Chinese Family Firms: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

The November 17 opening of the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect likely has some foreign investors eagerly looking forward to getting access, for the first time ever, to A-share listed Chinese firms on the Chinese stock market. But a word of caution: China’s stock market is still immature by international standards… For those interested in learning more about Chinese listed firms, one group you absolutely MUST become familiar with is family firms.

Australia’s annual economic growth rate slips below 3%

Economy expanded by just 0.3% in the September quarter as growth in exports and consumer spending was offset by falls in investment

The government has put a positive spin on slower than expected economic growth, saying the figures are only slightly below expectations and budget measures proposed by the Coalition will strengthen the economy.

Australian Bureau of Statistics data released on Wednesday shows the economy grew by 0.3% in the September quarter, taking the yearly growth figure to 2.7%.

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How To Increase Productivity By Employee Happiness

Whether you are an entrepreneur managing a startup, or a corporate executive with thousands of employees, it’s hard to ignore the evidence of big value from happy employees. For example, the Harvard Business Review a while back included an analysis of hundreds of studies showing an average of 31% higher […]