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China Business Philippines - 21 September 2009
Subject: China Business Philippines - 21 September 2009
Send date: 2009-09-21 03:13:44
Issue #: 11
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China Business Philippines - 21 September 2009, Monday

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Mafia Guide to Investing
By ST Ang

In the third Godfather film, Don Michael Corleone advised his hot headed nephew Vincent, “Never hate your enemies. It affects your judgement!”

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The Jade Trade
By Joe L. Gerardo

Unscrupulous traders doctor inferior jade stones by treating them with chemicals and subjecting them to a process that will make them look first class.

The resulting gemstone appears so convincingly real that a cursory examination will not reveal the difference.

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Going West With China
By Wainwright Gregory Yu

When it was proclaimed in January 2000, China’s “Great Western Development Strategy,” more fondly known as the “Go-west” policy, was met with indifference by the international business community.

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My experience has shown me that the people who are exceptionally good in business aren’t so because of what they know but because of their insatiable need to know more.

Michael Gerber

We cling to our own point of view, as though everything depended on it. Yet our opinions have no permanence; like autumn and winter, they gradually pass away.


More Sense
Meet Zhu at the Corner of 32nd Street
By Clarissa Catalina Repollo

Anathema to the usual Chinese restaurant interior with a hot pink, yellow and black motif, you’d never think that Zhu Chinese Cuisine is owned and managed by a man.

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Business confidence index for the first quarter of 2009. This is the lowest for the Philippines since 2002, according to the Bango Sentral ng Pilipinas.

The pessimism is blamed on weakening customer demand, which is due to the decline in disposable income.

US$16.4 billion
Remittances from abroad remain one of the most viable sources of foreign exchange for the Philippine economy despite the global financial crunch.

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September 24-25
Creative Decision Making & Personal Effectiveness Skills for Leaders & Managers
Venue: Astoria Plaza

September 25-27
Kasalang Filipino 2009
Venue: Robinsons Place Bacolod City

October 7-10
6th Print & Label Philippines 2009
Venue: SMX Convention Centre

October 13-16
Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Autumn Edition)
Venue: Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre
Organizer: Hong Kong Trade Development Council

October 13-16
Electronics Asia
Venue: Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre
Organizer: Hong Kong Trade Development Council

October 14-15
Mastering Marketing & Marketing Products
Venue: A. Venue Suites

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