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Anyone who has been to China would have noticed how much more expensive foreign goods cost there. From Starbucks to Nike, Haagen Dazs to Prada, foreign brands are often sold at a hefty premium in the Mainland.
This infographic explains why this is so and sheds some light on why there are often throngs of Chinese shoppers queuing up outside a luxury store in Hong Kong or anywhere else around the world.
China is facing a new economic crisis, and it is not about mounting local debt or even a rapidly slowing property market. The crisis in the making is about family business succession in the world’s second-largest economy. This issue may seem innocuous for many observers, but it is in fact one of the many pressing issues for the country’s economy, which is undergoing a painful process of rebalancing. Why is the family succession issue so important? Read more
Jeffrey D. Sachs,
Mohamed A. El-Erian,
Isam al Khafaji,
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