Alipay, Wechat roll out cashless campaign

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Alipay, Wechat roll out cashless campaign

With QR codes becoming a popular payment option, Alipay and Wechat Pay, two major third-party mobile payment tools in China, will run campaigns in August to bring more merchants and customers into the cashless world.

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The challenges of delivering profitable projects in the consulting industry

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The challenges of delivering profitable projects in the consulting industry

Managing projects effectively, and profitably, is the life blood of consulting firms. Successful projects rely on every stage of their lifecycle going to plan. From securing the initial win, to managing scope and delivering on time and at a profit. In an industry that relies so heavily on client relationships, consulting firms must track and assess performance every stage of the project and see what’s working well and what’s not, says Fergus Gilmore, Vice President at Deltek

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WeChat to make more of UK pay digitally

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WeChat to make more of UK pay digitally

WeChat Pay is expanding into the United Kingdom next month.

China's biggest mobile payments platform in terms of number of transactions will offer a new payment option to British retailers looking to attract Chinese shoppers

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Alibaba And Amazon: The Fight Is Just Starting

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Alibaba And Amazon: The Fight Is Just Starting

Amazon (AMZN) and Alibaba (BABA) are the kings of e-commerce in their home countries. We could say that Amazon owns US e-commerce and Alibaba owns Chinese e-commerce. As they have established a firm market position in their home turfs both companies are looking for new markets to expand in.

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The Future of Computing and Digital Transformation in China

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The Future of Computing and Digital Transformation in China

Hyperscale and Hyperconverged data centers have great potential in the fast-evolving market over the next few years. As the new engine of the economy, business-scale data centers are delivering their IT infrastructure for the digital age, through cloud-enabled, software-defined data centers in China.

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Accenture marches further into marketing with Brand Learning acquisition

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Accenture marches further into marketing with Brand Learning acquisition

Accenture has bought UK-based marketing and sales consultancy Brand Learning Group as the management-consulting giant continues its strategy of wooing chief marketing officers. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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Charging ahead: China's push for electric-vehicle primacy

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Charging ahead: China's push for electric-vehicle primacy

China has bumped Japan from its position as the most competitive country in electric vehicles, according to the latest international rankings. Beijing's aggressive promotion of the cars -- partly to address the country's serious air-pollution problem -- has made the country the world's biggest market.

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Levvel, LLC, Expands Its Presence in the Asia-Pacific Region

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Levvel, LLC, Expands Its Presence in the Asia-Pacific Region

Levvel, LLC, a fast-growing consulting firm, today announced that Arunkumar Nair has joined its executive leadership team as Managing Director of the ASEAN region, an area comprised of ten Southeast Asian states, including Singapore, the Philippines, Vietnam, and Thailand. Nair joins the team as the company continues to expand its capabilities in the Asia-Pacific region to better serve clients with presence in global markets.

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What Industries Give MBAs The Big Pay Bump

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What Industries Give MBAs The Big Pay Bump

Back before business school, did you wonder how much more money you’d make with an MBA? Well, that’s probably a stupid question, because you obviously did, and then decided to get an MBA.

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Business in Britain June 2017

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Business in Britain June 2017

Business confidence has risen significantly in the last six months according to the latest Business in Britain report. The survey, now in its 25th year, offers insights on the recent performance and expectations of domestic businesses. The survey is based on the responses of over 1,500 firms, especially small and medium-sized companies, drawn from all industries and all parts of the country.

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China is leading the 'automobility' revolution

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China is leading the 'automobility' revolution

China's unique urban transportation challenges, high rate of adoption of mobile internet services, and rapid and aggressive introduction of alternative mobility solutions have combined to make the country a fertile ground for mobility innovation.

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Walkie Talkie building sold to Hong Kong firm for a record £1.3bn

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Walkie Talkie building sold to Hong Kong firm for a record £1.3bn

A Hong Kong firm has snapped up London's landmark Walkie Talkie skyscraper for a record £1.3bn.

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China’s retail banking poised to outgrow corporates as lenders aim for lower cost.

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China’s retail banking poised to outgrow corporates as lenders aim for lower cost.

Retail banking enjoys strong growth momentum in China as lenders are gearing up to build up the business with lower funding cost and better assets quality.

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Cooling M&A fever a temporary lull

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Cooling M&A fever a temporary lull

Chinese companies spent a record US$227 billion (Br 7.6 trillion) acquiring foreign companies last year – six times what foreign companies spent acquiring Chinese firms.

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Navigant Appoints 2 New Managing Directors for Asia Segment

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Navigant Appoints 2 New Managing Directors for Asia Segment

Navigant Consulting, Inc.NCI continues to expand its Disputes, Forensics & Legal Technology segment in Asia with the appointment of two new managing directors, Neill Poole in Hong Kong and Gagan Puri in Singapore.

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Manufacturers in China ‘ill-prepared for Industry 4.0’ says McKinsey report

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Manufacturers in China ‘ill-prepared for Industry 4.0’ says McKinsey report

McKinsey sent the warning when it launched a Digital Capability Centre at Tsinghua University, the fifth it has set up after ones in the United States, Germany, Italy and Singapore, to facilitate the application of smart production and digital operation to reshape manufacturing.

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NAB Sells Consulting Business

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NAB Sells Consulting Business

Another Australian bank has started to shed its non core assets. Under the leadership of CEO Andrew Thorburn, NAB has been disposing of poorly performing or non-core businesses, especially offshore.

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Investment consultants plan to fight UK competition probe

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Investment consultants plan to fight UK competition probe

The world’s biggest investment consultants plan to fight on against a full-blown competition probe in the UK. Aon Hewitt, Willis Towers Watson and Mercer had all recommended competition rules to the country’s financial watchdog, which were deemed too little too late. The Financial Conduct Authority will now consider if their study into the conflicting interests in the sector are grounds enough to refer it to the anti-trust authority.

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The Coming Rise Of Women In Manufacturing

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The Coming Rise Of Women In Manufacturing

What do you think of when you consider a 10-year-old tech company? Progessive? Egalitarian? Now, how about a 125-year-old manufacturing company? Old-school? Male-dominated? You wouldn’t be alone.

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Consulting matchmakers Catalant raise $41 million in new capital

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Consulting matchmakers Catalant raise $41 million in new capital

Digital matchmaking start-up Catalant has received a new round of capital investment. The Boston-based firm which helps companies select and engage with consultants has raised an additional $41 million in new investment, as the group’s Series D funding round draws to a close. The new injection brings Catalant's total financing to more than $73 million.

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