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  • S&P cuts China’s credit rating for the first time since 1999 on debt concerns The cut will “have a relatively big impact on Chinese enterprises since corporate ratings can’t be higher than the sovereign rating,” said Xia Le, an economist at Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA 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 ...
  • Huawei Ad Teases ‘The Real AI Phone’, Mocks Facial Recognition in Clear Dig at Apple Chinese mobile maker Huawei has taken to trolling Apple in a new Facebook ad that pokes fun at the iPhone X’s neural engine and urges people to wait for “the real AI phone” – a reference to its upcoming flagship smartphone, the Mate 10, set to debut next month. The short ad takes aim at Apple’s ...
  • SoftBank Group will buy a 5% stake in ZhongAn, China’s first online-only insurance agency  SoftBank Group has agreed to be a cornerstone investor in the initial public offering of ZhongAn, China’s first online-only insurance agency, on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange today. SoftBank Group will buy a 5 percent stake in the company, or about 72 million shares, at the offer price, which is in the range of HKD ...
  • It looks like China is shutting down its blockchain economy Leaked regulation orders Chinese Bitcoin exchanges to shut down. 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 Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on ...
  • Chinese Firm Didi Now Accepts Apple Pay Across its Ride-Hailing Services Chinese ride-hailing company Didi has added Apple Pay as a payment option to the full range of its personal mobility services (via TechCrunch). Apple’s mobile payment platform can now be used to fund Didi Express, Didi Luxe, Didi Premier, and ofo, a partner bicycle rental service embedded into the main Didi app. Image via Technode Support of the digital wallet adds another ...
  • Crunch Report | The Many Faces of SpaceX Explosions SpaceX releases a fail video showing all of its explosions, marijuana delivery startup Eaze raises $27 million, Nestlé buys a majority stake in Blue Bottle Coffee and BTC China is suspending trading. All this on Crunch Report! Read More Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click ...
  • The first of China’s top bitcoin exchanges has announced it will suspend trading  A number of China’s top bitcoin exchanges are preparing to suspend their services following instructions from the government. BTC China, one of the country’s top three, became the first to officially make the move after it announced today that will stop all trading for China-based customers from September 30. The company said other services, including ...
  • Shell eyes Asia, aims to expand electric vehicle recharging at fuel stations Shell, the world’s biggest fuel station operator, sees fossil fuel growth in China, India, Mexico 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 Google+ (Opens ...
  • China joins the growing movement to ban gasoline and diesel cars The internal combustion engine’s days are numbered. 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 Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens ...
  • China gears up to ban diesel and petrol cars in coming decades China’s the world’s largest auto market with 25.53 million cars and light vehicles sold in the country last year, according to industry analysts JATO 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 ...
  • Weibo users given one-week warning to provide real names  The 340 million users of Sina Weibo, China’s popular microblogging service, have been given one week to link their accounts to a real name. The crackdown is being conducted in order to comply with new government rules restricting anonymous online conversation. Read More Share this:Click to email this to a friend ...
  • Apple Facing Struggle to Convince Chinese Smartphone Users to Switch Allegiance [Updated] Apple is facing an uphill struggle in its attempts to wean Chinese smartphone users off cheaper rival devices in a saturated mobile market, according to a new Bloomberg report. With Apple gearing up to sell its most ambitious but most expensive iPhone yet, local competitors like Huawei, Oppo, and Xiaomi are already poised to compete by ...
  • Crunch Report | China’s Central Bank Puts a Ban on ICOs China’s central bank puts a ban on ICOs, the next generation of the Lily drone is here, WhatsApp for Business is launching and Alphabet creates a new holding company to complete 2015 corporate reorganization. All this on Crunch Report! Read More Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in ...
  • Bitcoin falls as China bans initial coin offerings Unregulated initial coin offerings have raised hundreds of millions of dollars. 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 Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to ...
  • Can robots help the U.S. get its economic mojo back?  We only have to look at the top three most competitive countries to understand what’s driving economic growth for their businesses and prosperity for their citizens; the common thread is aggressive adoption of automation. These countries consider robots the fuel that will ignite business growth, enable humans to do more productive and meaningful work, and expand ...
  • China has banned ICOs  It is looking like a new era is coming for ICOs, at least those in China for now. In the U.S., the SEC has issued official warnings around the risks of ICOs, also known as token sales, but the Chinese government looks set to beat it to implementing regulation around the rapidly growing fundraising option. ...
  • Alibaba debuts ‘smile to pay’ facial recognition payments at KFC in China  China is streets ahead when it comes to digital payments. The latest leap is facial recognition technology that allows a customer to pay by literally flashing a smile. Alibaba’s Ant Financial affiliate launched the ‘smile to pay’ service in Huangzhou, the location of the company’s global HQ, where it is being trialled with KFC. As ...
  • Apple Now Accepts WeChat Pay in China In a statement sent to multiple Chinese media outlets today, Apple said iPhone and iPad users in China can now use WeChat Pay as a payment method for App Store and Apple Music purchases.”We are glad to offer users in mainland China the option of WeChat… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in ...
  • China doubles down on real-name registration laws, forbidding anonymous online posts  China’s crackdown on Internet freedom is getting even more intense. Last Friday, the country’s top Internet censor announced a new set of regulations (link via Google Translate) meant to eliminate posts by anonymous users on Internet forums and other platforms. The Cyberspace Administration of China will start enforcing those rules on Oct. 1. Read More Share ...
  • Two ex-Googlers are using AI to guarantee interviews for tech job seekers  Two former Googlers are guaranteeing workers in the tech industry that they get interviews with their dreamer employers thanks to artificial intelligence. The past year or so has seen AI deployed to tackle a broad range of issues, and with their startup Leap.ai, ex-Google engineers Richard Liu and Yunkai Zhou believe it can be used to crack ...
  • Trump’s trade policy on China won’t win its help on North Korea | Jeffrey Frankel The president is threatening to erect new trade barriers against China just when he needs its aid to rein in the Kim regimeFor years, Americans have misunderstood the nuclear threat from North Korea, misjudging how to address it. They have also misunde… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share ...
  • Coal in decline: Adani in question and Australia out of step Special report: India and China are shifting away from coal imports and coal-fired power while a mega-mine is planned for Queensland. Where does this leave coal in Australia? Coal in decline: an industry on life support Support our independent journalism and critical reporting on energy and the environment by giving a one-off or monthly contribution The Paris-based ...
  • Baidu confirms sale of its food delivery business to rival Ele.me  The online food ordering-and-delivery market, once very hot, appears to be cooling down a little in China. Today Baidu, the country’s search giant, announced an exit from the business: Baidu has sold its Xiaodu food delivery subsidiary (which operates under the Waimai brand) to Rajax, which operates Ele.me, China’s leading food delivery business that is ...
  • China’s Great Wall says it’s watching Fiat Chrysler, but no talks between companies yet China’s largest sport utility vehicle (SUV) manufacturer said on Monday the company was interested in all or part of FCA, owner of the Jeep and Ram truck brands 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 ...
  • China moves to curb overseas acquisitions as firms’ debt levels rise Beijing imposes restrictions to try to stem global buying spree that has included entertainment firms and football clubs The Chinese government has served notice on the country’s foreign investment spree in football clubs, skyscrapers and Hollywood as it moves to curb rising levels of debt among domestic companies. The announcement of restrictions in a range of sectors ...
  • Alibaba, Tencent, Didi and other tech firms pour $12B into mobile operator China Unicom  China is about to take net neutrality to the next level after a group of influential tech companies that includes Baidu, Alibaba, Tencent, Didi Chuxing and JD.com agreed to invest nearly $12 billion into state-run mobile operator China Unicom. China Unicom is the country’s second largest operator with 269 million mobile customers, which makes it one ...
  • At ITC hearing, two US solar manufacturers ask for tariffs on imported cells Solar industry isn’t with the manufacturers, says tariffs will kill US jobs. 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 Google+ (Opens in new window)Click ...
  • IMF warns China over ‘dangerous’ growth in debt Washington-based fund says pursuit of growth at any cost risks sharp slowdown or financial crisis China’s credit-fuelled economic strategy has been branded as dangerous by the International Monetary Fund in a strongly-worded statement warning that its approach risks financial turmoil. The IMF used its annual health check on the world’s second biggest economy to stress that faster ...
  • Beijing’s public transport system gets an app for paying fares — but Apple isn’t invited  Apple continues to be locked out of China’s massive mobile payments space. The latest reminder came this week when Beijing’s transportation system opened up to smartphone payments… via an Android app. Already Tencent’s WeChat Pay and Alibaba’s Alipay services dominate China’s mobile payment space, which is estimated to have processed $3 trillion last year,… Read ...
  • Markets move higher as Japanese growth beats forecasts – business live Trump could struggle to meet economic targets – S&P European markets open higher after last week’s turmoil Japanese economy grows faster than forecast 8.28am BST President Trump has problems everywhere – from the tensions with North Korea to the death of a woman at a weekend anti-racism rally – and his economic plans could also be in trouble. That’s ...
  • How the crash discredited the Anglo-US democratic model | Will Hutton Authoritarian China is now an economic blueprint for Zuma and Maduro Ten years ago this week, it became clear that the dread event – a run on one bank that will create a malevolent impact on others – was under way. A US investment bank had a few weeks earlier summarily closed some of its property-based ...
  • Chinese Developers File Antitrust Complaint Against Apple for ‘Monopolistic Behavior’ A group of 28 developers in China have enlisted a local law firm to file a complaint against Apple in a case alleging that the company engaged in “monopolistic behavior” during some of the actions it has taken to regulate the App Store in China (via The Wall Street Journal). Lin Wei, an attorney with ...
  • McDonald’s plans to nearly double restaurants in China McDonad’s plans to have 4,500 restaurants in China by 2022, up from 2,500 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 Google+ (Opens in new ...
  • A Trump trade war with China would spark ‘very aggressive’ response, expert predicts Challenging Beijing in areas such as intellectual property rights could lead to ‘a downward spiral’ in relations Moves by Donald Trump to confront China on trade would elicit a “very aggressive” response, a former top US trade negotiator has predicted, as Beijing said an upcoming visit from the US president would help “map out” the next ...
  • China has ‘all kinds of weapons’ to take on Trump threats, says ex-trade adviser As Trump reportedly plans to investigate alleged intellectual property and trade abuses, ex-adviser to Beijing warns of lawsuits and other forms of retaliation China has “all kinds of weapons and ammunition” to fight back against Donald Trump’s “petulant” threat to investigate alleged Chinese intellectual property and trade abuses, a former trade adviser to Beijing has warned. According ...
  • Hong Kong’s Gobee raises $9M to take on China’s bike-sharing unicorns worldwide  China’s Ofo and Mobike may be the Uber of bike-sharing thanks an early head start and more than $1 billion in cumulative funding that’s financing aggressive international expansions, but that isn’t deterring smaller players. Hong Kong’s Gobee Bike, one such upstart — which literally operates in the shadow of those two Chinese giants — just announced a ...
  • Populist trade policies won’t protect jobs anywhere in the world | Kenneth Rogoff Countries that close themselves off to foreign competition eventually lose their edge, with innovation, jobs and growth suffering As US and European political leaders fret about the future of quality jobs, they would do well to look at the far bigger problems faced by developing Asia – problems that threaten to place massive downward pressure on ...
  • Chinese smartphone makers closing the gap on iPhone, Samsung  While Samsung and Apple continued to occupy long-time number one and two spots in the global smartphone market in the second quarter of the year, Chinese Android OEMs Huawei, Oppo and Xiaomi are continuing to close the gap. Read More Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook ...
  • Here’s Tim Cook’s explanation on why some VPN apps were pulled in China  Last weekend Apple removed all major VPN apps from the App Store in China. In a statement the next day provided to TechCrunch, it explained that China requires all VPN developers to have a license issued by the government, and they’ve been required to remove some VPN apps in China that don’t meet the new ...
  • Apple continues to struggle in China as revenue drops 10%  Apple has a pretty good quarter – the stock just jumped 4% after hours on $45.4 billion in revenue and  earnings per share of $1.67. But there’s one dark spot in the company’s results – and that’s performance in Greater China. Apple took in just over $8 billion in revenue from Greater China this quarter, ...
  • WeChat App in China Described as Apple’s ‘Toughest Rival’ as iPhone 8 Launch Nears Apple’s difficulty in garnering a larger share of the smartphone market in China has been looked at recently by The Wall Street Journal, which described the ubiquitous mobile app WeChat as the iPhone’s “toughest rival” in the country. Citing data from QuestMobile, on average WeChat is said to have captured nearly 35 percent ...
  • How China’s biggest bank became ensnared in a sprawling money laundering probe A few minutes before 8 p.m. on Aug. 8, 2012, two Chinese living in Spain — a banker and her client — held a blunt phone conversation. And police were listening 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 ...
  • Apple Pulls VPN Apps From China App Store As Russia Signs Law Banning Their Use Russia has banned VPNs and other software that enables users to gain anonymous access to websites. The new law was signed by President Vladimir Putin on Monday and will come into effect on November 1st (via TechCrunch). Leonid Levin, chairman of the Duma’s committee on information policy and technology, was quoted by state-run media as saying ...
  • Oil hits two-month high as US threatens Venezuela sanctions – business live All the day’s economic and financial news, including new UK consumer credit data and the latest eurozone inflation and unemployment statistics US slams ‘sham election’ in Venezuela Brent crude rises towards $53 per barrel Full story: Venezuela heading for dictatorship, US claims The agenda: US and eurozone data this morning 9.29am BST As this chart shows, Venezuela is the third-largest ...
  • Apple issues statement regarding removal of unlicensed VPN apps in China  Apple has issued a statement regarding last night’s removal of ‘most major’ VPN apps from the App Store in China. Read More 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 ...
  • Can Jack Ma, Asia’s richest man, create 1m jobs in the US? The founder of Alibaba, one of the world’s biggest online retailers, made the promise at a pre-inauguration meeting with Donald Trump Jack Ma was destined to live an ordinary life. He failed the Chinese university entrance exam several times before being accepted by the worst school in Hangzhou, and he was rejected from a dozen jobs ...
  • Apple removes VPN apps from the App Store in China  The Chinese government’s crackdown on the internet continues with the news that Apple has removed all major VPN apps, which help internet users overcome the country’s censorship system, from the App Store in China. The move was first noted by ExpressVPN, a provider based outside of China, which said in a blog post “all major VPN ...
  • Switch to electric vehicles will not be enough to give us clean air | Letters Readers respond to Britain’s latest clean air plan and the ban on all new petrol and diesel cars and vans from 2040 So, the government is committed to banning all diesel and petrol cars by 2040 (Report, 26 July). Has it considered the wider impacts? Power stations will face huge peak-time demand when drivers charge vehicles overnight. ...
  • Xiaomi’s take on the Amazon Echo smart speaker costs less than $50  Hot on the heels of reports that Facebook is developing its own take on Amazon Echo, China’s Xiaomi has joined the tech company masses by jumping into the increasingly-crowded smart speaker space. The Mi AI Speaker is Xiaomi’s first take at rivaling the Echo, which has already inspired a product from Alibaba in China and counts offerings from ...
  • Report: Xiaomi sales climb but Huawei remains China’s top smartphone brand  China’s Xiaomi, once the world’s highest valued tech startup, is getting over a disappointing past two years with a notable spike in sales in its homeland during the second quarter of 2017. That’s according a new report from analyst firm Canalys, which estimates that Xiaomi, which was valued at $45 billion at the end of 2014, ...
  • Alibaba and Tencent are carving up Southeast Asia’s startup ecosystem  Two global tech forces are putting their mark — and money — into Southeast Asia’s nascent startup ecosystem, but they may not be the Western names that you expect. Rather than Google, Facebook or Microsoft, increasingly Chinese duo Alibaba and Tencent are the driving forces behind the importing of large sums of capital and vast business ...
  • Tillerson cuts high-profile cyberdiplomacy office in State Dept. reorg Move demotes US cyber diplomats as part of department overhaul. 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 Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share ...
  • Apple Reportedly Working With Chinese Manufacturer of Electric Vehicle Batteries Apple is quietly working with Chinese battery manufacturer Contemporary Amperex Technology Limited on automotive battery research and development, according to Shanghai-based Yicai Global. The report, citing unnamed sources, claims the two companies have signed a confidentiality agreement to work together on a “scheme” related to the field of batteries, but no specific details were provided. CATL was ...
  • WhatsApp Video and Photo Messages Reportedly Blocked in China China has reportedly started blocking some features of the WhatsApp messaging service, as authorities continue to tighten controls over the country’s internet. WhatsApp users began reporting problems with sharing content on the chat platform yesterday, with many unable to send video and pictures. Despite initial fears of a communications-wide ban of the Facebook-owned service, text-based messages ...
  • Apple Names Isabel Ge Mahe as New Managing Director of Greater China Apple today announced that Isabel Ge Mahe, the current vice president of wireless technologies, has been made the vice president and managing director of Greater China. In her new role, Mahe will report directly to Apple CEO Tim Cook and COO Jeff Williams. According to Apple, Mahe, who has led Apple’s wireless technologies software engineering teams ...
  • California approves cap-and-trade scheme until 2030 State will tighten restrictions on carbon by 40 percent over the next 13 years. 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 Google+ (Opens in ...
  • Uber rides into more trouble in Asia as it halts its service in Macau  Uber has bowed to regulators in Asia once again after the U.S. ride-sharing giant halted its service in Macau, the gambling mecca that is a special administrative region of China. The company said it will “pause” its services in Macau from July 22 following a prolonged disagreement with local regulators. Uber aborted previous plans to exit the ...
  • Apple Launches Large-Scale Apple Pay Promotional Campaign in China Apple today launched a large-scale promotion in China offering special discounts for consumers who use Apple Pay, in the company’s latest bid to counter the dominance of rival digital wallets in the country. Between July 18 and 24, Apple device owne… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook ...
  • Stock markets hit record highs as Chinese GDP beats forecasts – business live All the day’s economic and financial news, including reaction to China’s latest growth figures Introduction: China beats forecast with 6.9% growth MSCI World Markets index hits new peak 8.42am BST European stock markets have opened higher, thanks to China’s growth figures. Overnight there was a quartet of important Chinese figures, led by a better than expected 6.9% GDP ...
  • Globalisation: the rise and fall of an idea that swept the world It’s not just a populist backlash – many economists who once swore by free trade have changed their minds, too. How had they got it so wrong? By Nikil Saval The annual January gathering of the World Economic Forum in Davos is usually a placid affair: a place for well-heeled participants to exchange notes on global ...
  • Tightening Its Grip On Hong Kong, China Could Kill Its Golden Goose Recently a potent symbol of China’s hold over Hong Kong sailed into the former British colony: China’s first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, made its maiden port call. The event came just a few short days after Chinese President Xi Jinping made his fir… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to ...
  • Meet Mobike, a billion-dollar bike-sharing startup from China  Bike-sharing is the year’s hottest tech trend in China. The two biggest startups in the space have pulled in more than $1 billion cumulatively from VCs this year alone, and at valuations that exceed $1 billion — yet their businesses, and the bikes themselves, are not well known in the U.S. and other parts of the ...
  • Apple Announces China Data Center Will Comply With New Cybersecurity Law Apple has announced it is setting up its first China data center in partnership with a local internet services company, in accordance with the country’s new cybersecurity laws introduced last month. Apple told Reuters on Wednesday that the data center would be built in the southern province of Guizhou with data management firm Guizhou-Cloud Big ...
  • Four volunteers will live in a sealed lab for 200 days as China preps for its first manned moon mission  Four volunteers at China’s top aeronautics university will live in a sealed laboratory for 200 days without any outside interaction as the country prepares to send its first manned mission to the moon. According to the People’s Daily (one of the Chinese Communist Party’s official newspapers), the group started their stint on Sunday in the ...
  • Hear about China’s growing influence on startups at Disrupt SF 2017  The tech communities in China and the U.S. are now talking to each other more than ever. Some of the most ambitious deals involve both American and Chinese founders and investors. TechCrunch has noticed this cross-pollination effect, and we feel Disrupt should reflect this trend. That’s why we’re so excited to host some of the ...
  • Li Ka-Shing deepens NexGen Energy ties with new financing Canadian uranium explorer NexGen Energy entered into an agreement with Hong Kong-based CEF Holdings that will allow it to receive US$110 million 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 ...
  • The drive to go electric gives Tesla more competition As Volvo, BMW and General Motors do more in the electric vehicle space, their resources and reach are starting to challenge Tesla’s position 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 ...
  • China’s crazy car-straddling elevated bus is just a giant scam, police say After first trial, the bus has collected dust. Beijing police have arrested 30 people. 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 Google+ (Opens in ...
  • How two countries helped drive the recent rise in cryptocurrency prices The acceptance of virtual currencies by both the Chinese and Japanese governments are driving cryptocurrency growth, with China on the cusp of establishing its own currency, and Japan regulating bitcoin as true legal payment. Read More Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click ...
  • Chinese co-working unicorn URWork raises $30M from healthcare firm Aikang  Editor’s note: This post originally appeared on TechNode, an editorial partner of TechCrunch based in China. URWork, a billion-dollar-valued co-working in China, announced today that it has closed a RMB 200 million ($30 million) investment from Beijing’s Aikang Group. The deal is a strategic one that both sides said will grow the selection of services for ...
  • Popular Mobile VPN Services Shut Down in China A popular virtual private network service has been forced to close in China on orders from the government, it emerged on Monday. Bloomberg reported that GreenVPN sent a notice to its customers saying it would end the service from July 1 after “receivin… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to ...
  • Markets rally after Chinese factories return to growth – business live All the day’s economic and financial news, including new manufacturing reports from around the world Latest: Spanish factory growth slows Chinese PMI has beaten expectations Russia slows, but Norway sparkles Any PMI over 50 shows growth The agenda: Tracking the world’s factories Will UK be hit by political drama? 8.55am BST France’s factories have posted another month of solid growth too, as ...
  • Need jobs? Get robots, and education right.  How engineers and regulators can accelerate robots and create amazing jobs in the process Read More 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 Google+ ...
  • GoEuro to plug its data into Chinese travel booking platform, Qunar  Berlin-based GoEuro, the well-funded European travel planner platform, is looking to the Far East for business growth, announcing today that it’s inked a distribution partnership with Chinese travel booking platform, Qunar. Its hope: to capture some of the spending power of Chinese tourists wanting to take less well traveled routes around Europe. Read More ...
  • LinkedIn’s head of China is leaving the company  LinkedIn’s head of China, a key figure in the launch of its business in the country in 2014, is leaving at the end of the month, the company has confirmed. Derek Shen, LinkedIn President of China who led the company’s controversial entry into China, will leave at the end of this month, according to a spokesperson. ...