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CommentWire
CommentWire

wLANs: taking the trophy

Avaya's wLAN linked World Cup stadiums, officials, volunteers, local authorities and the media in a major feat of networking. Meanwhile, BT has announced widespread wLAN roll-out plans in the UK. These stories highlight that wLAN technology is increasingly viable; converged LAN networking is the next major step in telecoms.

Published By Datamonitor
08 Jul 2002
Expert View
Expert View

Wal-Mart: Korean exit is no sign of international retreat

Wal-Mart is to sell its loss making South Korean operations to Shinsegae for $884 million. The sale of the 16 superstores marks Wal-Mart's first withdrawal from an international market since launching its overseas expansion in the early 1990s. Although this particular venture has been scrapped, the retailer is still keen on international growth.

Published By Datamonitor
23 May 2006
CommentWire
CommentWire

Wal-Mart: exiting South Korea

Wal-Mart has announced the sale of its South Korean business to Shinsegae for around $882 million, in a move reflective of recent developments as global retailers have struggled to impact upon this difficult Asian market. Wal-Mart's withdrawal from the region also signals that joint ventures are perhaps a better option for those looking to invest in certain Asian markets, as illustrated by Tesco.

Published By Datamonitor
23 May 2006
CommentWire
CommentWire

VaxGen: AIDSVax 'made in South Korea'

The manufacturing of AIDSVax in South Korea is both a cost and distribution decision. The drug is to be distributed, not only locally, but also to neighboring countries with a high HIV prevalence. Its impact on the epidemic will be closely observed. However, VaxGen it taking a risk, as AIDSVax's effectiveness is not fully proven.

Published By Datamonitor
26 Feb 2002
CommentWire
CommentWire

That will not be the Daewoo

Published By Datamonitor
08 Nov 2000
CommentWire
CommentWire

Tesco: turning a profit where others fail

Published By Datamonitor
15 May 2001
CommentWire
CommentWire

Tesco: raising the bar in Asia

Tesco is set to challenge South Korea's largest retailer, E-Mart, for market leadership with the purchase of 36 Homever stores for GBP958 million - the retailer's biggest ever acquisition. Marking an unusual move for Tesco, which has typically preferred organic means of foreign expansion, the current economic climate could bring new opportunities.

Published By Datamonitor
16 May 2008
CommentWire
CommentWire

Tesco: delivering the goods in Korea

Published By Datamonitor
14 Aug 2001
Expert View
Expert View

Tesco looks to the East for growth but must not neglect the UK

Competitive pressures are mounting in Tesco's domestic market and with growth in the UK set to become far more subdued, aggressively pursuing growth in its Asian operations is a sensible strategy for the grocer. However, Tesco must ensure that the emerging avenues of growth in the UK are exploited to the same extent as those provided by the exciting opportunities in its key growth region.

Published By Datamonitor
24 Nov 2010
CommentWire
CommentWire

Taiwanese credit cards: fool's gold

In an intensely competitive market, any attempt by FSIs to build market share is understandable, however blind issuance of credit cards could do more harm than good. Taiwanese FSIs should learn from the lessons of regional peers and increase the quality of borrowers rather than just the number of cards issued.<BR />

Published By Datamonitor
12 Mar 2003

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