Britain’s Gravest Economic Challenge Isn’t Brexit

Authored by Paul Wallace, op-ed via Reuters.com, Few British budgets have mattered as much as the one that Philip Hammond will deliver to the House of Commons on Nov. 22. The chancellor of the exchequer must shore up Theresa May’s perilously shaky government ahead of a vital Brexit summit of European leaders in mid-December. At […] […]

Quick takes: Disappointing NODX opens door for rollback of GDP expectations

(Source: http://www.businesstimes.com.sg) SINGAPORE’S non-oil domestic exports lost steam in September to post a 1.1 per cent decline after months of increase capped by a 16.7 per cent year-on-year (y-o-y) surge in August. The drop was even more stark month on month (m-o-m), with the NODX plunging by a seasonally adjusted 11 per cent. The NODX […] […]

Cheap and Cheerful: Are Low Price Hosting Solutions Worth The Price?

It’s part of our nature to question low price a deal we deem too good to be true with instinct urging us to exercise caution during the purchase. “You get what you pay for” is the reality that consumers are instructed to consider upon discovering that hidden gem in the market, however paying such a… via […]

By going online in India, Zara can finally reach fashion-forward shoppers outside the metros

For over five years now, 25-year-old Roshni Aditya has been planning her holidays around shopping. Aditya, who heads a family business in Kolkata, is a big fan of Zara, which is yet to set up a store in that city. So she’s particularly happy about the launch of its online store. “It’s a relief to… via […]

How two countries helped drive the recent rise in crypto currency prices

The acceptance of virtual currencies by both the Chinese and Japanese governments are driving cryptocurrency growth, with China on the cusp of establishing its own currency, and Japan regulating bitcoin as true legal payment. Read More via How two countries helped drive the recent rise in cryptocurrency prices — TechCrunch

India’s ancient handicrafts industry is in dire need of some 21st century entrepreneurship

Living in New York City, I’m used to seeing bedsheets, quilts, curtains, and even clothing made with beautiful Indian block-prints. But in India itself, this kind of quality and variety is hard to find. The Indian textile crafts industry hasn’t been able to reap the value of the inherent beauty of these intricate patterns, even… via […]

India’s oldest drugmaker used some classic management tips to turn profitable after 64 years

For more than six decades, India’s oldest pharmaceutical company was languishing in Kolkata. When the Indian pharmaceutical industry was growing into one of the world’s largest producers of generic drugs, the 125-year-old Bengal Chemicals via India’s oldest drugmaker used some classic management tips to turn profitable after 64 years — Quartz