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  • Editor’s Picks / 30 November 2015 at 10:30 GMT

    Big business unconvinced by December Fed hike talk

    CNBC
    Financial markets may be treating the much-discussed December interest rate hike from the Federal Reserve as a fait accompli, but the heads of some of the world's largest companies remain uncertain that the US central bank will push the button. According to CNBC, "just 50% of [...] CFOs from Europe and Asia said they believed a rate hike was coming at the Fed's policy meeting next month, with 27% predicting that it would only raise rates in late 2016". This puts the grouping of CFOs at odds with market consensus, which presently maintains that there is a 78% chance of a hike in December. The survey was conducted between November 16 and 25 and included CFOs from companies such as Unilever and Lenovo.
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  • Trade view / 24 March 2015 at 1:58 GMT
    Strategic trade

    Qihoo targets Xiaomi with new operating system

    China Watcher / Shanghai
    China
    Qihoo announced a $400m investment in Coolpad late last year, and the firm has released further details of the new joint venture, including the launch of a new Android-based operating system called AK47. Qihoo is actively targeting Xiaomi with its new smartphones, and given its technological ability and security reputation, it is in a very strong position to do so.
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  • Video / 26 February 2015 at 16:21 GMT

    Kickstarter’s success, Motorola goes to China and the Barcelona battle

    Marie-Louise Møller
    This week tech expert Stuart Miles from pocket-lint.com looks at the way crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter are changing the way tech startups not only raise cash, but also how they sell their products. He also asks whether Motorola can make it big in China. And he discusses the fight between Samsung and HTC over who will own the show at the world’s largest mobile fair in Barcelona.
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  • Article / 03 February 2015 at 7:09 GMT

    Market Open: Eurozone PPI, US factory orders in spotlight

    TradingFloor.com Team / Saxo Bank
    Denmark
    Market Open: Eurozone PPI, US factory orders in spotlight
    European markets are expected to open higher Tuesday after Greece's finance Minister, Yanis Varoufakis, unveiled a new debt deal and proposed ending a standoff with its official creditors. Going forward, market participants will keep a tab on Eurozone producer prices data which is expected to post a further decline in December. Across the Atlantic, US factory orders and New York business conditions data will attract market attention.
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  • Video / 06 November 2014 at 14:12 GMT

    Lenovo tumbles, don't knock Nokia and Apple's latest threat

    Angus Walker
    Shares in Lenovo, China's electronic giant, fell by more than 5% after it reported a big rise in profits but announced lower than expected revenue growth. Stuart Miles from Pocket-lint.com talks about Lenovo's prospects, as well as the re-emergence of Nokia and growing worries about new malware infecting Apple devices.
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  • Article / 03 October 2014 at 3:54 GMT

    China's early iPhone release date a great call for Apple

    China Watcher / Shanghai
    China
    Apple's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus will be available in China from October 17, earlier than the expected 2015 release date. This is a major boost for Apple, because it comes three weeks before China's Singles' Day, where online shopping revenues reach billions of dollars in just 24 hours.
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  • Editor’s Picks / 09 September 2014 at 9:26 GMT

    China's smartphone upstarts get ready to take the battle global

    Reuters Breakingviews
    Chinese manufacturers of smartphones like Coolpad and Huawei have seized control of large parts of the domestic market via a tempting value-for-money proposition that blows the $500 models out of the water. Now, says Ethan Bilby, the likes of Samsung had better look over its shoulder as they gear up to nab their bit of the global pie.
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