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Yum Brands: silencing the fast food critics?

Yum Brands has recorded its largest quarterly profit rise in a year on the back of strong growth in China. Although it plans to strengthen its presence in emerging markets, the increasingly tarnished image of fast food means Yum will have to adopt a careful strategy if it is to continue growing at such a strong pace.

Published By Datamonitor
07 Oct 2005
CommentWire
CommentWire

Yoox: e-retail competition will be fierce in China

Italian e-retailer Yoox has announced plans to launch dedicated online shops for China, in order to tap into a rapidly growing luxury market and to reduce its dependence on Europe. The Chinese market is enticing due to rising affluence and increasing internet penetration. However, China already has several established e-retailers, necessitating a shrewd, competitive approach from Yoox.

Published By Datamonitor
02 Dec 2010
CommentWire
CommentWire

Yingli Solar: partnership with US charity should provide inspiration for UK renewables sector

Global solar energy giant Yingli Solar recently awarded US non-profit solar installer GRID Alternatives the biggest donation it has ever received, in a deal that makes the Chinese solar company GRID's official supplier. The partnership will provide solar energy for low-income families, and sets forth a blueprint that could help shape the UK's own energy and social ambitions.

Published By Datamonitor
31 Mar 2011
CommentWire
CommentWire

Yakult: targeting US demand for functional health, convenience

Yakult, the Japanese probiotic yogurt drink, is receiving its first launch in the US. Previously only a niche item, Yakult stands to benefit from the increasing maturity in US consumers' desires for credible, convenient nutraceutical solutions.

Published By Datamonitor
27 Sep 2007
Expert View
Expert View

Will Europe follow the US's lead on Chinese solar panel imports?

The US Department of Commerce has found the Chinese government to have been "unfairly" subsidizing its solar panel manufacturing industry, and is imposing punitive tariffs on imports of this technology from the country. It is yet to be seen whether Europe will follow suit.

Published By Datamonitor
22 May 2012
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Expert View

What will an offshore yuan trading center in London mean for wealth managers?

A forum has been established between the UK and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) to discuss the development of London as an offshore yuan trading center. Reaching the status that Hong Kong holds for the offshore currency will not happen overnight, but wealth managers should be aware of approaching implications.

Published By Datamonitor
19 Jan 2012
Expert View
Expert View

Western oil majors are feeling the pinch from national companies

As recent figures indicate, major Western oil companies such as Royal Dutch Shell, BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, and TOTAL are increasingly losing ground to a new breed of competitors. With many of the most lucrative hydrocarbon reserves situated in emerging nations and jealously guarded by national oil and gas companies, could this signal the end for Western domination of the oil industry?

Published By Datamonitor
31 Jan 2011
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

Wealth management in China: affluent population on the rise

Published By Datamonitor
10 Apr 2006
CommentWire
CommentWire

Watsons: competition in Chinese personal care retail space heats up

Competition in the Chinese personal care retail space is increasing, with Watsons and Mannings both expanding rapidly. The two drugstores offer the right mix of variety, quality, brand image and value for money, but future success will depend on their ability to continue evolving with the ever-changing consumer preferences in this dynamic market.

Published By Datamonitor
11 Jun 2010
CommentWire
CommentWire

Wal-Mart: in union with China

Having historically defended its anti-union stance to the hilt, Wal-Mart has said that it will allow its employees in China to join a trade union following pressure from the Chinese authorities. The change in company policy threatens to reduce the company's flexibility, though the large potential market in China means Wal-Mart will be keen to keep the authorities on its side.

Published By Datamonitor
25 Nov 2004

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