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Special report

January 1, 2007

As an international financial centre, Singapore offers financial institutions a conducive, pro-business environment, cost-competitiveness and a highly-skilled and cosmopolitan labour force. Furthermore, it has long been recognised as one of the best cities for business with a strategic geographical location, at the heart of the rapidly-developing Asian market. So, it seems that doing business in, or with, Singapore is a no-brainer – yet we here very little about the country in comparison with other Asian powerhouses. Families in Business spoke with Erina Han of the Monetary Authority of Singapore to find out what’s on offer in Singapore for family businesses

As an international financial centre, Singapore offers financial institutions a conducive, pro-business environment, cost-competitiveness and a highly-skilled and cosmopolitan labour force. Furthermore, it has long been recognised as one of the best cities for business with a strategic geographical location, at the heart of the rapidly-developing Asian market. So, it seems that doing business in, or with, Singapore is a no-brainer – yet we here very little about the country in comparison with other Asian powerhouses.

January 1, 2007

Despite the political and social problems in the Middle East, Dubai appears to have carved itself an untroubled niche, where foreign investors and residents are able to live and do business with the rest of the world in peace and security. David Nicholson reports

David Nicholson is a freelance journalist based in London.

Despite the political and social problems in the Middle East, Dubai appears to have carved itself an untroubled niche, where foreign investors and residents are able to live and do business with the rest of the world in peace and security. David Nicholson reports

Property developers and businesspeople in general have been amazed at the rapid growth of Shanghai over the past few years, as giant office and residential buildings have risen from the ground.

January 1, 2007

When India’s Tata Steel bid for the Anglo-Dutch corporation Corus, business magazines trumpeted the arrival of the Indian multinational corporation. A rival bid may yet cause the deal to unravel, but Kamal Mehta explains why the offer is a sign that Indian business has come of age

Kamal Mehta is a freelance journalist based in the UK.

When India's Tata Steel (pictured) bid for the Anglo-Dutch corporation Corus, business magazines trumpeted the arrival of the Indian multinational corporation. A rival bid may yet cause the deal to unravel, but Kamal Mehta explains why the offer is a sign that Indian business has come of age

September 1, 2006

Families in Business talks with Gopal Patwardhan, managing partner at Duke Equity Partners, about helping Indian family business grow, and what the future holds for this fast growing economy

Families in Business talks with Gopal Patwardhan, managing partner at Duke Equity Partners, about helping Indian family business grow, and what the future holds for this fast growing economy

FIB What is your background?

GP I have been in the early stage/venture capital field for the last nine years, but my exposure and interest in entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship goes back much further.

September 1, 2006

Singapore’s competitiveness as a nation will depend on the success of local Chinese family enterprises. Wee-Liang Tan discusses how their traditional outlook may well prove to be a hindrance to both their own long-term growth and the growth of the economy

Wee-Liang Tan is associate professor of entrepreneurship and law at the Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University.

Singapore's competitiveness as a nation will depend on the success of local Chinese family enterprises. Wee-Liang Tan discusses how their traditional outlook may well prove to be a hindrance to both their own long-term growth and the growth of the economy

September 1, 2006

Indian family businesses are some of the most optimistic in the world, while UK family family businesses are the least. Anuj Chande, Vishesh Chandiok and Howard Hackney take a close look at what the future holds for family businesses in each country

Anuj Chande is an International Business Partner at Grant Thornton UK; Vishesh Chandiok is Country Director International Business at Grant Thornton India; Howard Hackney is Head of Family Business at Grant Thornton UK.

Indian family businesses are some of the most optimistic in the world, while UK family family businesses are the least. Anuj Chande, Vishesh Chandiok and Howard Hackney take a close look at what the future holds for family businesses in each country

September 1, 2006

Everyone’s talking about India. The world’s largest democracy has forced itself on to the agenda of every business in the western world. So is it the new ‘promised land’ or just the latest conference topic in town, asks Richard Willsher

Richard Willsher is a finance and business writer with a background in international investment banking. www.richardwillsher.com

Everyone's talking about India. The world's largest democracy has forced itself on to the agenda of every business in the western world. So is it the new 'promised land' or just the latest conference topic in town, asks Richard Willsher

May 1, 2006

Suzy Bibko talks with Peter H Thomas of LifePilot in anticipation of his workshop at Campden’s Families in Business Conference, to be held in New York in October this year, to learn about the role values play in family business

Suzy Bibko is editor of Families in Business.

Suzy Bibko talks with Peter H Thomas of LifePilot in anticipation of his workshop at Campden's Families in Business Conference, to be held in New York in October this year, to learn about the role values play in family business

May 1, 2006

Investing in your values is sound advice for any family business. Rupert Merson discusses how to strike the right balance for continued success

Rupert Merson  is a partner in BDO Stoy Hayward and a member of the BDO Centre for the Family Business. He is also a fellow of London Business School. He may be contacted on Rupert.Merson@bdo.co.uk

Investing in your values is sound advice for any family business. Rupert Merson discusses how to strike the right balance for continued success

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