Ebay Eachnet struggling in China?
Ebay yesterday announced that it will invest 100 million US dollars in China in 2005, in a bid to earn a greater share of China's on-line trading market. Many analysts questioned why the company would spend an estimated $100 million to develop its Chinese operations, though China isn't likely to become a mainstream e-commerce market for years.
Bill Bishop, Co-founder of CBS MarketWatch, comments on the ebya numbers and ebay's China adventure: Ebay's China Mess
"So they miss their numbers because they are ramping spending in China, to USD 100m in 2005. They are crazy, the auction market is never going to be big enough in China for them to make back the money they have spent in China." Read more
Davida Jackson (The China Stock Blog) wrote a summary of the key quotes about Ebay's China plans from yesterday's call Read here