Economic Barometer: China’s Glut of Goods

After about thirty years of unsuppressed growth, China is experiencing an unfamiliar phenomenon, unsold products. Piling up on shop floors, in car dealerships and in factory warehouses are goods which no one is buying, at least not as fast as they are being produced, or as fast as they were sold in the past. The …

Hedge Fund Association Opened Branch in Shanghai

Beginning in June the Hedge Fund Association opened a branch in Shanghai which will function as its China office.  Yiming Di will head the office, whose main function will be to work together with Shanghai’s alternative investment companies to educate the public there about the hedge fund industry in China. Yiming Di is a principal …

Brent Crude Falls Below $100 As Data Reveal Weak Markets

The not unexpected news of weak economic data has stimulated the downturn in the price of Brent crude oil below $100 for the second consecutive session on Monday. Statistics from China and the US show both a slowing down of the growth in China’s exuberant economy compounded with a weak US recovery. July’s delivery of …

The World’s Largest Economies in 2011

The next ten years will bring many changes to the world economy, perhaps the biggest one the relinquishing of first place of the United States to the emerging giant economy of China. The numbers are the GDP in trillions of dollars 1.    United States: $14.6 2.    China: $10.0 3.    Japan: $4.3 4.    India: $4.0 5.   …

Yiming Liang and Yang Yang Launching New Hedge Fund in April

Derivatives trader and former managing director of Standard Chartered, Yiming Liang, in partnership with Yang Yang, the past chief investment officer of China’s Huatai Asset Management in Hong Kong are preparing to start a new hedge fund enterprise this coming April, Goldstream Capital Management. The two successful money managers have been friends for over 20 …

Chinese Economy Leads to Concern Among Hedge Funds

Though the eurozone crisis is far from over, hedge funds and analysts have begun shifting their attention to a different, looming disaster emanating from China as its economy starts to slide. The Emerging Sovereign Group, a $1 billion hedge fund, recently told its clients: “We have a gathering sense that the next act of this …