Category Archives: DIY

Why China does not need Home Depot – Paul French

Image via Wikipedia What foreign companies, trying to tap into the China market, regularly forget is that there is no need for their services, tells retail analyst Paul French at…

IKEA’s China problem: too popular – Shaun Rein

Image by Getty Images via @daylife The Swedish furniture retailer IKEA has become a public attraction comparable to Disneyland in the small number of stores they have in China, writes…

Why foreign DIY stores fail in China – Shaun Rein

Not popular in China via Wikipedia Foreign DIY-stores like B&Q, Home Depot and Saint-Gobain are retreating from China despite the booming economy, and nobody should be surprised, tells Shaun Rein…

Abundant capital to fuel further growth – Victor Shih

Victor Shih via Flickr China’s commercial banks are stocking up to US$ 60 bn to fuel a next round of investments, tells financial expert professor Victor Shih in BusinessWeek. Earlier professor…