News Update 21st – 27th
This week’s articles focus on Alibaba’s upcoming IPO, China’s slowing economy, the rise of Japanese nationalism, an explanation of the ASEAN economic union, and China’s and Iceland’s budding Artic partnership.
From the New York Times – Alibaba’s upcoming IPO could total over $100B. Here’s a look at what this will mean for investors and the Chinese e-commerce giant.http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2013/04/25/why-alibaba-could-be-chinas-next-100-billion-i-p-o/
From BusinessWeek – Economic growth in China will be cooling down over the next couple years. This raises many questions about their future role in the global economy.http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-04-25/chinas-slowing-economy-what-you-need-to-know
From the Christian Science Monitor – Yet another Japanese politician has attempted to rewrite Japan’s wartime history. This time is was Shinzo Abe, Japan’s Prime Minister, and has led to diplomatic issues with both China and South Korea. http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Asia-Pacific/2013/0425/Is-Japan-s-Shinzo-Abe-finally-acting-on-his-true-nationalist-colors
From the Seattle Times – This is a great article highlighting the effects of the proposed ASEAN economic union. http://seattletimes.com/html/businesstechnolog/2020854511_apassoutheastasiaeconomiccommunityqa.html
From The Economist – Iceland has found an unlikely economic ally in China. China has been increasingly more interested in future Artic shipping routes. With the rush to the Artic already underway, China is posed to wield its power through the small island nation. http://www.economist.com/blogs/analects/2013/04/china-and-iceland
Lucas Hudson is a full-time student in the Masters of International Management program. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Spanish from the University of Oregon. During his studies, he lived in Valdivia, Chile, studying Spanish language and Latin American history. After graduation, Luke has spent his time traveling extensively throughout South America and working as a banker and accountant for local Portland businesses. He is interested in using his business experience and language skills to find a career that will allow him build relations between Latin America and the Asia-Pacific.