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.
We’ve a new report out from the Mailman School of Public Health telling us that in some urban parts of the US child poverty is up at the unbelievable rates of 40, even 50% or more. The problem with this claim is that it’s simply not true. Apparently the researchers […]
Flight attendants “are here primarily for your safety.” I’ve heard this message plenty of times, and I’ve always believed it. But how to reconcile it with the flight I just took where the flight attendant texted in-flight at all times other than the few minutes when he was briefly conducting the cabin […]
Yesterday, the Supreme Court heard arguments in the U.S. v. Elonis case. At issue was the First Amendment standard for “true threats”–a narrow category of speech that enjoys no protection under the First Amendment because it is so low value and causes significant harm. Do juries need to find that […]
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%.
Despite a drop in import costs, many of the benefits of cheaper crude do not apply in the country
Petition website Avaaz hopes the global opinion will persuade State Bank of India to join major Western Banks and renege on financing a coal project that could damage the Great Barrier Reef.
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 […]
Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog,
A major theme here at Liberty Blitzkrieg over the past year has been the creative ways in which corrupt Chinese oligarchs and government officials are maneuvering their way into the