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  1. Business - Companies - MARKETING

    China turf war looms for coffee makers

    Posted Oct 18th 2012, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Geneva China turf war looms for coffee makers Nestle rules the high-end coffee market in Europe with Nespresso capsules. Green Mountain Coffee Roasters dominates the US, leaving China as the biggest market grab for premium portioned coffee. Nestle has prepared for rising demand with Nespresso machines celebrating the year of the dragon decorated by Hong Kong-based ...

  2. Business - Comment

    What 'pivot'? Real US-China war will be over money

    Posted Sep 13th 2012, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... US-China war will be over money Anyone who fears that Washington's "pivot" towards the Pacific increases the risk of conflict between the United States and China is behind the times. America and China are already at war. Only the battle ground isn't the East China Sea. It's money. In his latest book Paper Promises author and Economist columnist Philip Coggan ...

  3. Business - China Business - REGULATION

    Three mainland retailers probed over promotional strategies in price war

    Posted Sep 06th 2012, 12:00am by Daniel Ren

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai ren.wei@scmp.com Three retailers probed over promotional strategies Beijing launched an investigation into a high-profile price war on electrical appliances amid ... appliances with zero gross margin. This was followed by Suning and Gome, which promised to offer the same products at lower prices than Jingdong's. The price war whetted buying appetite ...

  4. Business - Companies - RETAIL

    360buy fires first salvo in price war

    Posted Aug 16th 2012, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... 'cheapest ever' 360 buy fires firstsalvo in price war Competition in the mainland's home appliance industry is heating up as major retailers Suning Appliance, Gome Electrical Appliances and e-commerce player 360buy wage a new round in their price war. "Today, I've made a decision. We will make zero gross profit selling big-size home appliances over the next three years," ...

  5. War on dark pools 'not over'

    Posted May 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Even as a Singapore-based dark pool operator trading Hong Kong stocks shuts this week, the local exchange's war against these new trading rivals is far ... 'I do not think the war is over. Although Chi-East will be shut down, many dark pools are still in business. We still have a lot of work to do in drawing the attention of international ...

  6. Mainland developers escalate price war as sales fall

    Posted Feb 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Peggy Sito peggy.sito@scmp.com Mainland developers have started another round of large-scale price cuts after property sales slumped in January. The latest price war has been triggered by China Merchants Property, which has cut prices by as much as 20 per cent or more on 22 developments in 14 cities, including first-tier cities like Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen, ...

  7. EU keen to avoid China car war

    Posted Mar 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... that while such a move is 'discriminatory' to its members- which include Volkswagen- the last thing they want is a war between countries that hurts development of the car industry. ...

  8. Hot bidding war opens for Sha Tin, Lantau sites

    Posted Nov 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Yvonne Liu yvonne.liu@scmp.com Tenders for three sites on Lantau Island and in Sha Tin yesterday drew a stronger-than-expected 16 bids despite uncertainty in the property market, the government said. A Lands Department spokesman said the commercial site i ...

  9. 30pc off flats in mainland price war

    Posted Nov 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Peggy Sito peggy.sito@scmp.com A glut of flats combined with growing liquidity pressure has triggered a price war in the mainland real estate market, driving down rates for some new homes ... appetite. 'The price war has begun,' said Alan Chiang Sheung-lai, head of residential for greater China at property consultant DTZ. Price adjustments first appeared in first tier cities ...

  10. Road to victory in car war runs through south China

    Posted Nov 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Neil Gough in Guangzhou neil.gough@scmp.com China may be the world's biggest car market, but it is also one of the most regionally diverse. If the mainland were divided into four regional markets of equal size, they would occupy the No 2 to No 5 slot ...




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