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Anatomy of a Bloodbath, Will Augusts Stock Market Correction CRASH?

Posted: August 26th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Business and Economy | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Anatomy of a Bloodbath, Will Augusts Stock Market Correction CRASH?

Anatomy of a bloodbath

Many financial analysts have rushed to describe the current global stock market turmoil as a historic event, unprecedented, a bloodbath, however its evolution has so far been quite traditional. The correction, if that’s what this is, has been building since 2011/12 when many analysts began to question the numbers attached to Chinese growth, peaking earlier this year when markets reached new optimism, April marked historic highs for global indices. And while markets around the globe rally to retake losses, China remains the question on everyone’s lips.

Globally this current selloff started as a repricing of growth outlooks, in the main based on believable or unbelievable numbers out of China over the past 5 years, mounting evidence of economic weakness in the worlds second largest economy, coupled with persistent low growth in Europe and Japan, made it hard for markets to ignore the impact on earnings and profitability of what looked suspiciously like a global slowdown  :: Read the full article »»»»


World’s Biggest Building: China’s New Century Global Centre

Posted: July 16th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: CHINA, Urban Planning | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on World’s Biggest Building: China’s New Century Global Centre

New Century Global CentreBoasting its own artificial sun, a floor area three times the size of the Pentagon, the “world’s largest building” has opened in Chengdu – a metropolis in China’s Sichuan Province  – to mixed reviews from its first visitors. The towering 100-metre high New Century Global Centre, which is said to be big enough to hold 20 Sydney Opera Houses, recently opened its doors in Chengdu.

The complex, which Chinese officials say is the world’s largest standalone structure, is 500 metres long by 400 metres wide, offering 1.7 million square metres of floor space, big enough to hold 20 Sydney Opera Houses.

But the first wave of visitors were divided over the attractions of the the structure, which houses 400,000 square metres of shopping space, offices, conference rooms, a university complex, two commercial centres, two five star hotels – including an  Intercontinental Hotel –  and an IMAX cinema :: Read the full article »»»»


MAD Design! Mongolia’s Ordos Museum

Posted: November 11th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Favorite New Thought, Get Out of the House, Good Architecture | Tags: , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

The city of Ordos, nestled upon the stretching sandy deserts plains of Inner Mongolia, is home to a dramatic new museum. Designed by Chinese über-architectural firm MAD, the project was first envisioned six years ago, in the then-desert wilderness of Inner Mongolia. The municipal government of Ordos commissioned MAD to design a museum for the then unbuilt metropolis. Amidst the controversy surrounding the planned city, it became evident that the museum for Ordos must navigate the many contradictions that emerge when local culture meets with visions of a future city. Drawing on the image of  “the ever rising sun on the grassland” the Ordos Museum’s polished metal facade rises fluidly over the new city. Ordos – along with its museum – has been in development over the last six years, evolving from a rural culture to a glistening nod towards a futuristic vision.Located in Ordos, Inner Mongolia, the Ordos Museum is a crossroads for a community working to interpret its local traditions in a new urban context. CONTINUED: Read the full article »»»»


Bow Down: China, The New Master of Green

Posted: May 19th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Blip, CHINA | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Bow Down: China, The New Master of Green

CK Design

China is officially a behemoth of mass production of almost every consumable in our galaxy, our imaginations see a trail of wreckage left behind in it’s wake, a trail of refuse and garbage. As westerners we have a dimly painted picture of what China looks like.  While we sit around viewing this imagined picture, China is quickly becoming the Eco-Pioneer we all wish we were, with advancements such as soon-to-be-created, whole eco cities, our imagined image is about to be once and for all shattered.  This latest project, a new master plan for a 20-square-kilometer green city in the Pokou district of Nanjing in the Jiangsu province of China.  The plan, from the Australian firm, CK Designworks, is contending for the title of the galaxy’s largest green development ever. :: Read the full article »»»»