• IRIS Commentary

    IRIS Centre IShare Co-Work Spaces

    by  • March 23, 2016 • IRIS Commentary

    IRIS Centre IShare

    IRIS Centre and IShare have entered into a collaboration to cater specifically for foreign companies and representative offices. Located in a most ideal position on Nanjing West Road, we have available over 180 serviced offices for business registration and leasing on short term or long term basis. IRIS Centre will provide corporate, secretarial and...

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    WeChat For Business

    by  • January 20, 2016 • IRIS Commentary

    WeChat For Business

    WeChat has become the most used social app as well as becoming the online business tool of choice for companies doing business with China. WeChat has become indispensable with more that 90% uptake in all the major Tier-1 cities in China. Think of WeChat as Facebook, Whatsapp, Skype and Twitter ALL rolled into one...

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    5 Minutes On Cyprus

    by  • August 2, 2015 • IRIS Commentary

    Cyprus is truly a Destination that many travellers would like to experience at least once is a life time. For the initiated, Cyprus ends up becoming a home away from home as well as the home of choice upon retiring. I should know as Ive visited Cyprus since the summer of August 1992 and...

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    Yuan and Investments Outward Bound

    by  • June 25, 2015 • IRIS Commentary

    The Chinese yuan has strengthened to a point where some economists have indicated as reasonably priced. From a Chinese perspective, the increased buying power of the yuan means cheaper overseas travel for tourism, cheaper overseas goods right down to cheaper takeovers of foreign assets. The outflow of funds includes overseas citizenship applications with personal...

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    Whats in store for 2014?

    by  • December 23, 2013 • IRIS Commentary

    2013 could be viewed as a year of deep assessment, selective restructuring while maintaining a decent pace of growth across sectors. Changes in policies resulting in the Shanghai FTZ and policies and standardisations across certain sectors such as finance; food and food security; health; services and other consumer related sectors will start to bring...

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    Shanghai Takes USD 100 Bln Physical Gold In 2013

    by  • July 21, 2013 • IRIS Commentary

    An annual global production of about 2,000 tonnes of gold translates into USD 100 Billion, most of that is forecast to be transacted as physical deliveries through the Shanghai Gold Exchange, now the undisputed exchange for physical gold. This is an astonishing development in less than a year and it will surely bode well...

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    Policies Point Toward Maintaining Balance

    by  • July 1, 2013 • IRIS Commentary

    Commodities have certainly taken a tumble with uptake and prices for metals and coal retreating to levels that have resulted in many mine closures. In Australia, the major miner have suffered declines in earning resulting in share prices hitting lows not seen since 2008/09. China is now more focused on achieving a balance between...

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    Still Too Early To Call It A Recovery

    by  • January 18, 2013 • IRIS Commentary

    In our previous posting, we indicated that there could be a likely improvement in the 4th Qtr and it seems like our prediction was right. GDP grew by 7.8% for the year as recovery in industrial production and exports led to an increase in 4th Qtr growth of 7.9% that was slightly better than...

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    Chinese Binding Agreements?

    by  • September 8, 2012 • IRIS Commentary

    Very often a foreign company getting into an agreement with a Chinese counterpart will find that when an agreement is signed, it seemed that the Chinese will want to alter the signed agreement, over and over again. Foreign companies should realise that in most instances, the signed agreement is just the starting point towards...

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    Have We Hit Bottom Yet?

    by  • August 24, 2012 • IRIS Commentary

    Estimates for China is for a softer 3rd Qtr and expectations of an improvement in the 4th Qtr, possibly signalling a potential recovery in commodities as China’s economic growth picks up again. These are forecasts that may suggest that the year’s loss of between 30 – 50% in stock prices could be bottoming, with...

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