Posts Tagged ‘India’

AccorHotels strengthens footprint in South India with the launch of Grand Mercure Mysuru

Bangalore, India, July 12, 2016 / – AccorHotels and Brigade Group, Bangalore announced the opening of Grand Mercure Mysuru in South India’s popular growing tourist destination, Mysuru. Set in the historical city’s heartland, north of the majestic Mysore Palace, the hotel boasts 146 contemporary rooms and suites. The Grand Mercure Mysuru is located on the … Continue reading “AccorHotels strengthens footprint in South India with the launch of Grand Mercure Mysuru”

Ant Financial To Acquire 20% Stake In Thai Payment Company

Thailand ForexAlibaba’s financial subsidiary Ant Financial reportedly plans to acquire a 20% stake in Ascend Money, an electronic payment and small …

Alibaba Closes Offices In India

China and IndiaOver the past few months, China-based Alibaba has closed four enterprise e-commerce platform offices in India. According to reports in …

Global Users Will Soon Trust Baidu Maps Around The World

lostChinese search engine, which censors its nuanced and oft-irrelevant search results, is now hoping its global maps will be …

Does Alibaba’s Move Have The Power To Forge Better Indo-China Ties?

India and ChinaAlibaba president J. Michael Evans recently told Indian local media that the group plans to enter the Indian e-commerce market …

AccorHotels Announces the Opening of ibis Chennai City Centre

Chennai, India, March 16, 2016 / – AccorHotels, the world’s leading hotel operator, announced the opening of ibis Chennai City Centre. The opening marked AccorHotels’ third hotel in Chennai city followed by ibis Chennai SIPCOT and Novotel Chennai SIPCOT in 2014. The hotel features 155 rooms and is centrally located on the city’s arterial and … Continue reading “AccorHotels Announces the Opening of ibis Chennai City Centre”

2nd Smart Cities India 2016 to showcase smarter solutions for a better tomorrow

New Delhi, India, February 23, 2016 / – International interest in India’s smart cities mission, announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is rising – as evidenced by the offer of German assistance by Chancellor Angela Merkel during her visit to India recently. The Indian government is steadfast in its commitment towards smart cities, and has … Continue reading “2nd Smart Cities India 2016 to showcase smarter solutions for a better tomorrow”

WeChat Amps Up Competition With New Phone Call Function

China’s WeChat, the instant messaging app by Tencent, has Facebook’s WhatsApp, Japan’s Line, and Microsoft’s Skype service in its sights with a new phone calling service. Tencent’s WeChat launched a new function named “WeChat Out”, which allows users to call fixed-line phones or mobile phones, aiming to compete with its Asian competitor Line. This new […]

China’s Baidu Is Increasing Its Indian E-commerce Exposure?

Chinese search engine company Baidu reportedly plans to acquire a controlling stake in, a leading e-commerce platform for discounted products in India. According to reports in Indian local media, Baidu expressed an intention to acquire a majority stake in and the investment can reach up to USD100 million, which is about CNY630 million. […]

China’s Xiaomi Faces International Expansion Setback

Just being a Chinese-made smartphone puts Xiaomi at a branding and security deficit on the global stage, but now a legal decision in India has further stymied the company’s growth plans in the world’s second-largest nation. Xiaomi published a note on its official Indian website, stating that the company will suspend sales of Xiaomi smartphones […]