Chenjiazi Zhong 钟陈佳子

Strategies That Chinese Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Use to Attract Venture Capital

Abstract Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) contribute to China’s economic growth and help maintain social stability. However, SME business leaders have cited access to finance as an obstacle of SMEs’ survival and success. The purpose of this multiple case study was to identify main strategies SME entrepreneurs and business leaders used to attract venture capital […]

Market Recap Friday, October 13, 2017

In Brief U.S.: PPI ticking higher and inflation not dead; small business confidence peaking with D.C. risk; jobless claims still low Eurozone: Another good month for Eurozone sentiment; structural reform tough, but Catalonia risk contained and a second wind for sentiment; Emmanuel Macron has challenged EU leaders to sort out reform of the bloc within […]

Market Recap Friday, October 6, 2017

In Brief U.S.: Economic activity in both manufacturing sector and non-manufacturing sector continued to expand in September 2017; light vehicle sales in September realized the first gain of the year; weekly jobless claims fell more than expected Eurozone: The final IHS Markit Eurozone PMI Composite Output Index increased in September; recovery continued to firm according […]

Market Recap Friday, September 29, 2017

In Brief U.S.: Trump gives a new “red line” for his 20% corporate tax rate; tax reform framework; consumer confidence index fell to 119.8 while data skewed by hurricanes Europe: France consumer confidence fell; both German and French business optimism was also appearing toppy; German election update Asia: S&P warns of correction as Asia bond […]

Market Recap Friday, September 22, 2017

In Brief U.S.: FOMC meeting September 20: Fed is leaving short-term interest rates unchanged, but December Fed hike possible; QE unwind, fiscal progress? Eurozone: Eurozone upturn regains momentum in September; ZEW current sentiment situation; German general elections on September 24 U.K.: U.K. households experience the strongest squeeze on finances for three years in the third […]

Market Recap Friday, September 15, 2017

In Brief U.S.: August NFIB small business confidence index up 0.1 month on month to 105.3; CPI surprises to the upside in August; inflation expectations continue to rise Eurozone: Earlier in the cycle, job gains are still nascent; Bank of France estimated French GDP growth of 0.5% in 3Q17; eurozone industrial production up 0.1% in […]

Market Recap Friday, September 8, 2017

In Brief U.S.: ISM PMI up 2.5% to 58.8; ISM NMI up 1.4% to 55.3; job growth has started to slow, typical in 2H of a business cycle Euro zone: Manufacturing sector underpinned solid growth of euro zone economy U.K.: Service sector growth slipped to 11-month low China: The PBOC halted initial coin offerings Second […]