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Xiaomi The Money! — It has doubled sales for each of the past three years, and is expected to grow earnings by 75% this year. It has catapulted itself to the No. 1 spot in the world's biggest smartphone market. Drooling yet? Alas, there's a catch: Xiaomi, China's biggest smartphone maker, is not yet publicly-listed.
Nov 25, 2014

I'll admit it's my favorite headline this week: Xiaomi The Money! via @barronsasia

Nov 25, 2014

RT @barronsasia: Biggest smartphone maker in world's biggest market isn't listed, but here's how you can dial in: via @barronsasia

Shhh… But Everyone is Now A Liquidity Bull — The Chinese zodiac says 2015 is the year of the goat, but we all know it's the year when everyone finally becomes a liquidity bull. Liquidity bulls do not let the stench of global deflation stand in the way of stock buying.

China’s Mid-Tier Banks Hurt by Rate Cut — Global markets may have applauded Beijing's decision to cut interest rates, but the cheer squad didn't extend to China's midsized banks who confront an even tighter squeeze on their profitability. China's smaller lenders now face increased pressure on their net interest margins, a measure of the gap between how much it costs banks to borrow money and the rate that banks charge their customers.

States’ Finances Have Gotten on Solid Ground — U.S. states represent one of the most secure areas of the global bond market, typically benefiting from low debt levels relative to the size of their economies, and the ability to cut spending and raise taxes during tough times. Even when hefty pension obligations and unfunded employee health-care liabilities are taken into account, state credit quality generally is strong.
Nov 24, 2014

Barron's and Eaton Vance rank all 50 states by their municipal bond creditworthiness via @barronsonline