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Made-in-China’s revenues jump 61% in Q1

Focus Technology, the holding company of Made-in-China.com, reported total revenues of US$31 million in the first quarter of 2017 – representing an impressive growth of 61% compared with the same quarter last year. According to management, the increase was mainly due to increases in service fee revenues. The Shenzhen-listed company posted a net profit of US$1.6 million in the quarter, ... Read More »

Supply Chain Management:  Thomson Reuters Projects Platform Launched to Target MENA Construction Sector

Thomson Reuters launched its latest online platform: Thomson Reuters Projects. Designed to cater to professionals in an increasingly complex, sophisticated and competitive construction industry, TR Projects will introduce reliable information, transparency and actionable insight into one of the region’s key development Industries. With the construction market’s growing demand for a platform that can provide detailed project information, Thomson Reuters Projects ... Read More »

Alibaba Turns to Blockchain in Fight against Food Fraud

Alibaba has teamed up with PwC to develop a system to reduce food fraud using blockchain technology The Alibaba Australia project, which also includes AusPost and nutritional supplement maker Blackmores as partners, is aimed to improve the way foods are tracked, cutting down on the risk of counterfeit products on the market. The so-called ‘Food Trust Framework’ effort will see the partners build ... Read More »

Thomson Reuters and SAP Team to Help Businesses Manage Compliance and Third-Party Risk Challenges

Integration of World-Check Data with SAP® Business Partner Screening offers organizations improved vigilance across the globe Thomson Reuters is collaborating with SAP to allow its World-Check content to be available to customers within the SAP® Business Partner Screening application. The aim is to help organizations better manage their third-party compliance and risk challenges. This will allow World-Check’s risk intelligence data ... Read More »

GTR Asia Trade & Supply Chain Finance Conference 2017

JW Mariott Hotel, Hong Kong – April 19th, 2017 Hong Kong offers a business-friendly environment and unrivalled connectivity to global, regional and the mainland China markets, making it an ideal host for the GTR Asia Trade & Supply Chain Finance Conference 2017. Returning for its third year, the conference will continue to build on its reputation as a key networking ... Read More »

Building Credit Information into the DNA of Your Organization

The advantages to finance departments having quick and easy access to credit ratings and reports are clear, but how can different departments beyond finance use credit information effectively? There are three disciplines that can leverage company information in online Credit Reports: Sales, Procurement and Marketing. In addition, CEOs and other board level directors are using Credit Reports to monitor acquisition ... Read More »

Foxconn Subsidiary Debuts Blockchain-Powered Supply Chain Platform

FnConn, the financial services arm of Taiwan-based Foxconn, launched the platform alongside Dianrong, a Chinese online lending marketplace. Dubbed Chained Finance, the platform is aimed at providing working capital to smaller businesses involved the manufacturing supply chain. According to the two firms, a previous proof-of-concept involved the issuance of loans worth $6.5m to a group of unnamed companies. Chained Finance has an initial focus on ... Read More »

Dun & Bradstreet in Partnership with THOMASNET.COM

Dun & Bradstreet (DNB) together with THOMASNET.com announced a partnership to provide B2B businesses new tools to help prevent disruption in their supply chain. Available exclusively on THOMASNET.com, Supplier Evaluation & Risk Reports provide B2B procurement professionals detailed credit risk data and company capability information. Designed to aid companies seeking to minimize risk of supply chain disruption – especially when engaging in ... Read More »

Largest Supply Chain Disruptions in 2016

There was an interesting study released by EventWatch highlighting the top 5 supply chain disrupting events of 2016. EventWatch monitors supply chain resiliency and found these five single events to cost the most in delays, disruptions, and risk. Here’s their list: 6.4 magnitude earthquake in Taiwan Series of earthquakes in Japan through April Super Typhoon Haima Typhoon Napartak Typhoon Medi ... Read More »

Bertelsmann Plans Further Investments in Brazil, India and China

Bertelsmann continues to invest in its strategic growth regions of Brazil, India and China: The portfolio in the three countries, which has been increasingly concentrated on growth businesses over the past few months, will be further expanded. Besides developing existing activities, the main focus will be on investing in media content and the education  sector. They recently opened the new Bertelsmann ... Read More »

CRIF and Bohai Credit enter into a strategic partnership to help solve the financing problems of Chinese enterprises

CRIF signed a collaboration agreement with Bohai Credit, a credit information company operating under HNA USOLV, a subsidiary of HNA Group, with the objective of building a supply chain finance platform to help micro, small and medium-sized enterprises in China to access credit, and manage the high costs of financing and the risk of over-indebtedness. By capitalizing on CRIF’s solid ... Read More »