Children's clothes makers battle for brand recognition

2011-08-08 09:43:34

The Italian luxury brand Gucci opened its first children's clothes shop in Shanghai on June 1, International Children's Day, as high-end labels continue to target the surging Chinese market.

China likely to raise interest rates further

2011-08-08 09:05:02

China is likely to increase benchmark interest rates again in the near term to curb inflation, according to the latest comments by analysts.

Small firms struggle with labor shortage

2011-08-08 09:52:50

Zhejiang Kang'er Lok Electronics Company, a manufacturer of small switches in eastern China's Zhejiang Province, has been operating at half capacity since February.

China, key to Monsanto's growth

2011-08-08 09:44:35

Rising incomes and surging demand in China makes this country a top growth target for Monsanto, the world's largest seed company over the longer term.

Ringing the changes

2011-08-08 09:14:02

The profit margin of shanzhai products is being dramatically squeezed because of increasing costs of labor and materials

GM becomes world's largest automaker

2011-08-06 07:53:26

General Motors Co (GM) outsold Toyota Motor Corp globally in the first six months after the March 11 earthquake disrupted production in Japan.

ICBC acquires South American Bank

2011-08-06 07:53:26

The Chinese lender will pay $600 million for 80 percent shareholding

Investors take a punt on poker-card manufacturer

2011-08-06 07:53:26

SHANGHAI - Shanghai Yaoji Playing Card Co Ltd soared 71.71 percent to close at 36.06 yuan ($5.60) a share on its first trading day after listing on Shenzhen's growth enterprise board (ChiNext), China's version of the Nasdaq.

Baidu buys into e-book retailer

2011-08-06 07:53:26

Baidu Inc has bought approximately 40 percent of a Chinese e-book seller,

Facebook gains higher India profile

2011-08-06 07:53:26

The number of active accounts in India has jumped 85 percent so far this year to 32 million.

RBS reports first-half loss

2011-08-06 07:53:26

Britain's biggest government-controlled bank swung into loss in the first half after writing down the value of its Greek debt

Sowing the seeds of doubt

2011-08-05 11:13:18

The presence in China of multinationals such as Monsanto and Pioneer is sparking controversy