Interesting Statements

  • Within the S&P 500, there is approximately US$1 trillion in cash waiting to be deployed and maybe for M&A.
  • Microsoft bought Skype will all foriegn cash.
  • Skype is the largest provider of international calling services in the world.
  • In the past 6 years, Microsoft’s online division has lost more than US$7.2 billion…
  • …However, at the end of March 2011, Microsoft has a cash hoard of US$50.2 billion.
  • It is cost prohibitive because of taxes to repatriate money back into the US.
  • The US market is currently trading on macro news which is quite negative. More micro visibility will not happen until earnings season starts up again in July. 
  • In Vietnam, consumer prices climbed almost 18% in April from a year earlier.
  • Natural gas is the cleanest of the fossil fules when burned, so energy-hungry Asian nations are snapping up stakes in LNG projects as they look to guarantee fuel supplies to meet surging energy needs while weaning economies off coal and cutting emissions.
  • Over the next 2 decades, 350 million rural Chinese are expected to migrate to cities. Such a shift would create estimated 219 cities with more than 1 million residents each by 2025.

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Experience Business Developer & Alliance Partner Manager with Strong Technical Background Dealing with Complex Solutions
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