Opinion on Alliances and Joint Ventures in Asia-Pacific

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Asia: container traffic riding the wave of recovery

Container traffic is surging along transpacific and intra-Asian routes, with trade gaining importance between the West and markets such as China, India, Japan and Vietnam. More importantly, ocean carriers expect the current upsurge in the use of Asia-US and EU routes to continue over the next few months, leading to a rise in strategic collaborations.

Published By Datamonitor
29 Jun 2010
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Shell/Coles Myer: alliance may prompt fuel price war

Coles Myer is going head to head with Woolworths in the fuel retailing business to drive growth among its supermarkets and other outlets. While the alliance may help grow sales, Coles Myer will need to be wary of the wafer-thin margins in fuel retailing while Woolworths will surely fight hard to maintain its share.

Published By Datamonitor
27 May 2003
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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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AMD/Fujitsu: making their own company

Advanced Micro Devices and Fujitsu have made a grab for the number two spot in the flash memory market by agreeing to expand their ten year old manufacturing joint venture into a full-fledged company with its own R&D and marketing operations. The move raises questions about AMD's longer term strategy, and spinning off the flash business remains an option.

Published By Datamonitor
02 Apr 2003
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Alstom: super critical technology provides bright spot

Tying up with local player BHEL is the right strategy for Alstom in India. It spreads the Indian power sector's political and market risk with a local company that is well poised to win the major super critical power plant contracts that are on the horizon.

Published By Datamonitor
24 Mar 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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Exel: Asia Pacific is the land of opportunity

With their traditional markets currently languishing in the economic doldrums, many companies are turning to the Asia Pacific region in search of fresh opportunities. Exel is the latest logistics company to voice its interest in this developing market. But as competition increases, Exel will need to build on its strong reputation and continually improve on its efforts to keep its foothold.<BR />

Published By Datamonitor
27 Feb 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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Cognos/Fujitsu: soft on Japan

Cognos is hoping to benefit from Fujitsu's experience in the Japanese market, while its new Japanese partner gains from Cognos' knowledge of business intelligence software. Fujitsu is turning its attention to the computer services business as the hardware market toughens, but competition is also heating up in services.

Published By Datamonitor
13 Feb 2003

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