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Alibaba's Logistics Investments Invite Further Scrutiny

2017-11-28 seekingalpha
In a previous article we detailed some concerns we had about Alibaba Group (BABA). The article received many comments including a substantial number that alleged we misunderstood Alibaba and that the company was not in the logistics business and thus comparing Alibaba to Amazon was silly. In this article we want to address those comments and we will show that not only is Alibaba in the logistics business just like Amazon but, analyzing that part of Alibaba’s business is important to understanding the company as a whole.

General Electric - Change Is In The Air

2017-06-12 seekingalpha
I'm excited to see Jeff Immelt stepping down as CEO from General Electric (NYSE: GE). To be fair, he had some big shoes to fill when Mr. Welch stepped down. However, it's time to look to the future.

Global Robotic Vacuum Cleaner Market, By Type, By End User, By Region, Competition Forecast & Opportunities, 2012 â€" 2022

2017-05-31 prnewswire
LONDON, May 31, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Various factors such as inceasing number of working women, rising awareness regarding indoor pollution, and surging demand for innovative smart electrical appliances across the globe. Moreover, rising demand for robotic vacuum cleaners can be attributed to increasing focus on hospitality and tourism sectors, especially in developing countries, coupled with increasing inclination towards cleanliness and hygiene in the residential sector owing to less time availability for household chores due to busier lifestyles.

General Electric And The Internet Of Things - An Awesome Match

2017-05-04 seekingalpha
General Electric (NYSE: GE) hands down has been, and continues to be, one of the best managed companies of the world. What's interesting is when most people hear 'GE', they think of Jack Welch, washing machines, and light bulbs. Mr. Welch retired in 2001 as Chairman and CEO of GE and many of his best performing businesses have been divested since. The business he built from the ground up, GE Plastics, was sold in 2007 to Saudi Arabia Basic Industries Corporation (TADAWUL:SABIC); GE's most profitable business, GE Capital, was divested in pieces during 2015 & 2106; and, the Appliance business was sold in 2016 to Haier Electronics Group Co Ltd (NASDAQ: HRELF).

Who’s cashing in while China chokes?

2017-01-26 scmp
Here are some of the companies and entrepreneurs seizing on the business opportunities created by China’s chronic air pollution

Jack Ma Bets $2.6 Billion He Can Revamp China’s Retail Industry - Bloomberg

2017-01-10 bloomberg
Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world.

HVAC and Refrigeration (HVACR) Systems Market to reach US$130.7 bn by 2024: Evaporators to Remain Most Valued Product - Transparency Market Research

2016-11-21 prnewswire
As per TMR's estimations, the global HVACR systems market, which stood at a value of US$81.1 bn in 2015, is likely to progress at a CAGR of 5.50% between 2016 and 2020 and reach an opportunity worth US$130.7 bn by the end of the forecast period. Boosted by the augmenting demand for refrigeration equipment in cold storage and food processing units, the shipment volume of HVACR systems is estimated to rise at a CAGR of 8.

Hong Kong firms and insiders pick up shares following price gains

2016-10-02 scmp
The buying rose after falling for two straight weeks while the selling among directors remained high based on filings on the Hong Kong stock exchange in the last week of September. A total of 26 companies recorded 104 purchases worth HK$103 million versus 18 firms with 67 disposals worth HK$257 million.

Haier boosts half-time profit as consumers seek smarter options

2016-08-31 scmp
Haier Electronics Group, China’s second largest home appliances maker, posted slightly disappointing first half net profit on Wednesday, as it continues to struggle with bloated inventories amid weak domestic demand.

Induction Cooktop Market in India 2016-2020

2016-08-09 prnewswire
LONDON, Aug. 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- About Induction Cooktop thereby generating heat. While the cookware gets heated, the glass top and the air surrounding the vessel does not. This makes an induction cooktop a safer and more energy-efficient option compared to a gas cooktop. Induction cooktops, also known as induction hobs, are more versatile and allow quick and controlled heating when compared to traditional gas cooktops.

Revenue Generated From Sales of Tankless Water Heaters is Expected to Increase to US$ 25,498.5 Mn by 2024, Globally: PMR Report

2016-06-02 prnewswire
According to the latest market report published by Persistence Market Research titled 'Tankless Water Heater Market: Global Industry Analysis and Forecast, 2016 - 2024', globally, the revenue generated from sales of tankless water heater market is estimated to be valued at US$ 16.9 Bn by 2016 end, and is expected to increase at a CAGR of 5.3% during the forecast period (2016-2024).

Consumer electronics firms tap digital-first strategy for growth

2016-02-28 livemint
Xiaomi’s success sparks similar efforts by BPL, Sansui and Haier to forge exclusive deals with e-commerce firms

World Smart Home Appliances Market Opportunities and Forecasts, 2014 - 2020

2016-02-11 prnewswire
LONDON, Feb. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Smart home appliances are next-generation home appliances that can receive,...

Haier Tops Euromonitor's Major Appliances Global Brand Rankings for Seventh Consecutive Year

2016-01-20 prnewswire
BEIJING, Jan. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Haier, the world's leading home appliances and consumer electronics...