Adam Roseman of ARC Investment Partners wrote an article discussing China’s role in the world’s economy today. According to the International Monetary Fund, China has contributed greatly to the global economy during the financial crisis, and is expected to continue doing so.
IMF’s executive directors explained their belief that “expansionary policies in China during the crisis has played an important role in bolstering global stability and growth, and expected China’s positive externalities to continue, especially for regional economies.” IMF continued, stating that “a major disruption in China’s so-far-steady growth would have material adverse consequences for the rest of the world.”
Nigel Chalk, Senior Advisor at IMF’s Asia and Pacific Department said “Chinese economy will continue to be a ‘bright spot’ in the global growth. We do see the growth is very healthy, and inflation is declining.”
In recent news in China, Christine Lie is being appointed as Senior VP and Head of Listings to Singapore Exchange (SGX). Lie will be attempting to beef up attempts to make it easier for Chinese based companies to make inroads into the global capital market. In addition, it will be her responsibility to give over 150 China companies certain services that will make their packages more attractive to foreign investors such as Adam Roseman’s ARC Investment Partners.
Today, more than 20 percent of SGX’s 776 listed companies are Chinese.
Christine Lie will be working directly for Lawrence Wong, Executive VP & Head of Listings. She has a background in the field, having worked for Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEx) for more than a decade. Her last position at the firm was VP of the Issuer Marketing Department.
It is a great privilege for SGX to have Lie join the team. According to Wong, “we are pleased to have Christine join our Listings team and lead our efforts in helping China companies access global investors via the Asian Gateway. Her appointment underscores our continued commitment to the China market and our focus on growing the pool of SGX-listed China companies.”
In a recent article in The Vancouver Sun, the question was asked, is making an investment in Chinese forestry today, a risk or an opportunity? Well, perhaps one needs first to take a look at the Chinese language and how successful Chinese investors such as Adam Roseman of ARC Investment Partners make it in the investing world. Doing this, one will soon realize that it could be one and the same. For example, in Chinese, the character for crisis is comprised of two characters: danger and opportunity.
It seems like the main concern right now for Chinese investors is that neither China nor Canada seem to be in possession of “any type of formal agreement on cooperative investigations and inspections in the field.” This has to be worrisome because most of these operations are actually taking place in China. As well, there is the issue of the country’s “continuing forest tenure reform, to relocate its traditional collective-owned forests to individual farmers under a ‘forest contract responsibility system.’” The goal however, is a very admirable one – to try and give farmers a bit of a lift and at the same time, build a more “harmonious society.”
Whatever happens, at the end of the day if the problems aren’t sorted out, the situation could indeed put off Chinese investors such as ARC Investment Partners Adam Roseman. On the other hand, they could do like the Chinese do and see the potential “crisis” as “danger” with “opportunity” and take the plunge.