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  • Steve Jobs Passing Leaves Apple Another Challenge

    As reported by Forbes, the major U.S. equity indexes had a quiet start Thursday morning following the latest interest rate decision from the European Central Bank, but much of the focus remained on Apple after the news Wednesday that founder Steve Jobs died. Golden Networking's Venture Capital Happy Hour 2011, “A New Era for Hedge Funds as to Networking with Alternative Professionals,” www.goldennetworking.net/flyer_preview.p..., New York City. Venture Capital Happy Hour 2011 will examine the challenges facing American companies that want to grow and expand their business in Venture Capital industry, the opportunities to find investment partners that can provide a much-needed capital injection while opening the Venture Capital market, as well as important considerations to look at so that the Venture Capital industry could keep moving forward.

     

    Jobs, who stepped down from the CEO role in August and has spent much of the past several years on medical leave — handing the reins to Tim Cook — is widely-praised as a visionary in areas ranging from technology to consumer products and media.

     

    Apple shares cut their pre-market losses Thursday before the bell, opening down 0.9% at $374.88l, and the question for investors moving forward is whether Steve Jobs’ innovative force has been institutionalized in a way that will keep the company at the cutting edge. Those questions will  not be answered in a day, a week, or a year. In the near-term, further expansion in China and broader adoption of smartphones and tablets around the world should keep Apple’s profit machine humming.

     

    Venture Capital Happy Hour 2011 is produced by Golden Networking (www.goldennetworking.net), the premier networking community for business executives, entrepreneurs and investors. Upcoming Golden Networking's Forums and Business Receptions include:

     

    China Leaders Forum 2011 New York, "How American Companies Can Plug into the Chinese Rocket-Propelled Economy?" (www.ChinaLeadersForum.com), October 7, New York

    Hedge Funds Happy Hour New York (www.hfhappyhour.com), October 11, New York City

    Private Equity Happy Hour New York (pehappyhour.com), October 19, New York

    The Speed Traders Workshop 2011 Sao Paulo, "The Present and Future of High-Frequency Trading" (thespeedtradersworkshopsaopaulo.eventbri...), October 24, Sao Paulo

    High-Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2011 Sao Paulo, "How Speed Traders Leverage Cutting-Edge Strategies in the Post-Flash Crash World" (hftleadersforumsaopaulo.eventbrite.com), October 24-26, Sao Paulo, Brazil

    High-Frequency Trading Happy Hour Hong Kong (hfthappyhourhongkong.eventbrite.com), October 27, Hong Kong

    High-Frequency Trading Happy Hour Singapore (hfthappyhoursingapore.eventbrite.com), October 27, Singapore

    Public Finance Leaders Forum 2011 New York, "Navigating Uncharted Territories After S&P's U.S. Debt Downgrade from its Gilt-Edged AAA Credit Rating" (www.PublicFinanceLeadersForum.com), November 9, New York

    The Speed Traders Workshop 2011 Singapore, "The Present and Future of High-Frequency Trading" (thespeedtradersworkshopsingapore.eventbr...), November 13, Singapore

    High-Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2011 Singapore, "How Speed Traders Leverage Cutting-Edge Strategies in the Post-Flash Crash World" (hftleadersforumsingapore.eventbrite.com), November 13-15, Singapore

    The Speed Traders Workshop 2011 Hong Kong, "The Present and Future of High-Frequency Trading" (thespeedtradersworkshophk.eventbrite.com), December 12, Hong Kong

    High-Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2011 Hong Kong , "How Speed Traders Leverage Cutting-Edge Strategies in the Post-Flash Crash World" (hftleadersforumhongkong.eventbrite.com), December, 12-14, Hong Kong

     

    Golden Networking has compiled the insights of top experts and industry practitioners and produced DVD Video Packages for its Leaders and Experts Forums, including:

    High Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2011 DVD Video Package, "How Speed Traders Leverage Cutting-Edge Strategies in the Post-Flash Crash World", www.HFTLeadersForum.com

    High Frequency Trading Experts Workshop DVD Video Package, "Practical Implementation of High Frequency Trading Strategies", www.HFTExpertsWorkshop.com

    2nd China Leaders Forum DVD Video Package, "Is the Chinese Dragon Poised for Global Dominance or Economic Implosion?", www.ChinaLeadersForum.com

    Distressed Investing Experts Forum 2010 DVD Video Package, "Analyzing and Valuing Distressed Companies, Securities and Real Estate", www.DistressedInvestingExpertsForum.com

    Derivatives Leaders Forum 2010 DVD Video Package, "Strategies for Increasing Profits under an Evolving Regulatory Framework", www.DerivativesLeadersForum.com

    High Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2010 DVD Video Package, "Innovating and Profiting from High Frequency Trading in 2010 and Beyond", www.HFTLeadersForum.com

    Hedge Funds Leaders Forum 2010 DVD Video Package, "Generating Alpha in Challenging Times", www.HedgeFundsLeadersForum.com

    High Frequency Trading Experts Forum 2010 DVD Video Package, "Starting and Running a High Frequency Trading Operation", www.HFTExpertsForum.com

    Distressed Investing Leaders Forum 2010 DVD Video Package, "Extraordinary Opportunities Investors Cannot Afford to Pass", www.DistressedInvestingLeadersForum.com

    China Leaders Forum 2009 DVD Video Package, "Addressing the Challenges Posed by the Present Wave of Chinese Globalization", www.ChinaLeadersForum.com

    Distressed Investing Leaders Forum 2009 DVD Video Package, "The Most Comprehensive Guide for Any Investor in Distressed Assets", www.DistressedInvestingLeadersForum.com

     

    Golden Networking has been frequently featured in the press, including recent articles in The Wall Street Journal, "Happy Hour for High-Frequency Trading", The New York Times, "Golden Networking Helps Job Seekers Make Overseas Connections", Los Angeles Times, "Speed-addicted traders dominate today's stock market", Reuters, "Revamp looms as trading experts huddle at SEC" and Columbia Business School's Hermes Alumni Magazine, "10 Under 10".

    Oct 06 1:31 PM | Link | Comment!
  • China Economy Might Slow Down

    As reported by CNN, China’s economy is slowing. This is no surprise for an export-led economy dependent on faltering global demand. But China’s looming slowdown is likely to be both manageable and welcome. Fears of a hard landing are overblown. Golden Networking's China Leaders Forum 2011, "How American Companies Can Plug into the Chinese Rocket-Propelled Economy?", www.ChinaLeadersForum.com, October 7, New York City. China Leaders Forum 2011 will examine the challenges facing American companies that want to grow and expand their business in China, the opportunities to find Chinese investment partners that can provide a much-needed capital injection while opening the Chinese market, as well as important considerations to look at so that the high-powered Chinese rocket doesn’t crash anytime soon.

     

    To be sure, the economic data have softened. Purchasing managers’ indices are now threatening the “50” threshold, which has long been associated with the break-even point between expansion and contraction. Similar downtrends are evident in a broad array of leading indicators, ranging from consumer expectations, money supply, and the stock market, to steel production, industrial product sales, and newly started construction.

     

    But this is not 2008. Back then, global commerce was collapsing, presaging a 10.7% drop in the volume of world trade in 2009 – the sharpest annual contraction since the 1930s. In response, China’s export performance swung from 26% annual growth in July 2008 to a 27% contraction by February 2009. Sequential GDP growth slowed to a low single-digit pace – a virtual standstill by Chinese standards. And more than 20 million migrant workers reportedly lost their jobs in export-led Guangdong province. By late 2008, China was in the throes of the functional equivalent of a full-blown recession.

     

    China Leaders Forum 2011 is produced by Golden Networking (www.goldennetworking.net), the premier networking community for business executives, entrepreneurs and investors. Upcoming Golden Networking's Forums and Business Receptions include:

     

    China Happy Hour New York (www.ChinaHappyHour.com), September 27, New York

    High-Frequency Trading Happy Hour Chicago (hfthappyhourchicago.eventbrite.com), September 27, Chicago

    The Speed Traders Workshop 2011 Chicago, "The Present and Future of High-Frequency Trading" (thespeedtradersworkshopchicago.eventbrite.com), October 3, Chicago

    High-Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2011 Chicago, "How Speed Traders Leverage Cutting-Edge Strategies in the Post-Flash Crash World" (hftleadersforumchicago.eventbrite.com), October 3-5, Chicago

    Venture Capital Happy Hour New York (www.vchappyhour.com), October 4, New York City

    China Leaders Forum 2011 New York, "How American Companies Can Plug into the Chinese Rocket-Propelled Economy?" (www.ChinaLeadersForum.com), October 7, New York

    Hedge Funds Happy Hour New York (www.hfhappyhour.com), October 11, New York City

    High-Frequency Trading Happy Hour New York (www.hfthappyhour.com), October 11, New York City

    Private Equity Happy Hour New York (pehappyhour.com), October 19, New York

    The Speed Traders Workshop 2011 Sao Paulo, "The Present and Future of High-Frequency Trading" (thespeedtradersworkshopsaopaulo.eventbri...), October 24, Sao Paulo

    High-Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2011 Sao Paulo, "How Speed Traders Leverage Cutting-Edge Strategies in the Post-Flash Crash World" (hftleadersforumsaopaulo.eventbrite.com), October 24-26, Sao Paulo, Brazil

    High-Frequency Trading Happy Hour Hong Kong (hfthappyhourhongkong.eventbrite.com), October 27, Hong Kong

    High-Frequency Trading Happy Hour Singapore (hfthappyhoursingapore.eventbrite.com), October 27, Singapore

    Public Finance Leaders Forum 2011 New York, "Navigating Uncharted Territories After S&P's U.S. Debt Downgrade from its Gilt-Edged AAA Credit Rating" (www.PublicFinanceLeadersForum.com), November 9, New York

    The Speed Traders Workshop 2011 Singapore, "The Present and Future of High-Frequency Trading" (thespeedtradersworkshopsingapore.eventbr...), November 13, Singapore

    High-Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2011 Singapore, "How Speed Traders Leverage Cutting-Edge Strategies in the Post-Flash Crash World" (hftleadersforumsingapore.eventbrite.com), November 13-15, Singapore

    The Speed Traders Workshop 2011 Hong Kong, "The Present and Future of High-Frequency Trading" (thespeedtradersworkshophk.eventbrite.com), December 12, Hong Kong

    High-Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2011 Hong Kong , "How Speed Traders Leverage Cutting-Edge Strategies in the Post-Flash Crash World" (hftleadersforumhongkong.eventbrite.com), December, 12-14, Hong Kong

     

    Golden Networking has compiled the insights of top experts and industry practitioners and produced DVD Video Packages for its Leaders and Experts Forums, including:

     

    High Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2011 DVD Video Package, "How Speed Traders Leverage Cutting-Edge Strategies in the Post-Flash Crash World", www.HFTLeadersForum.com

    High Frequency Trading Experts Workshop DVD Video Package, "Practical Implementation of High Frequency Trading Strategies", www.HFTExpertsWorkshop.com

    2nd China Leaders Forum DVD Video Package, "Is the Chinese Dragon Poised for Global Dominance or Economic Implosion?", www.ChinaLeadersForum.com

    Distressed Investing Experts Forum 2010 DVD Video Package, "Analyzing and Valuing Distressed Companies, Securities and Real Estate", www.DistressedInvestingExpertsForum.com

    Derivatives Leaders Forum 2010 DVD Video Package, "Strategies for Increasing Profits under an Evolving Regulatory Framework", www.DerivativesLeadersForum.com

    High Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2010 DVD Video Package, "Innovating and Profiting from High Frequency Trading in 2010 and Beyond", www.HFTLeadersForum.com

    Hedge Funds Leaders Forum 2010 DVD Video Package, "Generating Alpha in Challenging Times", www.HedgeFundsLeadersForum.com

    High Frequency Trading Experts Forum 2010 DVD Video Package, "Starting and Running a High Frequency Trading Operation", www.HFTExpertsForum.com

    Distressed Investing Leaders Forum 2010 DVD Video Package, "Extraordinary Opportunities Investors Cannot Afford to Pass", www.DistressedInvestingLeadersForum.com

    China Leaders Forum 2009 DVD Video Package, "Addressing the Challenges Posed by the Present Wave of Chinese Globalization", www.ChinaLeadersForum.com

    Distressed Investing Leaders Forum 2009 DVD Video Package, "The Most Comprehensive Guide for Any Investor in Distressed Assets", www.DistressedInvestingLeadersForum.com

     

    Golden Networking has been frequently featured in the press, including recent articles in The Wall Street Journal, "Happy Hour for High-Frequency Trading", The New York Times, "Golden Networking Helps Job Seekers Make Overseas Connections", Los Angeles Times, "Speed-addicted traders dominate today's stock market", Reuters, "Revamp looms as trading experts huddle at SEC" and Columbia Business School's Hermes Alumni Magazine, "10 Under 10".

    Tags: CHINA, ASIA, DVD
    Oct 06 12:02 AM | Link | Comment!
  • Increasing Manufaturing and Exports in China

    As reported by New York Times, factory activity in China picked up in September for a second consecutive month and export orders strengthened, offering some reassurance that the Chinese economy can weather the global economic turmoil. Golden Networking's China Leaders Forum 2011, "How American Companies Can Plug into the Chinese Rocket-Propelled Economy?", www.ChinaLeadersForum.com, October 7, New York City. China Leaders Forum 2011 will examine the challenges facing American companies that want to grow and expand their business in China, the opportunities to find Chinese investment partners that can provide a much-needed capital injection while opening the Chinese market, as well as important considerations to look at so that the high-powered Chinese rocket doesn’t crash anytime soon.

     

    The official purchasing managers’ index, released Saturday, showed that inflation pressures had eased slightly, but probably not enough for Beijing to relax in its battle against soaring prices.

     

    The China index for September inched up to 51.2 from 50.9 in August, largely in line with a median forecast of 51.3 in a Reuters poll. The 50-point mark is the dividing line between expansion and contraction. The new export orders index rebounded to 50.9 from 48.3 in August, which was a 28-month low.

     

    China is by no means immune to slowdowns in the United States and Europe, its two biggest export markets. Strong domestic demand and solid Asian export growth, however, have provided some insulation.

     

    China Leaders Forum 2011 is produced by Golden Networking (www.goldennetworking.net), the premier networking community for business executives, entrepreneurs and investors. Upcoming Golden Networking's Forums and Business Receptions include:

     

    China Happy Hour New York (www.ChinaHappyHour.com), September 27, New York

    High-Frequency Trading Happy Hour Chicago (hfthappyhourchicago.eventbrite.com), September 27, Chicago

    The Speed Traders Workshop 2011 Chicago, "The Present and Future of High-Frequency Trading" (thespeedtradersworkshopchicago.eventbrite.com), October 3, Chicago

    High-Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2011 Chicago, "How Speed Traders Leverage Cutting-Edge Strategies in the Post-Flash Crash World" (hftleadersforumchicago.eventbrite.com), October 3-5, Chicago

    Venture Capital Happy Hour New York (www.vchappyhour.com), October 4, New York City

    China Leaders Forum 2011 New York, "How American Companies Can Plug into the Chinese Rocket-Propelled Economy?" (www.ChinaLeadersForum.com), October 7, New York

    Hedge Funds Happy Hour New York (www.hfhappyhour.com), October 11, New York City

    High-Frequency Trading Happy Hour New York (www.hfthappyhour.com), October 11, New York City

    Private Equity Happy Hour New York (pehappyhour.com), October 19, New York

    The Speed Traders Workshop 2011 Sao Paulo, "The Present and Future of High-Frequency Trading" (thespeedtradersworkshopsaopaulo.eventbri...), October 24, Sao Paulo

    High-Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2011 Sao Paulo, "How Speed Traders Leverage Cutting-Edge Strategies in the Post-Flash Crash World" (hftleadersforumsaopaulo.eventbrite.com), October 24-26, Sao Paulo, Brazil

    High-Frequency Trading Happy Hour Hong Kong (hfthappyhourhongkong.eventbrite.com), October 27, Hong Kong

    High-Frequency Trading Happy Hour Singapore (hfthappyhoursingapore.eventbrite.com), October 27, Singapore

    Public Finance Leaders Forum 2011 New York, "Navigating Uncharted Territories After S&P's U.S. Debt Downgrade from its Gilt-Edged AAA Credit Rating" (www.PublicFinanceLeadersForum.com), November 9, New York

    The Speed Traders Workshop 2011 Singapore, "The Present and Future of High-Frequency Trading" (thespeedtradersworkshopsingapore.eventbr...), November 13, Singapore

    High-Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2011 Singapore, "How Speed Traders Leverage Cutting-Edge Strategies in the Post-Flash Crash World" (hftleadersforumsingapore.eventbrite.com), November 13-15, Singapore

    The Speed Traders Workshop 2011 Hong Kong, "The Present and Future of High-Frequency Trading" (thespeedtradersworkshophk.eventbrite.com), December 12, Hong Kong

    High-Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2011 Hong Kong , "How Speed Traders Leverage Cutting-Edge Strategies in the Post-Flash Crash World" (hftleadersforumhongkong.eventbrite.com), December, 12-14, Hong Kong

     

    Golden Networking has compiled the insights of top experts and industry practitioners and produced DVD Video Packages for its Leaders and Experts Forums, including:

     

    High Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2011 DVD Video Package, "How Speed Traders Leverage Cutting-Edge Strategies in the Post-Flash Crash World", www.HFTLeadersForum.com

    High Frequency Trading Experts Workshop DVD Video Package, "Practical Implementation of High Frequency Trading Strategies", www.HFTExpertsWorkshop.com

    2nd China Leaders Forum DVD Video Package, "Is the Chinese Dragon Poised for Global Dominance or Economic Implosion?", www.ChinaLeadersForum.com

    Distressed Investing Experts Forum 2010 DVD Video Package, "Analyzing and Valuing Distressed Companies, Securities and Real Estate", www.DistressedInvestingExpertsForum.com

    Derivatives Leaders Forum 2010 DVD Video Package, "Strategies for Increasing Profits under an Evolving Regulatory Framework", www.DerivativesLeadersForum.com

    High Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2010 DVD Video Package, "Innovating and Profiting from High Frequency Trading in 2010 and Beyond", www.HFTLeadersForum.com

    Hedge Funds Leaders Forum 2010 DVD Video Package, "Generating Alpha in Challenging Times", www.HedgeFundsLeadersForum.com

    High Frequency Trading Experts Forum 2010 DVD Video Package, "Starting and Running a High Frequency Trading Operation", www.HFTExpertsForum.com

    Distressed Investing Leaders Forum 2010 DVD Video Package, "Extraordinary Opportunities Investors Cannot Afford to Pass", www.DistressedInvestingLeadersForum.com

    China Leaders Forum 2009 DVD Video Package, "Addressing the Challenges Posed by the Present Wave of Chinese Globalization", www.ChinaLeadersForum.com

    Distressed Investing Leaders Forum 2009 DVD Video Package, "The Most Comprehensive Guide for Any Investor in Distressed Assets", www.DistressedInvestingLeadersForum.com

     

    Golden Networking has been frequently featured in the press, including recent articles in The Wall Street Journal, "Happy Hour for High-Frequency Trading", The New York Times, "Golden Networking Helps Job Seekers Make Overseas Connections", Los Angeles Times, "Speed-addicted traders dominate today's stock market", Reuters, "Revamp looms as trading experts huddle at SEC" and Columbia Business School's Hermes Alumni Magazine, "10 Under 10".

    Tags: CHINA, ASIA, DVD
    Oct 06 12:02 AM | Link | Comment!
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