Archive for October, 2006

The Philippines are a Good Entry to Asian Marketplace

Posted: Friday, October 27th, 2006 @ 4:40 pm in Global Business | No Comments »

What is the best springboard to Asia? Many companies don’t bother to debate this question. This is one of the biggest strategic decisions a firm can make, and it’s often made quickly, blindly and influenced entirely by emotion. Firms often choose countries on the basis of these variables: Someone in the company may have experience […]

This week in The Economist

Posted: Friday, October 27th, 2006 @ 6:00 am in Uncategorized | Comments Off on This week in The Economist

A round-up of noteworthy articles in the print edition of October 28th – November 4th 2006. In this week’s podcast: Iraq and America; Britain’s white underclass; the future of videogames; and an obituary of Eric Newby, travel writer and fashion buyer.

A survey of France: author interview

Posted: Thursday, October 26th, 2006 @ 2:00 pm in Uncategorized | Comments Off on A survey of France: author interview

A discussion with Sophie Pedder, Paris Bureau Chief of The Economist: “There is nothing inevitable about decline in France. There is a sense sometimes elsewhere that this is just the way the French are… that they are conservative and resistant to change. That is actually nonsense.”

This week in The Economist

Posted: Friday, October 20th, 2006 @ 9:30 am in Uncategorized | Comments Off on This week in The Economist

A round-up of noteworthy articles in the print edition of October 21st – 28th 2006. In this week’s podcast: how Asia will shop while America drops; Saudi Arabia’s uneasy crown of petrodollars; North Korea’s food shortage; and how listening to this podcast may help your brain.

A survey of telecoms convergence: author interview

Posted: Monday, October 16th, 2006 @ 7:00 am in Uncategorized | Comments Off on A survey of telecoms convergence: author interview

A discussion with Tom Standage, Business Editor of The Economist: “The industry would like us to go to this information nirvana where we buy everything from one company. But I don’t think it’s going to be quite as simple as that.”

This week in The Economist

Posted: Thursday, October 12th, 2006 @ 2:00 pm in Uncategorized | Comments Off on This week in The Economist

A round-up of noteworthy articles in the print edition of October 14th – 21st 2006. In this week’s podcast: the approaching disaster for America’s Republican Party; dealing with a nuclear North Korea; why Google bought YouTube; and the murder of Anna Politkovskaya.

Cities Guide: interview

Posted: Tuesday, October 10th, 2006 @ 9:00 am in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Cities Guide: interview

A discussion with Brooke Unger, Sao Paulo correspondent of The Economist: “The elite in Sao Paulo are passionately against Lula. This is from a combination of things… partly because the corruption that the Workers’ Party engaged in is more widely known in Sao Paulo… and partly there remains a class prejudice against Lula, who comes from a very humble background. There is a feeling among paulistanos that he is not worthy to represent Brazil.”

This week in The Economist

Posted: Thursday, October 5th, 2006 @ 1:00 pm in Uncategorized | Comments Off on This week in The Economist

A round-up of noteworthy articles in the print edition of October 7th – 13th 2006. In this week’s podcast: North Korea’s nuclear threat; a squeeze on internet gambling; the problems at Airbus; and America, a “Dangerous Nation”.