Tag: China-mobile

Reading Time: 2 minutes There were some big news in the US wireless arena last week. Verizon and AT&T won the auction of some new wireless spectrum, Google did not win the spectrum (see the details at NYTimes). Do you know how much Verizon paid for the new spectrum? $9.6 billion. Imagine a similar scenario in China, how much

March 26, 2008

Reading Time: < 1 minute Financial Times did a Top 10 Chinese global brands survey recently. And here are the winners. Did you notice anything interesting? I noticed BoC, Air China, China Mobile, China Telecom, Sinopec, CCB are state owned (majority owned); while Lenovo, Tsingtao beer, Haier and Baidu are public companies. I am a little puzzeled why ICBC and

March 23, 2008

Reading Time: 3 minutes As you may aware, terrible things happened in Lasha (China) a few days ago. It is reported 5 young girls who worked for an apparel shop were killed in the riot (in this particular case, arson set by the thugs). I noticed the last text message one of the girl sent to her father is:

March 21, 2008

Reading Time: 2 minutes First a bit background. Re-org of China telecom industry All the big players: China Mobile 中国移动 (CHL), China Netcom (CN), China Telecom 中国电信(CHA) and China Unicom 中国联通 (CHU), are majority owned by the state. In the widely anticipated re-org plan, the goverment will try to create more competition in wireless arena (right now CHL is

March 6, 2008

Reading Time: < 1 minute Missing iPhones are found in China According to InStat, a market research company, there are about 400,000 unlocked iPhone in China. Most of them are purchased in the US, unlocked and shipped to China later. An interesting side point is Chinese (smart phone) users are mostly for entertainment, while the US users focus on business

February 18, 2008

Reading Time: < 1 minute I closed the Amazon Feb $65 puts last Wed, when I saw the stock dropped to around $68, which is the low point the day after it released Q4 earning. Lesson learned: 1) short/put a stock is much harder than I thought. I started this trade because I saw EDU, AAPL, and VMW all dropped

February 9, 2008

Reading Time: < 1 minute According to my friend Wang Jianshuo (and he got it through CCTV), Chinese people sent 5 billion text messages (SMS) for the New Year Greeting. Separately, I picked up more China Mobile shares (CHL) today. Average down is not the best approach, I may sell some CHL (I bought at higher cost earlier) later on,

February 7, 2008

Reading Time: 2 minutes I started pay attention to the mobile phone and service providers lately. In fact I bought some China Mobile (CHL) shares about 2 weeks ago (bought it a bit early again 🙂 Nokia: the balance Nokia is the No. 1 brand in China as shown in baidu Shouji (cell phone) report. One thing I noticed

February 3, 2008

Reading Time: < 1 minute (Update) Halter US China Index closed down 7.89% and FXI down 7.55%. China Mobile (CHL), a major component of both index, is down 7.79% today. FXI (FTSE Xinhua 25) dropped 7.23% as of now 11:27 AM US CST. Halter US China Index (web site), which is more broad based Chinese ADRs traded in the US

January 15, 2008

Reading Time: 2 minutes I decided to buy some China Mobile shares, after did some reading in the weekend. Today’s news is China Mobile walked away from Apple regarding iPhone, cool. Since I placed a limited order ($85.25) last night, I got it at $84.22 shortly after it started trading. Two things: China Mobile (NYSE:CHL; HK:0941) is not cheap,

January 14, 2008
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