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AQA BUSS4 Revision Webinar - BUSS4 China Lines of Analysis

AQA BUSS4 Revision Webinar - BUSS4 China Lines of Analysis | Emerging Markets - China | Scoop.it
Here is a recording of the BUSS4 revision webinar on China which played live to 430 students this evening.You can download the slides (pdf) of the materials from here.
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Worth a listen to Year 13.

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European companies are cooling on China, survey shows

European companies are cooling on China, survey shows | Emerging Markets - China | Scoop.it
European companies doing business in China are finding the market less attractive due to rising labor costs, a slowing economy and lack of legal enforcement, the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China said.
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China’s Xiaomi Plans to Give IPhone Cool at Half Price

China’s Xiaomi Plans to Give IPhone Cool at Half Price | Emerging Markets - China | Scoop.it
As China’s Xiaomi Corp. began selling smartphones in Singapore this year, each batch sold out in just a few minutes. So when the company asked people on Facebook to spread the word that more phones would be available soon, one fan was having none of it.
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BUSS4 2014: China Research Bullet 6 Overview

BUSS4 2014: China Research Bullet 6 Overview | Emerging Markets - China | Scoop.it
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

BUSS4 2014: China Research Bullet 4 Overview | Emerging Markets - China | Scoop.it
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

BUSS4 2014: China Research Bullet 2 Overview | Emerging Markets - China | Scoop.it
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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China’s exports losing low-cost advantages

China’s exports losing low-cost advantages | Emerging Markets - China | Scoop.it
Boston Consulting Group have produced a fascinating new report which investigates the competitiveness of the world's top 25 goods exporting nations. Their press release highlights significant changes in the world order over the last decade. The newly-minted BCG Global Manufacturing Cost-Competitiveness Index incorporates four factors: energy costs, productivity, wages and.
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Corruption blights China healthcare system - YouTube

Corruption probes in to the practices of foreign pharmaceutical companies in China have cast light on the country's graft-ridden healthcare system. The FT's ...
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Starbucks's Teahouse Ambitions for Its Teavana Chain

Starbucks's Teahouse Ambitions for Its Teavana Chain | Emerging Markets - China | Scoop.it
After popularizing cafe culture in the U.S., it’s time for the tea bar
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Growth through acquisition for Starbucks.

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Charlie Rose Talks to Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz

Charlie Rose Talks to Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz | Emerging Markets - China | Scoop.it
The Starbucks CEO discusses mobile payments, winning over China, and his foray into tea with Oprah
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Builds on our earlier focus on Starbucks. More articles to follow.

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Landmark default in China solar firm

Landmark default in China solar firm | Emerging Markets - China | Scoop.it
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First time Chinese government seems prepared to let a significant business fail. Could be a positive and a cause for concern for business. Think potential sippliers and trade partners and also competition issues. Raising capital and risk.

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A Close Look At China's Growing Appetite For Luxury Brands

A Close Look At China's Growing Appetite For Luxury Brands | Emerging Markets - China | Scoop.it
A presentation from the Digital Luxury Group shows the most popular luxury brands in China and how attitudes towards luxury goods are shifting.
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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 | Emerging Markets - China | 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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Sony to sell PlayStation 4 in China

Sony to sell PlayStation 4 in China | Emerging Markets - China | Scoop.it
Japan's Sony signs a partnership in China to manufacture and sell its PlayStation consoles on the mainland.
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Size of opportunity is significant and also shows Chinese government opening up new markets but as ever there are conditions attached.

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Tesco finalises China retail deal

Tesco finalises China retail deal | Emerging Markets - China | Scoop.it
Tesco has finalised its joint venture with China Resources Enterprise (CRE) creating the largest food retailer in China.
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Tesco go with plan B.

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China bans British cheese imports

China bans British cheese imports | Emerging Markets - China | Scoop.it
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Risk to UK business who exports cheese to China even though factory in question did not produce any cheese for export to China.

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BUSS4 2014: China Research Bullet 5 Overview

BUSS4 2014: China Research Bullet 5 Overview | Emerging Markets - China | 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

BUSS4 2014: China Research Bullet 3 Overview | Emerging Markets - China | Scoop.it
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 | Emerging Markets - China | 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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Chinese GSK executive 'confesses'

Chinese GSK executive 'confesses' | Emerging Markets - China | Scoop.it
One of four senior GlaxoSmithKline executives detained in China over corruption allegations makes televised confession.
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Nike lists abuses at Asian factories

Nike lists abuses at Asian factories | Emerging Markets - China | Scoop.it
Nike, long the target of sweatshop allegations, yesterday produced the most comprehensive picture yet of the 700 factories that produce its footwear and clothing, detailing admissions of abuses, including forced overtime and restricted access to water.
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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 | Emerging Markets - China | 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. Chinese people hate coffee – they say it tastes so bitter it is like tasting medicine. But, look at the evidence..
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Great summary of five key success factors for Starbucks.

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The shadowy threat from China’s lenders

The shadowy threat from China’s lenders | Emerging Markets - China | Scoop.it
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Good explanation of the term "shadow banking" in China and the impact on business.

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Alibaba Beats Amazon to the E-Commerce Prize in China

Alibaba Beats Amazon to the E-Commerce Prize in China | Emerging Markets - China | Scoop.it
Say the word e-commerce in the US, UK and many other developed economies and one word usually comes to mind – Amazon. The Seattle-based multinational claims to be the world's largest online retailer. It has highly diversified operations that have taken the business well beyond the original proposition - selling.
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Great example of a domestic company providing competition and a threat to a western company.

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With Stunning New Stores, Starbucks Has a New Design Strategy: Act Local | Wired Design | Wired.com

With Stunning New Stores, Starbucks Has a New Design Strategy: Act Local | Wired Design | Wired.com | Emerging Markets - China | Scoop.it
Why Starbucks is making their store design hyper-local.
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Fact that in China they tend to visit in large groups means that localised design is key to accomodate this. Great example of localisation.

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