Not all startups are created equal, says Li Zhigang

In advance of the 2018 Newtop100 CEO Summit, Dialogue’s Kirsten Levermore and Xingyu Wang caught up with NewTop100 founder and best-selling author, Li Zhigang to discuss investing in start-ups and the challenges we all face in today’s world Departing an illustrious career as a senior journalist at Bloomberg Businessweek/China and Nanfang Metropolis, Li Zhigang got … Read more

Your guide: the end of Moore’s Law

Moore’s Law governs the work of designers and inventors all over the world. But is it coming to an end? Kirsten Levermore investigates Moore’s Law: The number of transistors per square inch on integrated circuits doubles every 18 months. In other words, we are fitting more technology into increasingly smaller spaces. Set out by Intel co-founder … Read more

China will gain not lose from Trump presidency

This is no counterfactual. China stands to benefit from the eruption across the Pacific [button type=”large” color=”black” rounded=”1″ link=”″ ]READ THE FULL GRAPHIC VERSION[/button] Donald Trump wants to take on China. The president’s winning campaign promised to impose heavy tariffs on imports of Chinese goods and brand the Asian superpower a currency manipulator. Several analysts … Read more

Circle of Hell

  The pursuit of shareholder gains is destroying productivity and taking the West down with it, writes Professor Charles Hampden-Turner [button type=”large” color=”black” rounded=”1″ link=”″ ]READ THE FULL GRAPHIC VERSION[/button] Giving all power to shareholders and insisting that their profits be maximized is a serious error. It is greatly slowing economic growth, and costing the West … Read more

Sweden is the top country to invest in

  After two decades of economic transformation, Sweden is top of Forbes’s 2016 list of countries that are the most inviting for capital investment Undoubtedly this is great news for Sweden, a country that is definitely punching above its economic weight. Though Swedish global business success goes back much further. Volvo, Electrolux, Ericsson and H&M … Read more

How to bet your hedges

Picking winning hedge funds boils down to asking the right questions, writes Frances Cowell [button type=”large” color=”black” rounded=”1″ link=”″]READ THE GRAPHIC VERSION[/button] Each hedge fund manager professes to be good at some particular strategy, such as relative value, equity long-short, or investing in less liquid assets, such as high-yield corporate bonds or distressed debt. Typically … Read more

Food delivery startups no longer on the menu for investors

  Once attractive home catering services face cooling investment market Is the food delivery investment landscape overcooked? According to a recent research by CB Insights investment into food delivery startups has declined rapidly in 2016. The data shows that companies are projected to raise half as much money in 2016 as they did in 2015. Favourites … Read more

Invest with us and change the world

Ethex head of operations Sarah Flood wants to bring social investments into the mainstream What are you and your organization most passionate about? Ethex is the only positive investment and savings platform in the UK: a one-stop shop for the positive, or social investor. We are passionate about growing the positive investment market and taking it … Read more

Big Digital might regret its goodwill hunting

  Investors question whether digital companies such as Facebook, with large investments in intangible assets, will gain adequate returns [button type=”large” color=”black” rounded=”1″ link=”″ ]READ THE FULL GRAPHIC VERSION[/button] In my previous column, I talked about the venerable DuPont model (Q1 2016, page 53), developed many years ago when digital companies were the preserve of … Read more

China is buying US assets. So what?

Anxiety about the Chinese purchase of US chipmaker Micron flies in the face of economic realities, writes Phil Young Tsinghua, a Chinese state-owned holding company, recently made the headlines when it announced plans to buy US chip maker Micron Technology Inc for around $23 billion. Several analysts expressed doubts that this deal would go through, due to the low bid price and possible … Read more