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Five reasons why you should invest in your presence in India

Posted on by Keith Warburton under ,

Lots of British and US companies who are heavily committed to China seem reluctant to develop a significant presence in India for some reason. They cite a number of obstacles to market entry in India such as IP risks, corruption, bureaucracy, the size of the country and even language barriers – forgetting that China also… Read More

Logistics Collaboration is not a zero sum game. Have faith.

Posted on by Neil Moon under ,

Why is it that collaboration is seen as such an obvious benefit and yet it fails so often? Logistics collaboration is often cited as an effective way to improve supply chain performance. But in many of the case studies cited it seems that one party is in a stronger or dominant position and that their… Read More

Thought leadership; what exactly is it?

Posted on by Nigel Cliffe under , ,

Thought leadership! It’s the buzzword of modern business right now. But what exactly is ‘thought leadership’ and what is simply opinion, information or ‘content marketing’? It’s certainly true that thought leadership is a frequently used and often ‘abused’ term. Many organisations claim to be ‘thought leaders’ but are in fact simply stating their own aims,… Read More

Emerging market entry – it’s an art.

Posted on by Nigel Cliffe under ,

As partners of TGG, we have all helped western companies enter and grow their business successfully in some key emerging markets around the world during our careers. A majority of clients come to us at a very early stage and ask for strategic and practical solutions; the others tend to come to us having tried… Read More

Global Finance

Maximising Cash from Factoring

Posted on by Keith Warburton under , , , ,

For many corporates, the signing of the all important Factoring Agreement signals the end of much hard work in finding a Factored Receivables lender, gaining credit approval and negotiating the commercial legal terms and legals, after which a reliable and consistent stream of cash can be expected to flow into the company bank account every… Read More

EU, Brexit, London

Key Brexit drivers from a European perspective

Posted on by Keith Warburton under , ,

Quite naturally the British media is awash with commentary on when Article 50 should be triggered, what the UK’s negotiating position should be and what deal would be acceptable to a divided domestic electorate; key Brexit drivers. Even from a solely UK perspective, the up-coming negotiations look complex – and we are one nation, seeking… Read More

Blockchain – Mind Boggling Cryptocurrency or Common Financial Unit Five Years Time?

Posted on by Colin Evans under , , , , , ,

A colleague of mine sent me a link to an article about the new commercial & financial technology “Blockchain” asking me if this would rapidly change the way the the international supply chain (in particular the financial aspects) operates. I for one am totally unconvinced, please feel free to read and comment, particularly anyone with first hand… Read More

Print industry innovation: Do you want fries with that?

Posted on by Nigel Cliffe under , ,

Yawn… Sigh… Twiddle thumbs – I’ve heard it so many times: ‘Print needs to innovate.’ While this is not new news, I haven’t ever really stopped to summarize all the ways that are possible. Have you? I don’t recall ever summarizing the list, so here is a starter for ten (or sixteen as it happens)…. Read More

Women in Business: India

Posted on by Keith Warburton under , , ,

Historically India has been a largely male dominated society in terms of social and cultural values. In the last century, though, with the move away from the traditional insistence on religious customs and ideals, and with the increase of secondary and tertiary female education, India has made much progress towards a more equal and accepting… Read More

Business in Zimbabwe

Investing in Zimbabwe: Charting the Legal Landscape

Posted on by Farai Nyabereka and Carole Bamu under , , , , , , ,

Introduction Zimbabwe’s investment legislation landscape has undergone a tremendous shift in recent times. Having slipped 4 places to 161 out of a ranked 190 countries on the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business 2016 rankings, the country is currently undertaking a number of fast-tracked legislative reforms, aimed at facilitating and accelerating implementation of foreign direct… Read More

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