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Most cars sold in China still carry foreign brand names, but domestic ones have been gaining ground. © Reuters

Time for international carmakers to change partners in China?

Working with local tech companies could be better option than going solo

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    New private shareholders are energizing the telecom operator

  • Grab deal with Uber poses awkward local identity questions

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  • Corporate funds will shake up Indonesian VC model

    Injecting capital into a nascent market is no longer enough to succeed

  • Li Ka-shing leaves a controversial legacy

    Self-made Hong Kong billionaire profited from a much-criticised property market

  • Anbang's ex-chairman's troubles were long time in the making

    Chinese authorities have yet to work out final resolution of company's fate

  • The extraordinary power of China's corporate 'mega ecosystems'

    Companies like Didi and Meituan are increasingly coming into competition

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    'Uni-marketing' will synthesize vast range of consumer data to support vendors

  • China's big spenders go into reverse

    But Anbang suffers more than most as Beijing squeezes debt-laden groups to cut borrowings

  • Cathay Pacific, Singapore Air need to look beyond their planes

    New relations with customers crucial for recovery of Asia's premium carriers

  • Jack Ma puts his data magic to work at a Hong Kong brokerage

    Traditional model abandoned at Yunfeng in favor of hardcore information analysis

  • India's pharmaceutical prescription is unhealthy

    Generic drug companies must confront multiple challenges to survive

  • Chinese internet leaders are also HR pioneers

    Tencent and Baidu are using AI and big data to fight staff turnover

  • Indonesian companies likely to drive boom in sukuk issuance

    Palm oil producers likely to join telecoms, food and utilities as market leaders

  • In China, digital innovators flock to Shenzhen

    Despite hurdles, atmosphere of freedom in Tencent's hometown welcomes newcomers

  • A new narrative of Chinese corporate growth

    Lower-profile entrepreneurs are achieving exponential growth after humble starts

  • Apple has to face question of its 'red line' in China

    Doing business requires consideration of which official demands to accept

  • Noble Group humbled by mercurial founder's misjudgment

    Troubled Singapore commodities giant looks doomed by creditors' mistrust

  • Tough times ahead for Hong Kong: Henny Sender

    City's failure to reinvent itself since 1997 handover leaves it vulnerable

  • Gaming triumph not such a winner for China's Tencent

    Social and political backlash underlines regulatory dangers for internet giants