Articles About China

Author:
Eduardo J. Quant
Posted:
04.06.2017

How New Technology Trends are Shaping the Industrial Sector

According to recent studies, the logistics and industrial sectors are set to continue their growth in 2017, as consumer demand for online purchasing grows. Excluding automobile sales, eCommerce has grown from 1% in the first quarter of 2000 to 9.3% in the third quarter of 2016. We expect that share to increase by another 1% by the end of 2018. The current rate of $100 billion eCommerce sales per month will increase by roughly 25% to nearly $125 billion per month in the fourth quarter of 2018.

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Author:
Tom Silva
Posted:
07.10.2012

Who Wants To Be a Millionaire?

Wobbly economies that shook up markets in 2011 took their toll on the world’s rich, though fast-growing Asia for the first time had more millionaires than North America.  According to the report, the global personal wealth of people worth $1 million declined in 2011 for the second time in four years, a side effect of […]

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Author:
Tom Silva
Posted:
06.05.2012

Chinese Conglomerate Buys AMC to Create World’s Largest Theater Chain

Chinese conglomerate Dalian Wanda Group Company is buying the movie theater chain AMC Entertainment Holdings, for $2.6 billion in China’s biggest takeover of an American company.  The purchase reflects the global ambitions of a wave of cash-rich Chinese companies that are speeding their expansion by obtaining foreign skills and brand names.  According to Wanda, the […]

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Author:
Mark McDowell
Posted:
06.04.2012

Bonn Climate Change Summit Has Its Own Storm Clouds

Disagreement emerged early during the latest round of international climate change talks in Bonn, with the European Union (EU) and developing countries clashing over the future of the Kyoto protocol.  Under the terms of last year’s Durban Platform, the EU had agreed to sign an extension of the Kyoto protocol before it lapses at the […]

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Author:
James I. Clark III
Posted:
05.15.2012

Tepid 1st Quarter Growth Disappoints

The American economy grew less than expected during the 1st quarter as the biggest gain in consumer spending in more than a year failed to overcome a diminished contribution from business inventories.  Gross domestic product rose at a 2.2 percent annual rate after a three percent increase in the 4th quarter of 2011, according to […]

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Author:
Mark McDowell
Posted:
12.20.2011

Great Recession Had Little Impact on CO2 Emissions

Worldwide CO2, emissions have risen by nearly 50 percent in the past several decades, with 2010 now holding the record as the year with the most greenhouse gas emissions on record.  Burning fossil fuels released more than 36 billion metric tons of CO2 in 2010, due primarily to growth in China, India, and the United […]

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Author:
James I. Clark III
Posted:
11.01.2011

A Long Night in Brussels Ends With a Greece Debt Deal

The midnight oil burned in Brussels as European finance ministers, heads of state, bankers and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) try to reach an agreement to restructure Greek debt.  In the deal, private banks and insurers would accept 50 percent losses on their Greek debt holdings in the latest bid to reduce Athens’ immense debt […]

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Author:
Mark McDowell
Posted:
10.27.2011

Renewable Energy Industry Meets Challenges Head On

The renewable energy industry is facing serious challenges from competition subsidized by foreign governments and restrictive regulations on the home front.  This was the consensus at the recent Solar Exchange East 2011, attended by academics, solar entrepreneurs, engineers, investors, supporters and government officials at the McKimmon Center at North Carolina State University in Raleigh. Larry […]

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Author:
Mike Ricamato
Posted:
07.07.2011

Saab Story: Swedish Automaker Headed Toward Bankruptcy

Venerable Swedish automaker Saab is unable to pay its employees and is likely headed into bankruptcy.  Saab and Zeewolde, Netherlands-based owner Swedish Automobile NV, are in talks to raise cash, the company said.  Options include selling and leasing-back the factory in Trollhaettan, Sweden.  “There can however be no assurance that these discussions will be successful […]

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Author:
Mike Ricamato
Posted:

Saab Story

Venerable Swedish automaker Saab is unable to pay its employees and is likely headed into bankruptcy.  Saab and Zeewolde, Netherlands-based owner Swedish Automobile NV, are in talks to raise cash, the company said.  Options include selling and leasing-back the factory in Trollhaettan, Sweden.  “There can however be no assurance that these discussions will be successful […]

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