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Streamlined Tech Comes of Age

March 13, 2013

The growth of technology has been viewed in numerous lights over the years. Writer Aldous Huxley once said that, “technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards.” The GfK Roper Reports Worldwide survey of attitudes and behaviours show that this is …

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Getting the Measure of Southeast Asia

February 12, 2013

I had the pleasure of travelling to Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam in quick succession last month. There were two key questions that were asked of me in each of these markets, ‘namely what’s the future of online retail?’ and ‘what are their dominating values?’ At GfK …

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Digesting Higher Food Prices

January 16, 2013

Another near-certainty for 2013 is that the impact of higher food prices will be felt by consumers around the globe. Just in time for the New Year, a US Department of Agriculture (USDA) economist predicted that prices in the US would rise 3-4% during the year, partly due to the drought …

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Mobile Matters in China

January 15, 2013

One thing that is certain in 2013 is that China will continue to be an area of intense interest and importance for many of us. Next month, Chinese will celebrate the arrival of the Year of the Snake, which is associated with grace, intelligence and material gain. The last of these will no doubt …

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