Rise of the Chinese robots

Labour-intensive work replaced by industrial automation

Labour-intensive work replaced by industrial automation

Asia’s export stumble

Finding commodities’ new normal

Green bonds in China

The print run

Growing market for 3D technology in China, but local producers lag behind

Services boost Australia

Retailing, tourism and education offset slowdown in the mining sector

Made in Ethiopia: The rise of the textile industry

Based in northern Ethiopia, Kebire Enteprises is a rapidly growing conglomerate, with activities spanning across textiles, shoe making, leather tanning, cotton production and even tourism. The company’s ambition is to become Africa’s leading textile manufacturer by 2017, reaching US$20m in exports, up from US$6m in 2013. The Economist Intelligence Unit spoke to Kebire’s chief executive officer, Fassil Tadesse, to find out how the textile industry in Ethiopia has developed and what its future holds.

The ‘Neglected’ Mid-Market is Too Big to Ignore

New global report shows the vital importance of Medium-Size Companies to developed and emerging economies

Internationalisation and innovation – Drivers of China’s global future

China’s integration into the global markets will soon happen. According to speakers at the HSBC Forum, RMB, Reform and China’s Global Future, this will be driven by financial reforms, greater usage of the RMB abroad, and increased interconnectivity through the Internet and high-demand, high-value industries.

Strategies for entering a new market

Growing Your Sales and Distribution Chain

Expanding your sales and distribution chain into new markets is an important strategic step and some of the factors that will have a major bearing on its success are not always immediately obvious. Ali Ansari, GTRF Global Head of Business Development for Large Corporates, Commercial Banking at HSBC, examines five important considerations that can facilitate the process and improve the final outcome

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