Apple's sales in China grow sixfold

2011-07-21 09:31:58

Apple Inc needs to improve its Chinese market strategy to match its surging growth in the country, industry experts told China Daily.

CNOOC to acquire Opit Canada

2011-07-21 09:12:17

China National Offshore Oil Corp (CNOOC) Ltd said that it agreed to acquire cash-strapped oil sands producer Opti Canada Inc for $2.1 billion in cash and debt.

Toymakers face difficult patch

2011-07-21 09:07:43

The new European directive on toy safety has caused concern for many Chinese manufacturers over rising costs and shrinking profits.

Argentina in drive for more Chinese capital

2011-07-21 09:39:25

More Chinese investments are expected to flow to Argentina this year as the two governments signed several economic cooperation agreements this week.

China urges US to take 'responsible' measures

2011-07-21 08:59:53

China urged the US to take "responsible" policy measures to raise market confidence in the dollar and US government debt as international rating agencies warned of a possible downgrade of the US credit rating amid Washington's debt stalemate.

Four-year EU program boosts IPR enforcement

2011-07-20 13:14:33

The nearly 13,000 filings received from China by the European Patent Office (EPO) last year was an increase of 54 percent over 2009 and an "astounding" 96 percent surge over 2008, according to EPO Vice-President Raimund Lutz.

New seeds of innovation needed for flower growers

2011-07-20 11:27:55

While China has the greatest combined plantation area for flowers in the world, few of the varieties grown are native to the country or have domestic intellectual property rights, according to industry experts.

Baidu jumps into social music arena

2011-07-20 10:28:29

Baidu Inc, China's biggest search engine by market share, has reached an agreement with three major international record companies to provide licensed digital music, a move to clear itself of any involvement in copyright infringement and fuel the growth of the online music market.

NVC seeking to acquire European lighting firms

2011-07-20 10:11:02

Hong Kong-listed NVC Lighting Holding Ltd, a leading Chinese lighting products maker, plans to acquire small and medium-sized European firms, as the firm aims to expand into new markets.

Markets fall on banks' capital raising

2011-07-20 10:24:15

Stocks on the Chinese mainland fell on Tuesday, driving down the benchmark index by the most in a week, on concern banks' fundraising will drain capital from existing shares and policy tightening measures may slow the economy.

Domestic cars the stars at auto expo

2011-07-20 10:38:55

A recently concluded auto show had no dancing girls, no ear-splitting music - not even much of an audience bustling through the exhibition hall.

Wanxiang signs deal in Indiana

2011-07-20 09:54:10

Wanxiang Electric Vehicle Co, based in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, will partner once again with US-based battery maker Ener1 Inc in an announcement made at the Indiana-Zhejiang Business Symposium in Indianapolis on Monday.