Tag Archives: money

What’s a ‘hui’? How you can borrow and lend money in China

In the modern world, credit is as essential an ‘asset’ as actual assets are. Without credit, it’s often difficult to buy the luxuries and even necessities of life. We rely on banks to provide the funds for this credit, but now credit is getting tight as banks are looking to shore up the loans on their books. Banks… Read More »

February, 2008: Financial Results – a quiet month

After January’s stellar month, February has really settled back and results are only approximately half of January’s. That is of course to be expected. I had hoped that my free download would entice visitors to download the top twelve subscriptions. Well, it hasn’t quite worked yet. But I’m going to keep plugging it, because I think it’s a… Read More »

Panasonic, Prada and Perspectives: Change isn’t that hard, is it?

Flower shopping: a whole new world view!  Just yesterday, I went with Christine to a flower market in Taipei. This is something I normally hate doing, but this time something twigged: I may not appreciate the enjoyment and satisfaction she has from growing and keeping plants, but I could enjoy another aspect that I already knew about –… Read More »