Brand Australia hard to find in China

IT is not just Western Australian businessman Andrew Forrest who wants to see Australian food exports to Asia prominently promoted as Australian. The mining and beef billionaire’s views are shared by many who actually live in markets such as China. ( read original story ...)

Shared values drive Gap brand in China

SHANGHAI: Clothing retailer Gap took five years to roll out its brand across China, choosing to focus on the shared values of young Chinese and Americans, according to a senior agency creative. “This was a unique moment in time of GAP – no one knew ... ( read original story ...)

China’s IPO Puzzle

Deleveraging is Beijing's top economic focus right now so you might imagine ... The regulator has denied or delayed 58 IPO applications in 2017, the most in recent years. (The approval rate remains elevated at 90 percent, however.) The situation is more ... ( read original story ...)

CITIC Group: Auction of McDonald’s business in China completed

The auction of McDonald's next 20-year franchise rights in China was officially completed on July 31, Chinese state-owned CITIC Group announced on Friday. A new venture, jointly established by CITIC Ltd., CITIC Capital, Carlyle Capital and McDonald's, paid ... ( read original story ...)

China enhances appeal to foreign investment

China should create "a stable, fair, transparent and predictable business environment," and speed up efforts to build an open economy to promote the sustainable and healthy development of the Chinese economy, according to a meeting of the Central Leading ... ( read original story ...)

China extends deadline on banks’ risk assessment

BEIJING: China’s banking regulator has extended by two months a June deadline for banks to submit risk assessments over concerns it was putting strain on the lenders, two sources with direct knowledge of the matter said. Under the leadership of Chairman ... ( read original story ...)