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  • Apple Launches Promo in China Offering Interest-Free Financing When Purchasing New iPhone Apple is teaming up with Chinese payments company Ant Financial Services Group, along with several local banks, to offer local customers interest-free financing on iPhones in China (via Reuters). Apple is continuously looking to boost smartphone sales … Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in ...
  • Apple is offering interest-free financing to boost iPhone sales in China Apple is looking to get over its sales woes in China but offering prospective customers interest-free financing with a little help from Alibaba. Apple’s China website now offers financing packages for iPhones that include zero percent interest packages provided in association with several banks and Huabei, a consumer credit company operated by Alibaba’s Ant Financial ...
  • China wants its rural villages to go cashless by 2020 Residents of even the tiniest far-flung villages in China may soon be able to pay on their phones to run daily errands as Beijing announced this month that it aims to make mobile payments ubiquitous in rural areas by the end of 2020. The plan arrived in a set of guidelines (document link in Chinese) ...
  • Vynn Capital snags investment from Malaysia’s MAVCAP for its maiden Southeast Asia fund Vynn Capital, a new entrant to Southeast Asia’s startup ecosystem, is gearing up to close its maiden fund after it landed an undisclosed sum from Malaysia Venture Capital Management Bhd (MAVCAP) as one of its anchor LPs. Founded by former Gobi Ventures VC Victor Chua and Singaporean investor Darren Chua (no relation) one year ago, ...
  • Baidu’s video site iQiyi adds 37M subscribers in 2018 amid mounting losses China’s Baidu, which is often compared to Alphabet’s Google, is showing no signs of slowing down its pace of betting on video content as its core advertising unit feels the squeeze from rivals. The company’s latest financial results show its video streaming business iQiyi posted a net loss of 9.1 billion yuan or $1.3 billion in 2018, ...
  • As shared kitchens heat up, a China-based startup, Panda Selected, nabs $50 million led by Tiger Global A few weeks ago, we told you that former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick looks to be partnering with the former COO of the bike-sharing startup Ofo, Yanqi Zhang, to bring his new L.A.-based company, CloudKitchens, to China. Kalanick didn’t respond to our request for more information, but according to the South China Morning Post (SCMP), his ...
  • Alibaba hits the gas on mobility as its bike sharing service adds carpooling Carpooling is heralded to be environmentally friendly and money-saving, but in smog-stricken China, the transportation option became a source of public concerns after two female passengers got murdered during their lifts with Didi Chuxing drivers. The ride-hailing app has suspended its Hitch service to this date under government command, and its peers were also directed ...
  • Global smartphone growth stalled in Q4, up just 1.2% for the full year: Gartner Gartner’s smartphone marketshare data for the just gone holiday quarter highlights the challenge for device makers going into the world’s biggest mobile trade show which kicks off in Barcelona next week: The analyst’s data shows global smartphone sales stalled in Q4 2018, with growth of just 0.1 per cent over 2017’s holiday quarter, and 408.4 ...
  • US eases fears over China trade war – business live President Trump says there is ‘no magical date’ in trade talks with China, raising hopes that a tariff increase on 1 March will be avoidedEurozone economy ‘close to stagnation’ in FebruaryBarclays pledges to hand shareholders more cashCentrica shares f… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens ...
  • JD.com’s drones take flight to Japan in partnership with Rakuten Chinese e-commerce company JD.com is taking its drone delivery system to Japan. Rakuten, the Japanese e-commerce giant, just announced a partnership with JD that will see its drones and unmanned vehicles become a part of Rakuten’s own unmanned delivery service efforts. JD has been operating drones in its native China for a number of years, ...
  • On-demand logistics startup Lalamove raises $300M for Asia growth and becomes a unicorn Lalamove, a Hong Kong-based on-demand logistics startup, has closed a $300 million Series D round as it seeks expansion across Asia. In doing so, the company has officially entered the unicorn club. Founded in 2013 by Stanford graduate Shing Chow, Lalamove provides logistics and delivery services in a similar style to ride-hailing apps like Uber ...
  • Xiaomi’s Mi 9 includes a triple lens rear camera and wireless charging Mobile World Congress, the mobile industry’s annual shindig, is next week but Xiaomi can’t wait reveal its newest top-end phone. The Chinese company instead picked today to unveil the Mi 9. Once again Xiaomi’s design ethic closely resembles Apple’s iPhone with a minimal bezel and notch-like front-facing camera but Xiaomi has gone hard on photography ...
  • Selfie app maker Meitu eyes overseas gaming market with $340 million deal China’s largest selfie app maker Meitu has been busy working to diversify itself beyond the beauty arena in China. On Wednesday, the Hong Kong-listed company announced in a filing that it has agreed to pay about HK$2.7 billion ($340 million) for a 31 percent stake in game publishing company Dreamscape Horizon. Dreamscape Horizon, a subsidiary of ...
  • When surveillance meets incompetence Last week brought an extraordinary demonstration of the dangers of operating a surveillance state — especially a shabby one, as China’s apparently is. An unsecured database exposed millions of records of Chinese Muslims being tracked via facial recognition — an ugly trifecta of prejudice, bureaucracy, and incompetence. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens ...
  • Lenovo leads $10M investment in 6-legged robot maker Vincross Vincross, the company behind the six-legged robot Hexa, said on Tuesday that it’s picked up $10 million in a Series A+ funding round led by Lenovo Capital, the startup fund managed by Lenovo Group. Returning investor GGV Capital and newcomer Seekdource Capital also participated. The company declined to disclose its latest valuation but said the ...
  • Amazon is reportedly merging its China import unit with NetEase You’d be forgiven for not knowing Amazon has operated in China for more than a decade, but perhaps not for much longer. The company is reportedly in talks to merge its China-based import business with local peer Kaola, the cross-border shopping platform run by Chinese internet behemoth NetEase, Caijing reported (link in Chinese) on Tuesday. The deal, ...
  • What an American artificial intelligence initiative really needs The American AI Initiative as it stands does little to blunt the fears that America will fall behind in its technological edge. In fact, its lack of particulars sends exactly the opposite message. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on ...
  • With elections weeks away, someone “sophisticated” hacked Australia’s politicians Hacks come on heels of attack on Parliament House network earlier in February. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new ...
  • Australia’s government and political parties hit by cyber attack from ‘sophisticated state actor’ The Australia government suffered a cyber attack that it suspects is the work of a “sophisticated state actor,” according to the country’s Prime Minister. PM Scott Morrison said today the computer network of the country’s parliament, and those belonging to Liberal, Labor and Nationals parties, were targeted by an attack which took place a few weeks ago, The Sydney ...
  • China tells teachers to quit assigning homework through WeChat China’s education authorities are about to take some burden off parents with school-aged children. A proposal posted last week by the Department of Education in China’s eastern province of Zhejiang said teachers should be banned from using WeChat, QQ or other mobile apps to assign homework or ask parents to grade students’ assignments. As mobile internet ...
  • Donald Trump hints at extension to China trade talks President said potential delay was justified as deal ‘must be the biggest in history’President Donald Trump has conceded that he will delay planned increases in import duties on $200bn (£155bn) of Chinese goods if there is progress in trade talks in Wa… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share ...
  • Red iPhone XS and XS Max Rumored to Launch in China This Month, Again Dropping PRODUCT(RED) Branding A red variant of the iPhone XS and XS Max could be launching in China sooner rather than later, if a social media rumor proves to be accurate. A Weibo post spotted by iPhoneHacks.com claims Apple will launch the red color models by the end of this… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in ...
  • Alibaba takes an 8% stake in Tencent-backed anime streaming site Bilibili Ecommerce giant Alibaba is continuing its push into the world of youth culture after it scooped up an 8 percent stake in anime streaming and game publishing company Bilibili. According to a securities filing on Thursday, Alibaba’s Taobao marketplace has acquired about 24 million shares in Bilibili, the Shanghai-based firm that has captured 93 million monthly users ...
  • China’s Didi is laying off 15% of its staff China’s largest ride-hailing firm Didi plans to let go 15 percent of its employees or about 2,000 people this year, sources told TechCrunch. The cut comes as the beleagured transportation giant copes with a stricter regulatory environment that puts a squeeze on driver supply and backlash from two high-profile passenger murders last year. Chief executive Cheng ...
  • Optimism fades as Canadian CEOs see lower growth at home and in key Chinese market Only 12 per cent of CEOs surveyed see China as a growth market, compared to 53 per cent last year Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click ...
  • China’s Didi reportedly lost a staggering $1.6 billion in 2018 China’s largest car-hailing company is facing relentless pressure from all fronts. Beijing-based Didi Chuxing reportedly lost a staggering 10.9 billion yuan ($1.6 billion) in 2018, according to financial data that Chinese news site 36Kr obtained. For some context, Uber posted a net loss of $939 million on a pro forma basis and an EBITA loss at $527 million during ...
  • Apple is selling the iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 in Germany again Two older iPhone models are back on sale in Apple stores in Germany — but only with Qualcomm chips inside. The iPhone maker was forced to pull the iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 models from shelves in its online shop and physical stores in the country last month, after chipmaker Qualcomm posted security bonds to enforce a ...
  • Alibaba’s Ant Financial buys UK currency exchange giant WorldFirst reportedly for around $700M Ant Financial, the financial services behemoth affiliated with Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, has made its first big move into Europe. It’s acquired London-headquartered payments company WorldFirst in a deal that sources tell us is valued at around $700 million. (That price would also line up with multiple reports from December claiming the two were in ...
  • GoEuro rebrands as Omio to take its travel aggregator business global European multimodal travel booking platform GoEuro has announced a change of name and destination: Its new ambition is to go global, scaling beyond its regional grounding to tackle the challenge of intercity travel internationally — hence needing a more expansive brand name. The name it’s chosen is Omio, pronounced with the stress on the ‘me’ ...
  • CEO of Rappler, a media company critical of the Philippines government, is arrested There’s serious concern around press freedom in the Philippines after Maria Ressa, the CEO of independent media company Rappler, was arrested last night. Ressa, who was CNN’s bureau chief in Manila and then Jakarta prior to starting Rappler in 2011, was arrested on cyber libel security charges for an article published in 2012, according to ...
  • China’s Alipay digital wallet is entering 7,000 Walgreens stores China’s payments heavyweights have been following tourists abroad as their home market gets crowded. Ant Financial, Alibaba’s financial affiliate with a said valuation of $100 billion, now sees its virtual wallet Alipay handling transactions at 3,000 Walgreens stores in the U.S. and is eyeing to reach a roster of 7,000 locations by April. The alliance will ...
  • Indonesia-focused Intudo Ventures raises new $50M fund Intudo Ventures, a VC firm focused on Indonesia, has closed a new $50 million fund. This is Intudo’s second fund to date following its $20 million debut last year. The firm is a relative newcomer to Southeast Asia but a key differentiator is that it is solely focused on Indonesia, which is the world’s fourth most populated country ...
  • It isn’t just apps. China’s cinemas broke records during Lunar New Year China celebrated Lunar New Year last week as hundreds of millions of people travelled to their hometowns. While many had longed to see their separated loved ones, others dreaded the weeklong holiday as relatives awkwardly caught up with them with questions like: “Why are you not married? How much do you earn?” Luckily, there are ...
  • Canada’s best chances for trade growth may not be in China: McKinsey Trade is becoming more regional, making more lucrative opportunities for Canada closer to home, says McKinsey Global report Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share ...
  • Sub-brands are the new weapon in China’s smartphone war One of China’s top smartphone brands Vivo appears to have joined its fellows Oppo, Huawei and Xiaomi in setting up a new sub-brand as a softening market and heightened competition at home drive players to venture upon their original reach. A new smartphone brand called iQoo made its debut on Weibo, China’s answer to Twitter, on ...
  • Lenovo Watch X was riddled with security bugs, researcher says Lenovo’s Watch X was widely panned as “absolutely terrible.” As it turns out, so was its security. The low-end $50 smartwatch was one of Lenovo’s cheapest smartwatches. Available only for the China market, anyone who wants one has to buy one directly from the mainland. Lucky for Erez Yalon, head of security research at Checkmarx, an ...
  • Two former Qualcomm engineers are using AI to fix China’s healthcare problem Artificial intelligence is widely heralded as something that could disrupt the jobs market across the board — potentially eating into careers as varied as accountants, advertising agents, reporters and more — but there are some industries in dire need of assistance where AI could make a wholly positive impact, a core one being healthcare. Despite ...
  • Xiaomi-backed electric toothbrush Soocas raises $30 million Series C China’s Soocas continues to jostle with global toothbrush giants as it raises 200 million yuan ($30 million) in a series C funding round. The Shenzhen-based oral care manufacturer has secured the new capital from lead investor Vision Knight Capital, with Kinzon Capital, Greenwoods Investment, Yunmu Capital and Cathay Capital also participating in the round. The new ...
  • Risk of global recession may be low but we are heading for slowdown Although there is a cloud over economy, the silver lining is central banks are more dovishAfter the synchronised global economic expansion of 2017 came the asynchronous growth of 2018, when most countries other than the US started to experience slowdow… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook ...
  • What will it take to get the new NAFTA passed by the U.S. Congress? International trade lawyer Mark Warner on the chances of getting the new NAFTA passed in the U.S. and how Canada fits into the U.S.-China trade war Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share ...
  • Chinese e-commerce challenger Pinduoduo is raising over $1 billion more The price of competing with e-commerce giants Alibaba and JD.com is immense. That’s evidenced by challenger Pinduoduo, commonly known as PDD, which is raising more than $1 billion in fresh capital just six months after it went public. The company announced plans to sell 37 million shares in a move that will raise over $1 billion, going ...
  • Huawei fades from U.S. headlines, but still looms large over Trump’s trade talks with China Analysis: The U.S. is in the middle of a broad, multi-pronged, long-term effort to blunt China’s economic, geopolitical and military might and Huawei is an important component Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to ...
  • Peter MacKay: U.S.-China trade war traps Canada between ‘rock and hard place’ — and it could get worse MacKay discusses Huawei, China’s backlash against Canada and how our country is rapidly losing much-needed global trading partners Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share ...
  • Why no one really quits Google or Facebook Another week, another set of scandals at Facebook and Google . This past week, my colleagues reported that Facebook and Google had abused Apple enterprise developer certificates in order to distribute info-scraping research apps, at times from underage users in the case of Facebook. Apple responded by cutting off both companies from developer accounts, before ...
  • Chat app Line injects $182M into its mobile payment business Japanese messaging app company Line is pumping 20 billion JPY ($182 million) into its mobile payment business as it tries to turn things around following a challenging year in 2018. The company announced the infusion into Line Pay, a subsidiary that it fully owns, in a filing which stated that the new capital is “necessary ...
  • iPhone Sales Growing Following Price Cuts in China Apple is seeing improved iPhone sales in China following some recent price cuts on the iPhone XR, XS, XS Max, and older models that were introduced earlier in January, reports Chinese site Feng. Apple dropped iPhone prices for third-party distributo… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens ...
  • A government propaganda app is going viral in China Besides binge-watching TikTok videos and battling enemies in the magical land of mobile games, many Chinese people may also pass time during the upcoming Lunar New Year on Xuexi Qiangguo, a news and chat app developed by the country’s top ideology officials. The app managed to top the Chinese App Store between January 22 and ...
  • First China, now Starbucks gets an ambitious VC-funded rival in Indonesia Asia’s venture capital-backed startups are gunning for Starbucks . In China, the U.S. coffee giant is being pushed by Luckin Coffee, a $2.2 billion challenger surfing China’s on-demand wave, and on the real estate side, where WeWork China has just unveiled an on-demand product that could tempt people who go to Starbucks to kill time or ...
  • FBI catches another man allegedly stealing Apple self-driving car secrets Apple has 1,200 people working on its self-driving car project. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)MoreClick to share ...
  • Trump hails China trade talks progress and says he will meet Xi Jinping soon US president optimistic of reaching ‘the biggest deal ever’ as Beijing welcomes ‘constructive discussions’Donald Trump has said he will meet Chinese president Xi Jinping soon to try to seal a comprehensive trade deal as the US president while China’s t… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook ...
  • China wants to keep its spot as a leader in the space race with plans to launch 30 missions Keeping its spot among the top countries who are competing in the space race, China is planning to launch 30 missions this year, according to information from the state-run China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp., reported by the Xinhua news agency. Last year, China outpaced the United States in the number of national launches it ...
  • More mysterious brain injuries in Cuba; Canada halves staff after new case Cuba fumes that Canada’s actions “do not help find answers.” Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)MoreClick to share ...
  • Foxconn pulls back on its $10 billion dollar factory commitment Well that didn’t last long. In 2017, Foxconn announced the largest investment of a foreign company in the United States when it selected Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin for a new manufacturing facility. Buttressed by huge economic development grants from Wisconsin, an endorsement from President Trump, and Foxconn CEO Terry Gou’s vision of a maker America, the ...
  • China continues 5G push despite economic slowdown and Huawei setbacks China will fast-track the issuance of commercial licenses for 5G as part of a national plan to boost consumer spending, said a notice published this week by the National Development and Reform Commission. The move appears to be multifaceted, for 5G plays a key role in China’s bid to lead the global technology race and one ...
  • Chat app Line’s mobile payment service is getting its own Visa card Brown, Cony and the gang are coming to a credit card near you in Japan. Line, the messaging app company behind the cute sticker characters, announced today that it is bringing its payment service to plastic through a tie-in with Visa. Line is Japan’s largest chat app with an estimated 50 million registered users. The cards ...
  • It’s time to pay serious attention to TikTok If you haven’t been paying attention to TikTok, you haven’t been paying attention. The short-form video app hailing from Beijing’s ByteDance just had its biggest month ever with the addition of 75 million new users in December — a 275 percent increase from the 20 million it added in December 2017, according a recent report ...
  • Alibaba’s alternative to the app store reaches 230M daily users WeChat isn’t the only one doubling down on lite apps. Ever since China’s messaging titan introduced “mini programs” two years ago, a handful of its peers including Alibaba and Baidu have followed with their own manifestations. Alipay, the payments solution affiliated with China’s ecommerce juggernaut Alibaba, today announced it surpassed 230 million daily active users and ...
  • Justice Department Details Charges Against Chinese Tech Giant Huawei and Its CFO Prosecutors are seeking to extradite the company’s chief financial officer Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)MoreClick to share ...
  • WeWork could challenge Starbucks in China with new on-demand service The rise of Starbucks in China, like that in the west, is closely linked to its function as a “third space” for people to hang out between home and work. In recent years, a bevy of coffee entrepreneurs are trying to topple the American giant’s dominance in China and lately, an unexpected contender — WeWork ...
  • US indicts Huawei for stealing T-Mobile robot, selling US tech to Iran Indictment reveals how far Huawei allegedly went to get T-Mobile secrets. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)MoreClick to ...
  • China’s Didi teams up with state-owned BAIC to deepen electric vehicle push Didi Chuxing, China’s largest ride-hailing startup which claims over 550 million registered users, is deepening its focus on electric vehicles after it announced a joint venture with BAIC, a state-owned automotive giant. ‘Jingju’ — as the venture is called — is a partnership between Didi and BAIC affiliate Beijing Electric Vehicle that will develop “next-generation connected-car ...
  • Without proof, is Huawei really a national security threat? It’s Huawei vs. the U.S., the U.K., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and most of Europe and Japan. It’s almost as if the world’s biggest surveillance superpowers don’t want Huawei cell tower and networking router equipment inside critical networks in their countries, amid concerns of the company’s links to the Chinese military. Huawei, they say, could ...
  • Meet the little-known Chinese WiFi startup that rubs shoulders with WeChat and Alipay A service that connects people to WiFi hotspots for free turned out to be one of China’s most popular apps, nestling in the top ranks with Tencent’s WeChat messenger and Alibaba’s digital wallet affiliate Alipay. According to a report from app tracking service App Annie, WiFi Master Key was China’s fifth-largest app and the world’s ninth ...
  • Why the world’s first smart highway will most likely be in China China’s fast-paced growth has resulted in it being one of the most extremely flexible nations in terms of technological integration into existing infrastructure. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens ...
  • Go-Jek makes first close of $2 billion round at $9.5 billion valuation Southeast Asia-based ride-sharing firm Go-Jek is making progress with its plan to raise up to $2 billion in fresh capital to fund its battle with close rival Grab . Indonesia-headquartered Go-Jek has closed an initial chunk of that round after a collection of existing investors, including Google, Tencent and JD.com, agreed to invest around $920 million ...
  • Apple Shipped 2.5 Million Fewer iPhones in China in 2018 Than in 2017 Apple shipped an estimated 34.2 million iPhones in China in 2018, down from 36.7 million in 2017, according to new data shared today by Strategy Analytics. During the fourth calendar quarter of 2018 (Apple’s first fiscal quarter), Apple shipped 10.9… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens ...
  • US asks Canada to turn over Huawei’s CFO on alleged sanctions violations Daughter of Huawei’s founder was arrested while changing planes in Vancouver. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)MoreClick to ...
  • Sequoia goes after early-stage with an accelerator program in India and Southeast Asia Sequoia India is going deep into early-stage investing after it announced an accelerator program, Surge, which is focused on fledging startups in India and Southeast Asia, the two regions that it covers. It’s been nearly six months since Sequoia India closed its newest $695 million fund — its fifth since its establishment 12 years ago ...
  • Microsoft confirms Bing is down in China Microsoft’s Bing is down in China, according to users who took to social media beginning Wednesday afternoon to complain and express concerns. The Seattle-based behemoth has confirmed that its search engine is currently inaccessible in China and is “engaged to determine next steps,” a company spokesperson said in a statement to TechCrunch Thursday morning. Citing ...
  • China ‘absolutely necessary’ for Ontario Teachers’, CEO says Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan has a long-term plan for China that’s unlikely to be derailed by political tensions, Ron Mock said Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new ...
  • Xiaomi teases a double-folding smartphone… ohhai digital triptych! China’s Xiaomi has become the latest smartphone maker to tease a folding smartphone, dropping the below video clip of its president and co-founder, Bin Lin, fondling the device on social media today. The twist is the tablet does not have a single center parting but rather two folds that divide it into three panels, with ...
  • Stock markets slip amid signs global economy is weakening US markets dropped sharply following falls from Europe and Asia as the IMF trimmed its economic forecasts for 2019Stock markets across the world fell Tuesday amid further signs that the global economy is weakening.US markets dropped sharply following f… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens ...
  • ‘Everybody’s in the dark’: How the U.S. government shutdown is starting to hurt Canada The shutdown has halted a key flow of data to Canadian farmers, adding to existing trade uncertainty as they prepare for the upcoming planting season Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on ...
  • Pre-Davos survey shows sixfold rise in global CEOs’ gloom Rising protectionism and slide in US-China ties fuel pessimism of chief executives, says PwCPessimism among chief executives has risen sharply in the past 12 months as the leaders of the world’s biggest companies have taken fright at rising protectioni… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens ...
  • IMF reminds US that a China slowdown is a drag for everyone Christine Lagarde’s economic health check in Davos hints that Trump should change course These days it does not matter how much the US economy is pumped with steroids, if China cannot keep pace, the rest of the world slows down. Even the US begins to s… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in ...