The initial public offering of Time Watch Investments, a mid-priced watchmaker listed in Singapore before being privatised in 2011 and now tapping into the Hong Kong market, is a play on domestic Chinese consumption but the company's rising inventory could be cause for coThursday, 24 January, 2013, 4:58am
Beijing's expansion of quotas for foreign institutional investors may not be the magic potion that will revive the A-share market, market players have warned.
While the door may be open wider for capital flows from abroad, they questioned whether the equity markets are attractive enough to lure a greater influx.17 Jan 2013 - 4:19am
Apple has begun letting users of its mainland Chinese website pay in instalments as the company looks for ways to make iPhones and MacBook laptops more affordable in the world's largest computer and mobile-phone market.17 Jan 2013 - 4:19am
Manchester United, the record 19-time English soccer champion, signed a three-year sponsorship deal with Hangzhou Wahaha Group, owned by China's richest man, Zong Qinghou.
The deal, the first for the club with a soft drinks maker in China, will let it "engage" with its fan base in the Asian nation where it has 108 million followers, Manchester United said on its website yesterday.17 Jan 2013 - 4:19am
General Motors outsold Volkswagen on the mainland last year, keeping its lead among foreign carmakers in the country for an eighth year, after sales of the US carmaker's Wuling minivans climbed to a record.15 Jan 2013 - 4:15am
Though the future of some of the world's poorest will be shaped by New Delhi's mining polices, they are already responsible for the waxing and waning of international fortunes. Stakeholders are wary of Indian decision-making, for its ethic is cloaked by byzantine politics and regulations.14 Jan 2013 - 3:31am
Apple chief executive Tim Cook said China would overtake the United States to become its largest market, as the iPhone-maker adds more stores and considers debuting new products in the country.
"I believe it will become our first," Cook said in an interview with Xinhua on Thursday. No timeframe was given for the prediction.12 Jan 2013 - 4:02am
Chow Tai Fook Jewellery, the world's largest jewellery retailer, expects the mainland market to remain weak in the next few months after it reported an 8 per cent slump in same-store sales for the past quarter.11 Jan 2013 - 3:56am
Japan's top three carmakers said yesterday that sales in mainland China slumped last year as a consumer boycott sparked by a territorial row took a heavy toll.
Nissan - which has the most exposure to China of the three - said sales in the world's biggest vehicle market last year fell 5.3 per cent to 1.18 million units.8 Jan 2013 - 4:21am
Luxury brands are increasingly reclaiming distribution rights from their mainland agents to assert tighter control of sales channels and better meet the growing sophistication of shoppers in the world's biggest luxury market.
The latest example is British fashion house Jimmy Choo, which has acquired its China business from partner Kutu.7 Jan 2013 - 4:31am
The mainland's advanced electricity meter market is the world's largest and most attractive, as austerity-induced delays plague tenders in many parts of the world, according to the chief of Echelon, a Silicon Valley-based developer of communication equipment for the power distribution sector.7 Jan 2013 - 5:57am
The mainland produced more corn than rice for the first time on record in the 2012-13 season, as surging incomes fuelled demand for meat, prompting farmers to focus more on animal feed.7 Jan 2013 - 4:31am
The alliance between China Eastern Airlines and three other carriers providing cross-strait services has announced big ambitions as it seeks to boost market share on the lucrative route.5 Jan 2013 - 3:13am
Swiss watchmaker Parmigiani Fleurier aims to tap into the booming Chinese market with affordable luxury watches.20 Dec 2012 - 3:19am
More than two million Apple iPhone 5s were sold in the first weekend the product was officially available on the mainland, the world's largest market for smartphones.18 Dec 2012 - 9:53am