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December 2, 2015

Entrepreneurs in Asia are more likely to take a long-term approach to their enterprise, according to new research – less than a quarter in China intend to exit their businesses compared to half in the UK.

Entrepreneurs in Asia are more likely to take a long-term approach to their enterprise, according to new research – less than a quarter in China intend to exit their businesses compared to half in the UK.

They are also more likely to keep their wealth in the business, with the average turnover in the region sitting at $12 million, compared to $6 million in the West; while their personal wealth is averages $16.2 million – 26% lower than Western entrepreneurs in the US and Europe.

May 6, 2015

Gruelling hours and counting every penny. It’s a tough but conventional experience for many entrepreneurs. But the backstory of a Saudi prince? CampdenFB talks business with HRH Prince Abdullah Bin Mosaad Abdulaziz Al Saud, and how his tissue company is now helping to fund his biggest passion – sport

November 5, 2014

Sixty per cent of successful entrepreneurs come from a family that has a history of business ownership, according to a new report released by BNP Paribas Wealth Management, and the effect is especially strong in emerging markets.

Sixty per cent of successful entrepreneurs come from a family that has a history of business ownership, according to a new report released by BNP Paribas Wealth Management, and the effect is especially strong in emerging markets.

The trend is most prevalent in Taiwan, Spain, Poland, the Gulf countries, and Turkey, where more than 75% have a family legacy of entrepreneurialism.

The trend is shifting in younger generations, however, and entrepreneurs in developed economies are also less likely to come from family business backgrounds.

October 10, 2014

Asia, the Middle East and Africa are currently some of the fastest growing economies in the world. Now a new report profiles what makes the regions’ high net worth business owners tick.

Founded in 1974, Foxconn, a Taiwanese electronics empire, already has revenues of $131.8 billion (€104.4 billion). It’s not a consumer brand, but its electrical components power iPhones, Kindles and Playstations, among other gadgets. Still in the hands of its founder, Terry Gou, the company is an example of the way private business can exploit the skyrocketing economies of developing regions.

July 10, 2014

Family office professionals are too focused on old money, despite the growth of entrepreneurial wealth, an industry professional says, as a new report reveals the world’s most entrepreneurial countries.

Family office professionals are too focused on old money, despite the growth of entrepreneurial wealth, an industry professional says, as a new report reveals the world’s most entrepreneurial countries.

The Global Entrepreneurial Report, by London-based multi family office Oracle Capital, ranked India the most entrepreneurial country in the world, followed by Turkey and the US.

March 28, 2011

A new research report by India-based Ask Investment Managers shows family-owned businesses accounted for 61% of the market capitalisation of India’s top 500 companies. 

A new research report by India-based Ask Investment Managers shows family-owned businesses accounted for 61% of the market capitalisation of India’s top 500 companies.

The study, based on data from financial data provider Capita Line, also shows family-owned businesses grew faster over an eight year period when compared with multi-national corporations and public sector companies. Operating profits at family businesses grew just under 30% between 2001-2009, while those at multi-national corporations grew by just over 15%. 

October 13, 2010

As we wait on tenterhooks for the economy to recover from the current financial credit crisis, we hear reports that many universities are full and for a number of school leavers there will be no places, writes Sandy Loder.

As we wait on tenterhooks for the economy to recover from the current financial credit crisis, we hear reports this summer that many universities are full and for a number of school leavers there will be no places, writes Sandy Loder. 
 

December 4, 2009

In our second next generation section, Katie Barker meets the winner of the FBN’s Family Business Young Entrepreneur Honours and discusses how entrepreneurialism is encouraged within his family’s business

Entrepreneurialism is a quality often associated with the founding members of business families, but it generally becomes less so as successive generations take charge. This may be an unfair generalisation and it is one the third generation of Brazil-based Grupo RBS proves is definitely not the rule.

December 3, 2009

Katie Barker talks to two members of the evaluation committee for the Coutts Prize for Family Business about how family companies can stand out in the post-recession world and why entrepreneurialism is always important in business families

According to Andrew Wates, third-generation former chairman of Wates Family Holdings, "No market stays the same forever, markets change and you have to be able to change with them." As a member of the evaluation committee for the Coutts Prize for Family Business this is something that he is bearing in mind as the judging process gets under way.

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