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Private Equity: Past Performance is Not a Guide to the Future

December 3, 2018 • BUSINESS & INNOVATION, Global Capital Markets, Governance & Regulation, Strategies for the Changing WorldComments (0)

By John Colley With risks being inherent in  investing especially in today’s business climate where they are emerging at ever-increasing speeds, there seems little prospect of previous performance being achieved again in the future, take for example the case of private equity. As the author argues, the sheer volume of money at PE’s disposal is …

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North Rhine-Westphalia: Investors’ First Choice in Germany

November 21, 2018 • BUSINESS & INNOVATION, Global Giants, Editor’s Choice, Top Investment DestinationsComments (0)

­­North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) is strong, dynamic and ideally located. The state is the most important economic region in Germany and has for years been one of the most popular locations for foreign companies in Europe. For them, the location is a real

Into New Markets: Yousuf Mohamed Al-Jaida, CEO at QFC, on the Growth Opportunities and Ways to Invest in Qatar

November 15, 2018 • SPECIAL FEATURES, Editor’s Choice, Middle East & Africa, Top CFO/Financial Director Interviews, Top Investment DestinationsComments (0)

Recently, we had the pleasure of speaking with Yousuf Mohamed Al-Jaida, Chief Executive Officer at Qatar Financial Centre. We touch on the industries in Qatar that present abundant opportunities for companies wishing to expand in the Arab world and what makes

3 Industries To Watch As America Faces Economic Downturn

November 12, 2018 • EMERGING TRENDS, Strategies for the Changing WorldComments (0)

Since about 2010 the U.S. economy has been experiencing a robust turnaround following a near collapse in 2008. It’s been slow but steady progress, but by 2018 it was clear that the U.S. stock exchanges were operating at a powerful level, and most every

Leadership is about making others smarter to better serve customers

November 11, 2018 • BUSINESS & INNOVATION, Strategies for the Changing WorldComments (0)

By David De Cremer and Patrick Mancel Since being founded in 1987 in Shenzhen by Ren Zhengfei, Huawei serves today more than three billion customers worldwide. To remain competitive as the top provider in the business, Huawei puts a strong emphasis in making

In Business, Two Heads Are Better Than One

October 29, 2018 • BUSINESS & INNOVATIONComments (0)

When there’s a task to be done, a problem to be solved or a question to be answered, there’s an old adage that states in no uncertain terms that ‘two heads are better than one’. It’s no different in business, where quickly aligning a company towards

Platform Strategy and Uber’s Exit from China

October 6, 2018 • EMERGING TRENDS, BUSINESS & INNOVATION, Editor’s Choice, Strategies for the Changing WorldComments (0)

By John Colley This article assesses the necessary conditions for effective platform strategy by considering the evolution of the ride hailing industry and Uber’s late entry to China. Conclusions include the consequences of being slow in markets dominated

Opportunities and challenges of international retailing in China

October 3, 2018 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, BUSINESS & INNOVATION, China, Strategies for the Changing World, Top Investment DestinationsComments (0)

By Lisa Qixun Siebers The performance of foreign retailers in China has shown a reversed U shape since their market entry in the 1990s. By the destruction of digitalisation, large retail giants continue to reduce both the number and the size of their stores,

Dubai is boosting startups and SMEs – Are you capitalising?

October 2, 2018 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, BUSINESS & INNOVATION, Middle East & Africa, Top Investment DestinationsComments (0)

By Neil Petch In this article, the author outlines the latest and most exciting entrepreneur-friendly initiatives from the Dubai Department of Economic Development (DED), and summarise how they can help catalyse your business activities in the UAE. It’s

The Hallyu Lens: The Success of Korean Pop (K-Pop) Music as an International Business Strategy

October 1, 2018 • BUSINESS & INNOVATION, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, SPECIAL FEATURES, Strategies for the Changing WorldComments (0)

This article focusses on the success of the K-Pop industry, with a background on the industry itself, and how it can become a business strategy that international businesses can use. BTS, EXO, TWICE and Seventeen are some of the biggest names in Korean Pop