China

Participating in the first World Internet Conference with other global internet leaders

World Internet Conference

Last month, Thomson Reuters participated in the first World Internet Conference (WIC) in Wuzhen, Zhejiang Province, China. The conference is co-sponsored by China’s newly formed Cyberspace Administration (formerly named the State Internet Information Office) and Zhejiang Provincial Government, and attracted about 1000 policymakers and top industry executives. The conference covered topics including global internet governance, mobile, cross-border e-commerce, cyber security and terrorism, and has the stated mission to promote the “development of [the] Internet to be the global shared resources for human solidarity and economic progress.” (more…)

The world’s largest ship – Graphic of the day

Designed to plough the trade route between Asia and Europe, China Shipping Container Lines (CSCL) Globe is the first ship of its kind to transport as many goods in a single journey. Today’s graphic is a diagram of the world’s largest ship, a comparison to other (smaller) competitors and a timeline of its maiden voyage port calls.

China Shipping Container Lines

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Falling global dairy prices hit New Zealand farmers – Graphic of the day

As global dairy prices plummet due to falling demand from China and Russia, signs are emerging that supply in New Zealand is starting to slow following record-high prices and production from last season. Today’s graphic looks at the recent change in New Zealand dairy production, prices and exports.

dairy prices

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China’s IQ (Innovation Quotient)

Invention Patent Applications

Our Intellectual Property & Science business recently released research outlining the patent landscape in China, and best practices for developing a strategic outlook on the emerging areas in the country’s portfolio. The new paper, Chinese Corporate Trends and Globalization for IP, aims to provide insight and understanding of China as an emerging global economy and how that growth is being driven by attempts to harness the tremendous potential of human and natural resources through innovation and the global IP system.

Intellectual Property is a central plank of China’s national strategy as it pushes to become an innovation-driven economy. Effective IP protection is also necessary for China to successfully continue on that journey. Although there is recognition at the national level of the importance of IP, this does not always translate down to the enterprise level. Major Chinese corporations are making strides in embracing and using IP as an integral part of their business strategy as they seek to drive revenue growth, gain market share and deliver cost benefits through the protection of innovative technology. But as data in this report shows, this is still the exception rather than the rule. (more…)

China’s real estate debt – Graphic of the day

Among 150 real estate companies listed in China, 32 companies have borrowings that would take more than 10 years to repay at their current pace of cash generation. Construction loans, which form a major part of the borrowed funds, are typically of 3 years tenor. Today’s graphic maps out the debt to EBITDA ratio for China’s real estate companies as well as the market cap of its top developers.

china real estate

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Stock price disconnect – Graphic of the day

Hong Kong shares in dual-listed Chinese firms are trading at deep discounts to their onshore versions, confounding fund managers and revealing shortcomings in the Hong Kong-Shanghai stock connect’s design. Theoretically, because the stock connect enables two-way investment flows, prices should converge as investors arbitrage away the differential. This hasn’t happened and today’s graphic shows how big some of the price differences are.

Stock price disconnect

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Remittance in Asia – Graphic of the day

Hundreds of billions of dollars are remitted annually to countries in Asia, mostly to India, China and the Philippines. Today’s graphic tracks the remittance flow to Asian countries as well as the top remitting and receiving countries, globally.

remittance

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Electronic cigarette patents – Graphic of the day

E-cigarette makers are racing to design and buy variations of a technology that has lit a billion-dollar boom, created a new vocabulary, and prompted a backlash from health officials worried about the impact of the new smokeless devices. Today’s graphic shows a surge in e-cigarette patents in recent years, especially in China, following the invention of the first device in China a decade ago.

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A new dawn for China – and the global investment community

shanghai dawn

This is a genuinely historic week for the world’s financial markets. For the first time investors worldwide can invest directly in the companies driving this country’s amazing growth story via the Hong Kong-Shanghai Stock Connect initiative.

From this week, investors are able to trade in shares listed the Hong Kong and Shanghai stock exchanges, with some minor restrictions. Until now, investors outside China faced lengthy application processes to acquire the required approvals from the Chinese Securities Regulatory Commission. Now, to a great extent, if you can deal on one exchange you can deal on them both. (more…)

Journalist spotlight: Vikram Subhedar on the stocks buzz scoop warning Hkex shares at risk from Shanghai connect daily

Last week, the Reuters Stocks Buzz team was ahead in warning that Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing’s shares were at risk from a potential delay in the long-awaited direct connection between its market and the Shanghai bourse. Investors had widely expected connection between the two markets to begin in late October and bring bigger turnover to HKEx, whose shares were up 36% so far this year. But a delay in the launch sent its stock lower. In a Reuters Best: Journalist Spotlight Q&A, Stocks Buzz Editor-in-Charge Vikram Subhedar offers a behind-the-scenes look at how the team got the scoop.

Q. How did you score this exclusive?

A. With Reuters Stocks Buzz we’re really trying to use our regular reporting, Eikon analytics & market contacts to present compelling ideas and coverage on equity markets and ideally anticipate a big stock move. So the HKEx piece was a combination of tracking HKEx & the Hong Kong market closely over the past few years, having the right contacts in the market and building on some great Reuters reporting around the HK/Shanghai connect over the past few weeks. As excitement over the stock connect grew, so did HKEx’s valuations and it got to a level where scope for disappointment was quite high. Then it was a matter of putting it in a global context and highlighting the fact that this situation has arisen before. The timing of the piece worked well.

Q. What types of reporting/sourcing were involved? (more…)