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Economy

Post-Brexit, small businesses in UK are bullish

But the challenge to growth is finding skilled staff October 12, 2016: Nearly three-quarters (73%) of small businesses with over five employees plan to grow dramatically or moderately over the next two years, according to a new report by Albion Ventures, one of the largest independent venture capital investors in the UK. Only 5% think...
Fintech

Enforcing debt when trading with Eurozone customers

International Finance Desk
Implications of Brexit and the importance of a carefully designed risk management strategy Sophie Brackenbury September 19, 2016: Our commercial dispute resolution team was recently instructed to advise on the enforcement of a debt owed to a German business (our client) by a UK company, as part of our debt recovery service.  The outcome was...
Economy

Confidence among UK businesses improves post Brexit

However, not much excitement about the economy IFM Correspondent September 2, 2016: Things are not as bad as it was thought it would be post Brexit. A monthly business survey has found that more than half of the confidence lost in the aftermath of the referendum has been recovered. However, businesspersons remained largely pessimistic about...
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...
FinanceWealth 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,...