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Online banking: the revolution started by MYbank, Alibaba’s bank

In the West – especially since the 2008 recession – companies often complain about how difficult it is to getcredit from the banks. In China this concern is even more common, due to the banks (all of them state-owned) receiving government instructions to mainly lend specifically to state-owned corporations, leaving a fairly small proportion of …

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SELLING is in our DNA

The phenomenon of KOL’s (Key Opinion Leaders) in China The ‘Influencers’ have become a major reality in marketing nowadays, where they present (for a nice fee!) a variety of products on social media like Twitter and Instagram, for consumers (often very young ones) to go out and shop for them. That’s in the West… but …

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Spectacular collaboration between Figueras and the Milwaukee Bucks

Quite often we highlight in the S3 blog and Newsletter our customers’ most significant projects, especially if they include components our sourcing team has been working on in China. This time we can present a truly interesting project (with, yes, S3 components!), that has been designed, manufactured and installed by Figueras in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.A. …

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3 scenarios about the end of the US trade war and China

When the commercial conflict between the two largest economies on the planet broke out in July 2018, many observers expressed their surprise. It was known that the US (and other Western powers) had been complaining about certain economic imbalances and the disadvantages of companies in these countries when trying to integrate the Chinese market. However, no …

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