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Shining outlook for consumer products in Middle East and Africa

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13-Sep-18 Industry players in the consumer products sector in the Middle East and Africa are showing signs of optimism about market prospects. In the next three years, they expect to increase sourcing in Asia, particularly in Southeast Asia, China and India. [image: HKTDC Survey]

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Warehouse operator GLP launches USD2 bn China logistics fund

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11-Sep-18 GLP, Asia’s largest warehouse operator, has launched a USD2 bn China fund in partnership with Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC, as it continues to tap into the growing demand for warehousing fuelled by a boom in e-commerce. [image: South China Morning Post]

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E-commerce enhances Chinese business ties with Africa

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05-Sep-18 African households are quickly becoming a major market for Chinese e-commerce merchants looking to sell everything from mobile phone to toothbrushes, with market projections estimating a USD29 bn value by 2022 as mobile phones are gaining popularity. [image: Niu Jing / China Daily]

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Bezos, Buffett bet on a USD250 bn Internet market in India

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30-Aug-18 Walmart wraps a USD16 bn agreement on India's leading e-commerce player, Flipkart, while Amazon negotiates deals with a supermarket chain and a prominent retail conglomerate. Meanwhile Berkshire Hathaway has agreed to acquire a stake in digital payment leader Paytm. [image: Bloomberg]

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