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E-commerce seduces Wanda, trade zone woos Walmart

It seems appropriate that I'm writing this post on my computer while sitting in a coffee shop at a Wanda Plaza shopping center in Shanghai, since new reports say the Wanda real estate group owned by one of China's richest men is planning a big new move into the booming e-

Thursday, 12 December, 2013, 3:39pm

Baidu's Walmart ties, Sina's e-payments

A couple of news bits in the crowded e-commerce space indicate that a previously rumored tie-up between leading portal Sina (Nasdaq: SINA) and e-commerce leader Alibaba is officially dead, while search leader Baidu (Nasdaq: BIDU) may have finally found a potent new partner in leading global retailer Walmart (NYSE: WMT).

23 Mar 2013 - 2:19pm

Can US come to terms with the trade-offs of free trade?

Walking into a Walmart in suburban America is a bit like walking into the past and future at the same time.

5 Nov 2012 - 12:59pm 1 comment

Business Digest, October 27, 2012

Japan to inject US$5.3b stimulus into economy

27 Oct 2012 - 2:52am

Tesco and Walmart say goodbye to easy expansion in China

Tesco is trying to lure Chinese shoppers with promotions on soy sauce, cooking oil and apples this week. But Emily Zhang still won't do much shopping there.

The 30-year-old Shanghai resident buys most of her produce at an informal market close to home where daily supplies are fresh, the location convenient and friendly vendors throw in the occasional cooking tip.

20 Oct 2012 - 3:14am

Business Digest, September 25, 2012

BOC forecasts growth will beat official target

Bank of China predicted mainland economic growth will reach about 8 per cent this year, higher than the government's target of 7.5 per cent. BOC forecast the central bank will cut banks' reserve requirement ratios once or twice more this year but said interest rate cuts will be less likely. Kwong Man-ki


25 Sep 2012 - 4:30am

Trouble in store for sidelined supplier Li & Fung

Li & Fung, a supplier to retailers such as Walmart and Target, faces mounting pressure on margins and head-to-head competition with its big customers.

The large retailers are increasingly working directly with factories and cutting out the Hong Kong-based supply chain manager.

22 Sep 2012 - 4:09am

Morning Clicks, August 17

Caixin -- The Bogu Kailai Case: Underwritten by Privilege Caixin editor-in-chief Hu Shuli addresses the recent trial of Gu Kailai, wife of disgraced politician Bo Xilai.

29 Aug 2012 - 3:07pm

Walmart in China

Walmart in China edited by Anita Chan Cornell University Press

When inspectors visited a factory in Shenzhen making toys for Walmart, management and workers were given advance warning. Managers coached workers on what to say; they were offered a 50-yuan bonus if they answered correctly and would be fired if they gave the wrong answers.

15 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Locals regain ground at home

Chinese retailers who braced themselves a decade or so ago for an influx of competitors, such as Carrefour and Walmart, have matched, and in some cases, even outclassed their giant international rivals.

21 Nov 2011 - 12:00am