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PTL client Visualead secures investment from Alibaba Group

Posted by Andrea Cristancho
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on Friday, 23 January 2015
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Congratulations to our client - VISUALEAD - for raising investment from the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, the first direct-investment of Alibaba in an Israeli high-tech company. The amount of investment has not been published but is estimated at 7-9 million. Furthermore, Alibaba and Visualead also entered into a strategic cooperation agreement.

With its visual QR code technology Visualead has developed applications that are already being used by more than 500,000 businesses all over the world. Visualead also has an office in Shanghai where PTL Group provides financial services as well as assistance in dealing with local suppliers and invoicing in local currency. From their Shanghai office Visualead has already been cooperating for some time with Alibaba and other Chinese companies.

Warm greetings and a lot of success,

The PTL Group team

Preparing for the Year of the Sheep: 15 Tips to Wrap Up before Chinese New Year

Posted by Andrea Cristancho
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on Tuesday, 13 January 2015
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The 2015 Chinese New Year is around the corner, and this time we celebrate the year of the sheep. At PTL Group, we start to get busy on preparations and To-Do Lists come in handy. Therefore, we’d like to share 15 tips that could be helpful in wrapping up the Year of the Horse with precision, and welcoming in the docile sheep.

Shanghai Tower

Posted by Josh Morrison
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on Tuesday, 13 January 2015
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After living beside the Shanghai Tower for just over 4 months and seeing the development of such an immense building I decided to share some of its most interesting facts, from an architectural point of view, environmental point of view and of course a business point of view.

Uncertainties in China- Dream Big or Be Averse to Risk

Posted by Vincent Hu
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on Sunday, 04 January 2015
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The concept of “Uncertainties in China” from a business perspective can reflect on uncertainties in several fields, including unpredictable government policy changes, dictatorship of the legislation system, business ethic problems, huge increasingly wealthy population with dramatically rapid consuming trend changes and rocketing e-commerce and social media adoption happening in China. This article mainly focuses on macro-economy trend and SMEs’ market entry strategies.

China GDP Exceeds USA?

Recently, a popular topic is how soon the GDP of China will exceed that of the US. Some analysts even assert that the real GDP of China has closed to or equated with that of the US. The achievement of GDP growth of China was amazing in these past twenty years, so does the discussion about the GDP surpassing expectation prove the China market would keep growing and be a wonderful place to do business? Following MNCs, should SMEs dream big and head towards the China market?

Hosting a website in China – what’s behind the great wall?

Posted by Gloria Poelz
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on Wednesday, 24 December 2014
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In China a website that is hosted locally actually loads quicker than one hosted in a different country. This is because data from abroad needs to penetrate China’s great firewall which might cause such a website to load a few seconds longer. In rare cases it could even happen that a foreign page cannot be opened at all. While this might not be a serious issue for certain businesses it can become a severe competitive disadvantage for content intensive websites such as online stores, where consumers expect to be able to quickly navigate from one product to the next. So why does not everybody just host their website in China?