11 Nov 2016

The Importance of Innovation in Retail

The rise of smartphones and the tech-savvy consumer means we’re increasingly seeing a world where people are more connected than ever before. Globally, 51.4% of people using the internet are doing so via mobile according to the web statistics site […]

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17 Oct 2016

How Zara is Tackling India and China

Zara has been described as “possibly the most innovative and devastating retailer in the world”. Spanish clothes retailer Zara is a huge global phenomenon and it seems to have bold ambitions to grow in the major emerging markets of India and […]

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10 Aug 2016

How German Banks Are Erecting Language Barriers

As the EU’s largest economy, and the EU’s biggest banking sector, the way German banks behave is significant for the wider EU economy. Yet Germany’s banks have been behaving with uncharacteristic resistance to European union. Nearly all of the German […]

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12 Jul 2016

Protecting Intellectual Property Rights Globally

How do you enforce and protect intellectual property rights in a foreign territory? In a series of cases that have alarmed the world, one of the most famous brands in existence has not always managed to defend its own intellectual […]

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06 Jun 2016

The Uberization of Legal Services – Can It Work?

A new online business model has emerged which sees people sharing their properties, possessions or services in exchange for a fee, mediated by services such as Airbnb, Uber or TaskRabbit. It’s been called the ‘sharing economy’ and is characterized by […]

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08 Mar 2016

The Challenges Wearable Tech Poses to the Fashion Industry

As wearable tech becomes more widely adopted, the lines between fashion and technology will undoubtedly become blurred. But the wearable tech industry is facing huge social, cultural and linguistic challenges to mainstream adoption in various regions around the world. ‘Wearable […]

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22 Jun 2015

Woes of the Global Super Rich Causing Changes in Behavior

With Russia’s economy under pressure from reduced oil prices, China’s slowing growth, and Brazil flirting with recession, some of the world’s wealthiest people are having to tighten their diamond-studded belts. There’s evidence that fewer private jets are being purchased, and […]

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13 Feb 2015

The Rise of the State-owned Enterprise

The modern world is seeing a remarkable resurgence of a form of organization thought to have become extinct – the State-owned enterprise. State-owned enterprises (SOEs) are flourishing globally, led in many cases by huge public-private hybrids from major emerging markets […]

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06 Feb 2015

In COD We Trust

Why consumer preference for cash on delivery is holding back global ecommerce. Although markets such as India and parts of the Middle East offer huge potential to ecommerce retailers, the preference of consumers to pay using cash on delivery (COD) […]

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17 Dec 2014

Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos Expected to Drive Growth in Asia

For decades China has been the biggest economy on the Asian continent, and has for years been the European Union’s main trading partner along with the United States. China is the EU’s biggest source of imports, but has also become […]

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