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China’s Consumer Confidence Index or CCI will likely remain in positive territory in 2018, given the strong economic growth momentum and people’s expectation Custom Orioles Jersey  of better employment and higher income, according to Nielsen China.

Nielsen’s CCI measures perceptions of local job prospects, personal finance and immediate spending intentions.

Consumer confidence levels above and below a baseline of 100 indicate degrees of optimism and pessimism, respectively.

In a report, Nielsen said the CCI rose sharply in 2017, ranging between 110 and Customized Baltimore Orioles Jersey 114 points, a relatively high level, indicating Chinese consumers’ strong confidence, optimism and positive attitude.

For the whole of 2017, the CCI reached 112 points, compared with 106 in 2016.

“Thanks to supply-side structural reforms, the innovation-driven development strategy has been deeply implemented. The country is continuously injecting new vitality to the healthy and sustainable development of economy,” said Vishal Custom Red Sox Jersey Bali, managing director of Nielsen China.

China’s GDP grew 6.9 percent in 2017 to 82.7 trillion yuan ($13 trillion), exceeding the official growth target of 6.5 percent. It was the first time in seven years that the annual figure rose, on the back of supply-side reforms.

“As the economic growth stabilizes, China’s CCI will remain on a steady growth
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Job prospects, personal finance, and the willingness to spend maintained stable growth in the fourth quarter 2017, reaching the highest since 2015, Nielsen data Boston Red Sox Custom Jersey showed.

Liang Hong, chief economist of investment bank China International Capital Corporation (CICC), said in a research that the country’s GDP growth of this year will reach 6.9 percent.

“For the past four years, China’s domestic consumption has become a leading force driving economic growth, thanks to government efforts to restructure the economy,” Bali said. “Online shopping festival ‘Double Eleven’ (on Nov 11 or 11-11) and the Chinese New Year holiday in February further shore up consumer
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Region-wise, the CCI in China’s east and south registered strong growth while that in the north was steady.

“The country’s new pattern of regional economic development was boosted, as effects of strategies like the Belt and Road Initiative, Yangtze River Economic Belt and Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Coordinated Development unfolded. Regional reforms including the development of western region, the revitalization of old industrial bases in the northeast, the rise of the central region, also contributed to the new economic pattern,” said Bali.

Amid technological upgrade and quality-oriented economic expansion, rapid growth can be seen across fields like urban development and retail, he said.

Nielsen’s report shows 96 percent of Chinese consumers surveyed are more willing to pay via mobile phones. Also, the concept of New Retail, or a symbiotic mix of offline and online retail, has been quickly accepted in China.

And 45 percent of the manufacturers hold the view that New Retail will have a profound positive impact on the overall retail business, while 48 percent think New Retail will hurt the retail industry to a certain extent.

Alibaba granted information Custom Orioles Jersey security certificate

China’s online retail giant Alibaba has been granted a certificate for its sound information security management system by the International Organization Custom Orioles Jersey for Standardization (ISO), the company said Thursday.

The ISO/IEC 27001 is the international standard that describes best practice for Customized Baltimore Orioles Jersey an information security management system. Achieving accredited certification to ISO/IEC 27001 demonstrates that a company is following information security best practice, and provides an independent, expert verification that information security is managed in line with international best practice and business objectives.

Alibaba’s several business groups like B2B and B2C were granted the security certification.

Zheng Junfang, chief risk officer of Alibaba, said the certification would help Custom Red Sox Jersey the group expand in overseas markets thanks to its better practice in transactions and clients information protection.

In June 2017, China introduced the cybersecurity law to guarantee the safety of Internet products, services, operation, network data and information.

According to the China Academy of Information and Communications Boston Red Sox Custom Jersey Technology, China’s information security market will exceed 44 billion yuan (about $7 billion) by 2020.

China’s foreign trade up 16.2% in Custom Orioles Jersey January

China’s foreign trade volume rose 16.2 percent year-on-year in January to 2.51 Custom Orioles Jersey trillion yuan ($397 billion).

China’s exports increased 6 percent to reach 1.32 trillion yuan, while imports surged 30.2 percent to stand at 1.19 trillion yuan in January, according to the General Administration of Customs Thursday.

Trade surplus shrank 59.7 percent in January to 135.8 billion yuan, compared Customized Baltimore Orioles Jersey with a 14.2 percent reduction in 2017.

China’s general trade has increased both in volume and proportion, expanding to 1.47 trillion yuan in January, accounting for 58.6 percent of total foreign trade.

The European Union, the United States and ASEAN are China’s top three trading partners, with exports to the United States rising 7.5 percent year-on-year.

Trade with countries along the Belt and Road rose 17.8 percent year-on-year, Custom Red Sox Jersey 1.6 percentage points higher than the general trade growth.

Chinese private enterprises played a bigger role in trade in January. Their share of the trade edged up 0.2 percentage points compared with January 2016.

Exports of machinery, electronics and home appliances products continued to Boston Red Sox Custom Jersey expand in January, while the volume of steel exports dropped 36.6 percent year-on-year to 4.65 million tonnes.

Tom Brady comments on Malcolm Butler’s Custom Orioles Jersey Instagram post, draws much attention

Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler shared a statement on social media Tuesday that said, among other things, that he has always given everything he Custom Orioles Jersey has to perform at a high level and that he never broke curfew or engaged in “ridiculous activities” before being benched in the Super Bowl.

That post got a lot of attention on Twitter and Instagram from fans, media and Butler’s teammates and peers in the NFL. Several players, including Patriots wide receiver Phillip Dorsett, linebacker Elandon Roberts and tackle Marcus Cannon, liked the post on Instagram and one prominent one also added a comment.

Quarterback Tom Brady shared some words with Butler that have been shared Customized Baltimore Orioles Jersey far and wide on social media since they were posted.

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People comment on social media posts for all sorts of reasons and Butler’s entire message had the feel of a farewell address to New England with free agency on the horizon next month. That may mean Brady is just saying bye to Custom Red Sox Jersey someone he’s shared the last four years with in New England.

With WEEI radio host Kirk Minihane reporting that head coach Bill Belichick’s
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Democrats jeer Trump Custom Orioles Jersey about ‘treason’ charge

Congressional Democrats are reacting with outrage to President Trump’s Custom Orioles Jersey accusation they were “treasonous” and “un-American” for failing to applaud during his State of the Union speech.

“The president once again is making a simple but scary mistake here,” Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., said on CNN on Tuesday morning. “He is not the state. Cheering for our president is not the same as being a patriotic and loyal American. In fact, there’s this thing called the First Amendment in the Constitution that protects the rights of all of us as citizens to either cheer or applaud the president when we agree with him or to not applaud when we have differing priorities. He simply doesn’t get that.”

“He’s not above the law,” Coons added. “And failure to cheer him when he Customized Baltimore Orioles Jersey thinks we should is not only not treasonous, some of us would argue it’s patriotic.”

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., suggested, mockingly, that Trump was taking his views about patriotism from Kim Jong Un.

“Maybe he’s been watching too much North Korean television where Custom Red Sox Jersey everybody in the North Korean assembly stands up and claps Boston Red Sox Custom Jersey together whenever the Dear Leader says something,” Whitehouse said on CNN.

Malaysian e-payment company Custom Orioles Jersey partners with China’s Alipay in digital wallet solution

Malaysia has seen a burgeoning mobile wallet segment since the entry of the Custom Orioles Jersey  Ant Financial’s mobile solution Alipay into the country.

Many local players have jumped onto the mobile payments bandwagon to tap Customized Baltimore Orioles Jersey into Malaysian e-commerce market. MOL Global Inc, an e-payment enabler for online goods and services, is also one of them.

After partnering with Ant Financial in offering Alipay to Chinese tourists in Malaysia, the group in the last month launched its owned mobile wallet One2pay.

“When Malaysians see Chinese tourists come to Malaysia and use Alipay, they Custom Red Sox Jersey may ask why they cannot use that? So, I think that is good that Alipay has come to the region as it has excited the market,” MOL Global’s CEO Preecha Praipattarakul told Xinhua.

“At the same time, it has also exerted pressure on local players to come out with something new,” he said.

The technology provider for in-store payment services aimed to achieve 1
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“I believe we have the competitive advantage to offer a one-stop service to
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Malaysians. Besides, our partnership with Ant Financial has helped us to grow our merchant coverage,” said Praipattarakul.

Indeed, he sees Chinese mobile wallets WeChat pay and Alipay as models in
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“We cannot deny that they (Chinese mobile wallet providers) are global leaders in mobile wallets. Although our technology in processing data is not as advanced as them, we are learning from them,” Praipattarakul added.

Citing the Chinese mobile wallet players as examples, he sees great potential in non-bank financial sector in Malaysia as they have provided the users experience in which the conventional credit cards cannot offer.

He also sees the adoption of mobile wallets today is faster than the credit cards due to the easier and faster payment system by using QR codes.

Despite the digital wallet war is heating up in Malaysia, he is confident that the group can achieve its leading position by differentiate itself from the value proposition.

“It’s true that a lot of start-ups invest into the market and not all the mobile wallets can survive eventually. But we are confident as we have the most coverage,” said Praipattarakul, adding that the group so far attracted 4,000 merchants to use its mobile wallet, which is not far away from its year-end target.

Index spike points to year’s ‘good Custom Orioles Jersey start’

China’s services sector activity expanded strongly in January, the fastest pace in almost six years, according to a major private survey. Analysts said the Custom Orioles Jersey survey result shows China’s growth remained resilient at the start of this year.

The Caixin/Markit services Purchasing Managers’ Index, released on Monday, Custom Red Sox Jersey was 54.7 in January, up from 53.9 in December. It was the highest reading since May 2012.

The reading is in line with the official services business index, which stood at 54.4 in January, 1 point higher than the previous month. The 50 mark separates growth from contraction.

The composite Caixin PMI, which combines manufacturing and services indexes, was 53.7 in January, up from 53 in December, the highest in seven Customized Baltimore Orioles Jersey years. Analysts said it is an indication of stable growth in the world’s second-largest economy.

“Caixin PMI readings in January showed that the Chinese economy had a good start to 2018,” Zhong Zhengsheng, director of macroeconomic analysis at CEBM Group, said.

The rising Caixin services PMI is mainly attributable to increasing new orders
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New orders registered the fastest growth since May 2015 thanks to development of new projects, business expansion and tapping of new clients, Boston Red Sox Custom Jersey according to survey respondents.

As orders rise, services firms had to employ more people in January. The jobs Men’s Authentic Custom Baltimore Orioles Black Orange Alternate Jersey Sale growth, although it remained moderate, was the highest in five months.

“Looking forward, we should watch for stability of demand in the manufacturing industry and the impact of growing costs on the profitability of service providers,” said Zhong of CEBM Group.

Costs of the services firms had risen strongly, registering the highest growth
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Economists also said the rising services PMI in January had been caused by better corporate access to bank loans at the start of the year and solid demand before the long Chinese Lunar New Year holiday, which begins in a little over a week.

“Banks normally dole out more credit at the start of the year, as opposed to being restrained by the lending quota last year,” Wendy Chen, a Shanghai-based economist at Nomura, told Reuters.

“IT-related services are a big driver behind the growth in services. We expect it to continue its momentum for the remainder of the year.”

Railway staff get travel rush Custom Orioles Jersey advice

Psychological counseling has for the first time become part of some railway Custom Orioles Jersey officials’ preparation for the upcoming travel rush for Spring Festival, or Chinese Lunar New Year.

Nearly 500 officials at the China Railway Chengdu Group attended a lecture by a team of psychological counselors on January 24. The lecture focused mainly on Customized Baltimore Orioles Jersey emotion and stress management and
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The Chengdu rail group is responsible for rail transportation affairs in Sichuan and Guizhou provinces and Chongqing. The officials are on the front line during Custom Red Sox Jersey the 40-day travel rush, which began on Thursday. Spring Festival begins on Feb 16.

They will direct work at the stations and on trains to ensure the travelers’ safety Boston Red Sox Custom Jersey and the security of goods during the travel rush, said Yang Ze, deputy director of the Chengdu Group’s public security department.

Most of the officials have nearly 10 years’ experience with the annual travel rush, but the pressure on them is rising as China raises the standards for anti-terrorism efforts and travelers’ expectations with railway service grow, Yang said.

“Emergencies may be more frequent when many travelers take trains home at the same time, looking forward to family reunions after working the whole year,” said Yang, adding that travelers who haven’t bought tickets or miss their train are common during the travel rush.

“The lecture is a novel attempt to help staff members adjust their mood under pressure and to care for employees’ physical and mental health,” he said.

An estimated 2.98 billion trips are expected during this year’s travel rush.

Lin Zi, leader of the team of psychological counselors, said during the lecture that employees who deal directly with the public should maintain a positive facial
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“The key to solving disputes is to always manage your emotions. Every single expression must be prudent and avoid upgrading any conflict,” said Lin, vice-chairwoman of the Shanghai Psychological Counseling Association and founder of a psychological consultancy.

“This is particularly important during the travel rush, as travelers are eager to
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Ways to calm angry travelers while receiving their complaints include repeating the key points they make, leaning toward them and looking into their eyes to make them feel respected, she added.

Lin also reminded rail officials that little improvements in the surroundings, including colors and pleasant smells, may ease their work during the travel rush.

“Sometimes even a little piece of wastepaper can set off conflicts between travelers, safety incidents and even crimes,” she said. “The cleaner the trains and stations are, the more pleasant they are in the eyes of travelers, the calmer the travelers become.”

Summit brings applications of AI to financial Custom Diamondbacks Jersey services to the forefront

Kuai Niu Group, one of the leading providers of financial technology solutions, is ramping up efforts to speed up the integration between artificial intelligence and Custom Diamondbacks Jersey traditional financial services, in an effort to bring about innovative and disruptive change in the sector.

Senior Vice-President Zhao Yang said the Shanghai-based fintech startup leverages AI technology to develop its own risk control system, called Yuanfang, which boasts strong capabilities of anti-fraud identification and massive user data processing.

“That system is our ‘weapon’. We can apply it to whichever sector, either a business to business or business to consumer market, that make profit or win customers,” Zhao said in a recent panel discussion. “We have reached deep Arizona Diamondbacks Custom Jersey cooperation with Chinese tech giants, including Baidu Inc, Alibaba Group, Tencent Holdings Ltd, and JD.com.”

He made the remarks at the 2018 SAIF MF International Youth Leadership Finance Summit in Shanghai. The four-day event, starting on Saturday, gathered a host of scholars, experts and business leaders who have domain expertise in the financial sector.

Distinguished keynote speakers included Chang Chun, executive dean and professor of finance at Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance; Che Pinjue, expert partner of Sequoia Capital China and Mu Haijie, senior vice president and president of Remittance Data, Remittance World.

This year’s summit put the spotlight on fintech, with topics ranging from robo-Custom Braves Jersey advisors to data mining.

Four topics that have drawn wide attention and thorough discussions were
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In the past, financial managers got to know their customers mostly based on the Atlanta Braves Custom Jersey one-page form they peruse, and thus make suitable product recommendations or decide on a proper loan limit.
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Siemens senior executive praises Belt and Road,Custom Diamondbacks Jersey China’s innovation achievements

Industrial manufacturer Siemens AG aims to deepen cooperation with China in the Belt and Road Initiative and technological innovation, a Siemens senior executive has said.

“I am a huge supporter of the Belt and Road Initiative. I think it is the most relevant infrastructure project of our times,” Cedrik Neike, member of the Arizona Diamondbacks Custom Jersey managing board of Siemens AG, told Xinhua in a recent exclusive interview at the Swiss ski resort of Davos.

Neike was among the world leaders and business magnates who gathered last week at Davos to discuss “creating a shared future in a fractured world,” the theme of this year’s World Economic Forum.

“The great thing about Belt and Road (Initiative) is that it is an inclusive project Custom Braves Jersey  that is open for participation,” Neike said. “We are already participating and we expect more opportunities for in-depth cooperation.”

Neike, responsible for the Asian and Australian markets of the leading industrial manufacturing conglomerate, also referred to Chinese President Xi Jinping’s Atlanta Braves Custom Jersey  landmark speeches delivered at Davos and at the United Nations (UN) Office at Geneva a year ago.

The theme of the forum this year resonated with Xi’s vision of building a community with a shared future for mankind and achieving shared and win-win development.

“Opening the gate to the world and being an integral part of the world, we are fully supporting that. This is great,” Neike said.

The senior executive also said that China has become a leader in global technological innovation.

“We have seen what China has done in terms of world technology. It is now a
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“You have Alipay, you have WeChat,” Neike said in reference to China’s leading mobile payment and social media platforms, whose businesses have been booming rapidly at home and abroad in recent years.

“All these evolutions which are happening in the fin-tech (finance technology) industry means that not only collaborating with a lot of companies, universities, research institutes, but also leaving this change of society in China brings us a lot of digital experience,” he said.

Neike also stressed that technology is not successful if the business model doesn’t
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Neike pointed out that the advances in technology, at the level of education and capabilities, as well as innovation are taking humans to the era of industry 4.0.

The three areas have also witnessed the most impressive cooperation between China and the German industrial manufacturing conglomerate in the past 40 years, he added.

“China will have similar issues as Germany. China is not a cheap manufacture place anymore. It needs to transform to advanced manufacturing, and needs technology … to make manufacture more flexible,” he said.

China has become one of Siemens’ largest research and development locations worldwide. The company now enjoys cooperation with a number of local governments and 87 universities and technology institutes in China, with an aim to conduct scientific research and develop talent.

Siemens announced in 2017 that China would lead the company’s global research in autonomous robotics. In line with this strategic move, Siemens has also
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Neike explained where the idea of setting up the center in China came from: “A lot of our fundamental research actually happened in China by our Chinese team. The idea was to see where we have these teams with deep knowledge as well as where our robots will be in the future. We said let’s build the whole business and the whole headquarters around it.”

China has such an advanced and fast developing market that is leapfrogging a lot of technology steps. Neike said that both the electronic car revolution and next generation robots would happen in China.

Comparing China to the US and European markets, Neike said the country had a scale of capability to accelerate its innovation drive and Siemens wants to be a part of it.