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Dec 08 2017

China Going Global Investment Index 2017

China Going Global Investment Index 2017

The latest findings from The Economist Intelligence Unit’s ‘China Going Global Investment Index’ – which ranks 60 major economies in terms of their attractiveness to Chinese firms – reveals that Singapore has overtaken the US as the most attractive destination for Chinese overseas direct investment (ODI).

This year’s report, which updates the China Going Global Investment Index last published in 2015, draws on 57 indicators spread across ‘opportunity’ and ‘risk’, and includes newly added indices covering six key industries in order to guide firms with a specific focus.

Key findings in the report include:

  • Some emerging markets have risen in this update, with notable climbers including Malaysia and Kazakhstan
  • Several developed economies have tumbled down the index, including the UK which has slipped 29 places
  • India and Iran are fast-growing markets in which companies from China are likely to be competitive

To download this free report, in either English or Simplified Chinese,  click here.

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Dec 06 2017

CEIC Data Bytes: Latest industry news

The CEIC blog covers a range of industry trending topics that are analyzed and reported on using the latest insights and macroeconomic data released in CEIC’s database.

CEIC Data Indicator: Employment: Total Vietnam

Vietnam’s Employment: Total was reported at 54,880.00 Person th in Sep 2017. This records an increase from the previous number of 53,400.00 Person th for Jun 2017.

Click here to read more.

Article of this week: Turkey: Lira Depreciates to Record Low Levels in November

The Turkish lira dropped to a record low levels during the second half of November. A US dollar could be bought for 3.96 TRY on November 23, while the euro was valued at 4.69 on November 28.

Click here to read more.

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Nov 29 2017

Industries in 2018

‘Industries in 2018’, an annual report written by The Economist Intelligence Unit, highlights how six industry sectors – automotive, consumer goods, retail, financial services, healthcare and telecoms – will develop globally over the coming year.

This year’s key findings highlight how traditional business models will come under strain amid sweeping changes, many driven by advances in technology. Companies will need to shake up their business models in 2018 to respond to these pressures, yet many factors, including new regulations, new competitors and new consumer demands will emerge which may make execution challenging.

‘Industries in 2018’ brings together analysis and forecasts for each industry, identifying key strategic business issues in the year ahead.

To download the free report, please click on the link.

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Nov 29 2017

Scheduled downtime to the Taylor & Francis Online platform 2 December 2017

Please be advised that Taylor & Francis Online will be unavailable, for up to 1 hour, on Saturday 2nd December 8:00AM – 09:00 AM. This is due to a scheduled improvement to the platform infrastructure.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and our developers will be working as quickly as possible to deploy the release. If you have any queries during this period, please contact support@tandfonline.com.

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Nov 17 2017

Scheduled downtime to the Taylor & Francis Online platform 20-21 November 2017

Taylor & Francis Online: read only mode.
Please be advised that some features on Taylor & Francis Online will be unavailable on Monday 20th November, from 12:30 – Tuesday 21st November, 03:30AM. This is due to a scheduled update to the platform. You’ll still be able to search, browse and read our articles, but you won’t be able to register, edit your account, purchase content, or activate tokens or eprints during that period.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and our developers will be working as quickly as possible to deploy the release. If you have any queries during this period, please contact support@tandfonline.com.

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Oct 20 2017

IEEE Xplore Scheduled System Maintenance 21 Oct 2017

On Saturday, October 21, IEEE Xplore will be unavailable from 9AM-12PM. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Notice: There is currently an issue with the citation download feature. (http://ieeexplore.ieee.org.eproxy2.lib.hku.hk/Xplorehelp/#/ieee-xplore-training/faqs#why-are-citation-downloads-opening-in-a-window)

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Oct 17 2017

MedDRA WebCR Scheduled Downtime 21 Oct 2017

The server hosting the MedDRA Web-based Change Request (WebCR) application requires server maintenance and will not be available to users on the following dates and times:
21 Oct 2017 from 8AM to 1PM
Thank you for your patience and continued support of MedDRA.

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Sep 26 2017

Emerald Insight platform maintenance notification 26 Sep 2017

Maintenance on Emerald’s research platform, Emerald Insight, which is scheduled to take place on Tuesday 26 September 2017 beginning at 3PM – lasting for up to 12 hours.
During this time, the site will be placed into ‘read-only’ mode, making the following functionality unavailable for the duration of the upgrade:
• Activating access tokens
• Adding publications as favourites
• Alert subscriptions
• Any changes to ‘My Account’ and ‘Institutional Account’
• E-commerce
• Registration
• Search.
Should you access the website during this time, you will receive a notification that the site functionality is temporary unavailable within your browser. Please note that this may also affect some functionality on emeraldpublishing.com.
This essential website maintenance is part of Emerald’s customer focused development initiative, which aims to deliver an enhanced user experience to our customers.
Many thanks for your patience and continued support.

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Sep 01 2017

JapanKnowledge system maintenance 24 Sep, 2017

Schedule of JapanKnowledge service suspension due to its system maintenance.

10:00am-6:00pm on Sunday, 24th Sep 2017
All JapanKnowledge Services (JapanKnowledge Lib, JK Select Series and

JKBooks)
Please feel free to ask us for more detail at b2b@japanknowledge.com

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Aug 29 2017

Announcement: System maintenance (Asahi Shimbun Kikuzo) 10 Sep 2017

We will be performing our system maintenance on September 10, 2017 from 8:00 am to 8:30pm.
During this period, the following two services will be unavailable.

・Who’s Who Database(人物データベース)
・Historical Photo Archive(歴史写真アーカイブ)

Other services are available.

The Asahi Shimbun

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