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  • Xiaomi's new Mi 4 smartphone not 4G ready

    Xiaomi's new Mi 4 smartphone not 4G ready

    Xiaomi unveiled its Mi 4 smartphone on Tuesday but market insiders have deemed the new model outdated as it does not support China Mobile's 4G network.The Mi 4 has a Snapdragon 805 CPU, a five-inch ...

  • SAIC teams up with Alibaba on in-car applications

    SAIC teams up with Alibaba on in-car applications

    SAIC Motor Corporation and e-commerce giant Alibaba have signed a memorandum of understanding in Shanghai to work together on car-related applications, reports Sina's tech news website. The Shanghai ...

  • ZhongAn Insurance to cover Xiaomi's Mi 4

    ZhongAn Insurance to cover Xiaomi's Mi 4

    ZhongAn Insurance, the first online insurance company in China, has announced the launch of an insurance plan covering the next model of Chinese budget smartphone brand Xiaomi, reports the ...

  • China's firms charge multinationals for medical market control

    China's firms charge multinationals for medical market control

    Backed by cost savings and a marketing edge, domestic Chinese firms are mounting a seige on the medical equipment market, with an annual capacity of nearly US$50 billion, in attempt to break the ...

  • Alibaba's cloud computing unit eyeing government agencies

    Alibaba's cloud computing unit eyeing government agencies

    Given the growing demand from government agencies, the private sector is seeing increased competition for providing big-data cloud services to governments.On July 15, the China's Ministry of Industry ...

  • Husi scandal reflects poor oversight: China Meat Association

    Husi scandal reflects poor oversight: China Meat Association

    An official from the China Meat Association (CMA) has said the recent food scandal involving Shanghai Husi Food Co reflects the authorities' lack of supervision of meat processing management in China....

  • Bitcoin debit card launched

    Bitcoin debit card launched

    Consumers can now use a bitcoin debit card issued by ANX Bitcoin Exchange to make purchases at retailers and online merchants and withdraw cash at ATMs globally, as the virtual peer-to-peer currency ...

  • Tianjin economy slows after rise to top GDP per capita

    Tianjin economy slows after rise to top GDP per capita

    Following years of rapid growth, Tianjin's economic development appears to be slowing down, giving Guangzhou a respite in defending its title as China's third-largest city.Tianjin's Bureau of ...

  • China set to retain position as top e-commerce market

    China set to retain position as top e-commerce market

    China has seen rapid growth in its e-commerce market, which is expected to continue to gain steam this year in line with global trends, Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ) said Wednesday....

  • CLSA upbeat on Advantech-Hiwin robot alliance

    CLSA upbeat on Advantech-Hiwin robot alliance

    Brokerage CLSA has raised its price target for shares of industrial computer supplier Advantech to NT$270 (US$9.02) from NT$210 (US$7.00) after the company forged a robotics alliance with machine ...

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  • Hu Maoyuan (胡茂元)

    Hu Maoyuan (胡茂元)

    Hu Maoyuan is CEO of SAIC Motor Corporation and also the party secretary of the state-run automaker. He was named one of the China Economic Leaders ...

Market data

  • Taiwan Weighted Index
    9527.54
    +28.18
  • Hang Seng Index
    24149.13
    +177.26
  • Shanghai SE A Share Index
    2204.09
    +27.88
  • Shenzhen SE A Index
    1149.28
    -1.83
Asia-Pacific Indexes Last Trade Change
Shanghai SE B Share Index 228.81
+1.61
NIKKEI 225 15273.58
-54.98
Jakarta Composite Index 5098.64
+5.41
KOSPI Index 2026.62
-1.7
Stock Exchange of Thai Index 1543.18
+1.62
Kuala Lumpur Composite Index 1877.05
+5.22
Shenzhen SE B Index 902.45
+10.12
Philippine SE Index 6889.89
-3.03
HStraits Times Index 3353.89
+13.19
Currencies
TWD-USD 0.0333
0
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-0.0001
HKD-USD 0.129
0

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