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  • Now That Prohibition's Over, Time to Invest?


    Bubble or start of a legitimate business sector? I've been watching the sector and the recent boom/semi-bust reminds me of the dot.bomb of the oughties.
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  • ORIGINAL POSTED FEBRUARY 17,2015 Medical Marijuana Company Woes Illustrate Obsession With Hockey Stick Growth Curves


    Rant and rave about Vancouver broker's obsession with the hockey stick. Not in the game of hockey, but in revenue projections.
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  • Where've you been?


    Gap years are wasted on the young.............
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  • Does BC have a brighter future in wine than pot?


    Investors have been pouring money into Medical Marijuana companies but perhaps good old wine is a better play. Especially when the wine is premium BC estate wine, and the market is China, the fastest growing region in the world.
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  • Richmond winemaker doubling down on Chinese market


    Invest in BC wineries. Export wine to china from BC.
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  • China's Wine and Beer Markets a Great Opportunity for Canadian Juniors


    China's beverage alcohol markets present tremendous opportunity to Canadian wineries and craft breweries.
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  • First Growth completes $250,000 private placement, names Wooldridge CFO


    Mr. Wooldridge is the founder of Orca Strategy and has over 25 years of experience in strategic business development and executive management of public companies, including several with extensive Chinese interests. He is also the founder of Tulloch Vineya
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  • Tulloch Vineyards Partners with BC Wineries to Export Premium Wine to China and Applies for Listing on the Canadian Securities Exchange


    Tulloch Vineyards Ltd.) Partners with BC Wineries to Export Premium Wine to China and Applies for Listing on the Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE)
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  • Tulloch Readies IPO


    Tulloch Vineyards is about to submit its Listing Application to the excnange. Bringing together investors and winemakers, its initial goal is to develop sales of BC VQA wine into China.
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  • Portraits of China's Wine Market


    Market segmentation of China's wine market.
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  • Stuart Wooldridge Teaching Qualifications, Experience, and Philosophy


    While I find most aspects of my career stimulating, I think it is undeniable that the greatest footprint that I will leave has been teaching. 2015 will see the fulfillment of a couple of big projects, and my hope is that 2016 will offer some opportunitie
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  • BC Wine industrys real problem is itself


    Biggest problem for the BC Wine Industry is a price war led by the "big three"
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  • Cellared in BC Should be Clarified



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  • Public Company Consulting Experience


    Stuart Wooldridge, MBA, has 25 years of experience in business development: 15 years directly as B2B account manager representing Fortune 1000 firms, supplemented with experience including the management, evaluation and implementation of strategic finan
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  • Troubling developments for due diligence in China


    Investors have short memories, and after having deserted Chinaco after the Sinaforest et al debacles, money is piling back in. The problem though can be that investigators can be at risk!!
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  • Buy Houses Please But Don't List Your Chinese Companies in Canada


    In December 2012, the TSX released a Consultation Paper on Emerging Market Issuers, clearly targeted at Chinese issuers. Since then, silence...My fear is that there will be a regulatory overreaction. Consultation papers tend to telegraph the intend
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  • Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against GLG


    GLG Lawsuit dismissed. The witch-hunt is over!!
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  • Due Diligence on China Companies


    Due diligence on Chinese companies is not an oxymoron. Ultimately there will always be greater risk in overseas investments. One can be "Blinded by the light, but that's where the fun {return} is."
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  • The Real Significance of Muddy Waters and NQ


    The real significance of the bear raid initiated on NQ is that short sellers can no longer just capitalize on a companies "Chinese-ness"
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  • Education in China Investment Opportunities


    CIBT Education Group is discussed as a long idea on www.seekingalpha.com
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  • Chinese Take-Away Becoming Attractive Again - Why Investors Should Reconsider Chinaco


    Why Chinese stocks listed in the US rebound. Originally posted on www.seekingalpha.com in April, 2013. The NASDAQ Golden Dragon China Index (representing about 60 companies that are either headquartered or incorporated in China and trade in the US) is
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  • Shell Companies Available September 2013


    I am a director of two companies that are ready for a Reverse Take Over. One is on the NEX board of the TSX-Venture, one is a reporting issuer ready for a listing statement.
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  • The Big Two Stevia Producers: PureCIrcle Faces Challenge as GLG Life Tech Rebounds


    PureCircle (AIM: PURE) has climbed to US$900 million in market capitalization. Still unprofitable, it has a diversified customer base and is poised to grow sales as stevia becomes a mainstream product. GLG (TSX: GLG) has the same productive capacity, an
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  • Chinese Company Investor Relations


    The opinions of institutional investors in China were surveyed to see how they viewed the investor relations efforts of those companies. The conclusion reached that they did not do a very good job. The lesson though is that this can change. And if you
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  • China IPO's at Home and Abroad


    Chinese IPO's have stalled since the heady days prior to the Sino-Forest et al meltdowns. In North America, investors shunned Chinese stocks. In China, the Chinese Security Commission called a halt to domestic IPO's. But this is now changing - for t
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  • On Being a Director of a Chinaco



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  • GLG Life Tech - Back Trading, Better Than Ever!


    GLG (TSX) GLGLF (US) are back trading after a year's review. Worth while keeping an eye on this stock. Full disclosure...I am the head of their Investor Relations.
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  • Why Corporate Governance is So Important to China


    The China Sector Meltdown and Regulatory Scrutiny have hurt share valuations. Chinese companies have got the message. Investors must look at the financials and the outlook, but due diligence on Corporate Governance is key to making a wise investment.
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  • Three Reasons to Buy China Stocks Now


    China stocks have been under a tremendous amount of pressure, but improvements in quality, increased demand, and reduced supply, will lead to renewed investor interest in the segment.
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  • Tory's 2013 M&A Trends


    Top M&A Trends identified the contention that the key is a successful deal can be less about the deal than about the partner. For my business, due diligence on Chinese companies, the focus is on the people that will be partners in the future.
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  • China Stocks WILL Rebound


    After very poor performance in 2011 and 2012, China stocks will rebound. Investors seeking yield cannot ignore what will be the world's largest economy. Scandals are embarrassing the Chinese Government. Causing the Chinese government to lose face is n
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  • Increasing Scrutiny of Emerging Market Issuers


    The TSX and TSX-V have issued a consultation paper on Emerging Market Issuers. Most of this relates to the well-publicized failures of some ChinaCos. My interest is particularly drawn to the potential risks with management and corporate governance. The
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  • After the honeymoon......working with Chinese investors, directors and executives


    Once a potential acquisition or investment, is courted, wined and dined (extensively), legalled (is there such a term?) and closed, it is important to recognize that different business cultures can make the ongoing relationship fraught with misunderstandi
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  • Muddy Waters indeed. Short-selling Chinese stocks.


    Comments on "the scourge of Chinese companies" Carson Block and Muddy Waters.
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  • Essential Reading


    Books that 'fill in the blanks.' I am often asked how to expand knowledge of China and Chinese business practices. Nothing beats being there and learning from experience, but putting things into perspective can be greatly enhanced by reading. Here ar
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  • Doing business in China


    Chinese business practices may be bewildering for a foreign business. It is said "No one is an expert on China, there are just varying degrees of ignorance." As a consultant with years of China experience based in Vancouver BC, I am also not an expert.
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