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GSK Sacks Workers Over China Bribe Probe

GSK Sacks Workers Over China Bribe Probe | BUSS4 | Scoop.it
Britain's drug giant takes action against staff in China amid an investigation into the bribing of doctors and officials.
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China Confirms 'Mini Stimulus' To Boost GDP

China Confirms 'Mini Stimulus' To Boost GDP | BUSS4 | Scoop.it
Measures include slum clearances and a huge investment in the railways as targeted spending replaces massive stimulus.
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China to become No. 2 market for Starbucks

China to become No. 2 market for Starbucks | BUSS4 | Scoop.it
Americans who like to joke about having a Starbucks on every street corner soon may have an unlikely partner in on the joke: the Chinese.
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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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tutor2u's curator insight, October 4, 2013 1:41 PM

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.

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.

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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.

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The Emerging Market in China - For Dummies

The Emerging Market in China - For Dummies | BUSS4 | Scoop.it
When you think about emerging markets, you may think first of the People’s Republic of China, if only because it’s so big. Still officially a Communist
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Cameron holds key China talks

Cameron holds key China talks | BUSS4 | Scoop.it
David Cameron promises to create a "partnership for growth and reform" as he visits China on a trade mission with more than 100 UK business leaders.
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Online fashion retailer Asos launches Chinese website

Online fashion retailer Asos launches Chinese website | BUSS4 | Scoop.it
Asos.cn is eighth country-specific website for e-tailer, which operates in 237 countries and has seen soaring sales

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Martin Seery's curator insight, December 30, 2013 3:10 AM

Happy new year, A2 business students!

Mr Jones's curator insight, February 4, 2014 6:57 AM

Most obvious nest move for fast growing ASOS. Will the social media approach that has worked elsewhere in the world be as effective in driving Chinese sales?

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British brands take on the Chinese market

British brands take on the Chinese market | BUSS4 | Scoop.it
British companies attempting to enter the Chinese market are doing everything they can to attract Chinese consumers, reports the BBC's Celia Hatton.

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House Of Fraser Bought By Chinese Tycoon

House Of Fraser Bought By Chinese Tycoon | BUSS4 | Scoop.it
Just weeks after rumours of a public flotation, House of Fraser is bought by a Chinese businessman amid global expansion plans.
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BUSS4 - China: Opportunities, Threats, Success & Failure

This revision presentation highlights the key opportunities and threats faced by firms outside China looking to do business in and with China. It also provides examples of businesses that have succeeded in China and those that have struggled!
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China’s central bank now has $3.66 trillion in foreign reserves. But where’d it come from?

China’s central bank now has $3.66 trillion in foreign reserves. But where’d it come from? | BUSS4 | Scoop.it
China's central bank now has $3.66 trillion in foreign-exchange reserves. That's more than the combined reserves of the four runners-up: Japan, the euro zone, Saudi Arabia and Switzerland.

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Why 3 Of The 4 BRICs Are Failing To Meet The World's Expectations

Why 3 Of The 4 BRICs Are Failing To Meet The World's Expectations | BUSS4 | Scoop.it
Why China has been the only BRIC to succeed.

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Catching the eagle

Catching the eagle | BUSS4 | Scoop.it
We invite you to predict when China’s economy will overtake America’s Audio and Video content on Economist.com requires a browser that can handle iFrames....
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Factory ‘boys’: the changing face of China’s production lines - FT.com

In a Shenzhen factory, workers sit along a production line, packing expensive headphones that in just days will land in the hands of consumers across the world. Young Chinese women have long churned out products for western shoppers.

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Which brands are biggest in China?

Which brands are biggest in China? | BUSS4 | Scoop.it
China's growing middle class are becoming a bigger consumer of Western brands, with some fast-food chains opening a new branch every day.

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China's Economy Rebounds, but Is It Rebalancing?

China's Economy Rebounds, but Is It Rebalancing? | BUSS4 | Scoop.it
There's not a lot of evidence China is making the transition to a more consumer-driven economic growth model

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