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A world to conquer

A world to conquer | China economy | Scoop.it
BUSINESS power follows economic power. In the 1920s British firms owned 40% of the global stock of foreign direct investment. By 1967 America was top dog, with a 50%...

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Xiaomi Aims at Apple, Samsung With a Low-Cost Tablet and TV

Xiaomi Aims at Apple, Samsung With a Low-Cost Tablet and TV | China economy | Scoop.it
The Chinese technology upstart Xiaomi, known for selling smartphones online at heavily discounted prices, just intensified its attack on some of the biggest companies in technology–Samsung, HTC, and even mighty Apple.

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Mapping the Four C's of Chinese Wealth

Mapping the Four C's of Chinese Wealth | China economy | Scoop.it
Live in a city near China's coast, and in a capital. (Coal doesn't hurt.)

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Mr Jones's curator insight, May 19, 2014 9:56 AM

Clearly shows the importance of avoiding over generalisations about all of China.  Inequality differences are significant, various parts of 'China' are becoming better off quicker than others.

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China's Urbanisation: Building the dream

China's Urbanisation: Building the dream | China economy | Scoop.it
SOME HISTORIANS BELIEVE that Marco Polo never went to China. But even if the 13th-century Venetian merchant did not lay eyes on the coastal city of Hangzhou himself,...

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Made in America. For sale in China.

Made in America. For sale in China. | China economy | Scoop.it
Bucking the trend, these small businesses are taking their U.S.-made products to China and capitalizing on its burgeoning consumer market.

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Mr Jones's curator insight, May 19, 2014 9:42 AM

Good to show that there are opportunities in the Chinese market that don't rely on goods be manufactured IN China

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Joint ventures in China: what every CEO should know

Joint ventures in China: what every CEO should know | China economy | Scoop.it
In China, as in any foreign market, it is difficult to succeed alone.

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The battle of China's tech titans

The battle of China's tech titans | China economy | Scoop.it
Long China's dominant e-commerce firm, Alibaba, is snapping up start-ups in a bid to fend off a threat from rival Tencent, as the BBC's Kim Gittleson reports.

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Prada profits squeezed by weakness in Europe and crackdown in China

Prada profits squeezed by weakness in Europe and crackdown in China | China economy | Scoop.it
Last year's near-flat earnings of €627.8m are in sharp contrast to 2012, when Prada posted a 44.9% increase in earnings

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What Makes a Tier-2 City in China? Count the Starbucks

What Makes a Tier-2 City in China? Count the Starbucks | China economy | Scoop.it
What exactly differentiates a tier-two Chinese city from a tier-three city? Officially no one knows, but it might help to start by counting the Starbucks.

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Audi expects to sell half million cars in China this year

Audi expects to sell half million cars in China this year | China economy | Scoop.it
BEIJING (Reuters) - Volkswagen's luxury division Audi plans to sell about half a million cars this year in China, the world's biggest auto market, and raise the number of its Chinese

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

Revlon to Exit Operations in China, Cut 1,100 Jobs | China economy | 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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British Airways and the Chinese consumer: it's all about local knowledge | Marketing Magazine

British Airways and the Chinese consumer: it's all about local knowledge | Marketing Magazine | China economy | Scoop.it
British Airways and the Chinese consumer: it's all about local knowledge, British Airways' marketing manager for the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific, Paul Rogers, looks at how Britain and the brand is gaining greater understanding of the needs...

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Nissan sales boom in China

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

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China fines Johnson & Johnson and others for price fixing

China fines Johnson & Johnson and others for price fixing | China economy | 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,

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GSK dodged millions in China drug tax scam: state media

GSK dodged millions in China drug tax scam: state media | China economy | Scoop.it
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A Chinese state-run newspaper has accused British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline Plc of evading at least 100 million yuan ($16.04 million) in taxes, adding to pressure on the firm which

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Audi expects to sell half million cars in China this year

Audi expects to sell half million cars in China this year | China economy | Scoop.it
BEIJING (Reuters) - Volkswagen's luxury division Audi plans to sell about half a million cars this year in China, the world's biggest auto market, and raise the number of its Chinese

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Striking Chinese Workers Are Headache for Nike, IBM, Secret Weapon for Beijing 

Striking Chinese Workers Are Headache for Nike, IBM, Secret Weapon for Beijing  | China economy | Scoop.it
The Chinese government is gaining an unlikely ally in its effort to overhaul the economy: striking Chinese workers.

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China accuses British GlaxoSmithKline executive in bribery case

China accuses British GlaxoSmithKline executive in bribery case | China economy | Scoop.it
Announcements marks first time police claims have been levelled at a British employee of the drugs maker's China unit

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Check Out KFC China’s New Breakfast Wraps

Check Out KFC China’s New Breakfast Wraps | China economy | Scoop.it
KFC China has two new breakfast menu items inspired by popular Chinese street food

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tutor2u's curator insight, March 13, 2014 6:06 PM

Nice example of localisation by KFC 

Jack Murray's curator insight, March 17, 2014 12:37 PM

Evidence of localisation from KFC

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Great wad of China: Adidas hits ground running, grows footprint

Adidas' managing director in China has outlined the country's enormous opportunity and unique challenges that marketers can't afford to ignore.

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China’s Embrace of Foreign Cars

China’s Embrace of Foreign Cars | China economy | Scoop.it
Multinational corporations are clawing market share from Chinese brands in their home market. In response, China’s automakers are pushing to preserve protectionist policies.

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Nike, Adidas face labour protests in China

Nike, Adidas face labour protests in China | China economy | Scoop.it
A labor protest that began recently in the manufacturing city of Dongguan at a factory operated by Yue Yuen Industrial has got brands including Nike and Adidas on edge.

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China's Crackdown on Conspicuous Consumption Hasn't Slowed Down Rolls-Royce

China's Crackdown on Conspicuous Consumption Hasn't Slowed Down Rolls-Royce | China economy | Scoop.it
If you’re a super-rich Chinese entrepreneur thinking of buying a luxury car, Rolls-Royce has a new special option for you. Even more than in other markets, China’s mega-rich rely on chauffeurs.

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Bird Flu Threatens KFC's New Year Recovery

Bird Flu Threatens KFC's New Year Recovery | China economy | Scoop.it
Fresh cases of avian flu break out in China just as Yum! Brands' KFC chicken chain enters its busy Chinese New Year holiday season

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