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Diageo half-year profits rise 15%

Diageo half-year profits rise 15% | BUSS4: China Research | Scoop.it
Drinks group Diageo reports a rise in half-year profits as demand for its global brands continues to grow in emerging markets.
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Emerging markets boost Unilever

Emerging markets boost Unilever | BUSS4: China Research | Scoop.it
Consumer goods giant Unilever reports a rise in full-year profits, helped by an increase in sales in emerging markets.
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Emerging markets account for 57% of Unilever's sales


Consumer goods giant Unilever has seen full-year profits rise helped by an improvement in emerging market sales.


The firm, which makes a vast array of consumer products including Ben & Jerry's ice-cream, Lipton tea and Dove soap, said pre-tax profit rose9% to 7.1bn euros ($9.6bn; £5.9bn).


But sales fell 3% to 49.8bn euros, hit by unfavourable foreign exchange rates.

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Emerging markets boost Coca-Cola

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Coca-Cola reports a 6% rise in quarterly sales thanks to strong growth in the key emerging markets of India, China and Brazil.
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Coca-Cola has reported higher quarterly sales thanks to strong growth in emerging markets.

The US soft drinks giant announced a 6% rise in operating revenue to $11.14bn (£6.98bn) in the first three months of the year on the same period a year ago.

It said it had seen volume growth in all regions that it operates in but highlighted India (+20%), China (+9%) and Brazil (+4%).

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Is your emerging-market strategy local enough? | McKinsey & Company

Is your emerging-market strategy local enough? | McKinsey & Company | BUSS4: China Research | Scoop.it
The diversity and dynamism of China, India, and Brazil defy any one-size-fits-all approach. A McKinsey Quarterly article.
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Creating a powerful emerging-market strategy has moved to the top of the growth agendas of many multinational companies, and for good reason: in 15 years’ time, 57 percent of the nearly one billion households with earnings greater than $20,0001 a year will live in the developing world. Seven emerging economies—China, India, Brazil, Mexico, Russia, Turkey, and Indonesia—are expected to contribute about 45 percent of global GDP growth in the coming decade. Emerging markets will represent an even larger share of the growth in product categories, such as automobiles, that are highly mature in developed economies

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BUSS4 - Market Entry Strategies for China

This revision presentation provides an overview of the key considerations and options facing businesses outside China looking to enter the Chinese market.

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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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BUSS4 - China: Opportunities, Threats, Success & Failure

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BUSS4 - China: Opportunities, Threats, Success & Failure

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Chinese export growth accelerates

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China's exports rise more than expected in November adding to the evidence of a rebound in the world's second-largest economy.
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China awards first 4G licences

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China has awarded its first licences to mobile phone companies to provide the superfast 4G mobile network to customers.
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China's changing economy in 60 seconds

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China's new leadership holds its grand plenary meeting, or plenum, this weekend to set the course for the wealth of the nation for the next five to ten years.
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Quick overview of China including facts and figures

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China Invests Billions in International Renewable Energy Projects | World Resources Institute

China Invests Billions in International Renewable Energy Projects | World Resources Institute | BUSS4: China Research | Scoop.it
It’s well-known that China ranks first in the world in attracting clean energy investment, receiving US$ 65.1 billion in 2012. But new analysis from WRI shows another side to this story: China is increasingly becoming a global force in international clean energy investment, too. In fact, the country has provided nearly $40 billion dollars to other countries’ solar and wind industries over the past decade.

This investment is consistent with a broader trend of major emerging economies like China, India, and Brazil becoming important sources of global overseas invest¬ments. WRI’s new working paper, China’s Overseas Investments in the Wind and Solar Industries: Trends and Drivers, helps to better understand China’s renewable energy investments overseas, as well as the policy and market forces that drive them.

China’s Overseas Wind and Solar Investments, By the Numbers

According to our research, Chinese companies have made at least 124 investments in solar and wind industries in 33 countries over the past decade (2002 – 2011), more than half of which were made in 2010 and 2011 (see Figure 1). Despite some gaps in the data that prevent us from generalizing about all of China’s wind and solar investments, we learned that:

Of the 54 investments for which financial data were available, the cumulative amount invested came to nearly US$40 billion.
China invested roughly US$10 billion in 16 wind projects and US$27.5 billion in 38 solar investments.
Of 53 investments with capacity data available, the cumulative installed capacity added was nearly 6,000 MW.
The majority of investments were in electricity generation. Several investments were made in manufacturing facilities and to establish sales and marketing offices.
Most of the investments were in developed countries. A huge amount went to the United States, as well as Germany, Italy, and Australia. A handful of developing countries—including South Africa, Pakistan, and Ethiopia—also attracted multiple investments.
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Ikea sales up on emerging markets

Ikea sales up on emerging markets | BUSS4: China Research | Scoop.it
Swedish flat-pack furniture firm Ikea reports a 10% rise in full-year profits as emerging markets boost demand against a tough UK market.
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The firm said sales grew 6.9% to 24.7bn euros (£20.6bn; $31.9bn) in the year to 31 August, with Russia, China and Poland performing strongly.

 

The overseas growth, AS WELL AS cutting prices, helped profits rise 10.3% to 3bn euros.

 

The company also has plans to open further stores in China, Japan, Finland and Italy.

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In Emerging Markets, Unilever Finds a Passport to Profit

In Emerging Markets, Unilever Finds a Passport to Profit | BUSS4: China Research | Scoop.it
The consumer-products giant is betting big on emerging markets, home to half its sales
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Unilever brands account for about 30 percent of Sumarno’s 15 million rupiah ($1,500) in daily sales, and stores like his helped Unilever Indonesia boost sales 17 percent last year, nearly triple the growth rate of the nation’s gross domestic product. Competing products are “in the back,” says Sumarno, grinning as he jerks a thumb toward the dusty, unlit shelves behind him. “You can’t fight Unilever.”

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KFC’s success in China: Great video for AQA BUSS4 research theme

KFC’s success in China: Great video for AQA BUSS4 research theme | BUSS4: China Research | Scoop.it
This is a great, in-depth video from former KFC executive Warren Liu on KFC's remarkable success in China. The video is just short of 16 minutes but is certainly worth showing students.
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KFC's Sucess in China, Kentuky fried cat

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BUSS4 - China: Opportunities, Threats, Success & Failure

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BUSS4 - Market Entry Strategies for China

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China loosens grip on interest rates

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China takes another step loosening its grip on interest rates as it allows banks to trade deposits with each other at market-determined rates.
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New China data boosts recovery hopes

New China data boosts recovery hopes | BUSS4: China Research | Scoop.it
China's industrial output and retail sales rise in November, the latest in a series of signs suggesting a recovery in the world's second largest economy.
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China Auto Sales Climb at Fastest Pace in Nine Months

China Auto Sales Climb at Fastest Pace in Nine Months | BUSS4: China Research | Scoop.it
China’s passenger-vehicle sales last month climbed the most since January, helped by a recovery in economic growth and rebound in demand for Japanese brands.
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"Wholesale deliveries of cars, multipurpose and sport utility vehicles rose 24 percent to 1.61 million units in October, according to the state-backed China Association of Automobile Manufacturers today"


“The recovery of demand for Japanese-brand cars is spurring overall vehicle sales,” said Harry Chen, an analyst with Guotai Junan Securities Co. in Shenzhen. “It’ll take the Japanese automakers more time to gain back market share.”


"General Motors Co. (GM), the largest foreign automaker in China, reported a 12 percent gain in October sales to 282,446 units, led by demand for its Wuling and Buick vehicles."

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