Apple Loses Ground to Rivals in China

Apple is finding it hard to hold on to its slice of the Chinese smartphone market as the global giant faces tough competition from several homegrown brands -- Huawei, Oppo, Vivo and Xiaomi. Photo: Huawei/Oppo/Vivo/Xiaomi ( read original story ...)

Top 30 most valuable brands of 2017

With over 5,000 financial centers, it serves millions of consumers and businesses. 2016 rank: 32 Brand value ($m): 31,250 One of the five biggest state-owned banks in China, it is the oldest one in the nation. Established in 1912 to replace the Imperial ... ( read original story ...)

Chinese Luxury Shoppers' Newest Destination: China

High-end names such as Cie. Financière Richemont, Burberry Group PLC and LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton are experiencing a surge in sales in mainland China as the government taxes overseas purchases and some luxury brands lower prices in China to bring ... ( read original story ...)

Canada's oilpatch needs new customers. Who's willing to buy?

Refineries in the United States have spent billions configuring themselves to process Alberta's heavy oil. For years, China has been named as the next big market for Canadian oil. China invested heavily in the oilsands for many years, and its demand for ... ( read original story ...)