Global Strategy Watch


Tips For Managers to Improve Communication

There’s no doubt that an organization requires excellent communication on the part of both managers and their subordinates. However, managers sometimes tend to take this for granted, and their subordinates do not wish to broach the topic as they assume that their manager isn’t going to listen anyways. So here are tips by which managers […]


How Do You Liquidate a Business?

When you start up a business, you need to have solid strategies in place to ensure that your business runs smoothly and is successful. In the event of any kind of failure, then you would need to seriously consider liquidating your business. It is really the last resort in any business, where you are able […]


Europe’s Debt Crisis Worsens

Spain’s credit ratings plunged even lower and Greece sought reassurance from Germany to keep afloat, leading to a bigger than expected debt crisis in Europe. Germany has come forward to assist Greece, promising to get approval on a key aid package within days. A collapse in the construction industry in Spain led to Standard & […]


Advertising Your Business; The Cost Effective Way

Times are tough, and advertising is being considered by some as an unnecessary expenditure. Although this is untrue, perhaps it would be more prudent to look at cost effective methods of advertising. Here are a few: • A flyer – this is one of the simplest ways to advertise your business. To create more interest, […]




The power of direct selling

The direct selling or multilevel marketing (MLM) in the U.S. generates $28.5 billion annually for the direct selling industry. They carry vitamins, cosmetics and weight-loss supplements door to door or sell at organized promotional events. Direct sellers also make money by recruiting new sellers, training materials and supplies. The Division of Marketing Practices of the […]


Is your business making money?

Most of us start a business because we want to make money, tired of working for someone else, we are good at what we are doing and host of other reasons. We may be good at few things related to the business. However, when it comes to finance, most of us lacks the basic knowledge […]


The rise of Chinese heavy equipment manufacturing businesses

These days when we talk about Chinese businesses, we immediately envision cheap Chinese textiles, plastic toys, apparels, shoes and electronics. But slowly and steadily Chinese heavy industrial businesses are increasing their foothold and China is sending away the low-end export manufacturing to other countries such as India, Cambodia, Vietnam and Bangladesh. Chinese exports, more specifically […]


The Origin of the YKK on Zippers

By Phineas Upham If you look closely at the zippers attached to most objects, like backpacks and sweaters, you’ll notice a small insignia of “YKK” on them. This wasn’t always standard for every zipper, but it’s very easy to spot once you know what it is. The logo stands for: “Yoshida Kogyo Kabushikikaisha,” and it […]


Apple’s business strategy working

Until 2001, Apple was considered an innovative computer maker. But under then chief, Steve Jobs, Apple introduced iPod in 2001 and iPhone in 2007 shifting its business strategy to consumer electronics. Founded in 1976, Apple was known for its higher end personal computer products. Is this strategy shift risky for Apple or paying off dividends? […]


Cost of going global may be more expensive

Businesses operating in a global market place may generate more sales and revenue from operations. However, majority of international business are finding that global operations come at an enormous cost. Some even find the cost exceeds benefits of a global operation. Cost of doing business outside borders comes from many aspects of the operation. Adopting […]


Buying online and overseas make sense and save money in South Korea

South Koreans are finding that shopping online outside the country can save money for them even after paying international shipping, insurance, import duties and waiting for a longer time to get merchandize delivered. Some are reporting that they can save over $600 on a television set buying online and abroad. Most of the items like […]


International mail forwarders from a US address

Written by USA2Me.com If you normally travel a lot for business trips and often have to move around the country or abroad, it could be convenient to opt for an international mail forwarding service. This could also be an option if your company is located abroad but has subsidiaries or businesses within the USA. Basically […]




Data brings more focus on timing of U.S. rate hike

U.S. stock investors may be bracing for further signs next week that the Federal Reserve could increase interest rates sooner rather than later, with retail sales expected to rebound after two straight months of declines. A pickup in retail sales could show consumers are benefiting from sharply lower oil prices, but analysts say spending in February was likely curbed by unusually harsh weather in... [Read more]


Fed upbeat on U.S. economy, cites strong job gains

By Michael Flaherty and Howard Schneider WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Federal Reserve on Wednesday said the U.S. economy was expanding “at a solid pace” with strong job gains in a signal that the central bank remains on track with its plans to raise interest rates this year. The Fed repeated it would be “patient” in deciding when to raise benchmark borrowing costs from... [Read more]


North Korea denies hacking Sony

By Jack Kim and Steve Holland SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – North Korea has said U.S. accusations that it was involved in a cyberattack on Sony Pictures were “groundless slander,” and that it wanted a joint investigation into the incident with the United States. The United States stands by its assertion that North Korea was to blame, a White House National Security Council (NSC) spokesman... [Read more]


Europe markets pull back on FX settlement after Japan stocks climb

By Lionel Laurent LONDON (Reuters) – European shares and core bond yields fell on Wednesday, bucking a strong performance in Japan, with bank stocks under pressure following a landmark $3.4 billion settlement over allegations of price-fixing in currency markets. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 equity index was down 0.6 percent at 0852 GMT, while the STOXX Europe 600 banks index was down more... [Read more]


Want to get back into stocks? Check junk spreads first

By Rodrigo Campos NEW YORK (Reuters) – A positive vibe returned to the U.S. stock market Friday, leaving some to wonder if, after two weeks of losses, the latest selloff scare was over. The best clues may come from what happens to low-quality corporate bonds. The most recent decline in the S&P 500 marks the third time in six months that the market has looked wobbly and threatened a significant... [Read more]