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Police bust USD145 mn medical tourism scam in China

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06-Dec-18 Police in China have arrested 132 people over a medical tourism scam targeting wealthy Chinese that netted nearly USD145 mn. Research firm Global Growth Markets estimates 500,000 Chinese travel abroad for medical tourism every year, spending at least USD10 bn. [image: Chinanews.cn]

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China's coffee retail market hots up

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27-Nov-18 As China embraces a coffee culture, Luckin, Starbucks' only real challenger, has to get customers to try out its delivery service, and "hope to retain them based on the convenience and value,” said Pete Read, CEO of Global Growth Markets. [image: ImagineChina]

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AXA to pay USD662 mn for full control of China joint venture

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27-Nov-18 French insurer AXA will pay USD662 mn for the remaining 50% stake in its Chinese joint venture, making it the second insurer in three days to announce plans for a wholly-owned company in mainland China, after Allianz. [image: Reuters / South China Morning Post]

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American Express secures payments license in China

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12-Nov-18 American Express has been granted preparatory approval from the People’s Bank of China for a clearing and settlement license in mainland China. Amex can begin building a network business to process domestic RMB transactions through its joint-venture in the country. [image: Beyond My Ken / Wikipedia]

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