These cost-cutting tips are aimed at foreign manufacturers in China, but they could apply to domestic players too – and to other companies elsewhere in Asia. One tip: Take full advantage of double tax treaties and free trade agreements with other countries
When it comes to China business, some international companies may be having second thoughts about Hong Kong as gateway to the PRC because of lax financial diligence, political volatility and other issues. Is Singapore becoming the best alternative?
Beijing has indicated that it will be cracking down on non-compliant foreign investors in 2015. Foreign firms that compete with state-owned enterprises are most at risk, but other companies can experience headaches, too. Some suggestions on what to do
Newly revised economic forecasts by the IMF and World Bank confirm continuing expansion in emerging Asia. But not every market is investment-grade, so CFOs have to examine maturity of infrastructure, costs, and other factors
Attention foreign investors: India's new budget sets in motion a series of much-needed commitments to the development of the country's infrastructure, and includes some rare reforms under the leadership of new Prime Minister Narendra Modi
The current scandals engulfing pharmaceutical giant GSK and risk consultancy ChinaWhys have international business executives in China thinking about what they would do if faced with the same situation.
HSBC’s Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) numbers are raising a number of issues, not least the continuing China contraction. Published monthly, the Index features a number of primary manufacturing bases around the world, and is an opinion-driven piece on how purchasing managers view their local climate in terms of increases or decrease of orders.
When it comes to making comparisons across Asia, and especially the various regional economies, a difficulty is in choosing a commodity familiar to all within this massive region. Typically, housing prices, cost of labor and even mobile phone penetration or the famous Mars Bar Index are used to demonstrate how economies and regional prices vary against the same