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Should a new boss come from within a company?

Should a new boss come from within a company? | BUSS4 | Scoop.it
Microsoft has chosen a 22-year company veteran for the top job. Is appointing an internal candidate as chief executive a good idea?

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Jack Murray's curator insight, March 6, 2014 12:41 PM

Link to leadership - Microsoft appoint new CEO from inside the company, this creates a sense of stability to shareholders. If a company wants to maintain there current culture this can aid that. 

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Alibaba Launches New Project to Improve Goods Delivery in China - The Next Web

Alibaba Launches New Project to Improve Goods Delivery in China - The Next Web | BUSS4 | Scoop.it
Alibaba Launches New Project to Improve Goods Delivery in China The Next Web Alibaba has teamed up with financial institutions including China Yintai Holdings, Fosun and Forchn Holdings, as well as major delivery companies to launch the new...

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Revlon to Exit Operations in China, Cut 1,100 Jobs

Revlon to Exit Operations in China, Cut 1,100 Jobs | BUSS4 | Scoop.it
Revlon Inc., the maker of cosmetics under its namesake and Almay brands, will cease operations in China and eliminate about 1,100 positions, including 940 beauty advisers, as it restructures its struggling business.

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Tiffany Li's curator insight, April 24, 2014 3:22 PM

Revon Inc, a makeup company, recently cut 1,100 jobs in China. The company's lost profit in 2011 and 2012.  The company is unable to gain importance in the beauty industry in China. Since the unemployment has increased, this lead to less inflation. This also leads to a decrease in aggregate demand and a decrease in price level and GDP.

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House of Fraser 'in takeover bid from China'

House of Fraser 'in takeover bid from China' | BUSS4 | Scoop.it
Department store chain House of Fraser was today being linked to a £450 million takeover bid by Nanjing-based business Sanpower.

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eBay strategic partnership to grow in China

eBay strategic partnership to grow in China | BUSS4 | Scoop.it
The operator of the world's biggest online marketplace, eBay, agrees to partner with a Chinese company, in an effort to boost its sales in the country.

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Jack Murray's curator insight, March 6, 2014 12:27 PM

Note that Ebay undergoing a partnership with a Chinese firm which will enhance market knowledge and therefore reduce risk!

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In China, Starbucks doesn’t sell coffee to make its millions. It rents couches

In China, Starbucks doesn’t sell coffee to make its millions. It rents couches | BUSS4 | Scoop.it
The conventional wisdom for foreign food retailers entering China is to cater to local taste. But at Starbucks, the push to make China its second biggest market centers more on local demand for space.

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China Is Spending $100 Billion On 4,100 Miles Of New Railway Lines This Year

China Is Spending $100 Billion On 4,100 Miles Of New Railway Lines This Year | BUSS4 | Scoop.it
It said CRC had already put 5,586 km of rail lines into operation since its formation last March following the dissolution of the Ministry of Railways.

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In China, Starbucks doesn’t sell coffee to make its millions. It rents couches

In China, Starbucks doesn’t sell coffee to make its millions. It rents couches | BUSS4 | Scoop.it
The conventional wisdom for foreign food retailers entering China is to cater to local taste. But at Starbucks, the push to make China its second biggest market centers more on local demand for space.

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China to invest millions into UK first 'airport city' — RT Business

China to invest millions into UK first 'airport city' — RT Business | BUSS4 | Scoop.it
China will put millions of pounds to develop the area surrounding Manchester airport - the UK's third busiest.

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Why Tesco struggled to crack China

Why Tesco struggled to crack China | BUSS4 | Scoop.it
With nearly 1.4 billion people, China is the biggest consumer market in the world. Yet the supermarket giant Tesco has found it tough to crack the market.

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McNally's curator insight, October 5, 2013 8:44 AM

Explaination of Tesco's decision to sell its Chinese business into a new joint venture with CRE. Left with a 20% stake and had to invest £300m+ into the JV; but at least it limits Tesco's losses in China.

Mr Jones's curator insight, January 29, 2014 6:43 AM

Why has it taken Tesco 10 year to refine its strategy? What advantages do they hope for from the new approach? Who paid who in the creation of this new joint venture?

 

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A nice short summary here of Tesco's decision to sell its Chinese business into a new joint venture with CRE. Left with a 20% stake and had to invest £300m+ into the JV; but at least it limits Tesco's losses in China and enables it to focus attention back here in the UK.

Sheron Karunatilake's curator insight, May 10, 2014 3:56 PM

RISKS

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Leaving EU 'poses risk to UK firms'

Leaving EU 'poses risk to UK firms' | BUSS4 | Scoop.it
Quitting the EU would pose "very significant risks" to the UK, the body which represents major British-based banks and insurance firms says.

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Yvonne Bailey's curator insight, May 15, 2014 5:01 AM

Eu and business - a topic that hasn't come up yet!

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China To Be 1/4 of World Smartphone Market This Year: In Your Business Plan?

China To Be 1/4 of World Smartphone Market This Year: In Your Business Plan? | BUSS4 | Scoop.it

Yesterday global market intelligence firm IDC announced that by the end of 2012, China will be the market for more than one-quarter of the world’s smartphones. The report sees China surpassing the United States to become 26.2 percent of the global market by year’s end.


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Naomi Diamant's curator insight, March 19, 2014 10:00 AM

What's your mobile B2B/B2G/B2C play in #China?  

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Nissan sales boom in China

Nissan sales boom in China | BUSS4 | Scoop.it
Qashqai SUV a big hit as Chinese sales soar 70% year on year and worldwide sales rise 15%

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The good and bad of China's growth

The good and bad of China's growth | BUSS4 | Scoop.it
Why figures announced today for China's economic growth in 2013 are both reassuring and troubling

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Business Economic Environment BUSS4

Revision presentation on economic environment for UK businesses designed for AQA BUSS4 students, May and June 2013

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Geoff Riley's curator insight, April 27, 2013 12:32 PM

Hopefully quite a few bits here that are relevant to students revising for their AS Macro paper

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China 'Overtakes US' As World's Top Trader

China 'Overtakes US' As World's Top Trader | BUSS4 | Scoop.it
As the global shift in economic power continues, data indicates China usurped the US in 2013 as the leading trading powerhouse.

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John Lewis sales up 8.8% - Retail Gazette

John Lewis sales up 8.8% - Retail Gazette | BUSS4 | Scoop.it
John Lewis sales up 8.8%
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Department store John Lewis saw sales last week rise 8.8 per cent on last year, reporting “pleasing” results across its stores and online, it has been announced today.

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Pros and Cons of Doing Business With China

Pros and Cons of Doing Business With China | BUSS4 | Scoop.it
Many U.S. small businesses are turning to Chinese manufacturers to start their businesses and keep costs low.

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Can P&G make money in places where people earn $2 a day? - Fortune Features

Can P&G make money in places where people earn $2 a day? - Fortune Features | BUSS4 | Scoop.it
As Western companies duke it out for a piece of the developing-market pie, Procter & Gamble is going deeper  -- courting not just the newly rich but also the very poor. The company's vaunted R&D operation is turning up surprises.

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