NBC Olympics broadcast: the good, the bad

Reading Time: 2 minutes For US audience of Beijing Olympics, NBC (including CNBC, MSNBC, USA, Telemundo and Oxygen) is the only place for extensive coverage, because the exclusive broadcast deal between NBC and IOC. While NBC did unprecedent largely positive coverage of this event, Beijing and China, I can still felt the “colored glass” of some of the comments… Continue reading NBC Olympics broadcast: the good, the bad

Anything is possible

Reading Time: 2 minutes Let me borrow the ad slogan from Li Ning’s apparel and shoes company: anything is possible. His performance in sky demonstrated this idea very well. So as the opening ceremony, I think it blew away a lot of people’s expectations. So congrats to Mr. Zhang Yimou and each of 15,000 performers, and their families, for… Continue reading Anything is possible

Olympic game starts, CFA level I registration

Reading Time: < 1 minute Yes, the game already started, e.g, the women’s soccer. This morning I saw the team USA vs. team Norway on MSNBC. The US lost 2 goals in first 5 minutes, not a good way to start a game. BTW, here is the TV schedule on NBA family (NBC, CNBC, MSNBC, Telemundo, USA, Oxygen). You need… Continue reading Olympic game starts, CFA level I registration

Call for help: watch Olympics Opening Ceremony live

Reading Time: < 1 minute In the US? Today my coworker reminds me Aug 8, the opening ceremony is only a week away. (Update Aug 7) More up to date stuff from mitbbs (go to the end of this post to get the instructions in Chinese). TV So far NBC family (NBC, MSNBC, CNBC) has no plan to do it… Continue reading Call for help: watch Olympics Opening Ceremony live

Olympics buzz at work place

Reading Time: 2 minutes Olympics buzz at work place As the Beijing 2008 only 8 days away, I am hearing quite a bit Olympics query from coworkers lately, mostly from curiosity and good will (wish Beijing and China will do well). As a Chinese living in America, I certain also hope things also work out well, amid all the… Continue reading Olympics buzz at work place

Weekend review w/e 072608

Reading Time: < 1 minute A subdued Olympics rally? The Olympics is coming. But we are not seeing much sign of an Olympics stock market rally, both in Shanghai, or in New York. The Shanghai composite index is barely above 52 week low, at around 2800 to 2900 range. Two of the Beijing 2008 Sponsors, China Mobile (NYSE: CHL) and… Continue reading Weekend review w/e 072608

SSE Composite Index, Happy New Year

Reading Time: < 1 minute Last night is the last trading day for Chinese domestic stock market, for the year of pig. According to Google Finance, the index is up 72.09% in the year of Pig. The index closed at 4,599.70, a tiny bit shy of 4,600. Shanghai composite has been up BIG two years in a row. Guess that’s… Continue reading SSE Composite Index, Happy New Year

Olympics Effect on Chinese Companies

Reading Time: < 1 minute I listened to the conference call of Sohu and Ctrip lately. Not surprisingly, both companies mentioned the positive effect of 2008 Beijing Olympics. Sohu is the Internet content service sponsor, and Ctrip should enjoy the booming of China travel industry before Olympics. But I think this Olympics effect is already priced in the stocks, and to make things… Continue reading Olympics Effect on Chinese Companies