A goldmine in retail? | Marketing Interactive – interesting profile of Chow Tai Fook jewellery retail chain
China Telcos Propose Base Station JV | Young’s China Business – interesting that Chinese carriers are collaborating on base stations, probably less equipment sales for vendors than they’re expecting
ABC News | tweedier – The Sharing Economy – Mark Pesce on Uber and AirBnB
Chinese Tourist Spending In UK To Rise By 84 Percent | Jing Daily – the UK needs to do more to court Chinese consumers
Here’s the chart that has Chinese stock markets so depressed – Quartz – good graph of HSBC PMI numbers, it is affected by sampling issues however
VOX POPULI: Job security is everything for rookie employees | The Asahi Shimbun – Japanese workers want security
How a Korean TV Show Sparked a Jimmy Choo Craze in China | WSJ – store staff noted that customers were coming in with pictures on a smartphone. The bit that’s missing is how did they discover that the shoes were Jimmy Choo and hence knew which boutique to walk into?
月球车玉兔的微博|微博-随时随地分享身边的新鲜事儿 – Jade Rabbbit lunar rover Weibo account
Is Burger King’s Big Mac Clone Stealing McDonald’s Lunch Money? | BloombergBusinessweek – what will the value promotions do to the McDonald’s brand equity?
Coach Responds to Falling Sales By Raising Prices | BloombergBusinessweek – interesting move that didn’t work for Mulberry that well when they tried it
The reinvention of MTV, chapter one million | Quartz – interesting alchemy of social media and broadcast media
Baidu Launched Dynamic Search Ads Feature — China Internet Watch – powered by website content RSS?
Alibaba’s IPO may not be as big as everyone is expecting | Quartz – interesting breakdown on IPO values across sectors
How Airbnb and Lyft Finally Got Americans to Trust Each Other | Wired – Wired does an in-depth piece on the supply side of the sharing economy
CABINET // Whitewood under Siege – fascinating story of pallets
US oil boom checks inflation | HSBC – US oil production has far surpassed expectations in recent years and the country could overtake Saudi Arabia to become the world’s largest producer of crude oil and oil products by 2015 – how sustainable is this?
China builds for the future | HSBC – government looks to enhance environment for small business with tax breaks
China’s Young Male Factory Workers Change the Assembly Line – Businessweek – the little emperors on the line are bolshy, harass female colleagues and get bored easily