Elizabeth Haenle: Double happiness - 14th Mar

Wedding planner says the joy in her work is universal. Elizabeth Haenle’s last job was social secretary for former US vice-president Dick Cheney. She worked at the White House for eight years. So when she moved to Beijing with her … Continued

Patrick Chovanec: Did equities over-reacted to Ukraine? - 11th Mar

Markets have over-reacted to ongoing tensions in Ukraine, says Patrick Chovanec, Chief Strategist at Silvercrest Asset Management, adding that geopolitical significance, rather than economic, is what matters. Chovanec talked on market reaction to the Ukraine crisis.  This took place before … Continued

Vijay Vaitheeswaran: Doing it their way - 11th Mar

The market is growing furiously, but getting tougher for foreign firms. In the the heart of old Shanghai is a magnificent villa that serves as the workplace of Guo Jingming, a provocative young film-maker. “Tiny Times”, his recent blockbuster, follows … Continued

Patrick Chovanec: Can Sanction Lead to Progress in Ukraine Crisis? - 11th Mar

Are sanctions the way to bring a new level of talks to the Ukraine crisis? Silvercrest Asset Management’s Patrick Chovanec joins MoneyBeat with a look at how investors should watch international turmoil. Chovanec talked about the possible impact of sanctions on … Continued

Vijay Vaitheeswaran: China loses its allure - 11th Mar

Life is getting tougher for foreign companies. Those that want to stay will have to adjust. ACCORDING to the late Roberto Goizueta, a former boss of The Coca-Cola Company, April 15th 1981 was “one of the most important days…in the … Continued

Patrick Chovanec: Quick Thoughts on Crisis in Ukraine - 11th Mar

The successful ouster of Ukraine’s pro-Russian president Viktor Yanukovych, and his replacement with a pro-Western regime headed by Oleksandr Turchynov and Arseniy Yatsenyuk, is only the first chapter in an unfolding story.  The eastern half of Ukraine, including the strategic Crimean peninsula … Continued

Paul Haenle: Baucus can bring China to Congress - 11th Mar

Senator Max Baucus of Montana was sworn in by US Vice-President Joseph Biden on Feb 21 as the country’s new ambassador to China. The decision to nominate Baucus, according to many, was influenced by the US administration’s domestic political calculus … Continued

Patrick Chovanec: Economics & Markets Brief, March 2014 - 7th Mar

Take a look at a U.S. stock market chart so far this year, and you’ll see a nice, neat “V”.  The S&P 500 index plunged 5.8% in the second half of January, only to recover all of its losses and … Continued

Patrick Chovanec: Russian Markets Shudder Under Threat of Sanctions - 7th Mar

Paul Vigna and Patrick Chovanec discuss what sanctions for Russia, and Ryan Dezember looks at compensation at private-equity firms. ( Source: TeleManagement, Mar 4, 2014)

Parag Khanna: Mapping the future of countries - 7th Mar

Many people think the lines on the map no longer matter, but Parag Khanna says they do. Using maps of the past and present, he explains the root causes of border conflicts worldwide and proposes simple yet cunning solutions for … Continued

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