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November-2012

Remarkable little is known about Xi Jinping, who next March will succeed Hu Jintao as China’s fourth President of the post-Mao era.  Sure, we know that he’s the son of revolutionary hero Xi Zhongxun, and that he spent several years in the Chinese countryside during the Cultural Revolution - and again ten years later in, of all places, Iowa.  We also know that he was apparently once capable of “carrying a shoulder pole of twin 110-pound buckets of wheat for several miles across mountain paths without showing fatigue”, according to one of the more colourful passages from Lawrence Kuhn’s tome on the thoughts of China’s leaders.

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November-2012

 More than four years after the collapse of Lehman Brothers, which unintentionally triggered the worst financial crisis since the 1930s, the global economy remains extremely fragile.  Structural reforms to prevent another crisis have not been implemented and a double-dip global recession is still possible, as the EU struggles to resolve its sovereign debt crisis, the U.S. tries to avoid a suicidal drive off its own “fiscal cliff”, and China’s growth rate has slowed significantly in recent months.  And even if another global recession is narrowly avoided this time, a prolonged period of stagnation is likely, unless coordinated corrective action is taken soon.

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November-2012

The boom years may be in the past, but China still offers big opportunities for multinationals that adapt to its new economic reality.

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