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Economy

Business lessons from British companies

Four firms give out tips that can help a business grow August 3, 2016: Business classes can only teach you so much about being successful. In the end the very best advice will come from those who have been there and have learned along the way. There are some things you just won’t find in...
Economy

Who will win over the Iranians?

The battle for investment opportunities has just begun as the Middle East superpower opens itself to the world Suparna Goswami Bhattacharya May 25, 2016: From the time sanctions have been lifted on Iran, it has become a hot destination for investments globally. And there are ample reasons for this interest. First, one must understand the...
Business Leaders

Second chance

Our mentors have worked with over 200 inmates in 10 prisons since our programme began in 2007 Jonathan Freeman October 14, 2015: Some of the more interesting speeches made during the Conservative Party conference in Manchester recently went largely unreported. One such speech was that given by Justice Secretary, Michael Gove who spoke in length...
Business Leaders

‘Basmati has gone beyond NRIs’

Amira Group Chairman Karan A Chanana says the rice being embraced by more mainstream consumers in developed markets Suparna Goswami Bhattacharya Karan A Chanana is the fourth generation custodian of his family business, which constitutes the Amira Group. He has transferred the group into a professional business with a turnover of $550 million. Excerpts from...
Finance Wealth Management

Crowdfunding platform eyes Oman SME market

Dubai-based company looks to fill the gap of funding for startups Suparna Goswami Bhattacharya August 13, 2015: Ask any startup what is their biggest hurdle and more often than not they will unanimously say funding. The story is the same in every country and, more so, in countries where the startup ecosystem has just started...
Economy

There’s more to Mauritius than sea and beaches

The Indian Ocean island is consistently ranked as the best place to do business in Africa Suparna Goswami Bhattacharya June 22, 2015: Mauritius brings to mind vision of long sandy beaches with blue ocean waves caressing the shore and outstretched leaves of tall palm trees swingingin the cool breeze. Tourism has always been one of...
Fintech

Companies are realising the benefits of digitisation

IFM spoke to Paul Jeruchimowitz of Accenture Strategy about the conclusions from their study ‘Disrupt or be disrupted: The impact of digital technologies on business services’ Suparna Goswami Bhattacharya December 23,2014:It is a well-known fact that traditional organisations are now following the example of firms and industries which have been highly influenced by digitisation. Hence,...
Economy

Ebola ruins summer of Africa

The outbreak was reported in March just when people begin to take their vacations and travel with their families Samuel Okocha August 19, 2014: Owners of businesses are raising concerns over the economic impact of the Ebola virus, as business travelers cancel visits over fears of contracting the disease that have left more than 1,000...
Fintech

8 things business travellers need to know about Apple’s plans

But with all the major tech players offering synced services, the barriers to switching from Apple to Android or Windows to Apple are becoming higher July 21, 2014: On Monday 2nd June, Apple held its annual Worldwide Developers’ Conference (WWDC) at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Despite rumours of new devices like the iWatch...