GLOBAL

Food giants appointing teams to focus on plant-based products

Food giants muscle in on booming alternative protein market, with dedicated teams to develop and sell plant-based alternatives to meat and dairy...

30 Jul 2020

GLOBAL

Why Ford, Chanel and other companies pitch in during a crisis - without the government ordering them to

Severe shortages of critical medical supplies have prompted governments to compel private companies to fill the gap...

By Elham Mafi-Kreft and Steven Kreft 26 May 2020

SOUTH AFRICA

Hot competition for the humble zipper

Combine two rows of fine teeth that lock together, a slider and a tab, and all of a sudden you have a quick way of securely closing a bag, jacket or pair of pants - a zipper...

By François Lévêque 9 Apr 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

#ATFexpo17: The clothing, footwear and textile trade's one-stop shop

The ATF Trade Exhibition and co-located China Premium Tex expo provides local and international players in the apparel, footwear and textile trade with a space to connect...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 21 Nov 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Strikes delay construction of China's flagship BAIC SA plant

The government is feeling pressure from the Chinese state-owned R11bn Beijing Automotive Industry Holding Company (BAIC) vehicle plant being built in the Coega special economic zone near Port Elizabeth...

By Mark Allix 28 Sep 2017

CHINA

Airbus opens first plane-completion centre in China

TIANJIN, China: Airbus on Wednesday inaugurated its first completion centre for large aircraft in China, a new asset for the European manufacturer in heated competition with American rival Boeing...

21 Sep 2017

AFRICA

Study reveals China commands almost 50% of Africa's international EPC market

According to a new report by McKinsey Africa, China's involvement in Africa is bigger and more multifaceted than previous studies suggest...

28 Jun 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

YOAC fibre cable manufacturing skills transfer commences

As China strengthens relations in South Africa, Chinese majority owned Yangtze Optics Africa Cable (YOAC) continues its efforts to facilitate opportunities...

7 Sep 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

SA manufacturers to acquire skills in China

PRETORIA: A group of 28 manufacturers have left for China to acquire skills using the three-month shoe design and manufacturing techniques capacity building programme...

17 Jun 2015

CHINA

China punishes Audi, Chrysler for 'monopoly' acts

SHANGHAI, CHINA: China stepped up pressure on foreign car manufacturers in the world's biggest car market, pledging to punish German luxury brand Audi and Chrysler of the United States for what it alleged was "monopoly behaviour".

7 Aug 2014

CHINA

PlayStation, Xbox butt heads at Hong Kong games fair

HONG KONG, CHINA: Fans dressed as Transformers, Iron Man and Jedi knights were among thousands at the first day of Hong Kong's comic and games expo, where Xbox and Playstation went head-to-head with their new consoles.

28 Jul 2014

CHINA

PlayStations to be sold legally in China

SHANGHAI, CHINA: Sony will sell its PlayStation consoles in China through two joint ventures, the Japanese gaming company and its Chinese partner, as they seek to tap into the estimated 500m people who play video games in China.

27 May 2014

CHINA

China's Huawei vows security after alleged US hacks

SHANGHAI, CHINA: Chinese telecommunications equipment manufacturer Huawei pledged to protect cyber security, following reports this month that a US government agency had been secretly tapping the company's networks.

1 Apr 2014

CHINA

Lenovo signals 'global ambitions' with Motorola deal

BEIJING, CHINA: In 1984, with only US$25,000 in Chinese government funding and a dusty 20-square-metre bungalow as their headquarters, a small group of scientists in Beijing founded a firm called New Technology Developer Inc.

3 Feb 2014

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