One of the biggest things attracting investors to China is massive population and economical growth. Investors must be careful when investing in chinese companies overseas because China lacks many of the regulatory departments similar to the SEC that prevents collusion and corruption in the United States. You need a blueprint before you make your fortune out east.
Luckily, there's a wealth of investment information in books written by well known Chinese investment strategists. Here's a list of my top 6 recommended books for investors seeking financial opportunities in mainland China.
1. A Bull in China: Investing Profitably in the World's Greatest Market
You’ll learn which industries offer the newest and best opportunities, from power, energy, and agriculture to tourism, water, and infrastructure.
Rogers demystifies the state policies that are driving earnings and innovation, takes the intimidation factor out of the A-shares, B-shares, and ADRs of Chinese offerings, and profiles “Red Chip” companies, such as Yantai Changyu, China’s largest winemaker, which sells a “Healthy Liquor” line mixed with herbal medicines.
Plus, if you want to export something to China yourself–or even buy land there–Rogers tells you the steps you need to take. My only takeaway is the book was written in 2008 and is a bit outdated. It's still a great read to get educated on the basics of investment opportunities in China.
2. China's Economic Supertrends: How China is Changing from the Inside Out to Become the World's Next Economic Superpower
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Between now and 2018, many new opportunities exist for businesspeople, investors and individuals who want to take advantage of China's economic transformation. Researcher and China expert Jason Inch shows you how to understand China's economic development from a new perspective so that you can position your business, portfolio or career for the maximum return.
The author's insights into China's economy, its people and its political leaders have been gained through over eight years of on-the-ground experience working in China and two decades of research.
Based on discussions with CEOs, professors, politicians and entrepreneurs, this book explains why some have succeeded in China and others have not and helps you to become one of the success stories.
3. Investing in BRIC Countries: Evaluating Risk and Governance in Brazil, Russia, India, and China
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With Investing in BRIC Countries, you are equipped with the best available tool for detecting the signs of poor governance.
Edited by Standard & Poor’s® equity research and governance group, it details the group’s highly successful approach to analyzing risks in emerging economies.
This book covers not only China, but Russia, Brazil and India as well. I think it's a good read but doesn't focus 100% on Chinese investing.
4. [easyazon-link asin=”0470049294″]Doing Business in China For Dummies[/easyazon-link]
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This particular book gives you great insight into dealing with Chinese customs and practices to help you succeed socially and finally in China.
This authoritative, friendly guide covers all the basics, from the nuts and bolts of Chinese business and bureaucracy to negotiating with your Chinese partners.
You'll also get the know-how you need to manage day to day, from travel tips and advice on converting money to getting past language barriers.
5. [easyazon-link asin=”1438712758″]Doing Business and Investing in China Guide[/easyazon-link]
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Another comprehensive guide filling with in-depth strategies and advice on doing business and investing in China.
The book is normally out of stock on Amazon because the publisher printed a limited number of copies. However, there is 1 available as of this posting plus many more via used book dealers.
Hopefully these books on investing in china will give you some insight and guidance into profiting from the massive Chinese economy and growing GDP.
Most opportunities are satured in the west so investors must pursue other options in the south and east, mainly BRIC and Africa.
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