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Category Archive: Travel Log

  1. Sunshine’s Travel Log Blog — The Chinese Economic Miracle May Be Unraveling

      The Chi­nese eco­nomic mir­a­cle appears to be unrav­el­ing at an alarm­ing and accel­er­at­ing pace. In just 30 years, China was able to trans­form its econ­omy from a Marx­ist bas­ket case to a global man­u­fac­tur­ing pow­er­house. But recent reports of mas­sive plant clos­ings, sky­rock­et­ing unem­ploy­ment, plung­ing exports and grow­ing social unrest are rais­ing seri­ous ques­tions about […] [read full story]

    Posted in: Asia, China, economy, Finance, Politics, Trade, Trade Finance, Travel Log
  2. Sunshine’s Travel Log Blog – Day 6 and 7, Humans for export!

    The next stop on my trek through Asia was to The Philip­pines. First Cap­i­tal has a grow­ing and vibrant office in Manila that does var­i­ous account­ing and trans­ac­tion pro­cess­ing func­tions for the rest of the com­pany. Sur­pris­ingly, the largest export prod­uct for The Philip­pines is humans. The export of young and tal­ented work­ers who send […] [read full story]

    Posted in: Asia, economy, Finance, Politics, The Philippines, Travel Log
  3. Sunshine’s Travel Log Blog: Day 1 – The 8% Mantra

    8% is the magic num­ber for China and every­one that I met today in Hong Kong knew it. Con­ven­tional wis­dom is that if the econ­omy grows by 8% in 2009 all will be well for the Peo­ples Repub­lic of China. The crash­ing export sec­tor won’t be a prob­lem. Tens of thou­sands of busi­ness fail­ures won’t […] [read full story]

    Posted in: BANKS, China, Economic Statistics, economy, Finance, Politics, Trade, Travel Log
  4. Sunshine’s Travel Log Blog: Day 0 – Off To Hong Kong

    I am trav­el­ing in Asia until Thurs­day, Jan­u­ary 22nd and while I am there Sun­shine Notes is con­vert­ing to the Sun­shine Travel Log Blog! When­ever pos­si­ble I will write about the trip. Some of the travel log blogs will relate to finance and busi­ness; while oth­ers will hope­fully just be fun. But, before we start the […] [read full story]

    Posted in: China, Economic Statistics, economy, Finance, Hong Kong, Politics, Travel Log