George Chen

Put a pause on China concept stocks

By George Chen
July 22, 2011

By George Chen
The opinions expressed are the author’s own.

Two Chinese dotcom companies have apparently become the latest victims of the growing market concern about China “concept” stocks in the wake a series of accounting scandals.

Is China Inc still credible?

By George Chen
June 9, 2011

By George Chen
The opinions expressed are the author’s own.

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao once said there’s something even more important and precious than gold — people’s confidence.

Is there really a China story?

By George Chen
May 26, 2011


By George Chen
The opinions expressed are the author’s own.

I remember a veteran trader once told me of the three scenarios under which one should sell stocks.

One country, two problems

By George Chen
May 23, 2011

By George Chen
The opinions expressed are the author’s own.

There’s a new problem with the “one country, two systems” policy for Hong Kong and mainland China — the appreciation of the yuan can ease inflation in mainland China but not in Hong Kong.

Japan, Australia, if not China?

By George Chen
May 17, 2011

By George Chen
The opinions expressed are the author’s own.

I am hearing more complaints these days from trader friends about how boring the market is these days. Why boring?

What happened to B shares?

By George Chen
April 28, 2011

By George Chen
The opinions expressed are the author’s own.

Few people outside of China really know what B shares are.

“B shares? Does that mean they are not as good as A shares?” That’s a typical question I hear from foreign friends when they first come to the mainland market and by chance learn some buzz about the B-share index.

Where China traders meet

By George Chen
April 4, 2011

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My readers on Reuters.com know me as a columnist who regularly writes about China and I also run a Chinese-language column, Mr. Shangkong, about Shanghai where I was born and Hong Kong where I call home now, on Reuters.com.cn, the China portal.

Firing and hiring

By George Chen
April 1, 2011

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By George Chen
The opinions expressed are the author’s own.

Today is April Fools’ Day, a rare opportunity to make fun of friends and colleagues with pranks and practical jokes. Ever ahead of the game, Goldman Sachs produced an amusing mistake yesterday making it look more than a little foolish, as many investors and rival bankers may attest.

Post-earthquake concept stocks

By George Chen
March 24, 2011

By George Chen
The opinions expressed are the author’s own.

Have you had breakfast or lunch yet? In Hong Kong, I’m guessing few people are choosing sushi these days.

Japan, in danger and opportunity

By George Chen
March 14, 2011

earthquake

By George Chen
The opinions expressed are the author’s own.

You might consider yourself very smart, powerful or perhaps wealthy, but after watching live coverage on TV of the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan on Friday afternoon, what was your reaction? We’re all nobodies in the face of the forces of nature.