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Understanding Chinese Market Forces

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China is more efficient and open than it has ever been, but the government still has a heavy hand in the market.  No analysis of China’s financial markets is realistic unless it accounts for distortion in favor of government policies and goals.  Distorting effects of Chinese business culture and intense government involvement in the market are facts of business life in China.  Mr. Kurtz discusses key issues that every entrepreneur, company and portfolio investor should consider in order to succeed in China’s fast-paced and highly competitive financial markets.  It takes different qualities for companies or investors to succeed in China in different industries.  There is an increasing need for investors and corporate players to be culturally aware if they want to come to China.  Management has to be able to design products and services tailored to the Chinese consumer and market.  The portfolio investor must be aware of the government goals and policies at the local and national level because regulatory issues could dramatically affect entire sectors.

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About Michael Kurtz

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Before joining Macquarie, Mr. Kurtz worked at Bear Stearns for seven years as the head of Asia strategy and head of research. Before that he was an Asia foreign exchange strategist at IDEAglobal and a greater China analyst for Polyconomics. Macquarie Group is a global provider of banking, financial, advisory, investment and funds management services. Macquarie’s main business focus is making returns by providing a diversified range of services... [Full Bio]
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