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 […]

Understanding Data Mapping

Written by Act Data Services, Inc. 1-800-ACT-DATA According to research by Forrester, the volume of global annual EDI transactions has significantly increased and reached 20 billion. This figure is still on the rise. One of the reasons to explain this is that on the part of the business, using an EDI provider constitutes of major […]

Top Investment Tips for Beginners

Written by Access Industries If you have been able to control financial aspects such as savings, budgeting and debts, you might want to move ahead and consider placing some money that you might not be immediately needing in investment plans. For the beginner, getting started in investment might seem overwhelming. However, with the simple tips […]

The Power of Superbowl Commercials

By Phineas Upham The second largest day for food consumption in American isn’t Christmas or Easter. It’s the Superbowl. It’s one event that draws everyone to the television, even those who are not fans of the sport. The Superbowl is so popular that some consider it an unofficial national holiday, and it is by far […]

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 […]

Outsourcing and importing products to maximize profits

One global strategy that works well for Apple is foreign outsourcing and importing its products. This foreign manufacturing provides an opportunity for Apple to cut production cost of its very profitable product line and sell them at prices that it charges rather than astronomical prices. This allows it to break into various world markets where […]

Asia stocks follow global surge, dollar on defensive

MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan climbed 0.4 percent. Wall Street shares posted sizeable gains overnight on several strong corporate earnings results and the pan-European Eurofirst 300 index of leading shares climbed to a 14-year high after the European Central Bank affirmed its loose policy stance. “Even if the actual number is in line with expectations, it will... [Read more]

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]