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Tesco Lotus Brand- Building Turnaround Story

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

Tesco, UK’s retail outlet giant, nowadays has a major presence in Thailand under the brand name Tesco Lotus. However, this was not the case until only a few years ago. Back then Tesco Lotus was still a burgeoning business in the retail sector with more than 700 stores and a nearly 50,000 strong workforce. But those were troubled times then, as it was steadily losing customer and market share to entrenched competition. A turnaround was soon possible thanks to some ingenuous and out-of-the box thinking by brand building experts.

Study in India: India’s Growing Education Potential for Foreign Students

Monday, January 7th, 2013

About 2,000 foreign students applied for admission to Delhi University this year. Statistics from the Foreign Students Registry Office indicate that about 60 percent of the applications are for undergraduate courses. Forty percent of the remaining applicants are interested in postgraduate and PhD programs offered by the university.These students are from various nations including Nepal, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Vietnam, South Korea and China. The num ber of foreign students at Delhi University (DU), according to a report by Indian Ex press, has gone up to 700 as compared to 580 in 2011.

Education: Key Sector of Mutual Growth in Korea and India

Monday, September 17th, 2012

As the new Ambassador to South Korea came to his new position in January 2012, the roadmap of Indian and South Korean bilateral relationships was already in place for the new incumbent to implement. One such critical sector that is expected to receive a lot of attention is the education sector.

The government of India, as well as the South Korean government, is keen on encouraging stronger educational ties between the two countries. The focus will be on mutual exchange of students across all levels of education.

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Implications of the Drought in China

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

China's freshwater resources represent about 6 percent of the total global available amount. However, the Yangzte River basin, around the middle and lower parts of the vast country, has remained parched for several months now. The drought continues to be a grim reminder of the unscientific overuse of limited water resources that has fed China's growth in the past century.

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Chinese-made Luxury Yachts Are the Newest Status Symbol

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

China's industrial confidence is brimming over nowadays, and the best illustration of this is the setting up of luxury yacht-building companies such as Xiamen Hangsheng, Kingship Marine Ltd, and several others in Hong Kong. These Chinese yacht makers are today eyeing the global luxury boat and yacht segment. The luxury market for yachts in China itself is booming, due to the increase in the number of Chinese billionaires.


Millennium Development Goals for the Asia-Pacific Region - Combating Hunger

Monday, April 18th, 2011

The Asia Pacific region is today a region of two extremes.

At one end are rich countries with abundant resources or the resourcefulness to become rich (a glaring example being Japan). At the other end are poor land-locked countries that lack visionary political willpower and a lack of direction towards achieving better economic growth. Caught between the two extremes are several countries that have episodes of poverty and stunted growth.

Diabetes Burdening the Asia-Pacific

Friday, April 15th, 2011

A study in 2007 by the Asia-Pacific Cohort Studies collaboration related that diabetes was the primary cause of 12% of heart disease and stroke (cardiovascular) deaths in the region.

By nation, statistical records of diabe- tes causing heart disease deaths measured 12% in Tonga, and 8% in South Korea, Hong Kong, and Thailand. Australia showed 4.000 or more deaths caused by diabetes. China recorded 70,000 diabetes-related heart strokes. India’s figures indicate a staggering 1,50,000 cardio-deaths due to diabetes.

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The Tourism Revival in the Pacific

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

The tourism industry is a primary financial sector for most of the Southeast Asian countries.

The growth and fall of this primary employment industry generally reflects in the GDP of most of the local economies. This is a fact proven by the travel statistics of the past two years. Globetrotters and tourists have reined in their travel impulses (circa 2007) during the global economic slump. In addition to the global recession conditions, another contributing factor to the fall in the tourist numbers is due to the exorbitant rise in the fuel rates in the Middle East and the domino effect it has had on the airline industry.


Technology Makes Education, Health the Evergreen Business

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

The last quarter of the 20th century has seen radical changes in Southeast Asia.

The entire set up of the Southeast Asian countries have undergone transformation and have been the center of attention of many significant countries throughout the world. Just the way technological advancements have affected the entire world, the Southeast Asian countries have not been spared either.

Upcoming Business Hubs in Southeast Asia

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

The economic situation of the world has seen a marked change during the last quarter of the 20th century.

Southeast Asia has come up to occupy a pivotal position in terms of drawing the attention of all the nations and organizations with regards to business development and expansion, as per the reports revealed by FI CCI. It is strongly believed that Southeast Asia has tremendous potential to evolve into economic power by the year 2025.


Inheritance and Business Culture in Southeast Asia

Monday, January 31st, 2011

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has always been a place of remarkable potential as a market and a center of production for robust companies from all over the world.

The World Bank has always rated Singapore the best in being a business hub despite having a meager domestic economy and high cost infrastructure. The benefits of doing business in Southeast Asia are underlined as:

China the Biggest Global Internet Presence

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

China surpassed the 420 million mark in the number of Internet users, sealing its title as the biggest global Internet presence – a title that it took from the United States.

This occurred just a few months after controversies reigned between China and Internet giant Google over censorship issues and alleged deliberate attempts to hack Google’s source codes and Gmail users.

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Outsourcing Industry Looks to New Markets

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

The outsourcing industry in Asia has matured over the years, with major players like India, China and the Philippines accounting for about 75 percent of the global outsourcing revenues, growing at an annual rate of at least 30 percent.


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