This week, China’s factory activity improved a little even as factory employment figures slumped; Adobe announced its intention to shutter its China R&D center while other MNCs remain upbeat; and the Alibaba share price fell after last week’s spectacular IPO.
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Infiniti, a relatively new entrant in China’s luxury automobile sector, is growing at a phenomenal pace. Daniel Kirchert, MD, Infiniti China, talks of the company’s China strategy, competition with the German car makers, and the need to become a ‘social topic’ in China.
A look at the China data that you should care about: from net outflows of non-foreign direct investment to the marketshare of various search engines like Baidu, Sogou and Google. Also, a look at the the decline in telecom services revenue and the acquisitions done by China’s tech companies. Bonus bit: China’s skyscraper building frenzy. If there is ever […]
This week, figures from the HSBC/Markit PMI implied that the Chinese economy might finally be on the path to the much-need structural change; local government financing got a new breather; and Baidu launched its Google Glass competitor, Baidu Eye. The Broader Picture Last week, a flash Purchasing Manager Index (PMI) reading from HSBC and Markit […]
Maybe not so soon… but the tech scene in China is big—and getting bigger. For the past 40 years, Silicon Valley has been to the digital revolution what Detroit was to the automotive revolution–or Manchester to the first industrial revolution, for that matter. But will it last? A growing number of technology executives now believe […]
In the face of luxury push-back from China’s government and hyper competition for luxury car consumers, how is Ferrari tuning its China message? 2013 was not luxury’s finest year in China. The government shamed any and all ostentatious displays of wealth and decadence, and Chinese consumers are now backing off the luxury buying frenzy that […]
The week that was: China’s manufacturing activity is still in contraction; US multinationals report robust growth in Chinese operations; and Fosun sets up $100 million venture capital arm in Silicon Valley. China April flash PMI still below 50 A sneak peak of China’s manufacturing activity in April by Markit and HSBC shows that the sector […]
The week that was: China’s manufacturing activity continues on its downward trend; Tencent acquires a 28% stake in South Korean gaming giant CJ Games; Alibaba launches crowdfunding product for the entertainment sector; and Hong Kong banks worried about China exposure. China’s manufacturng activity hits eight-month low China’s manufacturing activity continues to contract—and has hit an eight-month […]
Prophets of doom say 3D printing will overturn manufacturing in China. They are both right and wrong. Wisps of smoke rise from nowhere as an invisible beam silently traces a path inside one of the three-dimensional (3D) printers at Beijing Longyuan Automated Fabrication System (AFS). The printer is in the early stages of making a […]