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Behind Airbnb’s bet on show business to hook travelers

Hollywood has a new suitor in Silicon Valley.Airbnb Inc, the high-flying startup for booking home rentals around the world, has ambitions to develop a slate of original shows to whet customers’ appetite...

April 30, 2019, Tuesday


Foreign pharma faces changing landscape

Multinational drug companies need to be more aware of the rapidly changing market in China and adjust their prices and products accordingly, a new study by consultancy Ernst &...

April 30, 2019, Tuesday


Coffee chain hopes for ‘luck in’ attracting investors in New York

China domestic coffee chain Luckin Coffee is taking its quest for public financing to the country that bred its archrival Starbucks....

April 30, 2019, Tuesday


‘Roaring’ animatronic dinosaur industry

Many people love dinosaurs, but perhaps not as much as the group of Chinese designers and craftsmen dedicated to making the perfect life-size dinosaur toys....

April 30, 2019, Tuesday


Automakers invest heavily in electric cars

Demand for electric vehicles remains low in the US market, but industry executives at the New York auto show this week said they are pushing ahead with billions of dollars in investments even while preaching...

April 30, 2019, Tuesday


Ford confident of 2019 despite ‘volatile environment’

Ford Motor Co posted a better-than-expected first quarter largely due to strong pickup truck sales in its core US market last week and said it was more confident in its forecast 2019 would bring better...

April 30, 2019, Tuesday


Consumers hunger for loans, lenders popping up everywhere

Qin Shuifeng, 30, who lives in the suburban district of Jiading, went to a branch of the Postal Savings Bank of China in 2016 to seek a loan for home improvements....

March 26, 2019, Tuesday


China’s fintechs to grow on different paths

China’s financial technology industry will maintain its good momentum in 2019, and undergo accelerated consolidation as participants explore different growth paths, according to recent reports....

March 26, 2019, Tuesday


Future of gaming offers players snazzy options

Hardcore games, with complicated plots and high-definition displays, are the new wave in an online gaming industry being redefined by cloud upgrades, “holy grail” computer graphics and looming 5G netw...

March 26, 2019, Tuesday


Bonjour, Shanghai! French retailer arrives

French department store chain Galeries Lafayette said it may open about 10 new stores in selective China cities by 2025, with new formats to attract consumers....

March 26, 2019, Tuesday




 

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