The China Integrated Analysis
The China Integrated Analysis is our newsletter published on a regular basis, discussing the latest business trends along with providing practical operational tips that we share from our acquired know-how.
- EU Firms earn more in China than elsewhere
Two articles from the Neue Zurcher Zeitung have implied that Swiss and European companies are not making profit in China, particularly SMEs, and that China is a “necessary evil” for business people. We take the opportunity to have a deeper look at the 2012 EU Chamber Business Confidence Survey. Rather than a decline, this EU survey and other available data on Swiss companies unmistakably points to increasingly positive results in China for EU and Swiss companies over the years. In particular the profitability of international businesses in China keeps increasing and it is now on average higher than in the rest of the world!
- Expectations 2012 part 2
Raising wage is a priority amongst China’s most recent Five Year Plan goals: the Chinese government plans to raise minimum wage to nearly double by the end of 2015. Does this labor cost rise spell the end of China as a production base? This analysis demonstrates, with elements such as automation or inflation, how the country still remains a low-cost production center while China turns as well into a consumer market.
- Expectations 2012 part 1
A look back at 2011, pointing out specific numbers from the CEIBS Survey of “Foreign Executives in China” to analyze achievements of Swiss and EU companies, from which we identify the biggest difficulties ahead of them and forecast the following years.