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China is now a global economic power. Overall growth has averaged 7% to 8% for more than a decade, with digital markets expanding more rapidly in the last threee years. China is the world's largest telecommunications market with 300 million mobile subscribers and 290 million 'wired' subscribers, out of a total population of 1.3 billion, and an annual projected grwoth rate of over 15% in mobile subscribers. Chinese appliance manufacturers are experiencing growth in excess of 40% per year. However, internet penetration and e-commerce are still relatively low, with about 80 million online users, which implies huge growth opportunities, as this number grows.

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Pearson buys China's leading provider of English language training for $145m in cash.

Pearson, the international education and information company, has bought Wall Street English, China's leading provider of premium English language training to adults, for $145m in cash. More »

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Innovation in Manufacturing: Challenges for India

A report recently produced by The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), ranks India 46th in the world for Innovation leadership in manufacturing. Singapore tops the list, followed by South Korea and Switzerland, with the United States ranked 8th. To effectively address the challenges of intensifying... More »

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Telefonica invests $1.15bn in China Netcom

Telefónica is paying €802m ($1.15bn) for 5.7 per cent of China Netcom, which gives it a significant stake in the company created by the merger of China's second fixed-line group with mobile operator China Unicom. More »

Friday, September 5, 2008

China Telecom buys Unicom Network for $15bn

China Telecom, China's biggest fixed-line operator, has agreed to buy a mobile business from wireless rival China Unicom for $15.9bn as part of a state-orchestrated telecoms sector restructuring. China Unicom operates a GSM wireless network in addition to the CDMA network it is divesting.... More »

Monday, June 9, 2008

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