Parcel delivery in China, a cutthroat business

SHANGHAI -- As e-commerce explodes in China, a fierce price war has broken out among parcel delivery companies, stripping away profit margins and threatening a major industry shakeout. The more consumers prefer to shop online, the higher the demand for ... ( read original story ...)

China pollution controls hit iron ore prices

Demand for Australian iron ore is expected to fall sharply as China rolls out anti-pollution measures. The damage is compounded by risk averse investors as North Korean tensions simmer. The benchmark spot price tumbled 12 percent last week, putting in its ... ( read original story ...)

Rise of China’s army of ‘personal shoppers’

And while it is often individuals doing the buying and selling, their collective buying force they can literally make or break a business. There is no estimate of the value of the “grey” market from Australia to China but the total online market of ... ( read original story ...)

China rust belt opens door wider to foreign investors

Elsewhere, companies are increasingly voicing frustration about investment barriers in sectors from automotive to finance, while China subsidises its own domestic businesses. The EU business chamber issued an annual report on Tuesday saying companies were ... ( read original story ...)

China’s Slipping Export Crown Could Be Saved by Technology

After decades of relentless gains, China’s share of global exports is now edging down. Whether that continues hinges a lot on how fast it can shift into higher-technology shipments. China’s portion of the global export pie has shrunk from a high of ... ( read original story ...)

Beijing effort and inflation push China debt load down

The International Monetary Fund warned in August that Beijing’s reluctance to rein in borrowing ... warned that such a rapid build-up in borrowing has historically ended in financial crisis. Zhu Haibin, chief China economist at JPMorgan in Hong Kong ... ( read original story ...)

How Chinese brands are beating Samsung, taking on Apple

What the 23-year-old bought instead was a Huawei Nova 2, a dual-camera smartphone unveiled this summer by China's Huawei Technologies, priced at 2,899 yuan ($599) - about two-thirds that of the iPhone 6S. "I don't care about brands any more. I simply want ... ( read original story ...)