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What it takes to succeed in China

Just travelling to China on business for the first time can provoke extreme culture shock in western managers and businesspeople.<p>But the explosive growth of China’s middle class ― a group which has mushroomed from just 4% of urban households in 2000 to 68%in 2012, according to consultancy McKinsey― …

A foreign manager’s guide to leading in China

Is the language of leadership universal? It’s a question many Western executives might be asking as they forge their way in the Chinese business world.<p>The answer is a bit more complex than a simple yes or no. There are the cultural nuances and ways of doing business that any good leader will study …

The best ways to set up a business in China

The business world is looking east for new opportunities, even as China’s stellar economic performance begins to slow.<p>But setting up shop in China is not as simple as hanging your hat in Hangzou: a truism underlined by expensive mistakes from retail giants Kraft and supermarket Tesco. A complex …

Doing business in Portland? Unbutton that jacket

Portland’s secret is out. Once the sleepy country cousin of Washington State’s Seattle, Portland, Oregon now lures visitors with its own boutique hotels, craft breweries and chic restaurants. The west coast city’s creative and free-spirited atmosphere also draws some of the world’s largest …

Oregon

Is that watch on your dresser valuable?

Eric Fleming, a residential real estate broker in New York City, got turned on to watch-collecting six years ago when a client gave him some timeless advice. The client, who worked for jeweler Harry Winston, told Fleming he would never be able to sell a $4m apartment wearing a cheap watch.<p>Fleming, …

Wristwatch News, Reviews, & Original Stories

How Nigeria will become Africa's biggest economy

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1066000/1066624_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534413897_e4ecc963547943519cf43d178a320bf6<p><b>Nigeria is to "rebase" its gross domestic product (GDP) on Sunday 6 April, which should push it above South Africa as the continent's biggest economy.</b> …

Africa

Copper’s decline sends Zambian kwacha into tailspin | Financial Times

The Zambian kwacha has been one of the weakest currencies against the US dollar this year, losing more than 8 per cent of its value against the …

Guest post: EMs may be under performing but the corporations emerging from them have a rosy outlook | Financial Times

By Amitava Chattopadhyay of Insead<p>Emerging market economies have experienced hard times of late. In India, FY13 GDP growth was the slowest in 10 …

Gold With Best Returns For Year To Date, In Strange Twist: Goldman Sachs (CHART)

After a dismal 2013, gold has actually offered the best returns for the year to date among all asset classes in 2014, according to a Goldman Sachs …

Is China Turning Away International Economists Amidst Economic Uncertainty?

Recent trends suggest that the Chinese government is distancing itself from foreign economists in the wake of skepticism about the country's debt …

It’s Official: China Consumed, Mined & Imported The Most Gold Ever In 2013

China has been officially crowned the world’s largest gold market for the first time, according to fresh industry figures from Tuesday.<p>The country …

Chinese IPO: JD.com, Alibaba And IQiyi Expected To List In US In 2014

Once upon a time, Chinese companies rushed to go public in the United States, but in 2011, the market was slammed shut following accounting problems …

China Is Africa's New Colonial Overlord, Says Famed Primate Researcher Jane Goodall

China has spent nearly $100 billion in African projects over the last decade -- and Jane Goodall is not impressed.<p>In an interview with Agence …

Thailand State Banks See Billions In Withdrawals After Rumors Of Deposits Being Used To Fund Rice Scheme Surfaced

Three of Thailand’s state banks have experienced a bank run as the nation continues to grapple with political instability, after it was speculated …

Private Equity Investments In Africa Are Up 136% This Year And Here’s Why: Ernst & Young

The $3.3 billion in private equity funding raised last year for African ventures is the highest annual amount since 2007 and represents a 136 percent …

Can US Run On Nearly 100 Percent Green Power By 2050? Stanford Scientist Says Yes

A team of Stanford University researchers have developed a state-by-state plan for the U.S. to switch to 80 percent renewable energy sources by 2030 …

Emerging Markets could get cheaper: but they’re cheap

Are emerging markets a bargain or yet another proverbial falling knife?<p>More bargain-hunters are starting to appear. Today Barclays equity strategists …

Unemployment in Europe equals US

Some interesting charts from Credit Suisse this morning are testing the idea that eurozone unemployment looks particularly awful.<p>Adjust for the …

From Brics to blocs: a new matrix for EM investing | Financial Times

<i>By Michael Power of Investec Asset Management</i><p>The Brics acronym has captured investors’ imagination like few others. But has it really helped us …