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    Indonesia's fragile middle: close to the edge

    Management consultants at McKinsey say the Indonesian middle class consists of 45m people, while their rivals at Boston...

  2. March 18, 2014

    Forex probe offers life on the edge for Habgood

    A little under four years ago, Anthony Habgood rejected the idea of taking on an advisory role for the UK government,...

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  1. Material World

    March 11, 2014

    The 'Made in China/Made in Italy' problem of national brands

      Getty Images There is an interesting report in the Financial Times today about declining sales of China’s local-brand...

  2. February 18, 2014

    It’s all in the game for ‘Candy Crush’ team

    What is a casual game? One that is “easy to learn and difficult to master”, according to Riccardo Zacconi, co-founder and...

  3. beyondbrics

    January 28, 2014

    Davos wrap: EM winners (Mexico) and losers (Brazil)

    It would be exaggerated to call Davos the “money Oscars”, as Jon Stewart did on the Daily Show. But this year, WEF...

  4. January 28, 2014

    Banks back charity to help recruit disadvantaged

    Thousands of teenagers from low-income backgrounds will be encouraged to consider a career in banking, under a new £2.75m...

  5. The World

    January 22, 2014

    Davos thought: The Internet and raw materials

    By John Gapper An efficient and functioning internet can boost GDP, partly by enabling small and medium-sized companies to...

  6. January 12, 2014

    Big Auto revs up R&D to record levels

    The global car industry is spending more on research and development than ever before as manufacturers try to stay ahead of...

  7. November 27, 2013

    Investment bankers find havens from lay-offs at private banks

    Five years after the collapse of Lehman Brothers, the world’s investment bankers are still suffering from the hangover – but...

  8. November 19, 2013

    Bodywork: Aluminium leads the race for greater efficiency

    In 1948, Land Rover built its first Defender vehicle with a body made not from steel, which was scarce and expensive after...

  9. October 30, 2013

    Consulting: Advising to sell

    The nice thing about partnerships is that public investors – institutions, hedge funds, Joe Shareholder – cannot buy a seat...

  10. October 30, 2013

    PwC plays for growth with Booz purchase

    When it comes to consulting, it is good to be bulky. At least, that is the logic underlying PwC’s decision to swallow up...

  11. September 26, 2013

    Carmakers dominate list of top business innovators

    Carmakers are rivalling technology companies in the global innovation stakes, ramping up research spending to build greener,...

  12. September 24, 2013

    US manufacturers ‘reshoring’ from China

    American companies are increasingly “reshoring” manufacturing operations from China to the US, according to a survey of...

  13. September 20, 2013

    Crusade against the Kremlin

    Bill Browder has a stark warning for western investors eyeing opportunities in Russia. “They are not only taking a financial...

  14. beyondbrics

    September 11, 2013

    Guest post: the innovation wave in emerging markets

    By Rich Lesser of the Boston Consulting Group Once the province of technology and pharmaceutical companies, innovation is...

  15. September 9, 2013

    Vladimir Potanin plans Norilsk Nickel overhaul

    After years of vicious shareholder infighting, lawsuits and mudslinging, Norilsk Nickel’s oligarch shareholders are...

  16. August 28, 2013

    The strategy consultants in search of a strategy

    Did you hear the one about the strategy consultancy that could not work out a strategy for itself? It might make chief...

  17. August 25, 2013

    Banks scale back rates business

    Investment banks are set to shrink the business of trading government bonds and other interest rate products after revenues...

  18. MBA blog

    August 16, 2013

    Celebrating Women's Success

    Tonight I had the great privilege of attending the annual Celebrating Women’s Success event hosted by BCG in Sydney, with...

  19. August 4, 2013

    Family values carry businesses through good times and bad

    With a new Baby Windsor gladdening the hearts of royalists, how timely that researchers at S&P, the debt ratings merchant,...

  20. beyondbrics

    July 22, 2013

    Belarus gets a shot of Chinese investment

    A downturn in new auto sales in Russia this year has not deterred Zheijing Geely Holding. The Chinese car maker has entered...

  21. July 9, 2013

    Asset management hits record level

    The animal spirits are stirring again in the markets as the asset management industry grows to a record level and shrugs off...

  22. July 9, 2013

    Lombard: NYSE’s Libor victory shows who washes cleanest wins

    NYSE Euronext reputedly delivered a killer pitch for the high-status role of running Libor credit indices and helping...

  23. July 1, 2013

    US gas exports give Mexico competitive edge over other countries

    The US shale gas boom is shaping up to be an important competitive advantage for manufacturers – in Mexico. US natural gas...

  24. beyondbrics

    June 26, 2013

    Reliance Capital: keen to get banking

    As the July 1 deadline approaches for applications for India’s new banking licences, there has been a flurry of activity...

  25. June 13, 2013

    Consumers

    From the immediate postwar era, when shortages, rationing and black-market dealings defined the consciousness in much of...

  26. June 10, 2013

    Private wealth in Gulf states rises 7% in year

    Private wealth in the Gulf states has grown 7 per cent over the past year amid strong oil revenues and rebounding equity...

  27. May 30, 2013

    Asia growth drives up number of ‘super rich’, says report

    There are more millionaires and “super rich” people than ever before as the rapid growth in Asia’s emerging markets propels...

  28. beyondbrics

    May 28, 2013

    Indonesia’s got talent problem

    While Generation Y is notoriously disloyal when it comes to employment, new Indonesian university graduates stand out. Sixty...

  29. May 7, 2013

    Technology: Next generation of clients forces pace of IT change

    Any retail high street bank chief will tell you that IT investment and development is critical in maintaining loyalty in a...

  30. beyondbrics

    May 6, 2013

    Chart of the week: China's patent / royalty disconnect

    If a mark of being a developed country is innovation, then look out: China is certainly throwing ideas about. The number of...

  31. April 16, 2013

    LNG: Groups put pedal to the metal in dash to provide transport fuel

    China has made no secret of its ambition to grab a piece of the shale gas boom that has gripped North America. Several of...

  32. March 27, 2013

    Indonesia’s wimp trumps a strongman

    For a retired army officer, Indonesia’s Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono is a bit of a wimp. SBY, as he is universally known, is...

  33. March 25, 2013

    Stanley Gibbons targets southeast Asia

    Stanley Gibbons has put its stamp on the growing Asian market for philately investing with plans to open an office in...

  34. beyondbrics

    March 6, 2013

    Marketing to Indonesia's sweet, innocent consumers

    Happy shoppers. Photo: Bloomberg Roll up, roll up. Come and flog your wares to Indonesia’s fast growing mass of “young and...

  35. Material World

    February 22, 2013

    Michelle Obama wears Reed Krakoff and CFDA hires BCG

    Michelle Obama wears Reed Krakoff in her official portrait. Getty Images If anyone wants to know the difference between...

  36. January 30, 2013

    Goldman and M Stanley cool on India licences

    Two of the world’s most prominent investment banks have cooled on attempts to win a full Indian banking licence, in a sign...

  37. January 28, 2013

    Fossil fuel dominance still frames R&D debate

    For decades, the energy industry has been a crucible of innovation, spawning technological breakthroughs that have changed...

  38. MBA blog

    January 28, 2013

    Choosing an MBA is a matter of personal priorities

    With the Financial Times Global MBA rankings 2013 published today, many prospective MBA students will be scouring the lists...

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