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GM: used car JV in China

The world's largest car manufacturer, General Motors, has teamed up with Chinese second-hand car retailer Shanghai Automotive Industry to capitalize on the increasing demand for used cars in China. With residual values in other countries falling, the growing Chinese market offers tempting opportunities for western manufacturers.

Published By Datamonitor
13 May 2003
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MG Rover/Tata: another Asian connection

Tata and MG Rover have forged a deal whereby Tata will provide the British company with a new small car. Tata's strategy seems to be to offer niche market vehicles that MG Rover's existing range does not address. The Indian conglomerate sees this agreement as only the beginning of a potentially much longer lasting relationship.<BR />

Published By Datamonitor
12 Mar 2003
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Avis: feeling the pinch of a corporate freeze

Avis Europe, one of the best-known brands in car rental, has seen pre-tax profits fall by 15% in 2002, citing the fall in business travel as a key factor. This year will continue to be tough for rental companies, and performance will only pick up when economic stability returns.<BR />

Published By Datamonitor
04 Mar 2003
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Deutsche Post: further investment in China

Foreign investment, such as Deutsche Post's 5% stake in state-owned Sinotrans, will do much to help China's transition to a market economy. However, much of these rewards must be invested back into China's existing distribution infrastructure if the country is to develop to its true potential.<BR />

Published By Datamonitor
14 Feb 2003
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Deutsche Post: buying again

Deutsche Post has confirmed its intention to buy a stake in logistics firm China National Foreign Trade Transportation Group, better known as Sinotrans. This globally acquisitive attitude has made the company one of the strongest players in its field.<BR />

Published By Datamonitor
15 Jan 2003
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TNT/China Southern Airlines: globalization is in the air

The new partnership between TNT Airways and China Southern Airlines will offer a new cargo service between China and Europe. It's a necessary move, as it will help establish TNT's operation in the booming Chinese market, where rivals such as UPS, DHL and FedEx have already formed their own alliances.

Published By Datamonitor
01 Nov 2002
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DHL/Cathay Pacific: joint venture to exploit Chinese market

As competition in the Asia-Pacific freight market hots up, DHL has announced a joint venture with Hong Kong airline, Cathay Pacific. This will increase its competitiveness with other integrators such as FedEx and UPS, which already have a strong base in China.

Published By Datamonitor
11 Oct 2002
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BP: targeting 1000 service stations in China

BP is catching up with rival, Shell, in penetrating the Chinese fuel retailing market. With fast growth forecast, the oil majors are all trying to get in on the action. BP hopes to have 1000 sites, putting it ahead of the other international players. Currently BP owns 30 stations and manages a further 100; gaining more than 500 over the next three years seems a real challenge.

Published By Datamonitor
30 Aug 2002
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APL Logistics: further focus on China

CMWAL is a new joint venture incorporating APL Logistics. The venture, which is based in China, will serve the automotive sector. This agreement highlights the recent moves by major logistics players looking to enter local and niche markets through joint ventures. However, such strategies involve both difficulties and risks.

Published By Datamonitor
12 Jul 2002
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BMW/Brilliance: making luxury in China

BMW has won initial approval to manufacture its vehicles in China. However, its partner in the venture, Brilliance China, has quietly replaced its president and chairman amid allegations of asset stripping. MG Rover, meanwhile, will be wondering where its partnership with Brilliance stands now.

Published By Datamonitor
24 Jun 2002

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