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Bank of Communications: Time for a Withdrawal?

online.barrons.com — It's said that size matters. When considering an investment in China bank stocks, it would appear that bigger really is better. Bank of Communications ( 3328.HK ) is viewed by some investors as part of the 'big five' of China's banking industry, standing alongside state-backed behemoths Industrial and Commercial Bank of China ( 1398.HK ), China Construction Bank ( 939.HK ), Agricultural Bank of China ( 1288.HK ), and Bank of China ( 3988.HK ).
Oct 30, 2014

RT @barronsasia: One of China's Big 5 banks is smaller than the rest - and yet pricier: on.barrons.com/1wN99Oy via @barronsasia

Could Apple Cash In on Payments?

online.barrons.com — Credit Suisse Ahead of our Third Annual Future of Payments & Commerce Conference, we polled institutional Financial and Business Services investors to gauge sentiment around disruption in the payments landscape. Interestingly, survey results suggest that sentiment around potential disruption and the agents of disruption have not...
Oct 30, 2014

@daringfireball 1 more from the archives: Future of payments The most potentially disruptive public company is Apple online.barrons.com/articles/SB500…

Good Morning, Vietnam

online.barrons.com — Sometimes, global investing is just like real estate: The only thing that matters is location, location, and location. Look at Vietnam. Suddenly, it's dawned on just about everyone that this country with unrivaled sunrise views over the South China Sea can not only back out of its deepwater naval base at Cam Ranh Bay onto one of the world's busiest trade routes, but that its veranda overlooks a lovely undersea garden of oil and gas deposits.