Gong Xi Fa Cai! A month after the western world, China has celebrated the start of its New Year last week. It is the year of the pig. In the western astrology, each month is assigned to one of twelve zodiac signs. In the Chinese astrology, each year has a zodiac sign. The twelve Chinese zodiac signs are rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog and pig.
Continue reading “Year of the Pig: Good Luck! . . . oink, oink”
Gong Xi Fa Cai! The 4716th Chinese year has just started. It is the year of the dog or more precisely the year of the ‘Yang Earth Dog.’ The dog follows the rooster for the next twelve lunar cycles in the Chinese lunar calendar. Continue reading “A Dog Year Ahead: Wang! Wang! Wang!”
Goodbye mischiefing fire monkey, welcome crowing fire rooster. The fire monkey showed us some surprising moments last year: Brexit and Trump, both unexpected events for most investors. The monkey has been unpredictable. We have seen erratic movements, turbulences, high volatility but at the end a positive outcome. Continue reading “The Year of the Rooster: Prepare to Wake Up Early!”
Xinyi Glass Holdings Limited (0868.HK) is a leading glass manufacturer producing glass products including automobile glass, energy-saving construction glass, high quality float glass and other glass products for different commercial and industrial applications. Xinyi has six production facilities in China and Malaysia. Its products are sold to more than 130 countries, including China, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, Africa, the Middle East, Central and South America. According to company information Xinyi accounts for around 20% of the world automobile glass replacement market and around 15% of the LOW-E energy-conversation glass market. Continue reading “Xinyi Glass – A Clear Perspective”
Tat Seng Packaging Group Limited (T12.SI) is one of Singapore’s leading manufacturers of corrugated paper packaging products. With two production facilities in Singapore and five more in China, Tat Seng Packaging serves a broad range of industries. Continue reading “Tat Seng Packaging – A Company Warren Buffett Would Like”
AIA Group Limited (1299.HK) is the largest independent publicly listed pan-Asian life insurance group with either wholly owned branches or subsidiaries in 18 markets across Asia-Pacific. Founded 1919 in Shanghai the group is today headquartered in Hong Kong and listed on HKEX since October 2010. AIA rose around 20bn USD at that time which made it the world’s third largest IPO ever. The stock can be also traded in the US and in Germany. Continue reading “AIA Group – Great Potential in China and India”