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“Round Table” is the premier discussion show that debates the hottest topics making headlines in China and around the world. As the most popular English language podcast from China, it covers everything from pressing social issues to the latest consumption trends. It not only keeps you informed, but goes deeper into the factors shaping the behavior of 1.4 billion people. Check it out to gain an insight into the minds of Chinese youth and feel the pulse of contemporary China.
 
Want a one-stop shop in learning more about China? Then this is the podcast for you. From the food & the Forbidden City, to having a ball in Beijing! Howzit China focuses on China's history in South Africa, cuisine, language, opportunities in China for South Africans, opportunities for China in SA & more..
 
Studio Plus is a daily talk show that discusses matters on Chinese society, science, economy and culture, as well as international events and stories. With local hosts and others from English speaking countries, the show brings diverse opinion, fun, and light-hearted insight to listeners around the world.
 
Join us to keep up on the trends affecting marketing in China! We cover new features in WeChat, Douyin, Baidu, Weibo, Bilbilili and other Chinese platforms. Plus, we'll give a brief overview of the news in Chinese culture, politics and economics, while pointing out the takeaways for marketing teams. Just 35 minutes per week, and you'll be up-to-date! The podcast is new, but we've been blogging on this topic since all the way back in 2008 - before most of the Chinese digital platforms even ex ...
 
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Paul Christopher, head of global market strategy at the Wells Fargo Investment Institute, says that the economic recovery pace in the United States is ahead of most foreign countries and is likely to stay that way for a year or more, but his long-term thinking suggests that changing globalization will use more robotics and artificial intelligence a…
 
The disruption caused by technological progress and the coronavirus pandemic is causing obvious employment anxiety, particularly among older workers. They fear that younger and cheaper manpower—or worse, robots—could take their places. But could there be jobs that favor seasoned professionals over younger workers? / Why are many bookkeeping and bud…
 
Steve Rick, chief economist at CUNA Mutual Group, says that Coivd-19 and its variants remain the biggest issue facing the global economy right now because it has slowed the U.S. economy more than expected and it continues to drive expectations lower, at a time when rising inflation is a concern that could put a further damper on growth. Despite the…
 
The Mid-Autumn Festival is finally here. Most people in China get the day off during this traditional public holiday. So how are you spending your Mid-Autumn Festival holiday? / In what ways is an interruption from work beneficial? / Heart to Heart—please send your audio questions to ezfmroundtable@foxmail.com.…
 
David Trainer, president of New Constructs, says that new research from the firm shows that three-quarters of the Standard and Poor's 500 stocks have misstated earnings, and that 215 of those companies have overstated their profits by more than 10 percent. He cites Fortive Corp., which shows reported earnings of $4.62 per share, but with core earni…
 
Niladri Mukherjee, head of portfolio strategy at Merrill Lynch Bank of America Private Bank, thinks that equities will grind higher from current levels, but that progress will be based on a 'different playbook' driven by rising corporate earnings and narrower moves that force investors to dig into the numbers -- to 'get micro' looking at valuation …
 
China Tech Investor is a weekly look at China’s tech companies through the lens of investment. Each week, hosts Elliott Zaagman and James Hull go through their watch list of publicly listed tech companies and also interview experts on issues affecting the macroeconomy and the stock prices of China’s tech companies. Make sure you don’t miss anything…
 
Rob Isbitts, chief investment strategist at Sungarden Investment Publishing, says that with the yield on the Standard and Poor's 500 is as low as it has been in years, investors trying to find good buys on dividend stocks are looking for the proverbial needle in a haystack. Isbitts, who has developed a new investment factor he calls YARP -- for 'yi…
 
The hotel business is gearing up for an influx of customers during the upcoming holiday season and once the dust settles from the pandemic. Is a tech upgrade a worthwhile investment for hotels? / What are the prospects of being a professional pet detective? / Queuing styles can subliminally influence you to open your wallet using psychological tric…
 
Noland Langford, chief executive at Left Brain Investment Research, says that investors must adjust and deal with the current impact of inflation and continuing low rates, noting that '5 is the new 8,' and that investors may struggle to find good ways to generate a 5 percent yield. To meet that standard, Langord says he has gotten both more aggress…
 
Beijing's bus stops have recently had their old-fashioned information panels replaced with digital billboard screens. We take a look at the steps necessary in building a smart city. / Online literature is attracting older readers. From domineering millionaires to spoiled wives, war gods to ancient concubines - readers over 50 in China have found a …
 
Jan van Eck, chief executive officer at VanEck, says that government policy 'determines the weather' for markets and policy has been 'insanely supportive' of markets and while that is changing slowly he would suggest that investors have no reason to feel nervous while the Federal Reserve continues to support the market. van Eck talks about three mu…
 
The latest gold trend shows that China's youth are just as keen on the precious metal as their older compatriots. What have jewelers done right in engaging with the younger generation? / Ghosting doesn't only happen at the end of romantic relationships, but in professional relationships too. What drives this behavior? / What makes a healthy dinner?…
 
It's a wide-ranging show today with author Alec Ross, discussing 'The Raging 2020s: Companies, Countries, People - and the Fight for Our Future,' and whether the times ahead look more like a Star Trek universe or the landscape of Mad Max. In the Danger Zone, David Trainer of New Constructs sees through the popularity of the Warby Parker IPO to disc…
 
Michael Kahn, senior market analyst at Lowry Research Corp., says that technical analysis shows that the market at record highs is hiding the fact that parts of the market are not working, and that a number of indexes and indicators -- with the notable exception of the Standard and Poor's 500 -- are flat or struggling. 'I don't see that the rising …
 
For grown-ups who refuse to act like one, different languages have found ways to describe the phenomenon. In Chinese, we have 巨婴 or a "giant infant"; in English, you have "kidult" or "grup". What compels some people around to world to cling on to their inner child? / Happy Teachers' Day! Let's discuss what makes a great teacher.…
 
Michael Mullaney, director of global markets research at Boston Partners says that we're seeing 'the best financial conditions that we've seen in decades right now, and earnings are off the charts,' and while he sees some potential for change due to inflation and interest rate pressures, he says that investors should be listening to the stock marke…
 
Smartwatches have become the hottest new gadget for many elementary school kids. However, recent reports claim that these watches are getting so smart that it may become a problem. Do you agree? / Why can't we get enough of our smartphones before bed, and then complain that it prevents us from going to sleep? / Have you tried plogging?…
 
Joe Kalish, chief macro strategist at Ned Davis Research, says that the global markets are positioned well for the future provided that they can avoid significant trauma caused by inflation, and he is worried that the pressures causing current inflation may be more persistent than policymakers expect. If pricing pressures linger and are not transit…
 
Scott Helfstein, executive director of thematic investing at ProShares, says that the economic re-opening from the pandemic is not some sort of rewind, and that to move forward investors should give up on what he described as five fallacies, including the long-held debate about the growth versus value styles of investing. Helfstein also says that i…
 
Electric car showrooms are an increasingly common sight in shopping malls across China, usually occupying the best location on the first floor. What's driving the popularity of new energy vehicles? / Do you feel you are not good enough for your job or relationship, or that your expectations are out of reach? Round Table reassuringly says that YOU a…
 
Jeanette Garretty, chief economist at Robertson Stephens Wealth Management, says that the economy has entered an economic expansion phase, and notes that these growth phases tend to last a while. She expects this expansion to run for years, driven by fiscal policy and helped along by changes in the workplace, productivity and inventories that have …
 
China Tech Investor is a weekly look at China’s tech companies through the lens of investment. Each week, hosts Elliott Zaagman and James Hull go through their watch list of publicly listed tech companies and also interview experts on issues affecting the macroeconomy and the stock prices of China’s tech companies. Make sure you don’t miss anything…
 
Music streaming titans in China are undergoing a business practice shakeup. The latest news is Tencent has axed all exclusive music label deals in China. What will the future landscape of music streaming hold? / How to fight back against the stigma of mental health? It could start with some viral photogenic mooncakes!…
 
Catherine Stienstra, head of municipal bond investments at Columbia Threadneedle, says that the muni market has had a good summer, but got a bit softer in August and is likely to stay that way while waiting to see how government infrastructure plans and any potential tax increases play out. Tom Lydon of ETFTrends.com -- for the second week in a row…
 
The new school year has commenced in China and around the world. Chinese students who are pursuing an education in a foreign country have embarked on the journey to their study destinations. Safe travels! What are the pros and cons of studying overseas during a global pandemic? / How do local delicacies on food delivery platforms reflect human migr…
 
Andrew Foster, chief investment officer at Seafarer Capital Partners, says that forecasts for China to become the world's largest economy -- surpassing the United States -- are based on overblown economic assumptions. He says China is revising numbers, which will put 'a substantial dampener on growth;' instead of growth rates projected at 6 percent…
 
Steven Dover, chief market strategist at Franklin Templeton, and the head of the Franklin Templeton Investment Institute, says that the current math makes it hard for the market to double again the way it has in the last year, so he is expecting it to take another eight or nine years to see the next market double. That means investors should expect…
 
Outsourcing is an increasingly popular strategy that healthcare organizations around the world use to control the rising costs of providing services. Do the benefits outweigh the drawbacks? / Universal Beijing Resort is to officially open before the Mid-Autumn Festival. / Why is talent hoarding bad for a company?…
 
Mark Luschini, chief investment strategist for Janney Montgomery Scott, says that the stock market is likely to follow the growth of corporate profits, which bodes well for heady gains over the next year or two, despite inflation and other concerns that will increase volatility and potentially cause setbacks. Luschini says that since grizzly and pr…
 
Kristina Hooper, chief global market strategist at Invesco, expects reasonable growth for the economy and the stock market into next year, but notes that depends on the Federal Reserve successfully managing interest rates, and Covid variants not re-igniting the pandemic to where consumers shut down even if the economy remains open. She expects secu…
 
Scott Kimball, head of US fixed income at BMO Global Asset Management says investors need to recognize that the Federal Reserve is taking away emergency provisions, which should not threaten risk markets the way they feel threatened right now. With the Fed remaining cautious, Kimball says that inflation is likely to remain elevated, but not get to …
 
For many urbanites in China, planting vegetables in the limited outdoor space of balconies, window boxes, and porches is a great source of joy and food. It’s so popular that some gardeners even maintain a virtual vegetable garden via mobile phone games. Why do Chinese people love to plant vegetables so much? / Is a 'work family' an illusion? / Let …
 
Jae Yoon, chief investment officer at New York Life Investment Management, says that he is worried about how much higher the market can go from here with valuations at or near record highs, but he believes investors can be confident about investing globally and adding emerging markets and developed Europe for growth. Yoon believes the 10-year Treas…
 
Victoria Fernandez, chief market strategist at Crossmark Global Investments, says the recovery has created a solid foundation for the market to do well, despite increased choppiness that may be fueled in part by the shifting numbers and the strained year-over-year comparisons. With the heightened volatility, Fernandez says investors need to double …
 
This summer has been hot, but merchants and manufacturers have been getting creative to keep us cool. We look at the ingenious designs that are keeping temperatures low for customers. / Covid leads to 'two-tier' system between office and remote workers. / Who's at fault for taking a young boy into the female restroom?…
 
Broan Bollinger, president of Simply Safe Dividends, says that the stock market's rise to record highs has created challenging valuations for income-oriented stocks, but he maintains that there are issues that are steady, boring names that have missed out on much of the rise and remain reasonable values today. In the Market Call, Bollinger discusse…
 
A new "double reduction" education policy has already caused seismic shifts in China’s private tutoring business, with schools, teachers, children, and their families set to be next to feel its impact. We explain what the "double reduction" policy is trying to fix? / When I'm not in the core business, do I stand a chance in the company? / Motivatio…
 
Marc Lichtenfeld, chief income strategist at The Oxford Club, says that lower-for-longer interest rates and bond yields that have had investors turning to dividend-paying stocks have helped push valuations to where investors are having a tough time getting good payouts, and that they might want to cast a jaundiced eye to investments where the yield…
 
A recent survey looked at the housing purchase patterns among young couples who plan to tie the knot in the near future. Is there anything significant in their behaviors against the greater backdrop of the Chinese government seeking to curb irregular hikes in housing prices? / Will the palm-screening payment technology successfully woo users who ar…
 
Thomas Winmill, manager of the Midas Fund, says that gold is where investors go to preserve capital when they think inflation is coming, and the underperformance of gold would suggest that investors think that rising consumer prices are temporary. Winmill notes that there has been inflation in housing and health care and in other key areas, as well…
 
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