Manufacturing growth caps strong first quarter, led by China

Factories across Europe and much of Asia posted another month of solid growth in March, rounding off a strong quarter for manufacturers, even though exporters fear a rise in U.S. protectionism could snuff out a global trade recovery.China led the way ... ( read original story ...)

Dating in China: A booming business

According to a feature in a local newspaper, China’s dating market continues to expand rapidly, with 600 million people registered with matchmaking services (such as dating websites) in 2016, a ten-fold increase since 2011. Some say that the sharp ... ( read original story ...)

Asian markets gain on Japan data, awaiting US-China meeting

Hong Kong's Hang Seng gained 0.4 per cent to 24,195.21. Shanghai's bourse was closed for a holiday. U.S.-CHINA: Markets are closely watching for the outcome of the meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping at Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in south Florida ... ( read original story ...)

Hold the NZ flag in China, but don't necessarily wave it

Being a foreign brand in China is no longer special. Hold the New Zealand flag, but companies needed to be more than just a flag bearer to properly crack this massive and complicated market, Resonance China head of social and digital insight Jerry Clode said. ( read original story ...)

BP: China to join the world's best in energy efficiency

China will join the world's best in energy efficiency in the next two decades and help boost the global energy reform by developing renewable energies, according to British Petroleum. The nation's energy use per unit of gross domestic product will decline ... ( read original story ...)

Trade in yuan to reduce costs of doing business: analysts

The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Ltd (HSBC) organised the event titled 'Bangladesh-China Business Outlook: One Belt One Road and RMB Internationalisation'. The discussion, organised in association with the China Chamber of Commerce in ... ( read original story ...)

Queensland Business Monthly: Sam’s light bulb moment on China

Sam Hardy knew his company had to get boots on the ground in China when a container load of merchandise ordered from a mainland factory turned up with the wrong electric plugs. The managing director of Brisbane-based Peak Marketing had ordered hundreds of ... ( read original story ...)

Chinese brands break down barriers

Huawei and ZTE already have brand recognition in markets like Japan and are making inroads in North America and Europe. Others are following suit. Best known within China, ride-sharing company Didi Chuxing has set up a research institute in Silicon Valley ... ( read original story ...)