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3D Fast Bus: overtaking more conventional green automotive innovations

According to a recent Datamonitor survey, consumers worldwide are becoming increasingly interested in energy efficient cars. However, congestion remains a concern, and in an attempt to tackle this issue, a revolutionary new type of bus is set to be pilot tested in Beijing, which will address the problem by simply driving above passenger cars, without the need for a separate track.

Published By Datamonitor
12 Aug 2010
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Expert View

A competitive Chinese online landscape means PayPal China will focus on the international market

PayPal China has revealed that it will continue to focus on the lucrative cross-border market in the region due to greater revenue potential. The dominance of competitor Alibaba Group's marketplace services and its third-party payment processor Alipay means that although China is a substantial online market, gaining a foothold is difficult.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Mar 2012
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Expert View

A time bomb: China's wealth management products

In China, investments in wealth management products have soared in recent years. However, these products' underlying assets are often linked to high-risk real estate investments, which means that in the event of an economic slowdown the risk may not be systematic, but defaults, especially among smaller lenders, are likely.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Apr 2013
CommentWire
CommentWire

ABN Amro: expanding its presence in China

ABN Amro is planning to open its fifth Chinese wealth management branch on January 18, 2007, in Chongqing. This addition reflects the Dutch bank's strategy to service China's growing wealth management needs, and should help boost its presence in the country. Indeed, it should prove a positive move, enabling ABN Amro to expand its distribution potential in the face of rising competition.

Published By Datamonitor
15 Jan 2007
CommentWire
CommentWire

AIG: lure of the Orient

AIG [AIG] intends to steal a march on its rivals by launching a credit card in China. The insurance giant is awaiting regulatory approval and is yet to announce whether it will introduce a card in local or foreign currency. This diversification away from insurance and towards personal finance should prove to be a profitable move.

Published By Datamonitor
08 Jan 2004
CommentWire
CommentWire

Air cargo: carriers benefit from US-China accord

The bilateral accord signed by China and America last week will more than double the number of US airlines that can operate to and from the People's Republic, and will permit an extra 111 weekly flights by all-cargo carriers. UPS [UPS], FedEx [FDX] and American Airlines [AMR] have welcomed the agreement, which will dramatically increase air cargo volumes between the two countries.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Jun 2004
CommentWire
CommentWire

Air France: latest step in Chinese expansion

Air France's [AF.PA] new Chinese call center is the latest step in its plan to expand its operations in the country. Air cargo business and passenger traffic in the Asian region are forecast to grow tremendously in the near future, and Air France is building an advantage over rival entrants.

Published By Datamonitor
30 Mar 2004
CommentWire
CommentWire

Air freight: two way traffic

UPS [UPS] and FedEx [FDX] are among the US carriers that will soon be granted much needed additional all-cargo flights between China and the United States under an agreement signed last year by the two countries' aviation authorities. The carriers will have no trouble filling their eastbound flights, although flights into China could be another story.

Published By Datamonitor
24 Feb 2005
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Airport retailing taking off as Chinese consumers travel and spend more

Airport retailing grew in Asia Pacific by 20% to $12.2bn in 2012, enabling it to surpass Europe to become the largest region for the first time. Verdict's Global Airport Retailing 2013 report shows that China is the main catalyst for this, with its increasing economic power and continued major expansion in air travel infrastructure, and the desire of its growing middle class to travel abroad.

Published By Datamonitor
14 Feb 2013
CommentWire
CommentWire

Alliance Boots: first steps into China

With strong economic growth, changing demographic patterns, and the reform and expansion of health care systems, China is an attractive market for Alliance Boots. The investment vehicle formed to acquire the 50% share in Guangzhou Pharmaceuticals Corporation, one of China's leading wholesalers, will provide a platform for further expansion.

Published By Datamonitor
29 Jan 2007

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