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Critical influences on the domestic economy in 2011 will be inflationary trends in the food sector which are expected to create upward pressure on...

Intercedent Insight: China-Conservative Nimbleness 2011 In its Year in Review, The Economist coined the term “multinationimbles” or...
China is consuming more and imports are on the rise: a recent report by the US-China Business Council, a non profit organization of roughly 240...
Companies should review and strengthen the corporate governance practices and procedures of in-China business units, suppliers, partners and...
The earthquake in Japan and trucker’s slowdown in Shanghai are examples of unforeseen events which can exert pressure on global sourcing...
The clampdown on property speculation in China is starting to bite even though cooling measures were introduced more than a year ago.  As well...
Intercedent projects that mid-tier manufacturing wages in China will reach approximate parity with Federal Minimum wage levels in the United States...
Enlightened reform policy underpins China’s economic miracle where the Government has forged the conditions for commercial activity to...
In a sign that China is continuing to tighten regulation of environmental pollution, the major manufacturing province of Jiangsu is now strictly...
Intercedent predicts that the next wave of Outbound Investment will be made by wealthy Chinese individuals and that, over time, the value of...
This is not another opinion piece about whether China will have a hard or soft landing. The economists can debate the pace and percentage of the...
There is growing recognition that companies should practice corporate diplomacy worldwide. How does this translate for foreign companies in China...

The US China Index which tracks US-listed companies that derive most of their revenue from China fell 27% in 2011 in a stark sign of how fraud...
A recent European Central Bank survey showed that credit conditions in Europe tightened sharply in the last three months of 2011, with banks...
Western firms in China, since the start of the Open Door in the seventies, have adapted and successfully matured to address the structural...
Weekly announcements in China underscore the country’s commitment to make the RMB fully convertible.  Within China there are a number of...
Intercedent advises that companies sourcing in China first research then develop and implement in clearly defined steps a fair labour practices and...
The impact of rising production costs on operations in China is reported widely within and outside of China. The two key questions that...
Lying beneath the polemics of the Bo Xilai incident and the standard racing sheet predictions of who will land the key leadership positions are...
When and where Alibaba.com will IPO has not been announced.  Yet, a larger question lurks, namely will the IPO – when it comes, which it...
The increasing percentage of the Hong Kong, Shanghai and Shenzhen exchanges as a percentage of world capital markets is no secret.  There are...
For over 20 years the notion of Guanxi or special relationships has crippled western firms entering China. If special relationships are defined...
Intercedent believes that Made in China is here to stay. For the past several years, Chinese manufacturing wages have increased annually at...
The change in leadership in China that was confirmed during the 18th Party Congress is, to most Western corporate executives, the equivalent of...

With low growth in Western economies, there is a perception that the relatively healthy GDP growth in China makes China-focused equities attractive...
Understanding China’s Economic Indicators, which is becoming a standard reference book, by The Wall Street Journal correspondent Tom Orlik,...
March is the annual meeting of the National People’s Congress and the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference.  The key...
In the absence of China’s own proactive investment strategy in the energy and mining sectors abroad, the nature of how open China’s own...
The viability of the SME is globally understood to be a key component of prosperity, employment and innovation. The OECD Centre for...
Every company dreams of being able to market worldwide without leaving the office at home. In theory consumer oriented products can be sold via e-...
Years ago, a client informed me that their first office in China was established in 1890 by posting the first Chief Representative over with a bank...
Since the first round of experiments in outbound investment by Chinese companies in the eighties the breadth of China’s outbound capital...

  Now that China is the world’s second largest economy and may be headed to be number one, the world’s media, stock markets and...

John Gruetzner of Intercedent’s Address to Canadian Senior Business Delegation that accompanied Prime Minister Stephen Harper to APEC on...
John Gruetzner, Intercedent Limited Key Note Speech made in Toronto March 3, 2015 at the 1st Canadian Crowd Funding Summit My presentation today...
CPT-Keys to Success in China   Reprinted text of article published in Global Ventures: Summer Issue 2015 written by Jonathan Hemlin....

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