One World Ventures, Inc.

One-World-VenturesTutamen (HK) Ltd., the Chinese product development, consulting services and strategic management resource company has created the holding company, One World Ventures.

OWVI invests in a range of technologies and leverages its long experience in Asia to develop a company which crosses international boundaries. It bridges the gap between the US and China:
• 1WorldAuction is an online platform for the exchange of products and services. It enables individuals and businesses to avoid marketing costs.
• 1WorldCard offers a flexible debit card for global ATM and point of sale use. It is a inexpensive alternative to a bank account and is great for under-served markets.
• Vonsi Technology Inc. is a systems integrator. It supplies complete PBX, VOIP, IP and IP-based call center solutions.
• Inter Solar Tech, Ltd. markets renewable power generation products within the PRC and EU. It plans to expand to global operations and has successful experience in heat pipe, wind power and photovoltaic technologies.

1WorldAuction and 1WorldCard offer a unique, combined solution for e-commerce methods.

China will reduce the companies that it allows to recycle lead-acid batteries to produce refined lead.

Battery-Recycling-BinIndustry sources estimate China will only permit about 20 battery recyclers to operate in the near future, as opposed to  the many hundreds of firms presently in operation. According to Cao Guoqing, vice general secretary of the China Battery Industry Association, “The government will do it for sure in the future.” He did not say when the regulations were likely to be implemented. These regulations attempt to improve environmental regulations in the battery industry, the main user of refined lead in China.

China is the world’s largest producer and user of refined lead. Cao estimated that by 2015, China’s production of lead-acid batteries will reach 240 million kilowatt hours, which is twice 2009 levels. China used 2.35 million tons of refined lead for lead-acid battery production in 2009. This used about 70 percent of china’s total refined lead consumption in 2009, he said.

China Tightening Deposit Minimums

In order to fight against rising consumer prices and house prices, the Chinese central bank is likely to tighten monetary supply.

After November 15, Several commercial banks have will have to increase their minimum deposits at the central bank by 0.5 percentage according to various sources. This money will be pulled out of economic activity. On the stock market, the prices of big financial companies like the Bank of China fell by more than three percent.

“The economy is growing a bit too fast, so the country risks rising inflation,” said the chief economist at Industrial Securities, Dong Xian. “The authorities will therefore use monetary policy to bring down inflation expectations significantly.” The government is also concerned that the loose monetary policy of the US Central Bank will attract fresh capital to China, which will further drive asset prices up. The Fed wants to boost the U.S. economy by pumping 600 billion U.S. dollars of fresh money into circulation.

G20 leaders meet to Strengthen to World economic system

SEOUL, South Korea – America’s move to flood its sluggish economy with $600 billion of cash, has triggered alarm in capitals from Berlin to Beijing. This has created tensions over currencies and trade gaps which are growing before the summit of global leaders this week.

The Group of 20 developing and rich nations are attempting to reform the world economy in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis. Two years ago the group’s leaders met for the first time. They set out an ambitious agenda to ensure stable economic growth and to strengthen financial supervision to prevent further meltdowns and to give developing countries more of a say in what’s going on.

The Federal Reserve’s decision to buy $600 billion of Treasury bonds over the next eight months helps tolower interest rates to spur growth and cut the high unemployment rate. However, this decision  is complicating  discussions on achieving those goals at the summit Thursday and Friday in Seoul

At the center of the discussions is the understanding that a decades-long global economic order centered on the U.S. buying exports from the rest of the world and running huge trade deficits while other countries such as China, Germany and Japan accumulate vast surpluses is no longer reasonable after the crisis.

The attempt to remake the world economy received some of its momentum from the rise of countries such as brazil, India, and China to become economic and political giants in their own right. The G-20 meetings themselves show the great changes since the crisis. They mark the end of a system in place since the 1940s in which the world economy was managed mainly by a small group of rich nations led by the United States, Europe and later Japan.

Investment Cooperation between France and China

Last week, Chinese President, Hu Jintao, visited France for high level meetings. One of the meetings was sponsored by Medef, “The Movement of French Enterprises” which is the largest French employer’s unions. Medef organized a seminar attended by 250 French and Chinese investment companies. Commercial cooperation agreements were signed.

In his speech, Chinese Commerce Minister Chen also drew attention to the delicate issue of intellectual property. Chen tried to reassure French companies: “Our children need to innovate, not copy,” he told bosses came to the meeting. The Chinese Minister of Commerce invited all those who have concerns about doing business in china to come forward. He assured them that all problems will be reviewed within six months and solutions will be proposed.

He took the example of Schneider Electric, whose boss Jean-Pascal Tricoire was present at his side. “Schneider is very active in China,” said Chen Deming, “This French company is treated with all of the privileges of domestic companies.”

After China’s history of copying, is there room for innovation?

The Chinese Minister assured the contractors that innovation is what interests him, copying other companies’ products, patents and software is a thing of the past.

The financial agreements signed on Friday are signals of financial strength. They come at a time when China manufactures high speed trains for international tenders and when the first Chinese airplane is about to be produced. This plane will compete with Airbus and Boeing.

Opportunities for French and Chinese mutually beneficial business relationships will grow with time.

Large Multinationals Are Investing China

In late 2009 12.000 local Chinese investors in a  total of 13,000 companies with direct foreign investments were launched.  Direct investments were spread over 177 countries and territories around the world. In 2009, China’s direct investment abroad amounted to U.S. $ 56.5 million, placing fifth in the world.

In the next five years, China will have a number of large multinational companies. These projection serve to solidify the growing perception of China as a global economic powerhouse.

Solaris Starts Chinese Backed Hedge Fund

Solaris Asset Management, co-founded by Thomas Tey the former head of equities derivatives at Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp., is starting a hedge fund with money from investors in China.

The Solaris Capital SPC Equity Arbitrage Fund will start trading with S$30 million ($23 million) on Nov. 8, Tey said. Thomas Tey is a 24-year trading veteran with banks including Singapore- based Oversea-Chinese’s treasury division and Credit Suisse First Boston in Tokyo.

Tey’s aim is for the fund to grow to S$100 million by the end of 2011. He is actively targeting investors in Asia since raising assets in the U.S. and Europe has become “very, very tough.” About 50 percent of assets in Asian hedge funds come from Europe, while 40 percent are from U.S. investors, according to Eurekahedge Pte.

“This is not a very conducive environment to be raising money, but we expect to get to our target,” Tey, 49, said in an interview on Oct. 22nd.

The Solaris fund aims to trade stocks and derivatives including futures. The fund will be focused on arbitrage opportunities where it can profit from price differences between related securities, according to Tey.


Hedging Gains in Asia

Most Asian markets fell on Friday. MSCI Asia Pacific Index was on the morning down 0.5 percent after reaching its highest level in two years the day before.

– Sentiment among investors is uncertain. Macro figures from the U.S. was a bit weak. “This week we’ve had a couple good days and investors may use this opportunity to take profit,” said Shane Oliver, head of investment strategy at AMP Capital Investors in Sydney to Bloomberg News.

Masaaki Shirakawa, Governor of the Bank of Japan said the U.S. contributed to the downside risk for the economy while the South Korean central bank explained its decision not to raise interest rates by weak growth in the European and U.S. economy in addition to a strengthening of its currency, reported Bloomberg News.

Among the few exceptions to the broad decline on Friday, the Chinese domestic stock markets rose by 2.23 percent in Shanghai and 1.01 per cent in Shenzen.

Industrial & Commercial Bank of China and China Construction Bank was among the winners in the banking index after Citigroup announced that Chinese banks will be required to show solid earnings growth for the third quarter, reported Bloomberg News.

A report from the Chinese Commerce Ministry on Friday that showed that foreign investment in China rose in September helped to further strengthen confidence in the outlook for the Chinese economy, writes Bloomberg News.

In South Korea, LG Electronics was up 2.4 percent and LG Display up 1.0 percent after another positive update from a brokerage house, wrote CNBC.

The mining company Rio Tinto also went against the trend and was up 1.1 percent driven by the company’s strong production report that was presented on Thursday, and signs that the company’s iron ore joint venture with BHP Biliton met resistance among EU regulators.

Key indicators: (at 7:06) Note: The market closes at different times)
Nikkei 225 (Japan) 9489.80 -0.98%
Topix (Japan) 825.82 -1.33%
Kospi (South Korea) 1899.35 -0.02%
Taiex (Taiwan) 8205.30 -0.12%
Straits Times (Singapore) 3217.06 0.69%
Shanghai Composite (China) 2950.81 2.47%
Shenzhen Composite (China) 1215.83 0.78%
Hang Seng (Hong Kong) 23747.36 -0.44%
Bombay Sensex 30 (India) 20393.43 -0.51%
S & P / ASX 200 Index (Aus) 4689.00 -0.21%

Deloitte Survey: Investors Bullish on China Private Equity Fund

The “China Private Equity Confidence Survey” issued by Deloitte & Touche 14 in Beijing shows that investors are optimistic about China’s private equity funds (PE ) market and RMB funds. The survey also shows China’s growing private equity funds will change the existing market structure.

The work of the international research firm Deloitte in relation to China’s private equity market found that 79% of the respondents expected the next 12 months that private equity investment activities in China will be heating up.

Deloitte China, the North China managing partner of the company’s private equity services, pointed out that the confidence many private equity investors in the China market is high, due to many factors, including the current rising economic trend, the open market recovery, growth in domestic RMB funds, and to private equity funds as a source of financing for growing businesses. The most striking of the factors is the rapid rise and growth of RMB funds.

Despite the confidence in China’s private equity fund market, the survey revealed that only half of the respondents expect plenty of capital.  Despite this, continuing support for privatization of state-owned enterprises, is set to increase. Industry, consumer, retail trade activities in the next 12 months will be the majority of those business that will go private.  This is followed by electricity, energy, the mining industry and the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and health care industries.

Andrew Zhu Deloitte Tax and Business Advisory Partner, pointed out that as China’s private equity fund market matures, the past focus on investment activities in the coastal areas to the mainland will be more substantial along the lines of second and third tier cities infiltration and this may even include some provinces and cities in the western hinterland, which will provide more competition to the Chinese mainland market.

High Price Attracts Hedge Funds

KazatompromUranium is currently trading at prices not seen for months, and appeals to speculative investors like hedge funds to get started. As the U.S. consulting company Ux Consulting tells in her latest monthly report, yellow cake listed for immediate delivery was the third consecutive week at more than 48 dollars per pound (454 grams). Compared to the low of March 2010 is a price increase of 19 percent.

Given the low interest rate environment, professional investors speculate on the search for yield except with classics such as stocks , bonds and gold, more with exotic plants. Therefore flow for months billion in agricultural commodities and push up prices there to the highest levels in years.

Even six years ago hedge fund registration on the uranium market was active , as prices increased for the radioactive element into the flight over went and to the end of 2006 by more than five times . In 2007 it doubled the price again and in June of this year a record high reached of 136 dollars a pound .

The price rise had accelerated at the time, after governments put around the world to nuclear energy in the hope of reducing their dependence on fossil fuels and reduce emissions. In May of this year, said the uranium sector of the mining group Rio Tinto with the increasing use of nuclear power in India and China will see to it that the demand for fuel will remain strong.

According to UXC CEO Jeff Combs , the main difference to the situation in 2004 is that today more uranium is on the market. In Kazakhstan , where the world’s most of uranium promoted to the ejection 2003-2009 more has than quadrupled , as demonstrated by figures from the World Nuclear Association. They also show that the flow in the second- largest producer, Canada has hardly changed since 2003 . The Kazakh government mining company Kazatomprom plans to expand 2010 production by 29 percent to 18 000 tonnes, by 2016 it will even increase to 25 000 tonnes.