Articles

  • Removing the Trade Obstacles

    August 05, 2014 | Jakarta Post

    Globally, up to 1.3 billion tons of food are lost or wasted each year because of unnecessary trade barriers, and hunger is a dramatic consequence.

  • China brands beat global rivals with tea toothpaste & pickled plums

    July 29, 2014 | Reuters | Media mention

    "Last year, China's 1.15 billion yuan ($185.31 million) consumer goods market grew at 7.4 percent annually, half the rate of three years ago," according to a Bain & Company and Kantar World Panel report.

  • Embracing China's brave new pharmaceutical world

    July 22, 2014 | IN VIVO

    Already one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical markets, China has tremendous growth potential, but significant policy and market changes are rocking the basis of competition. The multinational pharmaceutical companies that succeed in China will be the ones that restructure their sales function,

  • Billions online

    July 22, 2014 | BRICS Business Magazine

    Each year delivers impressive e-commerce growth as China’s shoppers heartily embrace e-commerce. Online sales are expected to continue on their amazing trajectory, reaching 3.3 trillion yuan by 2015.

  • What it takes for grocers to grow with emerging Asia

    July 15, 2014 | Bangkok Post

    Despite dazzling macro trends, grocers in Asia need to make critical adjustments for retail success in emerging markets.

  • Removing Trade Obstacles That Promote Hunger

    July 14, 2014 | Forbes.com

    Currently 30% of food produced is lost or wasted between farm and fork, but The Trade Facilitation agreement could create faster customs procedures that will impact world hunger, environmental sustainability and economic development.

  • China can fill void created by ‘quitters’ with more PRs

    July 11, 2014 | The Business Times (Singapore) | Media mention

    China seems to be an increasingly confident actor on the world stage, but within the country there is a serious lack of confidence in the government with those who have thrived within the system eager to leave China and take their money with them.

  • China's 'zero markup' hospital reforms mixed bag for patented drugs

    July 11, 2014 | Reuters | Media mention

    In China, branded off-patent drugs “receive a premium price over their domestic competition,” incentivizing doctors to “prescribe the more expensive version.

  • Asian conglomerates do better than those in the West: study

    June 13, 2014 | The Business Times (Singapore) | Media mention

    A recent Bain & Company study of 50 Southeast Asian conglomerates over the last 10 years found that local conglomerates deliver total shareholder returns that are, on average, 18% higher than those in developed markets and 10% higher than selected pure plays in the region.

  • Private equity poised to take off in Southeast Asia

    June 09, 2014 | Bangkok Post | Media mention

    Private equity, an asset class not quoted on public exchanges, is a promising financial tool for prospective investors, but it remains low in Southeast Asia relative to other parts of the world.