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Ideas for Profit: Should one avoid or bottom fish asset financing NBFCs?

Sustainability of asset growth can’t be taken for granted. The steep hike in funding cost would impact interest margin as the entire hike may not be passed on to end-customers. Asset financing companies are at...

The role companies play in boosting growth in emerging markets

In recent decades, the forces that have driven growth in emerging economies have been well documented. Less studied, however, is the contribution made by globally competitive, nimbly managed, and highly productive private companies. We analysed...

8 Ways to Measure Retail Performance and Productivity

Understanding which campaigns and strategies drive the most sales for your retail store can help retailers build on their successes and minimize missteps. An effective way to assess what works best is to adopt...

Cut the political talk, London 2012 was a bad investment!

s I mentioned in a previous article which was written prior to the 2012 Olympics, when countries host Olympic games, the costs are usually under estimated, while the benefits are often over estimated. This...

How Do Ambitious Climate Pledges Impact Economic Growth? For Insight, Compare Texas And California.

Delegates from around the world are traveling to San Francisco for this week’s Global Climate Summit, aiming to provide “confidence to governments to ‘step up’ and trigger  next level of ambition” in cutting carbon emissions. ...

Japan posts fastest economic growth since 2016 in the second quarter

Shiho Fukada | Bloomberg | Getty Images In the streets of Ginza district of Tokyo, Japan. Japan's economy grew in April-June at its fastest pace since 2016 thanks to capital spending rising more quickly than earlier estimated,...

Festivals Proven To Influence Economic Growth

What do we really know about festivals? We’ve got music festivals, beer festivals, and the list goes on and on as we sit around with our friends planning our next adventure. At the surface,...

How are the London 2012 Olympics affecting retail?

How are the London 2012 Olympics affecting retail? Early figures suggest that the much hoped-for Olympics spending boom will come online, if at all, rather than on the high street. Since rain washed out the June...

How accurate is your measure of store performance?

As a retail professional, you know your store sales and transaction data down to the last cent. But if you don't know the size of your total opportunity you're missing the vital puzzle piece...

Olympics diary: talking up trade Why has last week’s talk of a Games-led shopping...

Last week's story was of Olympic host city business as historically usual, meaning the invasion of the Games causing a fall off in shopping trade as those locals who hadn't fled cowered in their...