>Louis Vuitton buys Tiffany
The world's biggest luxury goods company is buying US-based jeweler Tiffany & Co for more than $16 billion.
The largest luxury goods deal to date gives LVMH's billionaire owner Bernard Arnault a bigger slice of one of the fastest growing upmarket sectors.
He said Tiffany had an "unparalleled heritage" and fitted with his other brands.
The brand is associated with diamond rings but it has lost its appeal in recent years, according to Fiona Cincotta, market analyst at City Index.
She said that there had been a "changing of the times". "It's not quite keeping up with millennials so it just needs a re-boost and a re-brand," she said.
>Global launch of Chinese comic
Tencent Holdings has launched an online comic book adaptation of "The Three-Body Problem", China's most popular science fiction novel - its first such global launch in multiple languages as it seeks to drum up overseas interest for Chinese content.
The comic series, based on Liu Cixin’s Hugo Award-winning book about a secret organization that collaborates with hostile aliens to take over Earth, was made available on Tencent's WeComics platform from Saturday in Chinese, English and Thai.
Liu is one of China's most celebrated science fiction writers.
Another of his novels, "The Wandering Earth", was adapted into a movie which became China's third-highest grossing film.
>English proficiency ranking
Chinese people's English proficiency has improved in the past year and, for the first time, has reached a moderate level relative to other non-English-speaking countries, a report released on Tuesday said.
China's English proficiency ranking rose seven places from last year to 40th among 100 countries and regions, according to Swedish education company EF Education First's 2019 English Proficiency Index.
Adults from Netherlands were the best English speakers from non-English-speaking countries, followed by those from Sweden, Norway and Denmark, it said.
In a separate ranking for English proficiency in Chinese cities, Shanghai ranked first for the sixth consecutive year, followed by Beijing, Hong Kong and Tianjin.
>New report on employment
The average anticipated monthly salary of Chinese college graduates is 7,409 yuan and first-tier cities are still the top choice for job seekers, a new report on employment has found.
The best employment destination for college students is Beijing, followed by Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu and Shenzhen.
The popularity of Nanjing, Changsha, Chongqing, Zhengzhou, Jinan and Suzhou has also increased among job seekers, the report read.
More than 24% of college students would like to work in the field of IT/internet, followed by finance (14.14%) and education/training (11.41%).
IT and internet-related majors are also the top majors in demand by employers.
Nearly 42% of on-campus recruiting campaigns launched by companies are seeking those who have studied internet-related majors, and about 38% target IT communication-related majors.
The demand for finance and fast-moving-consumer-goods retail majors is also strong.
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