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 ...)

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 ...)

GNC China: The Next $1 Billion In Revenues

and GNC has significant brand equity already in China. GNC's management has a renewed interest to find a local strategic partner. There appears to be plenty of options available. When performing a few basic calculations, it is easy to see how China can be ... ( read original story ...)

With Nintendo’s help, Ubisoft grows Rabbids brand in Asia

Ubisoft’s animated TV series Rabbids Invasion, for one, recently surpassed one billion views in China alone based on aggregate views ... Ubisoft Canada also recently integrated the brand into the popular interactive theme park space with last year ... ( read original story ...)

Nestle Aussie brands to be sold in China through e-commerce

Nestle is partnering with China e-commerce platforms, VIP.com, to offer its customers some of Australia's best-known brands including Allen's lollies and Uncle Tobys. The deal potentially opens the door to VIP.com's customer base of more than 300 million. ( read original story ...)