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Smartphone payment creates lighter purse

CHINESE consumers say they feel perfectly comfortable leaving home with cash-empty pockets and relying on smartphones to pay for purchases and services. That confidence underpins the rapid development ...

December 7, 2017, Thursday


Ad tuning: ‘you can’t drive a boat on a road’

MCCANN Worldgroup, a global advertising agency that coined the famous “it’s the real thing” slogan for Coca-Cola in the 1970s and once counted Theodor Seuss Geisel, best known as Dr. Seuss, among its ...

November 23, 2017, Thursday


When the chips are down, in supply, not price

SOME chip prices are rising faster than at any time in recent memory. Chinese buyers of electronic devices, who comprise the world’s largest market, can expect to pay more for their favorite gadgets. ...

November 22, 2017, Wednesday


Global banks laud removal on cap

International banks that have for years been pressing for more access to Chinese capital markets are lauding new regulations that remove caps on foreign ownership of domestic commercial banks, asset management ...

November 16, 2017, Thursday


‘Cobots’ taking their places beside humans

FOR decades, industrial robots have been fenced off from humans to avoid accidents. Now they are increasingly working side-by-side with people, freeing them from dull and repetitive tasks. Sales of these ...

November 15, 2017, Wednesday


Covestro sees a prosperous future in China

GERMAN-BASED chemicals giant Covestro posted record high profit in the third quarter, bolstered by China’s surging demand. Net income soared 89.6 percent year on year to 491 million euros (US$570 million) ...

November 10, 2017, Friday


Singles Day spree excites and exasperates

Singles Day kicks off its ninth year this weekend, with sales expected to surpass the record US$17.8 billion reported by Alibaba in 2016.But as the world’s biggest 24-hour shopping event grows bigger ...

November 9, 2017, Thursday


Banks are banking on startups as new growth drivers

WHEN Zhang Jiangli quit his high-profile job as a senior executive with a top multinational company to turn entrepreneur four years ago, he had little inkling of the kind of obstacles he was likely to ...

October 26, 2017, Thursday


Never be a better time in China for innovation

SPD Silicon Valley Bank (SSVB) is a joint venture between Shanghai Pudong Development Bank and US-based Silicon Valley Bank that serves the technology and innovation start-ups in China. David A. Jones, ...

October 19, 2017, Thursday


Private petrochemical firms are flying high

TRAVELLING from Xinjiang in the remote northwest to Zhejiang on the east coast, Li Zibin is heading for his new job at a private company after ending his 14-year stint at China National Petroleum Corp, ...

October 18, 2017, Wednesday




 

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