Listen! Big Data and FinTech – Working Together on the Big Data Ecosystem and Security

ICAEW Past President Andrew N. Ratcliffe leads a panel discussion about big data and fintech from the CEIBS Insights 2018 Forum in London. The panel looks at opportunities for big data in financial services, the relationship between innovators and established players in the financial sector, and tackles a number of important issues surrounding data security and privacy. T … http://bit.ly/2RZKzr6

China grapples with trademark infringement—of its own brands – Pigs to market

PEPPA PIG was the target of China’s online censors earlier this year when the pink porcine character for toddlers was co-opted by unruly Chinese teenagers as a subversive symbol. But the popular piglet is also the object of another sort of unwanted attention: the registration of trademarks related to the brand by foreign “squatters”, who hope to benefit as counterfeiter … https://econ.st/2RCIRMP

Engaging With China: Eyes Wide Open

Later this month, I will be traveling to Hong Kong to present at Startup Launchpad, part of the Mobile Electronics Show. To make sure I’m giving the young entrepreneurs in attendance the most cutting-edge advice, I contacted David Willard, the founder and CEO of 52 Capital Partners, a strategic M&A advisory firm headquartered in Silicon Valley. Given Willard’s extensive M … http://bit.ly/2O60ZRk

The Grumpy Economist: Intellectual property and China

Let’s transfer more technology to China, writes Scott Sumner, with approving comments from Don Boudreaux. They’re exactly right, skewering one of the common backstop defenses of protectionists on both left and right. The question is whether China can buy US technology, or require technology transfer to Chinese partners as a condition of the US firm entering China. Scott and … http://bit.ly/2N8VrjH

Investors find Chinese companies ‘difficult’

An overwhelming 98% of global investors said they have difficulties engaging with onshore Chinese companies, and a majority do not agree with the recent A-share inclusion on the MSCI, according to a survey conducted by the Asian Corporate Governance Association (ACGA). Nearly one-third of the 155 respondents, which included asset managers and institutional investors, said … http://bit.ly/2v5hbWn