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Jun 28, 2019

The way that you manage your business will have a massive impact on its overall success. Be a bad manager, and your workforce isn’t going to feel motivated to work for you. Show yourself to be a good manager, on the other hand, however, and you’ll be sure to see your business’s productivity levels soar through the...

Jun 21, 2019

Around 1.7 billion people globally are still unbanked – either having no proper savings or access to credit - according to the 2017 Global Findex Database. In Southeast Asia, only 27% of adults have formal bank accounts and only 33% of businesses have access to proper financing. While the region has been growing...

May 29, 2019

Four out of ten countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN, improved their ranking in this year’s World Competitiveness Ranking compiled by International Institute for Management Development of Switzerland, one of the most recognised such lists.

May 29, 2019

Disney spends a lot of money on training their employees, including the street sweepers because they realize how crucial it is to have a functional team from bottom to the top. When you work in an organization, you are serving many purposes other than the roles you are hired to do. You need to be able to work in a...

May 25, 2019

Historically, people were unaware of the world but as the trade begins, the entire world became accessible. Today a person can trade anywhere, in any sector around the globe. This has benefitted numerous people to flourish and expand their trade worldwide. But Globalisation has its own unique features. It is the...

May 23, 2019

HONG KONG, May 23rd 2019 --( ASIA TODAY )-- Following on from its success in 2018, The Economist will host its Open Future Festival 2019 on October 5th in Hong Kong, Manchester and Chicago. Guests will be able to participate in lively talks, interactive exhibitions, immersive experiences, debates and networking...

Apr 22, 2019

Communication is the key to build a relationship. It is s a basic human need to connect, the foundation of every relationship, it’s the judge, the jury, the executioner. However, many amongst us are still unable to communicate effectively. Somehow words and gestures are lost along the way. With the advancement of...

Apr 12, 2019

To ease the chronic housing crisis, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government has pitched a plan to increase the supply of land through the building of artificial islands.

Year after year, Hong Kong SAR has topped the rankings for the world’s least affordable housing markets. The city’s sky-high...

Apr 01, 2019

To be successful in your career will require you to work hard and go above and beyond in your professional life. There’s a lot of competition out there, and it’s not always easy to get noticed on the job.

Be glad to know there are steps you can take that will help you to create a brighter future for...

Mar 28, 2019

What really makes a happy nation? The report’s authors insist it's not just about money. Finland tops the happiness list despite not having the highest GDP of the Nordic countries.

The world is getting used to being told that Scandinavian countries are among the best places to live. The release of the 2019...

Mar 25, 2019

If your business is a success in your home country, it’s natural to be curious about the possibility of taking this success to the next level with global expansion. Companies which manage to do so open a whole new world of possibilities for their business’ potential, but not every business has what it takes....

Mar 19, 2019

The Philippines is the only nation from the region to make the Global Gender Gap Index's top 10.

Despite a shrinking gender gap in many parts of the world, a lot of work still needs to be done to fully eradicate inequalities between the sexes.

Asian economies that recognize the contribution gender...

Mar 18, 2019

Vietnam has become a new preferred location for luxury property buyers, whether domestic or foreign, due to the country’s impressive economic growth and easier legislation to own real estate. Premium condominiums in numerous new developments in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, as well as in the beach towns in between...

Mar 12, 2019

My first introduction to the world of protocol was in the 1990s, and back in those days (I can’t believe I’m saying this), everything seemed to be a bit more formal and more glamorous. Formal occasions like “black tie” were far more the norm than the “cocktail” or “business” attire that we see nowadays.

Mar 07, 2019

Pollution data suggests Taiwan’s air quality should be getting better. But a CommonWealth Magazine investigation has found that the data may be tainted, with companies using various tactics to hide high air pollution emissions readings.

A gray smog engulfs western Taiwan, setting off red alarms at air...

Feb 26, 2019

The safety of your business is just as important as its growth. For this reason, as an entrepreneur or business owner, it’s your duty to keep yourself safe. You may be wondering how this is achievable, and the answer is to be meticulous and pay attention to the things that could negatively affect your business. It...

Jan 24, 2019

What if we did something with carbon emissions, instead of continuing to try and contain them on a massive scale?

The world is off track on climate action, with global warming heading towards 3°C this century, according to the latest report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). We used to...

Jan 19, 2019

Major electronics makers are desperately seeking new production bases as the U.S.-China trade war shows no signs of abating. For many, Vietnam is the top choice, with a powerful electronics cluster taking shape in the northern part of the country. We went there to find how what’s happening.

Jan 14, 2019

Nuremberg, January 7, 2019 - The global market for technical consumer goods (TCG) exceeded the one-trillion mark for the first time in 2018 with sales of €1.01 trillion*. This is a four percent increase on the previous year. The product segments of telecommunications (+7 percent), small domestic appliances (+7...

Jan 02, 2019

By taking firm control of the company’s workflow, a business owner could create a more efficient team and generate a larger annual profit margin.

What’s more, they could potentially improve colleague communication and reduce workplace stress, which can boost employee morale and decrease turnover.

If...

Dec 29, 2018

Older adults make the same financial decisions for themselves and others, while young adults take more risks when making financial decisions for others

A recent study by researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) found that when it comes to making financial decisions under risk, older...

Dec 27, 2018

Coal mines and inner-city tunnels could be transformed into farms to help feed the planet’s growing population.

Academics are exploring the use of abandoned mines and other subterranean facilities in the UK and China as alternatives to traditional agricultural land.

“There are millions of redundant...