A2 Business BUSS 4 CHINA 2014
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World's Tallest, Pinkest Towers to Be Built in China

China will soon be home to the 'World's Tallest Building'. Currently, Dubai's Burj Khalifa holds that title, but when completed, a structure which is part of China's 'Phoenix Towers' will stand...
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Starbucks’ Long-term Investment in Leadership of the Chinese Coffee Shop Market

Starbucks’ Long-term Investment in Leadership of the Chinese Coffee Shop Market | A2 Business BUSS 4 CHINA 2014 | Scoop.it
How on earth is Starbucks making a success of its push into China? China is a tea-drinking nation. In fact, China has the world's oldest and largest tea-drinking culture.
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The World's Largest Companies: China Takes Over The Top Three Spots

The World's Largest Companies: China Takes Over The Top Three Spots | A2 Business BUSS 4 CHINA 2014 | Scoop.it
For the first time, China is home to the world’s three biggest companies; it also lands five of the top 10 spots. (The world's 3 largest public companies are now Chinese - but you've probably never heard of them?
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PlayStations To Be Sold In China For First Time

PlayStations To Be Sold In China For First Time | A2 Business BUSS 4 CHINA 2014 | Scoop.it
Sony secures an opening in the Chinese market, months after a ban on video game consoles was lifted.
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China's polluters to face large fines under law change

China's polluters to face large fines under law change | A2 Business BUSS 4 CHINA 2014 | Scoop.it
Jennifer Duggan: China's legislature votes to revise 25-year-old environmental law to include harsh penalties for polluters
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Increasingly problematic external threats to Business in China. If your company is based there, and it pollutes, you are likely to face high fines.

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Xiaomi Unveils ‘Mi Pad’ as Apple-Samsung Challenge Rises

Xiaomi Corp., the smartphone maker valued at $10 billion, will release a tablet computer in China next month as the company escalates its competition with Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co.

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How IKEA adapted its strategies to expand and become profitable in China - Business Today

How IKEA adapted its strategies to expand and become profitable in China - Business Today | A2 Business BUSS 4 CHINA 2014 | Scoop.it

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Avon’s Ugly China Bribery Probe Ends With a $135 Million Settlement

Avon’s Ugly China Bribery Probe Ends With a $135 Million Settlement | A2 Business BUSS 4 CHINA 2014 | Scoop.it
The cosmetics maker announced agreements to settle investigations by the U.S. Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission

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BUSS4 2014: China Research Bullet 6 Overview

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This final research bullet overview focuses on the topic of how business strategy might be affected by developments in China.We'll add to these notes over the coming days and weeks as we provide further support for BUSS4 here on the tutor2u Business Blog. Don't forget to follow tutor2u and tutor2u Business.

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BUSS4 2014: China Research Bullet 4 Overview

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These outline notes provide an overview of the fourth research bullet for BUSS4 China 2014 - the relative advantages and disadvantages of the ways in which businesses might operate in the Chinese marketWe'll add to these notes over the coming days and weeks as we provide further support for BUSS4 here.

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BUSS4 2014: China Research Bullet 2 Overview

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The notes below provide an introduction to the second research bullet for BUSS4 China 2014 - the risks and rewards involved in trading with or operating in China. We'll add to these notes over the coming days and weeks as we provide further support for BUSS4 here on the tutor2u Business.

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4 Mistakes Behind Groupon’s Failure in China

4 Mistakes Behind Groupon’s Failure in China | A2 Business BUSS 4 CHINA 2014 | Scoop.it
Groupon is plagued with a host of problems leading up to its IPO. In the first half of 2011, the company spent an unsustainable $432 million on marketing, $392 million out of the $681 million in liabilities currently owed to its vendors, according to Yipit’s data.
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Apple, Be Afraid: China's Xiaomi Going Global

China’s most impressive smartphone manufacturer, facing a slowdown at home, is seeking new markets.

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China fines Johnson & Johnson and others for price fixing

China fines Johnson & Johnson and others for price fixing | A2 Business BUSS 4 CHINA 2014 | Scoop.it
BEIJING (Reuters) - Johnson & Johnson, Bausch & Lomb Inc and other major producers have been fined more than 19 million yuan ($3.04 million) for fixing prices in China's eye glass and contact lens market, (“@tutor2u: Another great example of...
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The world's biggest spenders

The world's biggest spenders | A2 Business BUSS 4 CHINA 2014 | Scoop.it
Chinese tourists are the biggest spenders globally and offer a huge opportunity for countries seeking to attract high spenders.
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For All the TV in China - BBC Radio 4

For All the TV in China - BBC Radio 4 | A2 Business BUSS 4 CHINA 2014 | Scoop.it
Paul Jackson reports on TV in China, and the British producers hoping to succeed there.
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I know it's a podcast and not a video! However if you can have a listen... This pod cast covers the burgeoning TV industry in China and how UK production companies can take advantage of selling our TV formats to the Chinese... have to remember the different TV tastes of the Chinese public, i.e. localise.... Good one to differentiate your answers and WOW the examiner!

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Tesco finalises China retail deal

Tesco finalises China retail deal | A2 Business BUSS 4 CHINA 2014 | Scoop.it
Tesco has finalised its joint venture with China Resources Enterprise (CRE) creating the largest food retailer in China.
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Chinese retailers hijack the Ikea experience

Chinese retailers hijack the Ikea experience | A2 Business BUSS 4 CHINA 2014 | Scoop.it
KUNMING, China (Reuters) - Nestled in a sleepy southern district of Kunming city in southwest China, is a 10,000 square meter, four-story building that could make Swedish furniture giant Ikea uneasy.11 (RT @WHGSBusiness: Good article on the risk to...
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Great article on the threat of IP theft in China. A whole IKEA store that's not an IKEA store!

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Luxury Goods in China

The Chinese are now the biggest buyers of luxury goods worldwide, but what brands do they buy and where? (#BUSS4 "73% of Chinese shoppers buy abroad.
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Why China's anti-corruption drive is hammering Diageo and Remy Cointreau

Why China's anti-corruption drive is hammering Diageo and Remy Cointreau | A2 Business BUSS 4 CHINA 2014 | Scoop.it
A Chinese government crackdown on wining and dining means less whiskey sales. The drinks giants need to guard against emerging market turmoil.

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A good example of companies affected by the Chinese Government crackdown on corruption.

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Local Players Pose Stiff Competition to Samsung and Apple in China Smartphone Market

Local Players Pose Stiff Competition to Samsung and Apple in China Smartphone Market | A2 Business BUSS 4 CHINA 2014 | Scoop.it
Local players Lenovo, Xiaomi, Coolpad and Huawei have average market shares of 10%.

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BUSS4 2014: China Research Bullet 5 Overview

BUSS4 2014: China Research Bullet 5 Overview | A2 Business BUSS 4 CHINA 2014 | Scoop.it
This introduction to and overview of the fifth research bullet for AQA BUSS4 2014 on China might be useful for students as they practice essay planning. The research bullet is on the ethical and environmental issues involved in trading with or operating in China.We'll add to these notes over the.

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BUSS4 2014: China Research Bullet 3 Overview

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Here are some introductory notes that focus on the third research point for BUSS4 China in 2014 - namely the factors affecting the success or failure of businesses trading with or operating in ChinaWe'll add to these notes over the coming days and weeks as we provide further support for.

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BUSS4 2014: China Research Bullet 1 Overview

BUSS4 2014: China Research Bullet 1 Overview | A2 Business BUSS 4 CHINA 2014 | Scoop.it
Here is an overview of some key points and examples relating to the first research bullet point for BUSS4 China (2014) - The extent to which China creates opportunities and threats for businesses.We'll add to these notes over the coming days and weeks as we provide further support for BUSS4 here.

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Microsoft’s Xbox One China strategy has no guarantee of success, says analyst

Microsoft’s Xbox One China strategy has no guarantee of success, says analyst | A2 Business BUSS 4 CHINA 2014 | Scoop.it
Microsoft is poised to bring Xbox One to China in September, but one analyst feels that it’s a strategy fraught with potential risk. You’ll find our full report on Microsoft’s Xbox One China launch through the link, along with a trailer…
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