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  Today on Bytemarks Café, we'll dive a little deeper into the mind of an entrepreneur. We'll explore the mental health of an entrepreneur and what drives them to risk it all when the odds for success are stacked against them. 

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Isaac "AYE MIRA" Sanchez / Flickr

While China’s stock market has been volatile lately, this has been a week of big business deals involving Chinese financing.  Buy-outs involving two California companies in very different lines of business underline the growing appetite for corporate acquisitions.  There’s a multi-billion dollar cash agreement for a Hollywood production company and a much smaller deal involving  a gay dating app. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

Join Howard Dicus for a look ahead at 2016 with Hawaiian Airlines CEO Mark Dunkerly, Outrigger head David Carrey, and real estate developer Stanford Carr. Included in the discussion will be: tourism, development, the homeless problem, and events in Japan and Europe.  

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Among the thousands of visitors on Maui this weekend will be a group of international trade negotiators. They’ll be talking about the Trans Pacific Partnership—and later next week they’ll be joined by trade ministers from around the region. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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  Today on Bytemarks Cafe, we’ll talk to the winners of the latest Startup Weekend Honolulu. This fast paced event is an intense 54 hours where teams form quickly, prototypes are created, new ideas get pitched, and businesses are built. Today at 5 on HPR-2.

Double Trouble in China

Apr 13, 2015
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China’s trade figures tumbled unexpectedly last month. The surprise means that conditions in the world’s second largest economy will come under even closer scrutiny later this week. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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This week, Honolulu was named one of the top cities in the country for electric vehicles. That determination came from the electric vehicle infrastructure company ChargePoint. But according to a laboratory director in California, China is on track to overtake the United States as the top county for electric vehicles, possibly as soon as this year. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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The most popular smartphone in China is a brand that may be new to you. A new report says the company beat out Samsung, Apple, and every other smart phone maker when it comes to sales in the world’s most populous country. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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 The lunar New Year is coming up a week from Thursday. And while there will be lots of local celebrations across the islands, a couple of American beverage companies are using the occasion to try a new sales gimmick. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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  Discussions about various generations in the United States often focus on differences among Baby Boomers, members of Generation X, and Millennials.  But in Asia, researchers have coined a new term—“Generation O.” HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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