McDonald's India

Globalisation Success Stories

By Ravi Kumar and Dr Divya Bhutiani IN OUR recent article Globalisation — One Size Does Not Fit All we discussed several examples of companies like Walmart  and Tesco who burnt their hands entering...
Douglas Foo

Make Manufacturing Sexy

THE WORLD is hung up on data. Everywhere the talk is about what data can do for you, and why it should be harvested and used as fuel for businesses....

Globalisation — One Size Does Not Fit All

By Ravi Kumar and Dr Divya Bhutiani IN A case of one man’s meat being another’s poison, US retail giant Walmart found its best practices at home did not carry well...
Aston Martin Residences

An Apartment Fit For Bond

THE high life that is associated with Aston Martin moves from cars and accessories to property. Aston Martin Residences  is a 66-floor luxury condominium tower set for completion in 2021....
Kaspersky Midori Kuma

Kaspersky Bearing With Uncertain Times

PERHAPS the fortunes of nations are aligned along lines of circumstance. With next year's FIFA World Cup taking place in Russia, it’s probably a good thing that the USA was dumped...
K K Chua, Mary Kay

Lessons For Doing Business In China

HAVING operated in China for the last three decades, K.K. Chua has seen the country evolve, both in terms of its growing wealth and its strengthening global influence. Riding this...
Preparing for a property upturn by Ku Swee Yong

Is It Time To Invest In Property?

AN AGEING population and ageing public housing could prove troubling for the Singapore  property market in time to come. The cooling measures are in place to help stabilise the property...

The Trump Effect On Tourism

POLITICS and tourism have a close and complex relationship in the modern world. Governments tend to favour domestic and inbound tourism in anticipation of returns which can contribute to economic...
Gucci, Anders Photo, Shutterstock

How To Choose A Good Business Name

By Abhishek Pathak and Gemma Calvert  THINK Gucci, Häagen-Dazs. Now think Giordano, Tesco. Do these names invoke different perceptions about the respective brands? Some studies suggest that the sense of luxury for a product...
William Choo and Renny Heng, Orchard Credit

Orchard Credit’s Nursery For New Ideas

HAVING built a business around pre-owned cars, Orchard Credit is keen to head down the road of diversification and disruption. Having built its standing in the local market for organizing financing...