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Weekly 5 - China's Online Education, Trade Deals, Car Mergers, Plastic Packaging and Jay-Z

After a short break the Weekly 5 is back! If anyone is unfamiliar with this regular feature it aims to provide you with a short summary of some of the most significant and interesting stories of the week in business and industry. This helps keep you up to date with the news, whilst at the same time provide you with examples of business theories in action in the real world.

This week's top 5 Business stories, as chosen by our EzyBusiness team:

China's Education Boom - Data released this week put the online education sector under the spotlight in China, we assess the growth that has been witnessed in this market and what it means for firms competing in the industry.

UK-US Trade Deal - On the same week that Donald Trump visited the UK on a state visit, we assess the implications for businesses of trade deals and the removal of protectionist policies.

Fiat Chrysler-Renault Merger - This week the merger between Fiat and Renault was called off, we take a deeper look at the problems in the car industry and how this may have affected the collapse of the merger.

Waitrose CSR - This week the CSR proposals of Waitrose were put under the spotlight after a new packaging initiative was launched, we discuss why CSR is important for a business to respect.

Jay-Z's Business Empire - This week Forbes reported that Jay-Z's net worth has reached the $1bn mark, we discuss how he has reached this point and discuss some of the entrepreneurial moves that he has made made to reach this point.

For each topic, we have designed a question to help your students use the skills they have developed in class and apply them to real-world situations.

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Stay tuned for further editions of the Weekly 5 released on Friday's during term time!

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