Posts Tagged ‘China’

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    Chinese State-Run Firms

    Feb 24, 12 • 576 Views • No Comments

    Where would your cell phone, your car, your gasoline, your savings account and the TV station you watch all have one thing in common? China. Called state capitalism, 45% of the Chinese economy is owned or controlled by the government.  With 655 million......  [read more]

  • Is It Better to Outsource or Insource T-shirts?

    A Tale of Two “T-Shirts”

    Feb 14, 12 • 593 Views • No Comments

    What if the cost of producing a woman’s polo shirt is $29.57? Its manufacturers would sell it to retailers for $65.00 who then mark it up to a $155.00 selling price. According to the Wall Street Journal, the land, labor and capital for an upscale green......  [read more]

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    An Economic Risk List

    Feb 11, 12 • 1221 Views • No Comments

    Asked to indicate the major economic risks facing the world, World Economic Forum survey participants were given 10 concerns. Before reading their priorities, you might like to form your own economic risk list. Just reorder the following challenges in terms......  [read more]

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    Chinese Oreos

    Feb 5, 12 • 905 Views • No Comments

    Everybody in the U.S. knows that eating an Oreo is an experience. You split open the cookie, slowly swallow the filling, and then submerge its chocolate remains in your milk. At Kraft they call it, “Twist. Lick. Dunk.” When the Oreo team brought......  [read more]

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    Pricey Pigeons

    Feb 3, 12 • 600 Views • No Comments

    At the Paradise Pigeon auction in Belgium, a Dutch breeder sold a female pigeon to a Chinese shipbuilder for $328,000. Purchased to breed rather than race, Dolce Vita (the bird) will enable Hu Zhen Yu, also the owner of a pigeon racing group, to elevate China......  [read more]