05pm -

  43. As a non-Mandarin speaker, would it be advisable to pursue an MBA at a top MBA school in China?

          I'm looking to re-brand and apply to an MBA program this fall. Would it be advisable to apply to a top Chinese school if I'm thinking about doing PE long-term? How are their programs different than from the US programs? Do y ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 11 2014 - 4:39am -

  44. The Magnificent Seven

    Last week the Party wrapped up its 18th Congress and announced who gets to be part of the management team for the next five years. There were a lot of questions and what-ifs revolving around what exactly the outcome would be since the guys at the top are ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 20 2012 - 7:45pm -

  45. The sky over Shanghai is yellow. Observations about the Chinese Equity Crisis

          Preface During these past few months, I've had courtside seats to the circus the Chinese equity market has been putting on. Working as a summer intern at a private equity firm out of Shanghai's financial district, I've ...

    5 comments - 4 silver bananas - Aug 2 2015 - 9:52pm -

  46. I Love You Like A Love Song, Baby

    Shortly before the beginning of the weeklong holiday to celebrate the founding of the PRC, former golden boy Bo Xilai was officially expelled from the Communist Party and formally charged with a variety of crimes, one of which was that he "maintained ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 9 2012 - 6:45pm -

  47. Investment Banking in China, Briefly

    This week I'm going to try to give a high level view, based on my personal experiences, on what the investment banking industry is like in China. There are obviously similarities to the U.S., but also a number of key differences as well. There are ba ...

    12 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jun 19 2012 - 10:45pm -

  48. Should we short Audi?

    I think Audi's are fantastic vehicles. For one, it's German, so you're assured that nary a laugh or giggle was involved during its design. Two, they're actually quite fun to drive, with the RS4 being especially ridiculous. And three, I ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 19 2011 - 10:03pm -

  49. The BRICs Are No Longer Leading The World's Growth

    The emerging markets are no longer the lead contributors to growth to the world's GDP, they have been replaced by the developed nations. Japan, the U.S. and the rest of the developed markets are contributing roughly 60% of the $2.4T in new economic g ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 19 2013 - 1:45am -

  50. Deleted21343

         - china Ernst & Young ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 13 2015 - 4:29pm -

  51. China: To short or not to short?

    China; the birthplace of Kung Fu, fireworks, hot asian women, and fake Louis Vuittons. It's meteoric rise in power is unparalleled throughout history. Though largely hated in the old world, some say that it's the future, the new frontier, the pl ...

    20 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 9 2010 - 2:37am -

  52. The Cause and Future of a Massive Chinese Sell-Off

    In a period shorter than a month, the Chinese market has lost over 3.6 trillion in value, which is greater than the GDP of France. Many see this as mimicking the 1929 U.S. stock market crash. Also, this plummeting of equities is beginning to seep into sur ...

    3 comments - 2 silver bananas - Jul 13 2015 - 7:58pm -

  53. The Fundamental Difference Between the US and China

    In the comments from my post last week about differences between the US and China, a few people had expressed interest in what Chinese people see remarkable about our culture. I think the biggest thing that almost in a sense fascinates Chinese people abou ...

    8 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jan 29 2013 - 8:45pm -

  54. The Decade's Movers and Shakers

    Who and what were they? With 2010 fast coming to a close, we say goodbye to another decade and enter one anew. 2001-2010 was not without its drama; we saw the horrors of terrorism with 9-11, we had the wars in the Middle East, there were epidemics, massiv ...

    18 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 18 2010 - 7:58pm -

  55. Big Things Happening in China Next Month

    If there was ever a time to pivot your attention to China, it is now. Major events are going to be happening over the next few weeks. We got kind of a head start this year with the Bo Xilai soap opera, but things are going to come to a head next month. An ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 25 2012 - 9:56pm -

  56. Growth in China: changing into reverse?

    China, the world's second largest economy and one of the scariest places on earth to drive in. After years of ridiculous growth and prosperity, figures coming out of the nation have not been so good; a rising CPI has forced the Mandarins to raise rat ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 19 2011 - 8:57pm -

  57. Going to War With China- WW3

    Not to start any conspiracy theories here, but I just got off Skype from an interesting debate after a conference with my firm's team in their Beijing office. Someone at their office mentioned a meeting by its execs on protocols and plans to move our ...

    45 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 14 2012 - 6:27am -

  58. The World Currency War continues

    A while back I wrote about the beginning of a World Currency War. For those who have a done a bit of travel and discussion with some of the BRIC (predominantly Western educated) intellectual elite, you know that many of these people feel it is their duty ...

    18 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 19 2010 - 11:49am -

  59. Dump Dell, Run with Lenovo

    To many, the PC industry is dying. The rise in popularity of smart phones and tablets has made PCs more and more obsolete, reducing margins and squeezing out small companies. Although, it certainly is not the vaunted industry of the nineties, it does stil ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 17 2012 - 6:40pm -

  60. why chinese student feel so piss off when we are comparing india and china

          im going to china next year so im interesting in chinese culture and stuff, i have found that chinese students in my uni are very upset about the comparison between china and india. I was talking to a chinese student about india and c ...

    34 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 25 2012 - 5:58pm -

  61. Will the Chinese M&A market eventually surpass the EMEA Market or even the U.S. Market?

          Given the trend and the blooming Chinese economy, will the M&A activity in that region eventually become the M&A hotbed? BB M&A china ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 11 2016 - 8:43pm -

  62. Understanding China

          For those of you interested in gaining a deeper level understanding of the Chinese economy and Chinese banking system, I highly rec. a recently published book called "Red Capitalism". It's written by former bankers, not ...

    30 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 30 2011 - 9:51am -

  63. Everyone's favorite topic...

    The recent state dinner hosted by the White House was nothing short of lavish. Lobster, 400 dollar wine, etc. I understand the need to appear strong and stable in the eyes of the world but come on, really? 400 bucks a bottle. I'm sure the President a ...

    39 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 21 2011 - 9:17pm -

  64. Learning Chinese

    Hi all, Quick background. 3 years IBD at elite boutique. 2.5 year at large global PE fund of funds. Both gigs are in Hong Kong. I really want to get a sense on non-Asia based finance folks' interest in learning Chinese, just given China's increa ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 20 2013 - 7:39pm -

  65. Why I Am Long Baidu.

    Last week after the Chinese central bank (PBOC) announced a 25 basis point rate cut, I gained enough conviction to take a long position on Baidu which has sold off greatly along with most other Chinese equity flotations this year. The PBOC move made me be ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 14 2012 - 1:42am -

  66. China Mainlining US Treasuries

    They say the customer is always right, and when you're as dependent upon your "customers" as the US government is, I suppose it pays to offer top notch customer service. The US Treasury has entered into a first-ever direct-selling relations ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 23 2012 - 7:45am -

  67. China- The next 2008 waiting to happen?

          Hey guys, I am sure you all have seen the news recently about China and its debt situation. Currently, China's debt is approx $3 trillion. "IPOs have been shut down, short-selling has been banned, more than 700 shares- about ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 8 2015 - 12:57am -

  68. Can Western Dominance be saved?

    For over five hundred years, Western economic power has ruled over the world, but Niall Ferguson argues that the strong work ethics and brilliant innovations that made the West so great might now be just a thing of the past. With the West clamoring for le ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 28 2011 - 8:49pm -

  69. 'Business' in China: Anecdotes

    Hi all, As you know, a while back there were many discussions pertaining to working in Asia. Specifically, a lot of discussions centered around the perception that the rising "Dragon" that is China would soon become the dominant economic force i ...

    47 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 19 2010 - 9:23am -

  70. China's economic dominance, sooner than we think?

    from the Economist Spheres of influence [quote] A NEW book, discussed in this week's Economics focus, by Arvind Subramanian of the Peterson Institute for International Economics argues that China's economic might will overshadow America's s ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 9 2011 - 10:48pm -

  71. China to Trade Carbon Emissions by 2018

    If you have never heard of cap and trade, it is a market based approach of controlling our emission of greenhouse gases and slowing climate change. In a cap and trade market, companies buy "permits" that allow them to emit a certain amount of ca ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 4 2014 - 11:05pm -

  72. any monkeys in shanghai?

          just graduated from undergrad and moving there june 13th. looking for people to network/make friends with. pm me if interested china Shanghai ...

    23 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 31 2012 - 3:44pm -

  73. ~~NSFW~~ 2 YEAR OLD RAN OVER NO ONE HELPS

          this video is sick, it shows a little girl getting ran over 2 times and no one helping every one just looking; wonder what your opinion on the issue was it's graphic, but no blood and gore. Not gunna lied made me go ***** a few t ...

    40 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 17 2011 - 9:01pm -

  74. Joe Paterno, Wang Lijun, and LIBOR

    What do a dead football coach, a Chinese bureaucrat, and an interest rate have in common? Standing up to call out something you see as wrong, even if it brings you down with it. Say what you will about Joe Paterno, but the bottom line is he took advantage ...

    7 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jul 24 2012 - 6:45pm -

  75. FBI: US Colleges Swarming With Spies

          This is an interesting problem that the U.S. government faces. There are a large amount of spies attempting to steal information from U.S. universities and research institutions for both commercial reasons and militaristic reasons. In ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 11 2012 - 3:06pm -

  76. Yuan Peg Causing Asset Bubble

    ***UPDATE: Markets Bet on Yuan Rise Despite China Rebuff As an on-again, off-again buyer of Chinese currency over the past several years, it has long been my contention that one day the Chinese will be forced to float the Yuan and therefore cause a windfa ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 16 2009 - 11:35am -

  77. Risk it in Hongkong or Chinese SOE?

    Hi everybody, Since 2 years ago I have felt very attracted to project finance and IB in general. I took a class in project finance, and read some books, but I don't have an economics/finance background. I am currently a PhD candidate at a top univers ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 12 2014 - 10:03pm -

  78. why is no one talking about china?

          i'm curious to hear what you guys think about China right now if europe, one of their main export destinations, is clearly going in at least a minor recession, us economic growth is consistently sluggish, and their property bubbl ...

    25 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 9 2012 - 1:45am -

  79. History to M7 MBA?

    Hello WSO First time poster here. Here's my story in a nutshell: I graduated from a top 10 public in 2009 with a decently high GPA (3.7) in history. LOL @ me, right? I know, I know. Since I graduated in the worst job hiring market since at least the ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 16 2013 - 9:29pm -

  80. Is China Going Down?

    It seems like troubles for the world's largest emerging market are piling on one after the other. On Friday, March 7, Chinese solar company Chaori Solar Energy Science & Technology defaulted on its bonds, prompting BoA analysts to call this China ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 19 2014 - 4:39am -

  81. Student from China trade off Chinese prospects with you

    Hi folks, I'm a junior three (next semester will be my penultimate year in undergrads) from one of Chinese top universities in Beijing. I've been watching WSO for a long time and some of the posts are really conducive and insightful to me. What ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 27 2012 - 10:01am -

  82. The Road to Ruin

    A very well written piece by Roger Altman (most of you know him as CEO of Evercore) in the latest issue of Foreign Affairs. Some shocking excerpts from his piece include:- Economic threats have been used to influence foreign policy in the past. In 1956, d ...

    19 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 4 2010 - 9:38pm -

  83. Escorts in Shanghai

          Just curious for those readers from Shanghai, what is the going rate for an hour with an escort nowadays? I received a call on the room phone in the Hotel I am staying in (escorts basically call every room hoping to get a guy on the l ...

    25 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 9 2011 - 5:01am -

  84. China Warns Australia- Choose Between us or the United States

    It is rare in diplomatic circles for governments to speak bluntly, particularly in the Orient, where manners are highly prized. The exceptions to this rule are retired military officers, who are often able to voice sentiments too impolitic for other chann ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 23 2012 - 4:45pm -

  85. College senior, accepted to GSB, Wharton but denied 2+2. Should I accept and not look back or wait to apply to HBS in 2-5 years?

    I've read multiple assessments of HBS vs. GSB vs. Wharton across exit opportunities, school culture, brand, etc. Aiming for future in Asia, so increased brand name of HBS does come into play. Never experienced the west coast. Highly interested in VC ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 14 2012 - 4:20am -

  86. Google Pulls the Trigger on China

    In short: Google.cn now redirects to Google.com.hk, where mainland users can get uncensored search results. Aside from the fact that this will in all likelihood only last for a few hours until the Great Firewall "fixes" it, how would we monkeys ...

    23 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 22 2010 - 6:10pm -

  87. China is evil, literally

          Not sure if I should put this here: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/blogpost/post/... China is evil. Personally I consider myself of Taiwanese descent. Comment. china ...

    22 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 19 2011 - 6:59pm -

  88. How Do You Transfer Money out of China? (for those of you working there) How does it work?

    So there is a POSSIBILITY that I will take up a summer analyst with a BB in Shanghai. I am not asian and have never ever been to any Asian country, much less worked there. If I accept this position it gives around $17k for about 3 months. But I am confuse ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 14 2016 - 7:41pm -

  89. Incoming College Freshman Seeking IB Internship Over the Summer. Advice Appreciated

    As the title suggests, I'm currently a high school senior seeking to land an internship. After perusing these forums and other online sources, I am quite aware how difficult this endeavor is. Regardless, I would much rather have tried and failed than ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 19 2015 - 9:45pm -

  90. MBB Salary in Mainland China for 1st year analyst/associate

    Okay so I just looked into glassdoor's information on 1st year business analyst/associate (entry level) at MBB in Mainland China and the overall number fluctuates around 30k-35k (USD, annually). The number is so low I even gasped when I realized that ...

    21 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 27 2011 - 8:14am -

  91. WSO now on renren.com

          Thanks to one of our very helpful campus reps (Jinghao Zhou at UNC)- WSO now has a Renren page- 92 followers in 4 days, (approx. 6.87439545 x 10^-8 % of the whole chinese population:) with posts to be translated into Chinese in the ne ...

    19 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 21 2011 - 2:38pm -

  92. NYTimes: Chinese Government Manipulates Economic Data: OMG REALLY??

    When I read this article last week in the New York Times explaining how the Chinese government manipulates its economic data, my reaction was one of surprise. However this wasn't because because it was a huge revelation to me that the Chinese governm ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 26 2012 - 8:45pm -

  93. Absolute Joke of a Resume

          I just had this resume edited by someone "qualified". The font was changed from Times new Roman to Calibri- I think that it is somewhat unprofessional. So any font suggestions are appreciated. FYI, I'm interested in ban ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 22 2012 - 2:43am -

  94. Chanos on China

    Well, this one might give Jim Rogers and other China bulls some heartburn. Jim Chanos explains all the ways China might be screwed, and some of them are serious problems. We don't normally associate China with excessive debt (unless they're the ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 22 2011 - 5:45am -

  95. New Chinese Anti-Carrier kill weapon operational. What now?

          I am worried. Any ideas on how to counter this? In a hypothetical situation where we had to defend Taiwan from a Chinese invasion, our carriers will be sitting ducks because of this new missile. Any ideas? http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/3e ...

    30 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 29 2010 - 6:03pm -

  96. Which bubble will burst first- Social Media or Something in China

          http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-13813688 cracks starting to appear in this economic utopia displayed by China. Remember this is a country that suppresses anything more negative than sending back your main course, so again ...

    21 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 18 2011 - 9:04am -

  97. Mainland China Opportunities post IB stint in USA

    Hello, Can anyone provide some insight on working in finance in Asia (particularly Mainland China)? I grew up in the US and am working currently an IBD analyst in the US at a bulge bracket firm. I do have the language capability to work in China. I would ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 5 2011 - 4:18am -

  98. Mining Company Trading At Negative EV?

    Just some high level numbers but I'm looking at a small cap zinc mining company which operates mainly in China and has a 90% interest in another mining company with significant exploration rights in the area. Currently they're trading with a mar ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 12 2012 - 5:01am -

  99. Chinese IBD or Hong Kong Boutique

    I have been through the SA recruiting process for BB 's HK offices and had no luck landing an offer after few Superdays. As a result, I spent a lot of time reaching out to boutiques in HK and banks in China, and now I have landed an offer from a lead ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 6 2014 - 9:56am -

  100. China to buy Italian debt: So what?

    Italy. I've never been there but after seeing a gazillion of their talk shows, I know I'll love the place. It's the birthplace of Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Monica Bellucci. They have beautiful towns all the way from Anacapri to Zugliano. Th ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 12 2011 - 9:02pm -

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